CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — Two alleged burglars are facing felony charges in connection with a string of home break-ins on Y Road.
On Tuesday, July 30, the Camden County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a burglary in progress at a residence in the area of Y Road and Dearest Lane. The homeowner was able to saw the suspects and suspect vehicle on their home security camera, before the camera was reportedly disabled by the suspect.
Upon arrival, Camden County Deputies with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, apprehended the suspects. A 21-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, both from Brumley, Mo., were taken into custody and transported to the Camden County Adult Detention Center. The man, William Lee Anthony Campbell, had been formally charged as of Wednesday, July 31, but the woman had not yet been charged, though the Prosecutor's Office said she would be.
The Prosecutor's Office noted Campbell had allegedly committed the crimes while he was already out on bond for multiple other cases, at least one of which involved burglary.
Deputies went door to door in the subdivision and discovered four additional homes had been unlawfully entered. Authorities suspect the two were also involved in another reported burglary of an occupied residence in the 400 block of Willow Creek Road that had taken place earlier in the day.
The female was issued a summons and released. The male is being held pending formal charges. Due to new Missouri bonding rules, suspects in felonies are generally to be issued a summons and released after being arrested and booked, rather than being held on bond. The new rules do allow for bond—either cash or non-cash assets—to be required from suspects who may be considered a threat.
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