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Branson Police Arrests Three, Recover Stolen Vehicles

BRANSON, Mo. -- Three people are under arrest in Branson, Missouri as a result of an investigation into stolen property and vehicles.

Simon D. Albrecht, 37, of Harriet, Arkansas, Joseph Nelson, 26, of Oldfield, Missouri and Eric Dean Leonard, 53, of Branson were all taken into custody.

The situation began on Monday as Branson Police responded to a call on Cahill Road that when a vehicle and some items had been stolen.

A search of the area resulted in the vehicle being located an hour later in the Parking Lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter where Albrecht and Nelson were apprehended.

Further investigation led to recovery of a second vehicle on Parnell Drive which had been stolen in Taney County along with some Firefighting Gear in the vehicle. The gear as a controlled substance was found at that location leading to Leonard’s arrest.

The Patrol Division along with the General and Vice Investigation Units of the Branson Police Department handled the investigation.

All three people involved are facing multiple charges in Taney County. Those charges are listed below courtesy of the City of Branson:

Simon D. Albrecht has been charged by the Taney County Court with:
Tampering With Motor Vehicle - 1st Degree { Felony D RSMo: 569.080 }
Property Damage - 1st Degree - Damage To Mv W/ Intent To Steal { Felony D RSMo: 569.100 }
Property Damage - 1st Degree - Damage To Mv W/ Intent To Steal { Felony D RSMo: 569.100 }

Joseph Nelson has been charged by the Taney County Court with:
Tampering With Motor Vehicle - 1st Degree { Felony D RSMo: 569.080 }
Property Damage - 1st Degree - Damage To Mv W/ Intent To Steal { Felony D RSMo: 569.100 }
Property Damage 1st Degree { Felony E RSMo: 569.100 }

Eric Dean Leonard has been charged by the Taney County Court with:
Possession of a Controlled Substance RSMO 579.015 (Class D Felony)
Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance RSMO 579.105 (Class E Felony)


(Hometowndailynews.com)


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