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Stolen gun used by John Wayne returned to local business a year later

Guns used by John Wayne and William Holden Guns used by John Wayne and William Holden
Erick Johnson Erick Johnson
Surveillance image from Movie Madness, July 2012 Surveillance image from Movie Madness, July 2012
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Guns used by Hollywood legends on the silver screen were stolen from a southeast Portland business last year and then mysteriously returned this week.

A Winchester model 1894 rifle used by John Wayne in the 1962 film The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance and a Winchester Model 1897 12-gauge shotgun used by William Holden in the 1969 movie The Wild Bunch were taken from Movie Madness on July 24, 2012.

The owner of the business at 4320 SE Belmont St. said the suspect was in the store for 25 minutes before breaking into a locked display cabinet and taking off with the guns.

Police released surveillance images to the public after the crime and officers said a Fox 12 viewer identified the man as Erick Johnson, 47.

Johnson is not believed to be the man who returned the guns.

Movie Madness workers said a man came into the store on Sunday with the two movie prop guns, saying he found them around Mt. Tabor and knew they belonged to the business.

They were wrapped up in towels and garbage bags.

Store workers got his name and email address and said he didn't appear to be the same person in the surveillance footage, but his name also wasn't in the store's customer database.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Johnson.

He is wanted for a parole violation and police said there is probable cause to arrest him for aggravated theft.

Johnson is a white man, 5'7" tall and 185 pounds. He has short brown hair or he's bald with blue eyes. He rode away from Movie Madness on a dark-colored mountain bike.

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