Stalled car leads to suspects' capture
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Southeast Missouri burglary suspects are in custody, and they can blame a stalled car for their capture.
The suspects, 25-year-old William Pickard and 18-year-old Joseph Miller, were arrested Thursday near Poplar Bluff.
About 3 a.m., Butler County Deputy Danny Hicks found Pickard in a 2000 Dodge Intrepid stranded on U.S. 60. Pickard told the deputy the battery went dead and Miller was en route to a service station for jumper cables.
A background check revealed the plates did not match the car. Authorities say Pickard eventually admitted that he and Miller had stolen the car and planned to steal two more.