Charged Filed in Connection with Multiple Burglaries and Firearms Thefts in Rural Jonesboro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 16, 2011

 

Charged Filed in Con­nec­tion with Multiple

Bur­glar­ies and Firearms Thefts in Rur­al Jonesboro

 

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that charges have been filed against Joshua J. Kel­ley (DOB 03-19-1985) of 62 Chick­a­saw Street in East Cape Girardeau, Illi­nois, Mar­co A. Dominguez (DOB 05-20-1992) of 209 Oak­lane Dri­ve in Cape Girardeau, Mis­souri and Shane L. Shafer (DOB 11-12-1986) of 424 Prime Street in Down­ing, Mis­souri in con­nec­tion with mul­ti­ple bur­glar­ies which occurred on Lin­gle Creek Road and Old Cape Road in rur­al Jones­boro on March 1st of this year.

 

Each defen­dant is charged with two (2) counts of Aggra­vat­ed Pos­ses­sion of Stolen Firearms, a Class X Felony and Class 1 Felony, three (3) counts of Res­i­den­tial Bur­glary, all Class 1 Felonies, and two (2) counts of Theft, both Class 3 Felonies.

 

Bond for each defen­dant has been set at $150,000.  Kel­ley is cur­rent­ly being held in the Tri-Coun­ty Jail in Ullin on relat­ed Alexan­der Coun­ty charges.  Dominguez is cur­rent­ly being held in the Cape Girardeau Coun­ty Jail and Shafer is cur­rent­ly being held in Adair Coun­ty, Mis­souri with each await­ing extra­di­tion to Illinois.

 

The charges fol­low an exten­sive inves­ti­ga­tion by Cap­tain Scott Harvel and Deputy Bart Hile­man of the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­der Coun­ty and Cape Girardeau Coun­ty Sheriff’s Offices.

 

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

 

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.