By Josh Dooley
April 4, 2017
A Missouri man was arrested Monday in connection with Tracy area residential burglary where five pistols and numerous medications were stolen, according to a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.
Steven Bruce Hutton, 56, of Halfway, Mo., was arrested on felony charges of residential burglary and seven counts of theft of property. He was arrested in Bolivar, Missouri Monday on an outstanding warrant out of Baxter County. He was extradited and remains in the Baxter County jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond as of Tuesday morning.
On Dec. 21, a resident in the 2000 block of Baxter County Road 577 reported a break in. A piece of lumber had been thrown through the living room window of the home and the door leading into the home from the garage had been kicked in.
The resident reported five Glock pistols and numerous medications had been stolen during the burglary.
Authorities entered the serial numbers of the pistols into the National Crime Information Center database. Later, authorities checked the serial numbers utilizing the LeadsOnline database. That database tracks items sold or pawned at pawn shops. The LeadsOnline system produced results, according to the release.
The database showed Hutton pawned two of the stolen pistols at a Springfield, Mo., pawn shop the same day the weapons were stolen. Three days later, Hutton allegedly pawned more items at a Daytona Beach, Fla., pawn shop.
The resident told investigators he knew Hutton and that Hutton had previously been in the home, according to the release.