A Pacific man is charged with felony burglary after allegedly breaking into the Labadie Market Monday and stealing lottery tickets.
Jeffrey Salisbury, 28, is charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with burglary and theft. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Monday.
A Franklin County deputy responded to the market at Front Street in Labadie at 6:35 a.m. The window to the business had been broken and lottery tickets were missing from inside, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s office.
The deputy noticed footprints in the snow with a specific design leading from the business down to a creek.
While processing the scene, the store owner told deputies that she was informed by the Missouri Lottery Commission that someone had cashed some of the stolen tickets at three businesses in Villa Ridge.
The deputy reviewed footage from one of the store video cameras, and one of the store clerks recognized Salisbury. Another worker at one of the businesses also identified the suspect.
The deputy went to the suspect’s residence and saw footprints in the snow matching the footprints that were seen at the crime scene. He did not locate Salisbury.
Salisbury had recently been released from jail.
Last November, the suspect and his brother were charged with stealing large amounts of liquor from stores throughout the region.
The two allegedly made multiple trips into the Wal-Mart store and each time carried out several bottles of alcohol hidden in their pants and coats.