Southeast Missouri men accused of stealing dogs

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 10:15 a.m. CDT

SCOTT CITY — Three southeast Missouri men face arraignment next month on charges of stealing dogs they spotted while working for a sanitation service.

The suspects, all in their 20s, are charged in Scott County with two felony counts each of stealing animals. The Southeast Missourian newspaper reported they were arrested Friday and released after posting $5,000 bond.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said four stolen bulldog puppies have been returned to their owners. Investigators are trying to find several other dogs they believe were also stolen by the suspects.

The sheriff said the suspects noticed the dogs during their work shifts, then returned later to steal them.


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