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September 19, 2018

Suspected Burglar Charged with Four More Incidents


Michael E. Shoults, Jr., in a mugshot provided by State Police.

Michael E. Shoults, Jr., in a mugshot provided by State Police.

Michael Shoults, Jr.’s list of alleged crimes is even longer today.

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department charged him Monday with three burglaries and a theft from a fourth home over the last 14 months.

Last week, Shoults, 29, of 1835 County Route 8, Fulton, was charged with four counts of burglary by Fulton Police and two counts of burglary by State Police.  Those burglaries were spread across the county, the Fulton Police Department said at the time.

Monday, the Sheriff’s Department claimed:

  • Shoults allegedly stole tools from a Granby home in January, 2010;
  • Shoults allegedly stole copper tubing from a shed owned by a business in Minetto in September, 2010;
  • Shoults allegedly stole prescription drugs from a home in Hannibal in February, 2010, and;
  • Shoults allegedly stole guns from a town of Hannibal home.

Shoults was known to police before these arrests.

Tuesday, State Police announced they had arrested Shoults and another man for the burglary of the closed Ormsby Ironworks in Hannibal in August, 2010.

He was charged in March, 2010 with allegedly entering a Volney home and stealing a credit card, which he and another person allegedly used to make purchases in Granby and Central Square.

The Sheriff’s Department also charged him in September, 2010 with aggravated unlicensed operation and not wearing seat belts after a traffic stop on County Route 85 in Granby.

Shoults had bail set at $25,000 cash or bond at his arraignment in Fulton City Court.  Lesser amounts have been set in several of the other cases.

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