Man accused of breaking into Cape Girardeau home with gun arrested
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.
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