Marshall teenager a suspect in attempted burglary
A Marshall teenager with a court case involving drug possession already underway was arrested early Saturday morning, April 17, by officers from Saline County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol as a suspect in an attempted burglary.
The suspect was taken into custody following a report from a property owner in rural Saline County that she had observed two males attempting to gain entry to her home. As the men left the area in their vehicle, after failing to get into the home, the victim was able to identify the make, model and license number of the car, which was then reported to law enforcement.
According to the incident report, the vehicle and its occupants were located in Marshall a short time later. A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of equipment commonly associated with removal of gasoline from a vehicle and a large pair of bolt cutters. The suspect was held for 24 hours at Saline Justice Facility and released April 18. A report was filed with the county prosecutor's office.
Editor's note: Our policy is to withhold the names of people allegedly involved in crimes until formal charges have been filed.