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Three men charged in connection with multiple Mid-Missouri burglaries

Cody Umfleet and Matthew Edington
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Cody Umfleet, left, and Matthew Edington, right, are charged in connection with multiple recent burglaries in Miller and Camden counties.
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Miller County Sheriff's Office
Michael Spencer faces felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property in connection with the investigation into recent burglaries across Camden County and Miller County.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Prosecutors in Camden and Miller counties have charged three men with multiple burglaries reported in both counties.

Cody Umfleet, 28, of Iberia, Michael Spencer, 20, of Iberia and Matthew Edington, 32, of Camdenton, all face multiple felony charges.

Umfleet's probable cause statements allege he broke into an Osage Beach car dealership on March 18. The court documents say he stole several sets of car keys and license plates from MidTown Motors.

Camden County deputies say Umfleet later stole items from a Linn Creek golf course hours after the break-in at the car dealership. According to the documents, investigators believe Umfleet crashed a vehicle into a storage facility at the Deer Chase Golf Course and took power tools.

A worker at the golf course said a white Dodge Ram 1500 truck was also stolen from the property.

The Camden County Sheriff's Office said on March 19 two people were suspected of trying to break into a Montreal gun store after ramming a truck into the front of the building.

Court documents say two white trucks can be seen on security camera footage driving up to Alamo Arms after 1 a.m.

Deputies said both trucks had been reported stolen and one of them matched the vehicle stolen from Deer Chase Golf Course.

Court documents say the truck stolen from the golf course was found late the next day. Deputies say someone attempted to burn the vehicle but was unsuccessful. According to Umfleet's probable cause statement, the tools stolen from the golf course were found in the truck.

Deputies received another report of a second break-in at MidTown Motors on March 21. The sheriff's office said workers reported a Jeep had been stolen along with several car keys. Miller County sheriff's deputies say the Jeep was found Wednesday at a residence near Iberia.

The sheriff's office responded to another stealing call around 6:30 a.m. on March 23. Employees with Rice Concrete in Sunrise Beach told deputies several power tools were reported stolen. Court documents say a vehicle rammed the front gate of the business to break in.

Court documents say Lake Ozark police officers were called to a Menard's store on Barred Owl Lane for suspicious activity. Court documents for Umfleet and Edington show officers made contact with both men at the store.

Police said Edington was arrested after he allegedly tried to start a truck and drive from the scene. Court documents allege Umfleet was trying to steal items from the business when he was arrested.

Probable cause statements for both men allege about 30 sets of car keys from MidTown Motors, stolen license plates and methamphetamine were all found inside the truck. Police say a gun was also found inside the vehicle.

Police say the truck Edington was in had been reported stolen from Iberia.

A Tuesday news release from the Miller County Sheriff's Office said Spencer was also arrested in connection with Edington and Umfleet. The release says Miller County SWAT arrested Spencer as part of an investigation in Iberia.

Deputies said Spencer had drugs and a stolen gun when he was arrested.

Online court records show Umfleet faces several felony charges in Camden and Miller counties. The same records show Edington and Spencer also faces felony charges in Miller County.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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