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Wait, Vernon

Incident Date:
2018-03-25
Arrested:
2018-03-25
Court Date:
2020-07-22
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00117

Count I-class B felony delivery or possession of a weapon at a county/private jail or correctional center
Count II-class D felony burglary in the second degree
Count III-class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm
Count IV-class E felony possession of burglary tools
Count V-class A misdemeanor stealing
Count VI-class B misdemeanor property damage in the second degree
Count VII-class D misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended


Additional Information:

     The arrest comes after Wait walked to a residence and started to beat on the door and then refused to leave after being told to do so by the homeowner. The homeowner called the disturbance into the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy arrived on scene and made contact with Wait. Wait stumbled off the porch towards the deputy and stated that he was in a wreck and wanted to call for a ride. The deputy explained to Wait that he could give him a ride back to the accident scene to investigate, but would have to search him for weapons before he could get into the patrol vehicle. Wait agreed. During the search of his person, a loaded pistol was found in the pocket of his jacket. A record check revealed that Wait was disqualified from owing or possessing a firearm from a previous felony conviction.
     After further investigation, Wait admitted to burglarizing a residence on NE U Highway.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release March 19-26, 2018

Mullen Jr., Michael J

Incident Date:
2017-05-02
Arrested:
2017-05-03
Court Date:
2020-07-14
Charges:

Case# 17SR-CR00221
Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

5/7/18-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Count I- Defendant sentenced to 7 years in MO Dept of Corrections
Count II: $150 fine

4/10/19-Arrested on a probation violation

12/02/19-Probation violation hearing scheduled


Additional Information:

The charges stem from an incident on May 2, 2017 when a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Mullen was a passenger in on Highway D and North Center Road, Lowry City. During the investigation cellophane from a cigarette wrapper containing a crystalline residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located.  Mullen made admissions the residue belonged to him and also produced an unused syringe from his sock.


Carpenter, Jonathan

Incident Date:
2019-04-09
Arrested:
2019-04-09
Court Date:
2020-08-03
Charges:

Case# 19SR-CR00085

Count I-class D felony unlawful possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class A misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a suspicious car blocking the roadway on Highway 82 near Tiffin. The deputy arrived on scene and tried to wake the driver, Carpenter, who was asleep in the driver’s seat.

Carpenter finally woke up and the deputy advised him why he was there. After speaking with Carpenter, the deputy asked for consent to search the vehicle. Carpenter refused. The deputy called for a K9 unit to his location. The K9 did an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and did alert to the presence of narcotics. During the search of the vehicle, a plastic straw and a plastic bag of white crystal like substance was located in the vehicle.


Kilgore, Elizabeth

Incident Date:
2018-09-07
Arrested:
2018-10-05
Court Date:
2020-08-28
Court Disposition:
Venue was changed to Henry County
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00437

           18SR-CR00437-02

Count I-class A felony murder in the first degree


Additional Information:

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has charged Kilgore with a class A felony murder in the first degree in connection to the Sept. 7, 2018 murder/suicide in Osceola.


News Links:

Shooting in Osceola

Combs, Adam

Incident Date:
2018-11-06
Arrested:
2018-11-06
Court Date:
2020-10-05
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00512-02

Count I-unclassified felony rape-first degree
Count II-class D felony endangering the welfare of a child, creating a substantial risk-first offense


Additional Information:

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation into an alleged rape that had occurred with a juvenile victim.


News Links:

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

Mace, Bert

Incident Date:
2017-12-20
Arrested:
2018-01-20
Charges:

Case# 17SR-CR00560
Count I-Class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-Class B misdemeanor peace disturbance

3/6/18-Warrant issued for failing to appear in court

3/12/2020-Defendant Sentenced
Court enters Sentence and Judgment
Defendant sentenced to 8 years in MO Dept of Corrections; sentence to be served concurrent with sentence in Case No. 17SR-CR00330-01


Additional Information:

The charges stem from a St. Clair County investigation into a complaint at Twin Oaks Harbor. After Mace was placed in handcuffs, a search of his person revealed a small plastic bag with a crystal like substance in his pocket.


Parker Sr., Daniel

Incident Date:
2018-11-04
Arrested:
2018-11-04
Court Date:
2020-07-14
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00484

Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count III-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count IV-class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid 11-35 grams

4/11/19-Court enters Plea and Finding of Guilt
Sentencing set for 6/13/2019 at 1:30 p.m.

7/1/19-Warrant issued for failure to appear in court

7/7/2020-Arrested on warrant


Additional Information:

The arrest on Nov. 4, 2018, comes after a St. Clair County deputy was patrolling Appleton City trying to locate Parker for a follow up to an investigation. The deputy did locate Parker at a residence on East 2nd Street. When Parker was walking towards the deputy he had his hand in his coat pocket. The deputy told him multiple times to slowly remove his hand from the coat. Parker refused. The deputy was able to grab a hold of his arm and place him in handcuffs. The deputy checked Parker for weapons and found a knife. The deputy asked Parker if he had anything on his person that would poke or stick him. Parker admitted to having some syringes in his pocket. Parker gave consent for the deputy to look into his coat pocket. The deputy recovered four syringes, glass pipe, and a plastic baggie containing a white crystal like substance. In another pocket the deputy located a black device, approximately six inches in length, with what appeared to be a wick of some sort.

Parker was placed under arrest. The deputy contacted the Springfield Fire Department’s Bomb Disposal Unit to investigate the device. They arrived on scene and deactivated the device. The bomb tech advised the device was dangerous and illegal to possess. Charges are pending from this incident.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2018

Kamm, Sarah

Incident Date:
2018-02-25
Arrested:
2018-02-25
Court Date:
2020-07-15
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00067

Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia
Count III-class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less

6/1/2020-Counts II and III dismissed without prejudice


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to SE 1025 Road about a car that was stuck in a ditch. Deputies arrived and made contact with Kamm, who was in a field picking up rocks. The deputies asked her to empty her pockets and she did so willingly. A deputy observed a large bulge and what looked like to be a glass pipe in her outside coat pocket. Upon further investigation, a glass pipe was found in her coat pocket with some residue in it. Kamm admitted the pipe was hers. A search of her vehicle revealed a cellophane wrapper with some marijuana in it.
       


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Feb. 19-26, 2018

Wood, John

Incident Date:
2018-06-29
Arrested:
2018-07-13
Court Date:
2020-08-03
Court Disposition:
Sentencing Hearing Scheduled-08/03/2020
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00303

Count I-class D felony burglary in the second degree

4/23/2020-Guilty Plea


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release July 9-16, 2018

Gruber, Wendy

Incident Date:
2018-12-30
Arrested:
2018-12-30
Court Date:
2020-10-05
Court Disposition:
Jury Trial Scheduled-12/15/2020
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00571

Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class E felony unlawful use of a weapon
Count III-class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper were dispatched to a property on SE 1250 Road in reference to stealing and suspicious activity. The deputies made contact with two male subjects and one female subject. The trooper advised he observed the female throw a black object on the ground near where she was standing. A deputy recovered the item and seen it had a piece of a glass pipe in it with a white crystal like residue and a baggie containing a white crystal like residue. Another deputy observed a pistol lying in some leaves. Gruber was asked if the pistol was hers and she stated yes. The glass pipe did field test positive for methamphetamine.


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