Suspect arrested in connection with string of burglaries

Photo: Tyler Lee Kenyon

A Howell County man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries in the West Plains area.

The West Plains Police Department advises 24-year-old Tyler Lee Kenyon was taken into custody last Saturday by the Missouri Highway Patrol on outstanding warrants from Howell and Ozark counties. The West Plains man is a repeat offender and was released on parole in January for burglary.

During the investigation of numerous burglaries reported at Wilbanks Tire, Cutting Warehouse, Grumps Grub and Posey Patch, Kenyon was identified as a suspect.

West Plains investigators interviewed Kenyon regarding the burglaries, and the West Plains man allegedly implicated himself in the incidents.

Kenyon is also a suspect in several other burglaries of businesses within the City of West Plains under investigation.

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