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Man charged in Newton burglary

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 11:37 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 11:39 a.m. CDT

A Des Moines man has been charged with first-degree burglary in connection with an April burglary of a southwest Newton home.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant Sept. 9 for the arrest of 57-year-old Steven A. Voshell. Pleasant Hill police located Voshell on Tuesday and took him into custody on a charge of first-degree burglary, a Class B felony. Voshell was transferred to the Jasper County Jail.

On April 13, at 10:47 a.m., two local Newton residents returned to their home in southwest of Newton. The residents interrupted a subject who was committing a burglary on their property.

One of the residents confronted the male subject inside the home, and a struggle ensued. The subject was able to escape prior to law enforcement arrival.

Due to the efforts and information provided by the residents, including collection of DNA evidence, a suspect, Voshell, was developed in the case. Voshell was contacted and was uncooperative in the investigation, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Voshell is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Nov. 4. The U.S. Marshall’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation also assisted with the case investigation.

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