Police: Kansas City man admits to burglarizing homes over money disputes

Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 16:40:31-04

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City man is in the Jackson County jail after allegedly breaking into two homes and stealing items to settle some debts. 

Jerry Bacon, 29, is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of stealing in two separately-filed cases. 

According to court documents, the first burglary happened in April in the 2600 block of Stark Avenue. The victim told police a bedroom window was cut out, and $600 worth of electronics and a gun were missing. 

The victim told police she suspected Bacon of the burglary due to an ongoing argument, so she went over to his home to confront him. Bacon was not home at the time, but someone let the victim inside, according to a probable cause statement. There, she found a few of the stolen items and called the police. 

The second burglary happened a few months later in June in the 3200 block of E. 32nd Street. The victim told police she was alerted by her alarm company that a door in her home had been forced open. Two flat-screened TVs valued at over $600 had been stolen. 

This victim told police she suspected her next-door neighbor, Bacon, of the crime. She said they were arguing over money for employment. After the burglary, the victim went next door to confront Bacon, but he was not at home. When someone inside the home let the victim in, she found her two TVs in the basement. 

Bacon was arrested Sept. 21. In an interview with police, he admitted to taking the items because the victims owed him money. He is currently being held in the Jackson County Jail with a court date set for Oct. 5.