Franklin County authorities used a monitoring device to track down and arrest a man who broke into a New Haven area home earlier this month.
Jason T. Bade, 24, New Haven, was free on parole for prior felony crimes when he allegedly broke into the home July 2.
Bade is charged with first-degree burglary and felony theft of a firearm in a new complaint issued July 6 by the prosecuting attorney’s office.
A $30,000 cash-only bond was set in the case.
The complaint alleges that Bade knowingly entered a home in the 8300 block of Highway YY, south of New Haven, Saturday, July 2, with the purpose of stealing property.
A .22 caliber rifle was among items stolen in the burglary, authorities reported.
The victims were home when Bade allegedly entered the residence through a basement window, according to a probable cause statement filed in court.
When one of the victims saw him in the basement, Bade ran out through a basement door and into a wooded area behind the house. The homeowner recognized the suspect because he lives next door, the probable cause statement notes.
The victim then found three duffle bags filled with items outside the basement door, authorities said.
Franklin County deputies tracked Bade through an electronic ankle monitor he was required to wear as a condition of parole.
Following a second search of his residence, Bade was found hiding in a shower, according to the sheriff’s office. Bade denied being involved in the burglary but said he wanted to make a deal and would offer drug information, according to the probable cause statement.
Bade recently was released from the Missouri Department of Corrections on parole after serving part of a five-year sentence in prior Franklin County drug and burglary cases, according to court records.
The prosecutor’s office filed the new complaint against Bade on Wednesday, July 6.