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12/19/2011

ADDITIONAL FELONY CHARGES FILED AGAINST DAVID JAMES O'NEAL

    David James O'Neal

 

   Baxter County Sheriff’s Investigators have filed additional felony charges against a rural Mountain Home man after he was linked to three residential burglaries that occurred since November 11th.

     David James O’Neal, 21 years of age, had been arrested November 17th on Commercial Burglary and Theft of Property charges related to separate prior incidents.  He was released on bond on November 23rd, and he is now in custody in the State of Missouri.

     It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office that three private residences on Fish and Game Road near Lake Norfork had been broken into.  There was evidence of forcible entry into each of these residences.  Doors were pried open and away from the door jamb.  Blue paint from the pry bar or burglary tool was left behind at these residences.  The glass in the back door of one residence was also shattered.

     Items stolen in these burglaries included four flat screen televisions, numerous DVDs, video games, tools, a mirror and gold frame, a first aid kit, and other miscellaneous items. 

     The crimes that David James O’Neal had previously been arrested for included break-ins involving a pry bar or tool with blue paint.  He was therefore developed as a suspect in these three residential burglaries as well.  Some of the stolen articles had been recovered by Investigators and were identified by the owners.  Statements from other parties also tied David O’Neal to these burglaries.

     Using the information and evidence gathered, Investigators have procured a warrant charging David James O’Neal with additional charges of:

     Residential Burglary – 3 counts – Class B Felonies

     Theft of Property – 1 count – Class D Felony

     Theft of Property – 2 counts – Class A Misdemeanors.

     Bond for the warrant on the additional charges has been set at $25,000.  The warrant will be served on O’Neal when he is released by Missouri authorities.

    

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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