Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00492

Count I-class C felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class D felony resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony

2/6/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Count I: Defendant sentenced to 15 years in MO Dept of Corrections
Count II: Defendant sentenced to 4 years in Mo Dept of Corrections; sentences to be served consecutive with each other
Execution of Sentence suspended; Defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years

Spiva, Dennis
Age: 43  
City: Nevada  
Incident Date: 2016-07-21  
Arrest Date: 2019-01-22  
Additional Information

The charges stem from an investigation on July 21, 2016, near Highway 82 and SW 651 Road between Roscoe and Tiffin. After receiving a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area, a St. Clair County deputy met with Spiva who stated he parked his vehicle while he and a friend were walking the creek looking for arrowheads. During the investigation a glass pipe and a plastic container with approximately 21 grams of white crystal substance was located in Spiva’s possession. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. The moment when these items were discovered, Spiva fled on foot into creeks and timber. An extensive search of the area was conducted utilizing several officers and a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter. Spiva was not located.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Jan 21-28, 2019
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office