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Hart, Sarina

Incident Date:
2018-04-04
Arrested:
2019-02-10
Court Date:
2019-02-20
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00448

Count I-class D felony stealing-$750 or more 
Count II-class D felony financial exploitation of an elder/disabled person


Additional Information:

A St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SE 871 Road in Collins in regards to stealing on April 4, 2018. The deputy made contact with Selma Martin. Martin stated she had let her niece, Hart, borrow her debit card to go buy some uniforms for her new job and some gas to get to and from Springfield. Martin stated Hart had taken the card and fled the area.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Feb. 4-11, 2019

Wood, John

Incident Date:
2018-06-29
Arrested:
2018-07-13
Court Date:
2019-02-13
Court Disposition:
Case set for Jury Trial on 2/13/2019 Trial Week
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00303

Count I-class D felony burglary in the second degree


News Links:

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

Willmore, Heather

Incident Date:
2018-07-18
Arrested:
2018-07-18
Court Date:
2019-03-04
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00311

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

8/3/18-Warrant issued for failure to appear in court


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were advised of a careless and imprudent driver on Highway 13. A search of the surrounding area revealed a car matching the description and license plates located at The Port Convenience Store. Deputies made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle, along with Willmore’s two children. The Department of Family Services was notified and the children were released to their father. A K9 unit did an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie with a white crystal like substance and a glass pipe. The white crystal substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Willmore admitted the drugs and glass pipe to be hers.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Aug. 20-27, 2018

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

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates July 16-20, 2018

Slaughter, Casey

Incident Date:
2018-04-26
Arrested:
2018-04-26
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00195

Class D possession of a controlled substance
Class D misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

 2/4/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Count I: Court grants Suspended Imposition of Sentence; Defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years
Count II: $250 fine


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after the St. Clair County Special Response Team helped the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force serve a search warrant on a residence in Appleton City.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release April 23-30, 2018

Wareham, Miriam

Incident Date:
2018-10-17
Arrested:
2018-10-17
Court Date:
2019-03-04
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00458

Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class D felony delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county/private jail or correctional center without written permission
Count III-class E felony keeping or maintaining a public nuisance


Additional Information:

The warrant comes after the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant on a residence in Appleton City where Wareham resides. During the search, a plastic baggie with a white crystal like substance was found. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

While at the jail, Wareham was asked again if she had anything illegal on her person. She was advised that if she brought anything illegal into the facility, it would be another felony charge. Wareham denied having anything. During the intake process, another plastic baggie containing a white crystal like substance was found on her person. The substance did test positive for methamphetamine.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Oct. 15-22, 2018

Merriman, Michael

Incident Date:
2018-03-13
Arrested:
2018-05-25
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00178
Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

9/5/18-Warrant issued for failure to appear
10/15/18-Arrested on warrant

1/7/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Defendant found to be a prior drug offender as defined by statute
Count I: Defendant sentenced to 8 years in MO Dept of Corrections; execution of sentence suspended; defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years:$300 fine
Count II: Dismissed by State


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on March 13, 2018. During the stop, Merriman gave consent to search the vehicle. During the search, two glass pipes with crystal like residue were found, and tested positive for methamphetamines.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release May 21-28, 2018

Maxwell, Heath

Incident Date:
2018-07-18
Arrested:
2018-07-18
Court Date:
2019-05-16
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00310

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


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were advised of a careless and imprudent driver on Highway 13. A search of the surrounding area revealed a car matching the description and license plates was located at The Port Convenience Store. Deputies made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle. A K9 unit did an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. During a search of the vehicle a baggie with a white crystal like substance was found along with a glass pipe. A field test of the white crystal like substance was positive for methamphetamine.


News Links:

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

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates July 16-20, 2018

Rodriguez, Andrea

Incident Date:
2018-09-12
Arrested:
2018-09-12
Court Date:
2019-03-04
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00403

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


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle Rodriguez was a passenger in. The deputy requested 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 a search of the vehicle the deputy found a marijuana cigarette in the passenger door and two $1 bills in Rodriguez’s purse that had a white crystal like residue on them. Rodriguez handed the deputy some plastic bags that had a crystal like substance in one and marijuana in the other. Rodriguez admitted to all the items as being hers. The baggie and dollar bills did field test positive for methamphetamine.         


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Sept. 10-17, 2018

Pfeifer, John

Incident Date:
2018-07-26
Arrested:
2018-07-26
Court Date:
2019-03-04
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00316

Count I-class A felony trafficking drugs in the first degree
Count II-class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 11-35 grams


Additional Information:

The charges come after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over the vehicle that Pfeifer was driving for traffic violations. A K9 unit was called to the scene to conduct an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics. Pfeifer admitted to having marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle the marijuana was located where Pfeifer said it was, along with acid (LSD) laced paper, marijuana wax, and drug paraphernalia.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release July 23-30, 2018

Herdman, Kenneth

Incident Date:
2017-06-14
Arrested:
2017-06-14
Court Date:
2019-02-04
Court Disposition:
Sentencing set 4/11/2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Charges:

Case# 17SR-CR00278

Two counts of class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Class E felony unlawful use of a weapon (possess weapon and a felony controlled substance)  

2/4/19-Tried by Court
The Court announces its Finding of Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt as charged in the 1st Amended Information


Additional Information:

           The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force investigation during the early morning hours on June 14 at a residence on East Second Street, Appleton City. During the investigation a Cobra .38 special loaded with two rounds was located in Kenneth Herdman’s pants pocket. Another RG .38 special with six rounds of was located in a shoulder holster under his left arm. In another pocket a container with 17 Alprazolam, a schedule four controlled substance, was located.

            A small clear re-closable plastic bag with a white powder substance was found inside a shared bedroom of Kenneth and Tamara. A white powder substance was also located in two long handled wooden shaker containers hanging on a wall in the bedroom.  Each of the items field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.


News Links:

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release and Court Case Updates June 12-15, 2017

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