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Jefferson City man charged in Salvation Army burglary

A Jefferson City man was arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into a Salvation Army Thrift Store on Sunday.

Police responded to the location on Michigan Street in Jefferson City at about 3:45 a.m. and found that the front door of the business had been shattered, according to court documents filed on Monday.

Officers found Demetrius L. Jones hiding inside of a bathroom of the business, and while he was being taken into custody, he told police he had something in his pocket, court documents said. Police found cash and a pair of earrings in his pocket, according to court documents.

Police found that the cash register of the business had been emptied, and the cash found on Jones matched the amount that should have been in the register, court documents said.

Jones was charged with second-degree robbery, attempted stealing and second-degree property damage.

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