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4 suspects arrested on suspicion of stolen handguns; 1 suspect on the loose

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 17:58:32-04

CENTERVILLE, Utah — Three juveniles and one man were taken into custody in connection with stolen handguns in Centerville.

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a fifth suspect in the alleged crime that occurred Sunday night.

Eli Emery Boice/Courtesy of Centerville police

Eli Emery Boice/Courtesy of Centerville police

Officers received the report of two stolen handguns from a Centerville home Sunday at about 9 p.m. Police eventually discovered the guns were taken by two teenage males, one of which was the victim’s nephew, according to a press release from Centerville police.

One of the teens led officers to a trail in the foothills above Centerville where one of handguns was hidden under a rock, the release states.

The other gun was traded for drugs to people staying at the Motel 6 in Woods Cross, according to the release.

Centerville officers obtained a search warrant and called Bountiful SWAT to assist in serving the warrant. Once authorities arrived on scene, a containment was set up and officers began attempts to contact the occupants in the room.

One of the suspect’s in the room, Eli Emery Boice, 20, fled the scene.

Nineteen-year-old Gerald Grant and a juvenile female were found in the motel room and taken into custody. The second handgun was recovered in the room,

Gerald Grant/Courtesy of Davis County Jail

Gerald Grant/Courtesy of Davis County Jail

the release states.

The two male juveniles and a female juvenile were booked into the Farmington Bay Youth Detention.

Grant, of Florida, was booked into Davis County Jail.

All individuals were charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Eli Boice is asked to contact Centerville police at 801-292-8441.

Boice, of Kaysville, is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and 170 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.