St. Charles, MO (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a man accused of burglarizing a motel in St. Charles.
Thomas Charles Gilley III, 23, has been charged with first-degree burglary of the Arch Budget Motel in the 3700 block of Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Authorities say the motel was burglarized May 29, prior to it catching fire.
Gilley was arrested by State Fire Marshals in Union, Missouri on May 31.
Police say Gilley admitted to being at the motel and to trying to steal scrap metal to sell for cash.
Anyone will additional information on this incident should contact the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3300 or call the anonymous tip like at 636-949-3333. Tips can also be submitted via e-mail at www.stcharlescrimestoppers.org, or texted to 274637.