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Two Springfield Residents Convicted And Sentenced For Catalytic Converter Thefts

Two people who were arrested for their involvement with catalytic converter thefts earlier this year have been convicted and sentenced, according to the Springfield Police Department.

Thirty-five-year-old Marcus Burk of Springfield pled guilty to felony stealing and was sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections.

Thirty-year-old Matthew Griffin of Springfield pled guilty to bringing a controlled substance into the jail and received an eight-year sentence as part of a plea agreement.

The police department says in a news release that additional catalytic converter theft investigations are ongoing.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.