Shell Knob man arrested in burglary

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

21-year-old allegedly broke window, burglarized motorhome

A Shell Knob man was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into a motorhome parked on Highway 39 and stealing numerous items.

Harley Thiele, 21, of Shell Knob, is charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree property damage and stealing.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Det. Robert Evenson, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, Thiele allegedly broke a window to gain entry into a 2016 Freedom Elite motorhome during overnight hours of June 27.

After gaining entry, Thiele allegedly stole a flat screen TV, console computer and sound system, stereo, surge protector, grill and lanterns. The total value of the items is about $1,700. Damage to the motorhome was also estimated to be in excess of $2,000.

On June 28, Thiele was captured after a pursuit, and the items stolen from the motorhome were allegedly found in Thiele's van.

Evenson said in interviews with he and Sheriff Mick Epperly, Thiele admitted to breaking into the motorhome and stealing the items.

Thiele is being held in the Barry County jail on a $15,000 bond. He has been arraigned for the three felonies, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on July 26 in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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