2 men charged in Springfield home burglary

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.–Two men are accused of breaking into a woman’s Springfield home, using duct tape to tie her up and then beating and robbing her.

The Springfield News-Leader reported Sunday that 18-year-old Kalen Barclay and 20-year-old Shamar Smith are both charged with robbery, burglary and kidnapping.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim called 911 after working herself free of the duct tape while the men were rummaging through her residence. They stole money and a cellphone, among other things.

The men had escaped from a back door when police arrived, but were eventually caught.

Both men are being held at Greene County Jail. It wasn’t immediately clear if they have an attorney.