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Published September 15, 2021

Montreal man arrested for stealing two vehicles

MILLER COUNTY – A Montreal man has been arrested and charged with numerous felonies after an incident involving an alleged attempt to steal a vehicle.

Last week the Miller County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) released details of the incident, which took place on September 4.

On that day, deputies responded to the 100 block of Highway 52 in St. Elizabeth for a report of a vehicle theft in progress.

The property owner reported a male suspect walked onto his property and stole his truck. The suspect then drove the truck through a bean field where he got stuck and bailed on foot.

The suspect then allegedly stole an ATV in the area of Lost Hill Road, narrowly striking the property owner.

Deputies arrived on the scene in the area of Nine Mile Road and Highway 52 and made contact with both property owners. They directed deputies in the direction of the suspect and the stolen ATV.

Deputies entered a hay field and were able to locate the suspect who, according to the MCSO, ran away from them. Deputies took him into custody after a brief foot chase.

Kenneth Goldsberry, 45, of Montreal, MO, was arrested and charged with three counts of Tampering With Motor Vehicle - 1st Degree (Felony), one count of Property Damage - 1st Degree - Damage To Motor Vehicle With Intent To Steal (Felony), Property Damage 1st Degree (Felony) and Assault- 4th Degree - Pursuant To Subdivision (3) (Misdemeanor).

According to the MCSO, he is also a non compliant sex offender and had felony warrants out of Camden County and Pike County.

He was transported to the Miller County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond. He also may face additional felony charges in relation to this incident.

The Sheriff commends the property owners and St. Elizabeth Community for their actions and vigilance.

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