Grandfather's ashes among items stolen in Missouri

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 08 2017 May 8, 2017 Monday, May 08, 2017 12:01:25 PM CDT May 08, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man allegedly stole several items from a Springfield, Missouri, home, including a box containing the ashes of the victim's grandfather.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 32-year-old Carl Jackson was charged last week with first-degree burglary after police say he stole from a Springfield family last month and then sold their belongings.

Court documents say Jackson and another man allegedly broke into the house April 25 and gathered up items like a gun, electronics and the ashes of the victim's grandfather. The suspects allegedly fled the scene on their bicycles when one of the residents got home.

Jackson allegedly told police he sold many of the items he stole.

Police have not recovered the stolen ashes as of last week.

An attorney is not listed for Jackson, who is being held in the Greene County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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