COLUMBIA — A New York state man was taken into custody Thursday morning on suspicion of breaking into a north Columbia residence and attempting to evade arrest.
Columbia police arrested Michael James Dann Jr., 25, after a resident reported a man broke through the back door of his house about 8 a.m. and stole a bottle of water, according to a news release from police. Officers found Dann and ordered him to stop, but he tried to enter other residences before being arrested in a backyard in the 2200 block of Live Oak Lane, according to the news release.
Dann was charged with first-degree burglary, felony resisting or interfering with arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to register as a sex offender for an offense that occurred in New York, according to the release. Total bond was set at $9,500 for the latter three charges with bond still to be set for the burglary charge as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Dann entered Boone County Jail at 12:30 p.m. and is from upstate New York, Boone County Jail Corrections Officer David Mata said.
Columbia police were unaware of any additional related burglaries or larcenies in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department at 874-7652.
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