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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Burglary-gun theft ring busted

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  • Three men are now in custody and facing charges for numerous burglaries and gun thefts throughout Pulaski County.
    Over the past week, Ryan Kelley, Justin Cristoffer and Joseph Paschell were arrested and are currently being held in the Pulaski County jail on multiple charges relating to these offenses. Criminal charges ranging from Possession of Stolen Property, to A Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Burglary are being filed against them.
    For weeks, numerous county residents returned to their homes only to discover they had become yet another crime victim in a rash of burglaries, which were occurring throughout the county. According to Sheriff Ronald Long, firearms were the primary target of the thieves, with few other items being stolen. An extensive initiative was implemented to bring these suspects to justice by Pulaski County patrol deputies and detectives.
    “We soon developed information about the suspect’s identities, which enabled us to begin recovering stolen property and developing the probable cause to obtain arrest warrants. Within days, the deputies’ efforts paid off and we had three suspects in custody,” advises the Sheriff. Sheriff Long also wishes to thank the concerned citizens and victims who gave valuable information in these cases.
    The investigation into this theft ring will continue, with additional arrests and property recovery forthcoming.
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