Man charged with business thefts

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A Cassville man is facing three felonies after allegedly stealing nearly $6,000 in property from two local businesses.

Justin Taylor, 47, of Cassville, is charged with three counts of felony stealing.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Sgt. C. Bray, with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, between 8 a.m. on Oct. 25 and 4:50 p.m. on Nov. 13, Taylor allegedly took approximately $2,470 worth of miscellaneous fishing gear and boat parts from Brice’s Towing on Highway 76, later allegedly admitting to taking the items.

Also in that time frame, Taylor allegedly stole approximately $1,283 worth of miscellaneous tools from the All Points Recycling facility on Farm Road 2192, as well as about $2,198 worth of truck parts, tools and other miscellaneous items.

After being read his Miranda rights, Taylor allegedly admitted to deputies that he took a radiator, chrome stack and chrome fenders, altogether valued at about $1,500.

Taylor has multiple prior felony convictions, including for theft, second-degree burglary, first-degree burglary and non-support.

He is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $75,000.

He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is set for Dec. 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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