A Kirksville man is in jail after police said he tried to sell stolen items. According to authorities, Woodyâ??s Tire and Auto reported a burglary Thursday and the business contacted local recycling centers about the items that were stolen.
Thursday afternoon, police were called to Perfect Metals, a recycling facility in Kirksville, where Tyler Compton, 23, Kirksville, was allegedly trying to sell the items. According to the probable cause statement, Compton said he found the items behind a building north of Woodyâ??s Tire and Auto.
During their investigation, police noted very clear shoe prints inside Woody's. When officers made contact with Compton at Perfect Metals, an officer noticed that the tread of Compton's shoes matched the tread pattern of the shoe prints at Woody's.
Compton was arrested and charged with two Class C felonies of second degree burglary and stealing. Police said Compton was asked why he broke into Woodyâ??s Tire and Auto and he replied, â??It was as good of place as any.â?? As of Friday, Compton remained in the Adair County Jail with bond set at $25,000 cash only.