Teen arrested following burglary investigation

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

A Marshall teen faces multiple burglary charges following his arrest by the Marshall Police Department.

Marshall Police Chief Jim Simmerman reported Wednesday that Marshall officers had arrested Bobby D. McComas, 19, on suspicion that he had committed seven burglaries.

Simmerman said Fun Time Learning Center, Nexcy's Spanish Grocery, Blind Pony Nursery and R&R Bait Shop were all burglarized, several of them multiple times.

Authorities also allege that McComas damaged a soda machine belonging to Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Sedalia and used a knife in an unlawful manner.

McComas is being held at the Marshall Police Department pending the filing of formal charges by Saline County Prosecuting Attorney Don Stouffer.

McComas has a criminal record that includes trespass and stealing charges.

* On April 12, 2000, McComas was found guilty of class B misdemeanor trespass in the first degree, class A misdemeanor stealing, class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. Imposition of the sentence was suspended with two years probation and he was ordered to pay restitution of $332.

* On Dec. 20, 2000, his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 60 days in the Saline County Criminal Justice Center

* On April 18, 2001, McComas was found guilty of class A misdemeanor stealing with the imposition of sentence suspended with two years probation. On the same date he was also found guilty of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and fined $100.

* On Sept. 26, 2001, McComas was found guilty of class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. He was sentenced to consecutive terms of 10 days and five days in the Saline County Criminal Justice Center.

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