In a post-Miranda interview with Morgan County deputies, Franse admitted to breaking into two residences in Morgan County - one on Highway FF, Stover, on Jan. 4, 2017, and one on Big Buffalo Road, Stover, on Oct. 28, 2017.

An inmate in the Cass County jail has confessed to two burglaries in Morgan County, but told police that the stolen items, including pistols, are long gone.

According to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies made contact with Jeffrey Franse at the jail on Oct. 31, 2017, in a followup to a lead developed Oct. 28, 2017. 

In a post-Miranda interview with Morgan County deputies, Franse admitted to breaking into two residences in Morgan County - one on Highway FF, Stover, on Jan. 4, 2017, and one on Big Buffalo Road, Stover, on Oct. 28, 2017.

The 41-year-old is from Belton, Mo.

France reportedly told police that the property he took in the January burglary was gone and he could not get it back, admitting to stealing several items from that residence.

Franse has been charged in Morgan County with second degree burglary and stealing $750 or more, both Class D felonies.

He is in the Cass County jail on a charge of resisting arrest or detention creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death from April 2017. He was apparently out on bond during the October burglary.

On Oct. 28, deputies responded to a report of a break-in at a cabin at 42 Big Buffalo Road. The reporting party told deputies that nothing was taken and that it was probably his sister’s ex-boyfriend, saying this man would go to his cabin when he was running from law enforcement.  

The burglary at 23963 Highway FF, Stover, was where several items of value were taken.

Deputies visited that residence on Jan. 4, 2017, in response to the report of a break-in.

The reporting party told deputies that her front door had been pried open and several items were taken. She provided a list of property that was missing, including a 42-inch black flat screen television, black in color DVD player, Apple I-Pod 2, paper shredder, HP Lap Top computer, a large bowl of silver coins, jewelry, Vizio flat screen TV and a revolver pistol unknown model and serial number.

A neighbor’s game camera snapped photographs of a white male in camouflage in the vicinity at the time.

During the Cass County jail interview, Franse admitted to stealing the items listed. He told deputies stated that the television broke when he was trying to leave the property and said he took the jewelry to a pawn shop in Sedalia. Franse said he sold the other items, including two pistols, in Kansas City. 

Franse has prior felony convictions including 2015 charges in Harrisonville of receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, both Class C felonies, for which he received probation after a suspended imposition of sentence.