'Shirtless fugitive' faces additional charges
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:27:51 GMT —
The so called "shirtless man" who was on the run in Marion County last week faces warrants for two counts of burglary with a bond set at $50,000.
Daniel Coonfield, 29, is being held in Lewis County, Missouri on charges of tampering with a motor vehicle.
McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker reports that a warrant has been issued in his county charging Coonfield with burglary and theft over $300.
The charges stem from recent events where the shirtless suspect fled on foot from police after a woman found him in her garage stealing a gas can. Deputies found Coonfield attempting to put gas in a vehicle on Highway 61 with the stolen gas can.
Police later discovered the vehicle Coonfield was in possession of was stolen from McDonough County, Illinois.
According to Detective Tyler Wheeler with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Coonfield is believed to be involved with another burglary which occurred on July 9 on County Road 401 where a rucksack style bag containing camouflage clothing and boots were stolen from a garage. Coonfield was identified through surveillance video wearing the rucksack and clothing in question, Wheeler said.
Kirksville police arrested Coonfield last weekend.
Stay with KHQA as more details are released in this developing story.