Mathew Brown, 21, Staunton, and Alexander J. Bruer, 19, Turner, Ind., were arrested for the preliminary charges of Burglary, Possession of stolen property and Trespassing.
According to officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the investigation began Monday, April 23, when a Staunton resident reported their residence had been burglarized during the night.
Information led detectives to Brown's residence, Staunton, where they recovered several items that had been stolen from the victim's residence.
Brown was not at home at the time, but was later located during a traffic stop and detained for questioning.
According to officials, the investigation led detectives to Bruer when it was reported he was possibly in possession of a firearm that had been stolen from the victim.
On Thursday, April 26, detectives were able to locate Bruer for questioning. The possible stolen firearm, which was later determined to be a replica of a revolver, was recovered during that time. Burer was then arrested for his alleged involvement in the burglary.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department is also investigating an attempted burglary south of Staunton, but officials do not believe the two are related.
Officials encourage community members to contact law enforcement when seeing suspicious activity.