Monday, July 21, 2014

Man arrested after taking stolen truck on joyride through cemetery

A northeast Missouri man is in trouble after taking a stolen semi-truck on a joyride through a cemetery.

The incident happened on Thursday evening at Ownbey Cemetery just outside the Kirksville city limits. Investigators said the truck, belonging to Sampson Farms, was stolen by an allegedly intoxicated man.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office and the Kirksville Police Department responded to the scene. Prior to getting stuck in the graveyard, the driver left a trail of damage on Rainbow Basin Trail and knocked over at least nine headstones in the cemetery.

Chris Myers, 38, of Kirksville was taken to jail after a stop at the hospital for further assessment. Myers was already wanted on a warrant for probation violation, and now charges related to the theft of the truck and the destruction of property are pending. Bond for Myers is set at $25,000 cash only. He remains in the Adair County Jail.

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