SIKESTON - Maybe the burglar should have just made a New Year's resolution to give up chocolate.
According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Chief Drew Juden, a Sikeston DPS officer was contacted by a man at Rhodes on North Main around 5 p.m. New Year's Day, stating that he was chasing a person who had broken into his house. Officers responded to the area around New Horizons School where they located and arrested the suspect.
The victim, Stanley Perkins of 215 Dye St., stated he walked in his front door and observed the suspect in his house. The suspect then fled out the back door. Perkins gave chase west to the Rhodes convenience store area when he saw the officer and stopped chasing the suspect long enough to get help from the police.
Officers investigating the burglary found where the suspect had forced entry into residence by prying open the back door. A package of Little Debbie snack cakes was all that Perkins had found missing from the residence.
The suspect was identified as Fatae Lyons, 22 of 208 Dye St. He was charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with first degree burglary. Lyons is currently being held at DPS under $7,500.00 bond.