Salem man facing charges after burglary

    A Salem man is facing two felony charges after he was arrested Wednesday during an investigation into a possible burglary.

    On July 10 at about 6:12 a.m. Phelps County deputies were dispatched to the13000 block of County Road 3200 for a burglary in progress after the resident reported seeing someone outside trying to break in. Deputies, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Rolla Police Department arrived at the residence.
    Deputies discovered a suspect, identified as Buck Prater, age 28 of Salem, had made entry into the attached garage and was seated inside the reporting party’s pick-up. Prater was arrested for burglary 1st degree and tampering with a motor vehicle 1st degree. He was transported to the Phelps County Jail pending issuance of warrants.
    An arrest warrant was later issued for Prater charging him with burglary 1st degree and tampering 1st degree. His bond was set at $50,000 and remains incarcerated.
    The charges for which Prater has been arrested are merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt.Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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