From left -Christina Compton; Dustin Locke; William Ritter; Michael Slous and Joseph Garrison


Four of five people who were charged with burglary in late November have been bound over for trial.
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At a joint preliminary hearing for Christina Sarah Compton and William Louis Ritter on January 15th, Stone County prosecutor Matt Selby amended charges to include tampering with a motor vehicle against Compton and Ritter.
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David Pinkley told the court that he received a call from a neighbor that there were suspicious vehicles and people on the property in Lampe that he had inherited from his father.  The neighbor told Pinkley that hoods to vehicles had been raised and people were inside the house.
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When Pinkley arrived, he found a large window had been broken out of the house and windows and steering columns to an SUV, a tow truck and another vehicle had been tampered with.
Pinkley said one of the suspects vehicles, a blue pickup truck, was "teetering on the edge" of a seldom used road and the suspects were attempting to use chains connected to a mini van to try and pull the vehicle to a safer place.
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As he entered the house, he noticed that bar stools and miscellaneous things had been taken from inside and placed near a carport. Authorities allegedly found Compton attempting to hide under some clothing inside the house when she was apprehended.
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Ritter told authorities that he had been given permission from "Chrissy" to collect firewood on the property.  Authorities found a multi tool engraved with the name D. Pinkley inside Ritter's vehicle, according to testimony.  They also found a glass pipe with with residue and a bag with a sledge hammer, cutting snips , gloves and miscellaneous tools in the vehicle as well.
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Ritter is not stranger to law enforcers.  He was charged three times within sixty days in Greene County with stealing phone wiring, that contains cooper, last summer.
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Dustin Pierce Locke was bound over after he waived his preliminary hearing last month as did Joseph Bradley Garrison.
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All of the suspects are due to make court appearances next month.
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Ritter and Michael Louis Slous are free on bond.  It is expected that a preliminary hearing date will be set at Slous next court appearance on February 5th.
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Compton, Locke and Garrison remain jailed in Stone County.

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