Joplin Police K9 apprehends construction site Burglary suspect

Daniel B. Banks, 36, of Joplin, was found to have a backpack in his possession with items commonly associated with burglary tools.
Joplin Police Burglary suspect

JOPLIN, Mo. — Thursday night about 11:00 pm a Joplin Police patrolman located a suspicious vehicle, unoccupied and parked near a residential construction site near Coyote Drive and Concord Ln in Joplin.

The officer checked the construction site and ascertained that there was someone inside the residence actively moving and going through items. Additional back up officers arrived to assist.

As officers were about to make contact, the suspect exited out of window. Officers gave the suspect commands to stop, however he attempted to flee on foot towards his vehicle. The suspect was apprehended by a Joplin Police K-9 and was taken into custody.” — Capt William Davis

The suspect identified as Daniel B. Banks, 36, of Joplin. Banks was found to have a backpack and several items in his possession that are commonly associated with burglary tools.

Banks was taken to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries from the K9 apprehension and then transported to the Joplin City Jail.

The Newton County Prosecutors Office has filed charges against Banks:

  • Burglary 2nd Degree
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Bond set at $3,500

We will update this article with additional information as it released by authorities.