More suspects arrested in Sierra Vista weapons theft

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Authorities arrested three more suspects in connection with a weapons theft in Sierra Vista.

Sixty-three weapons were stolen from the Mountain Trading Post on New Year's Day. Authorities have recovered 49 of them and have four people in custody. A fifth suspect is still outstanding.

Kurt Zinke, 40, was arrested Wednesday night on burglary charges. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Cochise County sheriff's deputies, investigators and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arrested three more suspects on Thursday.

George Ysidro Sperle, 44, of Sierra Vista, faces charges of burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. Jeremy Eric Valenzuela, 25, of Sierra Vista, faces charges of theft, trafficking in stolen property and failure to appear. Blake Martinez, 19, of Tombstone, faces charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft and stolen property.

The sheriff's office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Michael Lloyd Sprott, 30. He had a previous address in Sierra Vista but may be in the Tucson area.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at 520-432-9500.