PORT ORCHARD — A third suspect in the burglary of a firearms store in Gorst was arrested Aug. 6 in conjunction with an ongoing investigation of the April 29 incident.
Jiyah James Stewart, 18 of King County, was arrested without incident by Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives and federal agents working with an investigations task force from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The arrest team found Stewart in a residential community within the city of Auburn. He was booked into Kitsap County Jail on an outstanding arrest warrant for first-degree burglary and multiple counts of theft of a firearm. The warrant was issued Aug. 6 by Kitsap County Superior Court. Bail was set at $500,000.
Stewart is the third suspect apprehended in the investigation into the forced entry and theft of approximately 90 handguns and rifles from Boerner’s Firearms in Gorst.
The first arrest occurred June 20 when 17-year-old Chrissayn Jay Louis Borwieck was arrested in Las Vegas by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Following up on a tip, investigators found Borwieck around the Hooters Hotel and Casino near Las Vegas Boulevard. He was arrested without incident and was unarmed.
The second arrest took place July 26 when Charles Wilbur-Williams III, 20, was arrested in Black Diamond, King County, by U.S. Marshals deputies.
The investigation into the gun-store burglary continues. Potential awards up to $11,000 are being offered by three agencies.
Detectives continue seeking assistance from people who know Borwieck, Wilbur-Williams or Stewart and their associates, or who may have information about the stolen firearms. They are asked to call Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Detective Eric Adams at 360-337-4946 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, 800-222-8477 or www.p3tips.com.