“Armed and dangerous” burglary suspect caught in Arkansas

February 7, 2020–9:16 a.m.


A man suspected of burglarizing homes and churches all across Rome and Floyd County since November is now in custody.

31-year old John James Shillibeer is also tied to vehicle thefts and cases of entering autos.

He was taken into custody in Osceola, Arkansas.

Floyd County Police say he was in a vehicle stolen in Memphis, Tennessee.

The incidents of theft and burglary extend into the city of Rome but also reach out to Bartow and Polk Counties. Investigators have already been able to recover some property and a stolen vehicle.

If any property has been stolen since November but has not yet been reported, investigators ask that you contact the police department to document your case and possibly lay claim to the recovered property.

Some of the property stolen includes firearms.

Due to the brazen nature of some of the thefts, police considered Shillibeer the suspect to be armed and dangerous.

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