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Cole County Prosecutor’s Office charges man accused of breaking into Jefferson City businesses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Cole County Prosecutor's Office has charged a man accused of breaking into Jefferson City businesses.

Myron L. Blount is charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of stealing $750 or more, and other crimes.

Blount is accused of breaking into the businesses on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Early on Monday morning, Blount broke into iHop on Missouri Boulevard after a former worker gave him the combination to a safe inside of the business, according to court documents.

A woman not identified in the probable cause statement allegedly told investigators she drove Blount and another man to the restaurant. Investigators were able to question the woman after she was arrested in Moniteau County, according to court documents.

Blount also reportedly broke into several other businesses early on Wednesday morning, including Sonic, Family Pawn, and Dollar General.

"It was pretty scary, to be honest, but I mean nobody was here, nobody has hurt so at least he came at a time when nobody was here", said general manager at Sonic, Corrie Evans.

Investigators said Blount stole cash, tobacco products, money bags, and four laptops from the businesses.

Blount is accused of using the woman's SUV during the burglaries on Wednesday morning. He reportedly still had access to the woman's vehicle after her arrest.

At last check, a warrant has been issued for Blount, according to public court records. Blount also has a Jefferson City municipal warrant issued for his arrest.

Kennedy Miller

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