(La Porte, IN) - Two men could receive time in prison on allegations they stole guns during a burglary at a residence near Kingsford Heights. Chance Bowlin, 20, of Kingsford Heights, and Christopher Plantz, 18, of La Porte are charged with level 4 Burglary.
According to police, a man living in the home on South Range Road was gone when several firearms were taken in the December 9 burglary. The men later purchased some ammunition and fired at least one of the guns more than a dozen times at Kingsbury Industrial Park after smoking marijuana.
A short time later, a conservation officer with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources tried stopping their vehicle, which fled and became stuck in a cornfield in the area of Hupp Road and 1st Line Road.
Police said five firearms were located in the trunk of the car. At least three of the guns were owned by the burglary victim.
The suspects could each face anywhere from a two to 12-year sentence in the case filed in La Porte Circuit Court.