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Suspected burglar held at gunpoint until police arrive

Billy Ray Pickrell (Source: Dunklin County Sheriff's Department) Billy Ray Pickrell (Source: Dunklin County Sheriff's Department)

DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KAIT) – A man is behind bars after police say he tried to break into a Region 8 woman's house.

According to the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department, 45-year-old Billy Ray Pickrell was arrested outside a home on Highway 53 just north of Campbell.

Police say he tried to break into a woman's home, but the woman called her son who showed up with a shotgun and held Pickrell until police arrived.

Police found drugs and other paraphernalia inside Pickrell's car. He's being charged with trafficking drugs in the second degree, and attempt to manufacture a controlled substance. Pickrell is also on probation from the state of Oklahoma. A judge set his bond at $100,000 cash-only.

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