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Authorities: Man allegedly stole 11 firearms in two burglaries
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David Matthew Mullis

A north Forsyth man was arrested Tuesday for stealing several firearms that are still missing in connection with two burglaries in September and early October.

David Matthew Mullis, 33, of Forsyth County was arrested Tuesday after he was spotted by Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies along Hurt Bridge Road in northwest Forsyth, near the scene of a burglary that had just taken place, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

When he was confronted by deputies on Tuesday, Rainwater said that Mullis fled on foot, knowing he was already wanted for a previous burglary that allegedly took place at a residence on Nicholson Road in early September.

After Mullis was subdued and arrested, deputies allegedly found methamphetamine in his possession.

Rainwater said that between the two burglaries, 11 firearms, jewelry and tools were stolen and have not yet been recovered.

“What we are really focused on is finding if he stashed those firearms somewhere and recovering them,” Rainwater said. “But right now he’s not talking to investigators.”

According to court records, in 2011 and 2012 Mullis was found guilty on charges of drug possession and theft by taking.

For these more recent incidents, Mullis has been charged with 10 counts, including two felony charges for burglary and theft by receiving stolen property, three charges for theft by taking and two charges of possession of methamphetamine.

He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail and is under bond due to a probation violation.