Scott Co. woman arrested after burglary investigation | Crime
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Scott County woman was arrested recently after a burglary investigation earlier this week.
According to Sheriff Keith Moore, the case began Monday, Aug. 19 when deputies were dispatched to investigate a residential burglary in Charleston. The victims reported that a white female had entered their home without permission, used their restroom and placed several phone calls before they found her.
When confronted by the startled homeowners, Moore said Jamie Marie Sadler made up a story to garner sympathy from the victim, who then reluctantly let her stay until she could find a ride home.
Later that evening, Moore said the homeowner contacted the sheriff's department to report prescription medications missing from a bottle sitting beside the phone used by Sadler just hours before. The victim provided deputies with a basic description of the suspect, including a unique tattoo on her neck, which were then checked against the Mississippi County Detention Center's inmate database to identify the suspect as Jamie Marie Sadler.
Deputies learned that Sadler was hiding out with a family member in Sikeston, so he contacted the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Sikeston DPS then arrested Sadler and turned her over to the sheriff's department.
When interviewed, deputies say Sadler admitted she had went into the home without permission, and then used the victim's restroom and telephone, before quietly leaving once the victim had fallen asleep. She then told officers she had taken someone else's prescription medications earlier in the day, but denied stealing medications from the home.
In addition to charges already pending in Mississippi and Scott Counties, Sadler is now charged with burglary first degree, theft/stealing any controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.
"If someone walks into your home uninvited, call law enforcement," Moore said. "If something has happened that would justify the intrusion, it's something we need to know."
According to Moore, Sadler remains in custody at the Mississippi County Detention Center with bond set at $150,000.
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