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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Breaking News Update: Two arrested after home burglary South of Ballard

Ashley Burrous
On July 13, 2016 a Deputy from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on State Route BB in Butler, MO to take a report of a burglary that had just occurred. 

The Deputy met with the victims who said when they returned home there was a white SUV parked in their driveway with a male subject sitting inside it. A white female then ran from the house and said their vehicle had broken down. 

Bryan Ferrel
The subject then entered the vehicle and drove away. A friend of the victim followed the SUV to a different residence on County Road 10504. Two Deputies responded to that location where the SUV was parked. They made contact with Bryan Ferrel (DOB 8/3/1980) and Ashley Burrous (DOB 12/14/1984). 

They gave Deputies consent to search the white SUV. Deputies located two laptops and chargers that were stolen from the residence on BB highway. There was also a prescription bottle found that had the victim’s name on the bottle. 

Ferrel and Burrous were both taken into custody. A Deputy searched Ferrel’s person and located a syringe in his pocket as well as a large amount of jewelry. The syringe field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Ferrel and Burrous were transported to the Bates County Jail. They were both charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Except 35 grams or less of Marijuana. Their bond was set at $10,000.00 cash or surety. More charges are expected to be filed for burglary.