Police: Man tried to break into RV, connected to other crimes

William "Bill" T. Arthur, 56, of Marceline, Mo. (Photo: Macon County Sheriff's Office)

A northeast Missouri man is behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into an RV.

William “Bill” T. Arthur, 56, of Marceline, Mo., was charged last week with second-degree attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and second-degree property damage.

A press release from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies responded to Shoemaker’s RV Park in Bevier to investigate a report of a man attempting to break into a camper. During the investigation, deputies say they discovered a vehicle on scene that belonged to Arthur, and that witnesses positively identified Arthur as the man trying to break into the camper.

Later that same evening, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper located and arrested Arthur in Marceline. He was reportedly found with multiple tools that investigators believe were used to try and get into the RV.

While completing the investigation, deputies connected Arthur to multiple other incidents in the same area. Formal charges are pending in those cases.

Arthur is being held on $10,000 cash-only bond at the Macon County jail.

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