Shell Knob Man arrested for burglaries

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Man allegedly steals cash, damages stores

A Shell Knob man has been arrested in connection to a pair of burglaries at Icey Mae's Cafe and Neill's Home Store in Shell Knob.

According to the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Heath Sanborn, 32, of Shell Knob, allegedly smashed windows to gain entry into the stores, stealing cash and register drawers, as well as damaging items inside the businesses.

A surveillance camera at Icey Mae's Cafe allegedly captured Sanborn in the act, and Sanborn also allegedly left a bloody flashlight at Neill's Home Store.

Sanborn was arrested the day after the incidents, and he allegedly had cuts on his arms and hands at the time of his arrest. Det. Robert Evenson has applied for a search warrant to obtain Sanborn's DNA.

Sanborn is being held in the Barry County jail on charges of second-degree burglary, a class C felony, and theft of property less than $500, a class A misdemeanor. His bond is $10,000, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for May 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

In a previous case from July 13, 2014, Sanford is facing charges of receiving stolen property and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges at 9 a.m. on May 18 in the courtroom of Judge Jack Aaron Louis Goodman.

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