Teen Arrested, One Still At Large After 100 Pounds Of Explosives Stolen
LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI)– One teen has been arrested and another is still at large for allegedly stealing over 100lbs of explosives from a quarry in Lincoln County.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff Department, area residents told investigators they could hear ATV’s in the area of the quarry during the possible time they were stolen. ATV tracks were observed in the area the explosives were taken.
Detectives learned through several community crime tips that Joshua Wilcockson, 19, of Troy and Dylan Huber, 18, of Moscow Mills were allegedly bragging about taking the explosives.
Detectives were able to locate Huber at his residence. Huber told detectives that he and Wilcockson were riding an ATV and drinking beer at the quarry when they observed large pieces of scrap metal lying about. The two left to get Wilcockson’s truck and returned.
In the process of collecting scrap metal, Huber told detectives he and Wilcockson broke into a secured trailer thinking “it was the good stuff.” The two then stole 100lbs of explosives. The explosives were taken from the site and stored at Wilcockson’s property along the 200 block of Firehouse Lane in Troy, Missouri.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and located the explosives hidden within the residence. Detectives also learned the ATV was stolen from Ballwin, Missouri.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives took custody of the explosives.
Huber was arrested for Theft/Stealing an Explosive Weapon, Tampering with Motor Vehicle, and Trespass Motivated by Discrimination. He is being held at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department under a $100,000 bond with no surety allowed.
A warrant for Wilcockson was issued and he is still at large.
Anyone with information on Wilcockson’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 636-528-8546 or visit their website at www.LCSDMO.com to submit a crime tip.