An Elsberry police sergeant is charged with burglary and theft.
Twenty-six-year-old Michael Stephen Bales is accused of taking 37 thousand dollars in January of last year from his stepmother’s home in O’Fallon Missouri. Also taken were a gun, a ring and an iPod.
Bales has been put on unpaid administrative leave from his job and is free on bail. A bond hearing is set for November 19th in St. Charles.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.