An investigation by Hannibal Police into a burglary results in the arrest of four suspects.

The HPD investigation Tuesday morning led officers to a residence in the 1200 block of Fulton Avenue. The officers’ initial search of the home indicated there were several subjects attempting to hide, along with narcotics and drug paraphernalia in plain view. The execution of a search warrant recovered a computer, a stun gun and a pistol which had been stolen in the burglary. Also uncovered were substances believed to be marijuana and meth, along with drug paraphernalia, syringes and a military explosive device.

Taken into custody were 23-year-old Gregory Flowers of Hannibal on charges of burglary, armed criminal action, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 18-year-old Phillip Egbert of Hannibal was cited for resisting arrest. 17-year-old Clayton Waelder of New London and 17-year-old Jochris James of Hannibal were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

The Department of Family Services was also called to the scene to take custody of three small children who lived in the home.

Flowers was taken to the Marion County Jail on a 24 hour hold. The others were released pending the issuing of warrants.