Three Arrested for Area Burglaries

Three people from Kirksville have been arrested for being a part of a burglary ring.

Authorities say 24-year-old Robert Helton of Brashear., 18-year-old Rebecca Whitmire of Kirksville, and 19-year-old Timerrick Gunnels of Kirksville, are responsible for a number of thefts of appliances and weapons. According to a release by the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation led deputies to a trailer home in south Kirksville. Inside the home, deputies found stolen items including a washer, dryer, a freezer filled with meat and three long guns. The trio were arrested over the weekend on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property and possession of stolen property.