Police arrest armed burglary suspect

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Nevada Police report the arrest of a suspected burglar during the early afternoon hours of June 29th. An alert neighbor notified police after seeing a suspect attempt to break into an unoccupied house located in the 700 block of W. Austin. The witness shouted at the suspect which caused him to flee the scene. The suspect was located moments later by responding Nevada Police Officers near the intersection of Austin and Tucker. As the police attempted to take the suspect into custody, they quickly determined that he was armed with an eight inch butcher knife. The suspect was disarmed by police without injury, arrested and transported to the Vernon County Jail. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was in the possession of a dog which was believed to have been stolen earlier in the day in an unrelated case.

That 40 year old Nevada resident is identified as:

Douglas E. Scholes

Felony Warrants have been issued by the Vernon County Associate Circuit Court for Attempt Burglary 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. A $25,000 cash only Bond has been set. The suspect remains in custody at the Vernon County Jail.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department Station at 417- 448 -- 5100.

To report criminal activities call the Dispatch Center at 417-448-2710 or 911.

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