Boone County sex offender accused of burglary after foot chase

2 years 8 months 2 days ago Thursday, April 14 2016 Apr 14, 2016 Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:57:00 AM CDT April 14, 2016 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A sex offender wanted for violating his parole was being held without bond Thursday morning after being arrested in connection to a burglary earlier in the week.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department said it arrested 35-year-old Dennis Bunn Tuesday.

Deputies found Bunn after they were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle on McGill Creek Road in Rocheport. Authorities discovered the car was stolen, and spoke to a resident who said they saw a suspicious person walking nearby. 

When a deputy spoke to Bunn, he went into the nearby woods, and the deputy chased him. The deputy arrested Bunn, who had a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.

About an hour and a half after the arrest, a resident reported a burglary in the 3100 block of North McGill Creek Road. Deputies found cash and jewelry in the woods behind the house, as well as a pipe with methamphetamine residue and Bunn's ID.

Bunn was taken to a hospital after telling deputies he ingested what they thought was meth. He was released from the hospital Wednesday night and taken to the Boone County Jail.

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