Joplin, Mo -- A Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to Joplin Industrial Electric Supply in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival the Deputy made contact with the business owner. The owner stated the front gate was completely off the hinges and lying on its side. All the company trucks were checked, each one had been gone through, a few of them had window broken out. All the tool boxes had been gone through and several tools were missing as well as several rolls of copper wire. Surveillance video showed a 2006 white Dodge truck loading 2 big rolls of copper.
Brandon James Book, 21 of Carthage, was arrested and charged with Tampering with a motor vehicle, Felony Stealing,. Jason C. Russell, 25 of Joplin, was arrested and charged with Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Felony Stealing.
After a search warrant was issued, the following items were recovered: Dodge pickup truck, hay baler, motorcycle and a weapon was seized.