Golf clubs lead to suspects in stolen property case
An observant golf course employee gets much of the credit for solving a stolen property case.
Schuyler County Acting Sheriff Luis Perez says two men tried to sell some used golf clubs at the Lancaster Country Club Friday morning.
The employee on duty recognized the clubs as the same ones reported stolen about a week ago and contacted the sheriff's office.
The sheriff went to the country club and ended up arresting Bradlee Vice, 22, and Scott Probasco, 24, both of Lancaster, Mo.
Both men are now charged with one felony count of Receiving Stolen Property.
Perez questioned the men further due to a recent string of burglaries in the Lancaster area, and the information obtained through further investigation led authorities to get a search warrant for the suspects' home in the 400 block of North Liberty Street in Lancaster.
A search of the residence turned up numerous stolen items including fishing poles, fishing equipment, several welders, a red motorized scooter and a chainsaw. Anyone missing items matching the previous description is encouraged to contact the Schuyler County Sheriffâ??s Office to schedule an appointment to view the recovered items.
Vice and Probasco are currently being held at the Schuyler County Sheriffâ??s Office on a $25,000 cash only bond. More charges are expected to be filed against both men.
A 21-year-old woman from Lancaster was also arrested, but according to online court records, she has not been charged at this time.
The Lancaster Police Department, Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted in the investigation.