OWENSVILLE — An Owensville man is jailed without bond following his arrest Nov. 1 on a felony Missouri Probation and Parole warrant alleging new felony charges for stealing, property damage and …
OWENSVILLE — An Owensville man is jailed without bond following his arrest Nov. 1 on a felony Missouri Probation and Parole warrant alleging new felony charges for stealing, property damage and first-degree trespassing in Washington County.
Antonio James Comparato, 52, was spotted with two others at a residence in the 400 block of East Cherry loading scrap construction materials at 1:53 p.m. into a trailer. All three said they had permission to be at the site but, apparently, did not, say police, who spoke afterward with the property owner.
When patrolman Paul Baldwin confirmed identification of the three, he learned a warrant for Comparato was issued Oct. 20 alleging the P&P violations. Comparato fled south down the alley behind the residence and Baldwin pursued him on foot for a block. Comparato turned west into an alley toward Elm and then east on Apple and eventually back to the residence where the pursuit began. After losing sight of him briefly, Baldwin encountered Comparato again and, with his service weapon drawn, took him into custody.
The report noted the patrolman had attempted to use his department-issued taser during the chase but did not hit the suspect.
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies sought a warrant in September charging Comparato with stealing more than $750, first-degree property damage, and first-degree trespassing after he was caught with two bicycles loaded with copper wire.
According to the Probable Cause Statement in the Washington County case, Comparato is alleged to have stolen copper wire from machinery at a mine and then burning off the protective coating.
Deputies there included Comparato’s extensive criminal history in their application for a warrant. Those include passing bad check (misdemeanor), fraudulent use of credit or debit device, numerous counts of stealing (misdemeanor), numerous counts of stealing (felony), robbery second degree, DWI, receiving stolen property (felony), distribute/deliver/manufacture controlled substance, possess marijuana, create/alter chemical to controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, resist/interfere with arrest, parole violation, DWR/DWS, possession of ephedrine — manufacturing meth, leaving the scene of accident (felony), resist/interfere with felony arrest, domestic assault second degree, felonious restraint, domestic assault 1st, DWI — habitual, leaving scene of accident causing physical injury, unlawful possession of a firearm, shooting a firearm at motor vehicle/person/building, and unlawful use of a weapon.
Comparato’s P&P warrant also listed resisting arrest for a felony charge as a reason to detain him. He was transported to the Osage County Jail in Linn.
He was free at the time of his arrest last week on a $25,000 bond with an order requiring he wear an electronic ankle monitoring device. He is scheduled to appear in Washington County Associate Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.