PERRY COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Perry County Sheriff deputies are searching for stolen guns after a home was burglarized sometime this week.

Deputy Daymion Marsh said a couple came home on July 4 after a few days away to find cash and guns were stolen. The Tell City Police Department immediately jumped in to help with the investigation.

A suspect, Steven Harrison, was identified Tuesday night. He is currently locked up in the Perry County Detention Center charged with burglary, residential entry, theft and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. The cash bonds range from $1,500 to $10,005, depending on the charge.

“The subject is currently on parole for burglary and thefts through the state of Indiana,” Marsh said.

The deputy said someone close to Harrison helped direct officers to some evidence.

“The suspect’s wife gave us a lot of information,” Marsh said. “And it kind of led us down certain roads we needed to go to.”

That is how officers arrived to the Anderson River. They called Indiana DNR conservation officers to help. The divers waded through the water and found a gun safe submerged in the middle of the river. It was banged up and empty, but deputies believe it was stolen from the home.

Marsh said officers continued to investigate and served several warrants and spoke to several people.

“Throughout the investigation, we learned that some of the firearms and maybe some of the property had gone over to Breckinridge County in the Hardinsburg area,” he said.

Officers located a man there who was in possession of some of the stolen guns.  Marsh said the man had no idea the firearms were stolen and gave them back.

As of Thursday afternoon, much of the cash and at least eight guns had been recovered.

“That’s our No. 1 priority is those firearms,” Marsh said. “I think we’ve still got a few more out there.”

Marsh said more arrests could come. He urges anyone with information, tips, or clues to call the Perry County Sheriff Department at (812) 547-2441 or the Tell City Police Department at (812) 547-7068. You can remain anonymous.

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