Court Case Update

Case# 18SR-CR00486-01

Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance 

1/7/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Defendant found to be a prior drug offender as defined by Statute
Defendant sentenced to 8 years in MO Dept of Corrections, execution of sentence suspended; defendant placed on unsupervised probation for 5 years; $150 fine

Harness, Matthew
Age: 36  
City: Warsaw  
Incident Date: 2018-08-29  
Arrest Date: 2018-11-07  
Additional Information

The warrant comes after a deputy made contact with a suspicious vehicle parked at the hotel in Osceola on Aug. 29, 2018. The deputy observed subjects walking around some nearby buildings. When the subjects returned to the vehicle the deputy made contact with them. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle.

Upon searching the vehicle, the deputy found a metal container with a baggie inside with white crystal like residue in it. Harness admitted the container was his. The residue field tested positive for methamphetamine.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Nov. 5-26, 2018
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office