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BREAKING NEWS: (2:30 a.m. Thursday) Break-in @ Headz Outdoor

“They had a gun…”

Officer Ferguson, Camden P.D., was conducting a routine patrol around Camden during the graveyard shift early Thursday morning, when at approximately 2:15 a.m., he felt the need to do a thorough inspection of Headz Outdoor Hunting & Fishing Supply off Hwy 28.

Ferguson exited his patrol vehicle behind the store after noticing something suspicious near the rear-entrance. At approximately 2:30 a.m., Ferguson contacted 911 dispatch to report a possible B&E (Breaking and Entering).

The rear door had been tampered with, indicative of an attempted break-in. The steel along the outer edges of the door was warped in such a pattern to assume a crowbar, or some other prying mechanism was utilized.

Also, Ferguson counted six, 2 c.m. wide bullet holes near the locking mechanism.


The store’s owner, Warren Dailey, was called and informed of the situation. He arrived at approximately 2:52 a.m.

Dailey allowed Officer Ferguson into the store through the front door. The alarm had not been triggered.


“gotta be a 9mm…”-Ferguson


Searching for evidence, Ferguson and Dailey found 2 bullet slugs on the floor approx. 5-8 feet from the back door.

It appeared as if no merchandise had been stolen, and the attempts to break-in were unsuccessful.

However, after investigating the outside, left corner of the business, Ferguson noticed a small window had been busted out of an exterior utility shed.


Once inside the shed, they could see that an air-conditioner had been stolen.



Ferguson called a backup partner, Officer Brown, to the scene. They both scoured the area near the rear-entrance in search for clues.

What they found were six (6) shell casings from a 9mm handgun. The shells were taken as evidence, and will be processed for fingerprints.





Warren Dailey says that his security camera system was fully functioning, and the suspect(s) have been captured on film. That tape will be reviewed in a matter of hours.
This was the 2nd break-in off Hwy 28 in less than 24 hours. Early Wednesday afternoon, a residential dwelling was ransacked by a yet-to-be-identified assailant, who made off with a large Husqvarna lawnmower, a trailer, a television, and other items.

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