Missouri man accused of burglarizing police department
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.