Cassville men charged with burglary

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three Cassville men have been arrested as a result of a burglary at a residence near Mineral Springs.

On Nov. 19 Deputy Lynn Scott with the Barry County Sheriff's Department responded to the residence in reference to a reported burglary.

Later that same day, authorities with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Barry County Sheriff's Department went to a nearby residence and arrested a subject on a felony warrant.

While at the residence, authorities noticed numerous DVD's with the burglary victim's name on them. Authorities left the scene to obtain a search warrant. Several stolen items were recovered when authorities returned to the residence with the warrant.

Christopher Youngblood, 25, of Cassville, was arrested for receiving stolen property valued at over $500. Justin Youngblood, 20, of Cassville, was arrested for second degree burglary. A third subject, William Byrd, 17, of Cassville, was also arrested for burglary.

Both Youngbloods have been formally arraigned and both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In a separate incident on Nov. 19, Barry County deputies Danny Crabb and Russ Nichols responded to a call in Wheaton referencing stolen medication.

While authorities were taking the report, a neighbor flagged the officers down and said a man was hiding in his house. Officers went to the location and discovered the subject shooting up morphine with a syringe.

Demurl B. Robert, 23, of Monett, was arrested for possession of controlled substance and bond was set at $10,000. Morgan Lawrence, 18, of Cassville, was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and possession of controlled substance. His bond was set at $10,000.

As of press time, both suspects were still in custody.

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