The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

October 30, 2012

Recovered property being tied to burglaries in three states

JOPLIN, Mo. — Three suspects are in custody and more arrests may be coming in a probe of recent burglaries of homes in three states, according to the sheriff’s departments in Jasper County and Cherokee County, Kan.

Victims of burglaries were being contacted and given a chance Tuesday to sort through a large amount of suspected stolen property at the Jasper County sheriff’s office to see if any belonged to them.

Capt. Derek Walrod of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department said most of the items were recovered this past weekend from a storage unit on North Range Line Road and from a house in Joplin.

“As of right now, we’ve identified 16 victims in three states, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri,” Walrod said. “Almost all of what we have is jewelry and jewelry boxes. There’s a few electronics and things like cameras and some DVDs.”

Two people were taken into custody by Jasper County deputies Thursday and a third suspect arrested by Newton County deputies. Walrod said other arrests may be pending.

Lori R. Cupp, 34, of Duenweg, and Jeramy Allison, 36, of Joplin, are being held at the Jasper County Jail on felony counts of burglary and receiving stolen property. Jeremiah T. Block, 33, of Duenweg, was being held in Newton County on a burglary charge.

Walrod said the stolen property has been linked to burglaries in Jasper, Newton and Barton counties in Missouri, in Cherokee County in Kansas and in Ottawa County in Oklahoma. Victims of recent burglaries who had jewelry stolen are being asked to contact Chad Karr or Rod Ayers at the Jasper County sheriff’s office at 417-358-8177.

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