Deputies Say Traffic Ticket Helps Solve Burglary Case

TECUMSEH – A Beatrice man is scheduled for a Jan. 28 arraignment in Johnson County District Court on a burglary charge.

An arrest affidavit says 29-year-old Devon Cooper is charged in a Nov. 26 burglary from a machine shed in rural Johnson County.

Franks says items still missing. Ask public for help

Owner Kelly Franks told deputies she noticed fresh vehicle tracks in the snow leading to her shed and found an ATV and air compressor missing.

Deputies  later found a pickup truck that was missing a tire alongside the road. A farmer who had pulled the pickup out of the ditch told deputies it had a trailer with an ATV and air compressor when he pulled it out.

Deputies say they were able to link the truck to Cooper because of a traffic ticket out of Beatrice they found in another truck that Cooper had borrowed.

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