St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
News Release for Jan. 14-21, 2014
St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies along with members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force conducted investigations that lead to several arrests for drug activity during the week of Jan. 14-21.
Several face felony drug charges
On Jan. 19, Carrie Curtis, 40, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for class C felony possession of a controlled substance. The warrant was issued on Jan. 16. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety and a court date of Feb. 21 was given.
The charge stems from an incident on Nov. 8, 2013 when St. Clair County deputies and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force conducted a drug investigation at Curtis’ residence on SE 600 Road, Collins. A mirror and digital scales that field tested positive for methamphetamine were located during the investigation. Curtis admitted using methamphetamine and washing it down the drain when she saw law enforcement at her residence.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, Steven Wilcox, 42, and Shawna Kalberloh, 42, both of Lowry City, were arrested on felony drug charges. On Jan 17 arrest warrants were issued charging Wilcox with a class B felony of distributing, delivering,
manufacturing, producing a controlled substance. His bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety. Kalberloh was charged with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. Her bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force made the arrests following an investigation at a residence Wilcox and Kalberloh were staying at on NE 700 Road, Lowry City. Wilcox and Kalberloh were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Wilcox was also found to be in possession of multiple items related to sales of methamphetamine.
In a separate incident on Jan. 16, law enforcement officials conducting a drug investigation at a residence on NE 364 Road, Osceola, made contact with
Chad McFarland, 42, and Megan Shields, 25, both of Independence. The investigation revealed McFarland and Shields to be in possession of methamphetamines. A check of the individuals revealed both had outstanding warrants from other counties.
On Jan. 17, formal charges were filed with the St. Clair County Court charging McFarland and Shields with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. Bonds are set at $10,000 cash or surety.
Sheriff Keeler stated he and his staff are committed to relentlessly pursuing any and all illegal drug activity in St. Clair County.
Criminal summons issued for man from Collins
On Jan. 17, Jeremy Hernandez, 21, Collins, was charged with a class A misdemeanor of resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 16 when a deputy responded to an alleged domestic at a residence on SE 777 Private Road. Hernandez was told to leave the residence and refused. He was placed under arrest and continued to disobey the orders given by the deputy. He attempted to headbutt a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper that was on scene to assist. Hernandez was tased by a deputy to get him to comply with law enforcement. He was detained at the St. Clair County Jail on a investigational hold and released after a criminal summons was issued with a court date of Feb. 7..
Warrant arrests .
On Jan. 14, Jessie Sorrell, 30, Blackwell, OK, was arrested on a felony St. Clair County probation violation warrant. The warrant was issued on Nov. 27, 2013. In September 2012 Sorrell plead guilty to class D felony charge of sexual misconduct or attempt with a child under 15 years old. He was sentenced to four years in the
Missouri Department of Corrections. The execution of the sentence was suspended and Sorrell was placed on five years supervised probation. The charge stemmed from an incident in January 2009. Sorrell is being held with no bond and is scheduled for a court appearance on Feb. 3.
On Jan. 14, Brent Stapp, 41, Springfield, was arrested on an outstanding St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor charge of passing bad checks. The warrant was issued on Jan. 8 and stemmed from an incident in July 2011. Bond was set at $500 cash only and a court date of Feb. 7 was given.
On Jan. 14, Amanda L. Couffer, 30, Lowry City, was arrested in St. Clair County on nine outstanding misdemeanor warrants from the Harrisonville Police Department for contempt of court. The total bond was set at $805 cash only and a court date of March 5 was given.
On Jan. 17, Jonathan Mullen, 31, Urich, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for
class C felony passing bad checks-$500 or more and no account/insufficient funds. Bond was set at $300 cash or $10,000 surety and a court date of Feb. 21 was given.
Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Sheriff Keeler urges citizens to visit the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office website, www.scsomo.org. He noted information on the website is update frequently throughout the week. Sheriff Keeler urged those with any information concerning ongoing cases to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, 417-646-2565, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.