Two arrested for multiple church burglaries in Marion County

Dylan Tate
Posted: Jan. 11, 2013 10:19 am Updated: Jan. 25, 2013 11:15 am
Joshua Miller

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Two northeast Missouri men face burglary charges in connection to several November and December burglaries of churches in Hannibal and New London. Further charges are pending.

Warrants have been served on Dylan R. Tate, 19, of rural Marion County, and Joshua S. Miller, 25, of Hannibal, on charges of burglary in the second degree. Tate was arrested Wednesday and Miller already was in the Pike County Jail on an unrelated charge. Their bonds have been set at $50,000 each.

The charges stemmed from burglaries of First Assembly of God Church at 1901 Missouri Ave. in Hannibal and Embassy Christian Church at 600 North in Hannibal, two residential burglaries in New London, one church burglary in New London and a church burglary in Marion County.

Taken in the burglaries were firearms, computers, cash, jewelry, power and hand tools, safes, electronics and TVs. Some of these items have been located and recovered.

Tate is lodged in the Marion County Jail. Miller remains lodged in the Pike County Jail.

A joint investigation was made by Hannibal Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, New London Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Department.