Arraignment set in burglary case

A Jefferson City man is set to be arraigned on burglary charges later this month.

Richard Love was charged with first-degree burglary, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and fourth-degree assault. He is set to be arraigned April 30.

Valrey Johnson was also charged with first-degree burglary and armed criminal action in connection with the incident, but an arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

A Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement said a man called regarding a burglary in the 100 block of Vista Road early Nov. 8.

The man said two figures had been standing outside his house wearing masks and brandishing objects that looked like baseball bats.

The man identified the figures as Love and Johnson, and relayed their identities to authorities over the phone. Another man told police the pair forced their way into the home and told them to get out of the building, threatening to "do something" if they did not comply.

A metal pipe was located on the premises, according to the statement.

Johnson was located behind the residence, but allegedly refused to cooperate with police.

Love admitted to being at the residence but denied threatening anyone, the statement said.

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