The Cape Girardeau Police Department said Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was in town Monday for a speaking engagement when his car was stolen, driven through the wall of a gun store and torched on the side of a county road, the Southwest Missourian reported Tuesday.
"It's burnt to a cinder. It is unrecognizable," Kinder said Monday. "It was found at 5:30 this morning in some field, I don't even know where."
Police said the suspects drove the car through a brick wall at Shooter's Gun Shop but they were not successful in stealing any guns.
Investigators arrested Adam Cromer, 21, on charges of stealing a motor vehicle, first-degree tampering and second-degree attempted burglary. He was ordered held on $20,000 surety bond.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.