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Morehouse, MO man accused of burglary, assault

Ricky Joe Burgess (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department) Ricky Joe Burgess (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Morehouse, Missouri man is accused of burglary and assault.

Ricky Joe Burgess, 51, was charged with first degree burglary and second degree assault.

His bond was set at $75,000 and he posted it on Monday, July 20.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began early on Friday morning when a deputy was dispatched to a domestic disturbance.

The victim told deputies that Burgess entered her home, assaulted her and then left before they got there.

Deputies received information that Burgess might have been traveling to Morehouse, so they requested the Morehouse Police Department to assist in finding Burgess.

Morehouse police then found Burgess, arrested him and transported him to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

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