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Burglary Suspect Found Sleeping in Columbia, MO, Self-Storage Unit

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A man suspected of breaking into a self-storage unit at Triple L Mini Storage in Columbia, Mo., on Wednesday was found sleeping in an adjacent unit. Police arrested Christopher Howery, 29, at about 1:30 p.m. on suspicion of second-degree burglary.

A tenant of the facility at 6101 Paris Road told police he noticed another man, later identified as Howery, climbing over the top of the wall between his unit and an adjacent one, according to the source. The victim claimed the lock on his unit had been cut. When he opened the space next to his, he found Howery asleep on a couch, he told police. He also discovered items that had been taken from his unit.

Howery is being held at the Boone County Jail. His bond was set at $4,500, the source reported.

Founded in 2000, Triple L Mini Storage operates seven properties in Columbia, Fulton, Hallsville, Moberly and Mexico, Mo.

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