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Two Arrested On Theft Allegations


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      Mark Stover                        Joseph Kirker

Cherokee County Deputies were dispatched to an area east of Baxter Springs on Monday, where a property owner had reported a theft.  During the course of the investigation, deputies obtained a description of the suspect vehicle, which they later located in Galena.

During a traffic stop, the two occupants, Mark Stover, age 52 and 19-year-old Joseph Kirker, were taken into custody.

Some of the property was recovered at a Missouri reclamation facility Monday afternoon but some had already been destroyed.

Both men remain in the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of theft and criminal damage to property.

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