Arrest made in theft of Evan Longoria's AK-47, other Rays' belongings

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Florida - A Port Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday for his involvement in the burglary and grand theft of a Tampa Bay Rays spring training rental home earlier this year.

Steven Charles Vaughn, 22, is charged with Armed Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. Vaughn was already in jail on unrelated charges.

While the Rays were at a spring training game in nearby Charlotte Stadium on March 26, thieves got into their home and stole $60,000 worth of items, including numerous electronics, watches, jewelry and an AK-47 that belonged to third baseman Evan Longoria.

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After the game, Longoria returned to find the home burglarized and items belonging to him, Reid Brignac and David Price had been stolen.

No bond was set for Vaughn due to his multiple felony convictions. This is his 10th booking into the Charlotte County Jail with 52 records.

Detectives say the investigation is ongoing and active, and no other details are being released at this time.

No word on if Longoria's assault rifle or any other stolen items were recovered.

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