Two Arrested in UCM Theft

| January 18, 2013 | 5:00 pm
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Two people have been arrested following a theft from the University of Central Missouri.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Public Safety Director Kim Vansell:

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Vansell said on January 10th, Johnson County Central Dispatch received a call regarding potential copper theft from one of the University’s buildings.

“There happened to be a State Highway Patrol Trooper in the area, and when he went to initiate a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle, they fled the scene,” said Vansell.

The chase eventually became an on-foot pursuit.  One person is believed to have evaded arrest.  Troopers found one of the people allegedly in the vehicle.  UCM Police also found a woman believed to be involved with the theft in the area.

Phillip Butler, 49, has been charged with theft and resisting arrest.  Charges against Mandisa Billingsley include theft/stealing, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

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