Jordan Scott Click, 32, of De Soto has been charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with a burglary at a relative’s home in Pevely. While Click allegedly was burglarizing the home, his girlfriend reportedly was waiting in his vehicle and overdosing on narcotics, Pevely Police Capt. Larry Miller said.
Miller said the burglary occurred about 2:15 p.m. June 25 at a home in the 1900 block of Eagle Crest in Pevely.
When officers arrived on the scene, a neighbor reportedly told them he had seen Click “drop down” from the second-story deck of the victim’s home. The witness also told police that Click said he was “looking for a key to get in” the home and then fled into nearby woods, Miller reported.
While officers were on the scene, the burglary victim returned and confirmed several items were missing, including three firearms and collectible coins. The items were valued at $4,024, and there was an estimated $82 in property damage, Miller said.
According to the probable-cause statement in the case, Click used a shovel to remove a screen from a basement window, broke the lock on the window and pried open the window to get inside and then stole items.
Miller said that while the investigation was unfolding, two other officers located the suspect’s vehicle, and inside was Click’s girlfriend, a 27-year-old Park Hills woman who reportedly was overdosing. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.
During the investigation, officers were alerted to “a suspicious cooler and rifle hidden behind a neighbor’s home,” Miller said.
He said all the items stolen from the home, except one rifle, were found and returned to the victim.
A few hours later, officers found Click in the 1800 block of Eagle Crest and arrested him without further incident, Miller said.
According to the probable-cause statement, Click confessed to breaking into the home and stealing items so he could use them to buy drugs.
Click already was a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms, the report said.
On June 26, the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Click with first-degree burglary, a class B felony; stealing and unlawful possession of a firearm; both class D felonies; and stealing less than $150 and second-degree property damage, both class D misdemeanors.
He was being held today (July 2) on a $500,000 cash-only bond, according to court records.
Miller said Monday (June 29) the woman had not been implicated in the burglary, but the investigation was still underway.