Abandoned farm house holds stolen 'treasures'

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By The Staff

An abandoned Shelby County farmhouse doubled as a storage shed for goods stolen from an Eminence flea market, Eminence Police Maj. Kevin Kemper said Wednesday.

Police recovered more than $7,500 in rare coins and other property from the empty house near Simpsonville. There, two Eminence men allegedly hid items they looted from Treasures Flea Market on S. Main Street, Kemper said.

Police charged Jesse D. Raisor, 19, with third degree burglary after they say he confessed to the crime. His friend, Francisco Castaneda, 20, was charged with receiving stolen property over $300, after Raisor implicated him in the burglary.

Investigators also recovered several video games, from Gamestop in Shelbyville, which were allegedly taken from the flea market. Police are still searching for other property they say was stolen from Treasures, totaling more than $2,500. Kemper said investigators were tipped off by a local business owner after Raisor and Castaneda tried to pawn some of the stolen items at a local store.