UPDATE: Clay County man arrested on burglary charges

A burglary spree that started in Clay County last week ended over the weekend in Perryville, MO.

Javon M. Brown, 21, West Point, was arrested in Perryville, MO Saturday, September 18.

Brown is wanted in connection with a string of burglaries including several on Darracott Road in Monroe County, according to a spokesperson with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

One of the local victims claimed Brown stole a vehicle from her house.

“While we were camping at Blue Bluff, Brown allegedly broke into my house and stole my husbands truck out of our garage,” Monroe County resident Nikki Hannah said.

According to an officer with the Perryville Police Department, At approximately 8:58 am on September 18, we received a call from On Star of a stolen 2007 Black Cadillac Escalade in the Perryville area. The vehicle was reported stolen during a burglary earlier that morning in St. Louis, MO

Officers were able to locate the vehicle near the Perry Park Center, it was parked and unattended. After the vehicle was located a local resident contacted one of the officers he was able to give a detailed description of the suspect driving the stolen vehicle.

As a search of the area was being conducted the suspect was observed leaving the Perry Park Center walking away from the stolen vehicle and officers. As officers approached him he started to reach into a black bag he was carrying. Officers drew their weapons and ordered the suspect to the ground. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Perry was charged with Class C Felony Tampering 1st, Class C Felony Unlawful Possession Of A Controlled Substance,

Class C Felony Receiving Stolen Property (Stolen Firearm)and Class D Felony Unlawful Use of Weapon.

Brown is also a suspect in two separate incidents that occurred early Saturday morning in Forest Park in St. Louis. It is believed Brown was involved in robbing a couple at gunpoint in Forest Park at approximately 1:30 am. The second incident occurred at approximately 3:00 am. A female victim was shot in the face and her boyfriend was assaulted. Both were hospitalized, but injuries are not life threatening.

Brown’s bond was set $150,000 — cash only.

Jeff Clark/Monroe Journal