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Police: Mother/daughter burglars threatened woman at gunpoint

Debra J. Kincaid, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie M. Kincaid, 36, both of Edina, Mo. (Adair County Sheriff's Office)

Police say a mother and daughter were prepared for the consequences when they held up a Kirksville woman at gunpoint Tuesday.

Debra J. Kincaid, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie M. Kincaid, 31, both of Edina, Mo., were arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and unlawful use of weapon.

According to the probable cause statement, the Kincaids said they made the drive to a Kirksville apartment complex to get money they say they were owed by the tenant. A text message from Stephanie’s phone reportedly said she and her mother were going to Kirksville to get their money back, and that Debra was bringing “her Glock and cuffs.” The text went on to say that she will “probably end up in jail by the end of the day.”

The tenant told police that Debra and Stephanie showed up at her door -- armed -- and that Debra aimed a pistol at the resident’s head, demanding her “money back” and going into the apartment. While the resident left to call police from the apartment complex office, she said that one of the Kincaids went to their car and then returned to the home. Both suspects deny bringing the weapons into the tenant’s home, and say they were invited in.

When police arrived, the tenant was outside and both Kincaids were inside her apartment. During a search, the officer found a pair of gloves on both suspects, and two glass pipes with a burnt green substance believed to be marijuana.

The Glock handgun, a stun gun, handcuffs and another pipe were found inside Debra’s car.

The bond was set for each at $75,000.


*The original version of this story incorrectly listed Stephanie Kincaid's age. She is 31, not 36.

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