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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Burglary arrest made in rural Adrian

On Monday October 25, 2021 at around noon Deputies were advised of a possible stolen vehicle located at 15171 NE CR 2003 Adrian Mo 64730. The residence is located north east of the City of Adrian.

On arrival the deputies observed the stolen water truck from the road. Deputies went to the residence and attempted to make contact with the occupants. When there was no answer the deputies secured the residence and began the process of obtaining a search warrant on the property. At approximately 4 pm the search warrant was executed on the property. 

During the search the original report of the stolen vehicle included the water tanker, two commercial concrete saws, and trailer were recovered. These items were taken during a theft in Harrisonville Missouri. The truck and equipment was valued at approximately $140,000.

While searching the property the deputies observed a 2020 Kubota skid steer partially hidden behind a blue tarp. A check of the serial numbers did not show it to be stolen. But Detectives called and found out who originally purchased the Kubota. With assistance from Harrisonville Police Department they were able to make contact with the owner who did not know his skid steer was stolen. The value of the Kubota was estimated at approximately $90,000. Bringing the total amount of recovered stolen items to $230,000.
During the execution of the search warrant two subjects were taken into custody. Those two subjects had been in the residence the whole time while law enforcement waited for the search warrant. The two subjects were taken to the Bates County Jail. During the search several items of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered.

Zackery J Handly W/M 4/21/1994 of Butler Mo was charged with Possession of a controlled Substance not Marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia Bond was set at $50,000.00

Richard Jayson Edward Perkins W/M 5/06/1991 of Adrian Mo 64730was charged with Possession of a controlled Substance not Marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia Bond was set at $50,000.00

The owner of the property stated he did not give the two subjects permission to be on the property and wished to pursue charges for Burglary and trespass. He stated that he did not know anything about the items found on his property.

The investigation is still ongoing to identify who actually stole the property and to identify all parties involved. The Sheriff says he believes there is enough evidence to show that there are multiple people involved in this case. The case is expected to be presented to the prosecutor within the next week.

Sheriff Anderson says, "A lot of manpower and effort went into this investigation and continues. I'm confident that the work the Deputies and Detectives are doing will bring charges on those that are guilty. This community is tired of people stealing things like this from good hard working people. Make no mistake this is not about people trying to survive. These people are a menace to society, continue to be arrested and released to go out and do it again.

I get it, Good people are one bad choice away from a different life. This is not the case with these types of people. Casenet them and see how many times we are dealing with the same people and the same type of cases. Then think about the cases we don't know about.