Sikeston, MO woman arrested in connection to East Prairie burglary

Sikeston, MO woman arrested in connection to East Prairie burglary

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Sikeston woman has been arrested for her role in a burglary in East Prairie.

According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, the investigation began earlier this week when an East Prairie resident contacted a deputy after noticing jewelry and other items missing from inside her home.

During the investigation, which included several interviews with potential witnesses, deputies learned that former East Prairie resident Allie Jahala Halfacre, 22, of Sikeston, Mo., had tried to sell several pieces of unique and identifiable jewelry stolen from the victim to a Sikeston business.

On Wednesday, deputies found Halfacre in Charleston and asked her to come to the Mississippi County Detention Center to participate in a videotaped interview.

Halfacre agreed, and an interview conducted by deputies established probable cause to believe Halfacre and a juvenile had stolen jewelry and electronics from the East Prairie home.

After the interview, Halfacre was arrested and booked into the Mississippi County Detention Center.

On Thursday, deputies coordinated with the Mississippi County Juvenile Office to find the juvenile and conduct an interview.

At the conclusion of that interview, the juvenile was referred to her local Juvenile Office for handling consistent with state procedures.

The stolen property was reportedly divided between Halfacre and the juvenile, and despite the timely arrests, the majority of the items have not been recovered.

Halfacre is charged with burglary and theft/stealing of property valued in excess of $500.

Halfacre remains in the Mississippi County Detention Center with bond set at $25,000.

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