Man charged in local burglary

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Missouri man faces 3 felonies for weekend incident

A Mexico, Mo., man is being held in the Barry County jail for allegedly burglarizing the Bullets N Bows store in Cassville over the weekend.

Larry Polk, 31, of Mexico, Mo., is charged with second-degree burglary, theft, first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and second-degree property damage.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Doug Henry, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, the owner of Bullets N Bows filed a burglary, stealing and property damage report on Sunday, alleging someone broke a window to gain access into the store on Farm Road 2172.

The owner reported the suspect stole merchandise and cash, worth about $500, from the store. The owner also reported a vehicle in the parking lot had been burglarized, and a saddle and keys to the vehicle were missing.

Later that day, Henry reported seeing Polk at the Cassville Walmart in possession of the items allegedly stolen from Bullets N Bows.

"Larry also had a large presence of blood on his clothing, which is consistent to what I found at the crime scene," Henry said. "At the scene, there was a presence of blood on the outside of the business, and a large presence of blood around the broken window and tracking to where the merchandise, [and money from the cash register], was stolen. Larry also had blood-soaked money waded up in his pocket."

Henry said in his report Polk is on parole for burglary. Polk is being held in the Barry County jail on a $25,000, cash-only bond. A court date had not been set as of Monday afternoon.

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