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Benton, MO man accused of burglary, drug charges

Michael Gunter (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) Michael Gunter (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)
BENTON, MO (KFVS) -

A Benton man faces burglary, stealing, and drug paraphernalia charges.

Michael B. Gunter, 24, of Benton has been charged with the Class C Felony of burglary in the second degree, the Class C Felony of stealing, and the Class A Misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

A deputy responded to an area outside of Benton in reference to a theft from a construction site of a new home on April 28. More than $6,000 worth of tools were stolen from the work site, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.

A deputy went to Gunter's home to speak with him on May 3. The deputy found several of the stolen items on the back porch. No contact could be made at the home. 

The victim was contacted, arrived and identified the items as his tools. After a search warrant was granted, more stolen items and a glass pipe with burnt residue were found inside the home, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Office. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Deputies went to a home outside of Benton to locate Gunter on May 4. He was arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail. 

His bond was set by the court at $5,000 cash only.

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