News Release: Violent Crime Task Force Arrests

In an effort to continue an emphasis on curbing violent crime in Cape Girardeau, the Southeast Missouri Violent Crime Task Force continued a focused effort to arrest wanted subjects. Six people were arrested today including Elijah Burleson, age 18 from Cape Girardeau. Burleson was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action for a robbery that occurred at 1101 William. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad remains active at this time to continue the investigations in both homicides and other violent crimes that have occurred in Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County.

If anyone believes that they have information in regards to either homicide or any other violent crime, please call Cape Girardeau Crime Stoppers at 573-339-6312.