2 pistols recovered after arrests of Southern jewelry heists

Newly filed court records show that two loaded, semi-automatic pistols were recovered by federal agents from a Georgia apartment following the arrests of two suspects in a spree of jewelry store robberies across the South.

The suspects — 24-year-old Abigail Lee Kemp and 35-year-old Lewis Jones III — are accused of teaming up to rob a half-dozen jewelry stores in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

FBI Special Agent Lawrence Borghini said in a court affidavit that Jones threw one pistol under a bed when agents entered the apartment in Smyrna, Georgia, to make the arrests Friday.

Borghini said the second pistol, which was Kemp's, was found on a counter in the kitchen area.

Court records show at least $2.2 million was taken in the robberies, but they don't reveal what happened to the jewelry.