Mississippi Co., MO officials arrest 2 suspects in connection to - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Mississippi Co., MO officials arrest 2 suspects in connection to unsolved burglaries

Robert Boyer (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department) Robert Boyer (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department)
Crystal Sauceda Phillips (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department) Crystal Sauceda Phillips (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two Heartland residents are facing felony charges following an investigation by the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office into several burglaries reported over the past year.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson, the latest arrests are the result of the Sheriff’s Office reopening several previously reported but unsolved burglaries.

After compiling statements from several victims, officials began tracking leads and developed information that Robert ‘Red’ Boyer, 30, of East Prairie, Mo., and Crystal Sauceda Phillips, 30, of Sikeston, Mo., were involved in many of the burglaries.

Upon receiving that information, Captain Morgan sought and obtained warrants for the arrest of Phillips and Boyer, who at the time were being held on unrelated charges in the Scott County Jail.

Sheriff Hutcheson coordinated with the Missouri State Highway Patrol to find Phillips. A subsequent vehicle stop conducted by both agencies led to the discovery of methamphetamine inside Phillips’ vehicle.

At that time, Phillips was arrested and transported to the Mississippi County Detention Center.

Following their arrests, both parties participated in videotaped interviews which led to the development of probable cause to believe Phillips and Boyer had participated in more than thirty burglaries across the area, including approximately one dozen within Mississippi County.

Boyer is charged with burglary in the second degree and felony property damage. Phillips is charged with possession of a controlled substance and burglary in the second degree, as well as felony property damage.

As of press time, Boyer and Phillips both remain in custody with their bonds set at $50,000 cash only.

Most of these burglaries are still under investigation, according to the sheriff, so more arrests and additional charges are expected in the coming weeks.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • BBB warns against IL based company after numerous complaints

    BBB warns against IL based company after numerous complaints

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:24:51 GMT
    Rural King's online business has gotten numerous complains (Source: Pixabay)Rural King's online business has gotten numerous complains (Source: Pixabay)
    Rural Kingonline business has gottenRural Kingonline business has gotten

    The business has been accused of false advertising, prices not honored at the checkout, products ordered but not delivered and poor customer service. 

    The business has been accused of false advertising, prices not honored at the checkout, products ordered but not delivered and poor customer service. 

  • Search continues for 2 dangerous inmates after 3 escape from White County, IL jail

    Search continues for 2 dangerous inmates after 3 escape from White County, IL jail

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:41:56 GMT
    Justin Bray (far right) was taken into custody. The other two inmates are still on the run.Justin Bray (far right) was taken into custody. The other two inmates are still on the run.

    One inmate was captured but another two are still on the run after they escaped from the White County Jail in southern Illinois early on the morning of Saturday, June 16.

    One inmate was captured but another two are still on the run after they escaped from the White County Jail in southern Illinois early on the morning of Saturday, June 16.

  • First Alert: Heat advisories in effect for much of Heartland

    First Alert: Heat advisories in effect for much of Heartland

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:01 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:01:50 GMT
    The sun should warm up the Heartland today.  (Source: Raycom Media)The sun should warm up the Heartland today. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says heat advisories are up once again for most of the Heartland as feels like numbers will top back out in the upper 90s to lower 100s this afternoon. 

    Laura Wibbenmeyer says heat advisories are up once again for most of the Heartland as feels like numbers will top back out in the upper 90s to lower 100s this afternoon. 

Powered by Frankly