A Jefferson City man faces burglary charges after allegedly stealing from a local church in July.
Lyndell Dale was charged in Cole County with first-degree burglary and stealing $750 or more, according to documents filed Wednesday.
According to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement, members of a local church called authorities on July 29 to report the burglary of around $12,000 worth of electronics. Surveillance video footage showed a male suspect checking several doors of the building before finding one that was propped open and removing electronics from the building.
The footage reportedly showed the suspect moving the items into an adjacent wooded area to hide them. Later footage showed the items being moved from the woods to a truck, from which authorities identified the license plate and the owner of the vehicle. The owner said he had picked Dale up in the truck after the theft, and Dale was subsequently arrested in a nearby hotel.
Dale has a criminal history, according to the statement, including two extradition warrants from Wisconsin and Georgia.