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Nikiski man arrested for burglary, theft

Posted: December 28, 2011 - 9:40am

Kenai Police officers and Alaska State Troopers arrested a 26-year-old Nikiski man connected with burglary and car theft, said Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl.

Matthew Stough was arrested at an acquaintance's home in Nikiski on Dec. 26. Law officials acted on an arrest warrant relating to the charges, Sandahl said.

Facing multiple felony charges, Stough's family reported he was "on the run." He had an extensive history of fleeing from law enforcement, according to court records.

Stough and his alleged accomplice Kathleen M. Booth, 32, are both charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, first-degree vehicle theft, tampering with evidence and fourth-degree criminal mischief. All four charges are class B or C felonies, excluding criminal mischief.

Booth was arrested Dec. 21 and remains at Wildwood Correctional Center awaiting trial.

The alleged burglary occurred Dec. 15. A Kenai police officer responded to a residence when it was discovered there were tracks in Dallas and Mary Armstrong's driveway. A friend was watching the home while the two were on vacation in Mexico, according to court records.

The Armstrongs reported many items stolen, including prescription medications, a 32-inch television and 45 pieces of jewelry. A Toyota truck was stolen as well, according to court records.

Following investigation and obtaining a search warrant, police searched Stough's trailer. Police reported during the search many of the stolen items were recovered including the jewelry.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 6 at the Kenai Courthouse.

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Norseman 12/28/11 - 02:07 pm
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this guys has an extensive history........

Why is that? Our courts are way too lenient for these crooks. Time after time you read in the paper ...case dismissed...case dismissed....or plea bargained to a lesser charge.

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Wildchild 01/28/12 - 02:55 am
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Matthew Stough has an extremely long criminal record that does all the way back to JV court. The boy has spent more time in jail then he has in the real world. This boy is a career criminal and should be locked up and kept there for the protection of society and the innocent people he drags down with him. This boy is the lowest form of life there is. Send his butt to the state pen where he belongs.

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