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Cooper County Sheriff: Jackson County man faces several charges after allegedly stealing truck, ATM, setting truck on fire

Joshua Dillon
Cooper County Sheriff's Office
Joshua Dillon

BOONVILLE, Mo. (KMIZ)

An Independence man was charged with several felonies on Thursday in Cooper County in relation to an alleged incident that occurred in October.

Joshua Dillon, 40, was charged with:

  • Three counts of tampering with a motor vehicle
  • Two counts of stealing a motor vehicle
  • Second-degree burglary
  • First-degree property damage
  • Stealing $750 or more
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Knowingly burning or exploding

Dillon is being held on a $200,000 bond. No court date has been set, according to Casenet.

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that deputies were called to an Eagle Stop gas station on Highway 135 near Interstate 70 on Oct. 9.

As deputies arrived, they allegedly saw the front glass doors of the business were busted and the ATM was missing from inside. At the same time, deputies were also called not far from the gas station for a truck that was on fire with no one around.

It was determined through the investigation that two suspects allegedly utilized a stolen truck to steal the ATM, torched that truck and had stolen another truck that was taken at a nearby business.

Dillon was also charged in another case in Cooper County -- according to Casenet -- on Nov. 9 for first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. He has a $10,000 bond set for that case.

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