Franklin County authorities filed a felony charge Friday against a Miller County woman accused in the break-in last week of a home in Ming Estates subdivision east of Washington.

Krystal Dawn Scott, 22, of Eldon, Mo., is charged with one count of second-degree burglary in the break-in Thursday, Oct. 24, of a home in the 900 block of Prairie View Drive.

Scott was being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond in the Franklin County Jail.

Scott and a 21-year-old Villa Ridge man were arrested early last Friday. The male suspect is being held without bond in the jail on a probation violation warrant. He is expected to be charged in the burglary later this week.

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As The Missourian was going to press Tuesday evening, detectives reported that they were applying for criminal charges on the Villa Ridge man and another male suspect who was said to be at-large. Go to for late breaking updates to this story.

Also taken into custody Friday were two juvenile boys from the Union area, according to reports. They were turned over to juvenile authorities. Detectives said they don’t believe the juveniles were involved in the burglary.

Sheriff Gary Toelke said the Villa Ridge man has prior charges for shoplifting, statutory rape, stealing a motor vehicle, narcotics violations, and ordinance violations.

Sheriff Toelke said “numerous” items were reported stolen Thursday afternoon from the Prairie View Court home, and another resident reported a large package stolen from a front porch.

Toelke said deputies responded earlier Thursday to a report of suspicious persons in the subdivision about 11:30 a.m. The caller provided deputies with descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle.

While responding to the call, a deputy observed a vehicle that matched the description given by the witness and obtained the license plate number, Toelke said. The deputy, who was driving in the opposite direction, was unable to catch up to the vehicle to stop it but he did observe that the driver was a white female.

After receiving a burglary report later Thursday, sheriff’s deputies began actively searching for the vehicle and suspects and found the car shortly before 5 a.m. Friday morning on the parking lot of a motel at Highway 100 and South Point Road.

The two adults and two juveniles were detained and some of the stolen property recovered along with some narcotics, the sheriff’s office reported.