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K9 apprehends Joplin burglar

A man from Joplin has been arrested for burglary. Read the full press release below:

On January 20th, 2022 at approximately 11:00 pm an officer with the Joplin Police Department was on patrol and located a suspicious vehicle that was unoccupied and parked near a residential construction site near Coyote Drive and Concord Ln in Joplin.

The officer checked the construction site and ascertained that there was someone inside the residence actively moving and going through items. Other officers arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. As officers were about to make contact, the suspect exited out of window. Officers gave the suspect commands to stop, however he attempted to flee on foot towards his vehicle.

The suspect was apprehended by a Joplin Police K-9 and was taken into custody. He was identified as Daniel B. Banks, age 36 of Joplin.

Banks was found to have a backpack and several items in his possession that are commonly associated with burglary tools. Banks was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries from the K9 apprehension and then transported to the Joplin City Jail. The Newton County Prosecutors Office has filed charges against Banks for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Burglary Tools. His bond was set at $3,500.

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