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Wanted fugitive found hiding under a pile of clothes during search of residence

Date:  December 31, 2017

Arrested person information: 

Jonathan Burns, 23, of Columbia


On December 31, 2017 at approximately 2:41 p.m., Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to a residence in the 4900 block of County Road 229 east of Millersburg.  Deputies had previously received information that Jonathan Burns, a wanted felon fugitive, was at this location.

Deputies searched the residence and eventually located Burns hiding under a pile of clothes.  Burns was taken into custody on four Boone County warrants for DWI, Property Damage, FELONY Possession of a Controlled Substance and Stealing, along with a Callaway County warrant for Stealing.

Burns was transported and released to the Callaway County Jail pending a court-set bond of $8,500.00.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

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