The Madison County Sheriff's Department has returned most of the items it believes were stolen by a homeless man to their rightful owners. 35-year-old James L. Stufflebean was arrested July 13, at which time investigators recovered about $7,000 worth of suspected stolen property. There are just a few items left that have not been claimed.
There is a Cisco "flip" video camera, a black & tan Epiphone acoustic guitar with case, and an antique rectangular base cello with a tan-colored zip up case.
That's Captain Mike Dixon of the Sheriff's Department. Stufflebean has been linked to burglaries in rural Edwardsville, Alhambra, and New Douglas reported since the end of June, and was also wanted on outstanding warrants in Jersey County and St. Louis County. Stufflebean is being held for residential burglary in lieu of $150,000 bond at the Madison County Jail. If you believe any of these items to be yours, call 692-4433.