Missouri man accused of burglarizing police department

11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, May 25 2017 May 25, 2017 Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:51:54 PM CDT May 25, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

PARMA (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is accused of burglary after allegedly targeting a most unlikely place — a police department.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that New Madrid County deputies were called Tuesday after an employee of the small town of Parma saw a man sitting on a table in the police evidence room.

The suspect was gone by the time deputies arrived. A back door had been pried open, the evidence room was ransacked, and several guns were in a backpack, with other guns propped nearby.

Sheriff Terry Stevens says deputies found the suspect, Anthony Leisure, a short time later, in possession of a handgun magazine and several drug field testing kits.

Leisure is charged with second-degree burglary and is jailed on $25,000 bond.

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