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Deputies charge Fulton High School burglar with additional forgery charge

Date:  June 26, 2018

DEPUTIES ARREST ZACHARY RICE FOR ADDITIONAL FORGERY CHARGE AFTER THE FORGING OF A COURT DOCUMENT  — ALSO ARREST RICE FOR ASSAULT REGARDING A DISTURBANCE ON JUNE 20.

Arrested person information:

Zachary Rice, 22, of Fulton

Narrative: 

On June 26, 2018 at 2:40 p.m., Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the Fulton Police Department with the follow-up investigation of a burglary offense that occurred at the Fulton High School.   While in the 7000 block of Branch Road, adjacent to County Road 123 near Fulton, Callaway County deputies and Fulton officers located Zachary Rice and took him into custody.  During the arrest, Rice provided a false identity.

At 6:05 p.m., Callaway County deputies investigated a forgery offense involving Rice at the Callaway County Jail.  During the investigation, it was determined that during the booking process at the county jail, Rice had forged a court document and proclaimed to be a person other than himself.  Deputies subsequently conducted an expedited digital fingerprint verification through the state crime lab and confirmed the arrested person was in fact Zachary Rice.

Callaway County deputies further arrested Rice for Assault 4th regarding an incident that occurred on County Road 123 on June 20, 2018.  On that date, deputies investigated an incident in which Rice stopped, confronted, and assaulted another subject along the county roadway.

Thus for, Rice is now being held without bond pending a judge bond setting on June 27, 2018.

Inquiries as to the initial Fulton High School burglary investigation should be directed to the Fulton Police Department, the lead investigative agency for that matter.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **