Teen arrested in connection with multiple burglaries

STEELE, MO (KAIT) – The Steele Police Department says they have arrested Marcus Johnson, 19, of Steele for multiple burglaries and thefts.

The Department says several businesses had been burglarized on Sunday night. While processing the crime scenes, officers found Johnson who denied being involved in the burglaries.

When investigators were called to the scene to speak with Johnson, police say he finally confessed to the crimes and even confessed to an additional burglary and two separate vehicle entries in a different part of the city.

Johnson is charged with seven counts of trespassing and five counts of property damage. He is being held in lieu of $15,000 bond.

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