A Neosho man faces felony burglary after his arrest Friday.


A Neosho man faces felony burglary after his arrest Friday.

Kevin Cogburn, 22, was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary earlier on Friday. Bond was set at $75,000.

Cogburn pleaded not guilty Monday to the felony charge. A pre-trial conference has been set for Aug. 23 in Newton County Associate Circuit Court Judge Greg Stremel’s courtroom.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, officers were sent to the 300 block of West Coler Street to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of forced entry into a residence.

The police then met with the property owner and a child who was inside the home when the burglary happened. An officer processed the scene and put the suspect information out to all officers.

While on a routine patrol police officer Johnny Humphries found a man in his mid-20s who matched the description of the suspect. Cogburn was arrested on an active warrant from Newton County for second-degree burglary.

While booking the suspect in the jail after questioning him, officers located property from the burglary in a bag Cogburn was carrying. While doing additional follow-up and conducting a canvass of the area, officers located the remaining property.