JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — A Goodman man who broke into a business to steal catalytic converters has reached a plea deal. Destry Slaughter plead guilty today to being in posession of burglary tools. He received a four-year suspended sentence and five years probation.

Alleged longtime, multi-county catalytic converter thief caught

Slaughter and Patrick Henry broke into Comer’s Wrecker service back in January 2021. Authorities say they cut the lock on the property gate, used a floor jack to lift a vehicle, and tried to cut off the catalytic converter with a reciprocating saw.

They were originally charged with trespassing, property damage, and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Henry is still going through the court system.