Three arrested in Hannibal after attempted burglary of home

Three burglars from Hannibal

From left, Austin Enochs, Ashley Clayton and Seth Emerson | Photos courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Three people were arrested Wednesday morning after they attempted to burglarize a home in the 2500 block of Hope Street.

Officers with the Hannibal Police Department were dispatched to the 2500 block of Hope at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday. The homeowner provided a description of the vehicle that fled the area of their home. Officers quickly located the vehicle and saw one of the occupants throw items from the vehicle as they approached. 

Officers contacted Seth Emerson, 23, of Hannibal, Austin Enochs, 29, of Monroe City, and Ashely Clayton, 36, of Hannibal. The items thrown from the vehicle are believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Inside the vehicle, officers found items known to be used in the commission of burglaries. 

Emerson, Enochs and Clayton were taken into custody. The 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County issued a warrant for all three of them for possession of burglar tools. Enochs also received a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $25,000. They all remain in the Marion County Jail. 

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