Convicted ‘Clown’ Arrested on Lawn Mower Theft Charge

An Alton man who pleaded guilty in 2018 to burglary charges while wearing a clown suit on Friday was charged with three counts of felony theft.

Ronald M. Singleton, 56, is accused Friday of taking a lawn mower worth less than $500 from an individual on April 20, as well as stealing a second mower worth more than $500 on Thursday.

The April 20 theft was charged as a felony because Singleton pleaded guilty to burglary in May 2019. Thursday’s theft charge is prosecuted as a felony because the value of the mower is more than $500.

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Singleton is also charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing Mountain Dew Kick Start from a Shell station at 2500 Brown Street, Alton, on April 25. That case was charged as a felony because of Singleton’s 2019 burglary plea and sentence. Total bail for the most recent charges is set at $40,000…  The Telegraph

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