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Two arrests in Callaway County for burglaries

The Jefferson city residents were actively committing a residential burglary and attempting to remove items from the property when deputies took them into custody, Egbert with a machete in his possession. (Photo Courtesy of Callaway County)

At approximately 4 a.m. Friday Callaway County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a burglary in progress near New Bloomfield.

Deputies arrived to the 3000 block of County Road 452 and found two suspects who attempted to hide from authorities.

The suspects have been identified as 27-year-old James Egbert and 57-year-old Sandy Gallaspie.

The Jefferson city residents were actively committing a residential burglary and attempting to remove items from the property when deputies took them into custody, Egbert with a machete in his possession.

Egbert had been involved in five prior burglary offenses committed at the same property dating back to Aug. 2016. Gallaspie was arrested by Callaway County deputies for another burglary offense near Holts Summit on Aug. 2, 2017, her court proceedings are still ongoing.

Both Egbert and Gallaspie were transported to the Callaway County Jail. A court set bond is currently pending.

Egbert has been booked for numerous felony counts of burglary and stealing as well as armed criminal action. Gallaspie was booked for felony counts of burglary, steeling, possession of burglary tools and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Throughout the day, investigators worked with the Cole County Sheriff’s Office and recovered items of stolen property and evidence of mentioned offenses in Jefferson City.

The investigation is still ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.

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