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2 accused in burglaries, officers searching for traded AR-15

Cassidy L. Scott (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) Cassidy L. Scott (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)
Tyler S. Ward (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) Tyler S. Ward (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)
AR-15 believed to have been traded to an unknown person in Cape Girardeau for drugs, according to Sheriff Rick Walter. (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office) AR-15 believed to have been traded to an unknown person in Cape Girardeau for drugs, according to Sheriff Rick Walter. (Source: Scott County Sheriff's Office)
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Scott County, Missouri man and woman have been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries.

Tyler S. Ward, 22, of Blodgett, and Cassidy L. Scott, 18, of Sikeston, were charged with first degree burglary, second degree burglary, stealing and property damage.

In addition, Ward was also charged with receiving stolen property and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Scott's bond was set at $25,000 and Ward's bond was set at $50,000 cash only.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said his office received a report of a residential burglary and stealing on Rainbow Lake Road on Sunday, June 7. He said it was reported that someone forcibly entered the home and stole an AR-15, firearm accessories, collectible cash and coins, a camera and two sets of binoculars.

On June 19, another home burglary was reported at the same area.

Sheriff Walter said someone broke into a mobile home used for storage and took collectible toy cars. He said a gun was also stolen from a vehicle. A trail of blood at the scene indicated the suspect or suspects were injured while breaking in.

The sheriff said a deputy responding to a domestic violence call at the home of Tyler Ward on Friday, June 19 recovered the gun that was allegedly stolen earlier the same day. He said the same deputy also recovered a gun allegedly stolen from New Mexico.

Ward was at the home and the deputy said he saw multiple cuts and injuries on Ward's hands, face and neck area.

Ward, a convicted felon, was arrested.

According to Sheriff Walter, further investigation resulted in the arrest of Scott, an alleged accomplice in the burglaries at the home of Scott's mother and step-father.

Sheriff Walter said some of the stolen property was recovered with the exception of the AR-15, accessories, ammunition and collectible coins.

He said it was reported that the AR-15 and accessories were traded to an unknown person in Cape Girardeau for drugs.

Walter said it is very unfortunate that the AR-15 was not recovered, because it's probably in possession of a person who should not have it. Walter is asking that anyone with information about this case, especially with information about the AR-15, to please contact his office immediately.

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