At 8:21 a.m. Friday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety Officer Don Tinnin and detectives Chris Rataj and James McMillen responded to a report of a burglary at Sharon Bryant's State Farm Insurance office at 220 North Main. A large amount computers, digital cameras and other electronic appliances were discovered missing, according to the DPS.
Two hours later at approximately 10:14 a.m., the detectives located and arrested Curtis Cole, 22. Nearly all of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the business.
Cole is charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of felony stealing and is being held on $10,000 bond at the Scott County Jail.
The Sikeston DPS encourages anyone with information about this incident or other crimes to call 471-6200 or 471-1500. All communications are confidential.