Alert neighbor aids authorities in burglary arrest

<font size="2">Spencer R. Jacques, 27</font>

Two Kirksville men are now being held on burglary charges after an alert neighbor noticed some suspicious activity.

According to the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Department, in the early morning hours of Wednesday June 25, an alert home owner on Motter Hill Way in Adair County observed a vehicle drive slowly past his residence and continue down the roadway.

The home owner then drove down the road and observed a blue SUV backed up to an open shed on the property of a neighbor. It was later discovered that the same shed had been burglarized.

The home owner contacted authorities and reported what he saw and the last known direction of the vehicle.

Later Wednesday morning, a deputy sheriff made contact with the suspectâ??s vehicle in the area of Greentop, Mo.

The vehicle was being driven by Dustin Partin, 20, of Kirksville, who was driving with a revoked driverâ??s license.

Partin was arrested and place on a 24-hour hold pending burglary charges.

Then, based upon follow-up investigations that were conducted, Spencer Jacques, 27, also of Kirksville, was also arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold pending burglary charges related to the incident.

Now both are charged with Second Degree Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools. Partin also faces an additional charge for Driving while Revoked.

Both men are currently being held in the Adair County Detention Center on $25,000 cash only bonds.

The Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office appreciates the alertness of the home owner encourages all other citizens to be observant of activity in their community. Anyone who observes suspicious activity is encouraged to promptly report that activity to local authorities.