Man charged with 4th stealing offense in last decade

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cassville suspect charged for stealing, selling chainsaw

A Cassville man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing and selling a chainsaw taken from the victim's yard.

Larry Lucas, 27, of Cassville, is charged with felony stealing, his alleged fourth offense within 10 years.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Lt. Randy Kalbaugh, Lucas allegedly stole a Husqvarna chainsaw, valued at $300, from the yard of the victim, who lives on Private Road 1037 in Exeter.

A relative of the victim found a chainsaw for sale on Facebook on Oct. 10, believing it to be the victim's. On Oct. 20, Kalbaugh met with a man who said he bought the chainsaw from Lucas for $50.

Lucas has pleaded guilty to stealing three previous times, including on Nov. 25, 2008, in a Barry County case; Feb. 10, 2015, in a city of Cassville case; and Feb. 17 in another Barry County case.

He is being held in the Barry County jail on a bond of $4,500. Arraignment was held on Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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