Man accused of breaking into Cape Girardeau home with gun arrested

According to Cape Girardeau police, 21-year-old Austin G. Hengst was charged with first-degree...
According to Cape Girardeau police, 21-year-old Austin G. Hengst was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree harassment and unlawful use of a weapon.(Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 10:49 AM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - An early morning call about a man breaking into a Cape Girardeau home leads to an arrest.

Officers were called at 3:27 a.m. on Monday, December 5 to a home on the 3500 block of Pheasant Cove Drive to a report of a weapon violation.

Cape Girardeau police said the homeowner told them a man had entered his home illegally with a gun.

During the course of the investigation, officers arrested 21-year-old Austin G. Hengst.

Police said they also recovered the firearm connected with the case.

Police say this was not a random break-in.

Hengst was booked into the Cape Girardeau County Jail on first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree harassment charges.

His cash-only bond is set at $50,000.