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Mullen Jr., Michael J

Incident Date:
2017-05-02
Arrested:
2017-05-03
Court Date:
2019-08-05
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


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.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release and Court Case Updates May 1-8, 2017

Carpenter, Jonathan

Incident Date:
2019-04-09
Arrested:
2019-04-09
Court Date:
2019-08-07
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:
2019-09-13
Court Disposition:
Venue was changed to Henry County; remains set jury trial on 4/6/2020 all cases
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00437

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.


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Shooting in Osceola

Kilgore, Elizabeth

Incident Date:
2018-08-24
Arrested:
2018-09-16
Court Date:
2019-09-13
Court Disposition:
Venue changed to Henry County;remains set jury trial on 4/6/2020 all cases
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00404

Count I-class B felony possession of a weapon at a county/private jail/correctional center
Count II-class E felony acceding by a public servant 
Count III-class E felony acceding by a public servant


Additional Information:

The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that Kilgore had been getting personally involved with an inmate while employed at the St. Clair County Jail. The investigation resulted in her immediate termination and arrest on Aug. 24, 2018.

On Sept. 16, 2018, a warrant was issued for Kilgore’s arrest from Aug. 24. Deputies were notified to be on the lookout for Kilgore’s vehicle. While on patrol, a deputy noticed a vehicle matching the description of Kilgore’s vehicle exceeding the speed limit on the highway. The deputy performed a traffic stop on said vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, Kilgore, and advised her there was a warrant out for her arrest. Kilgore was advised that her vehicle was going to be towed. While the deputies inventoried the vehicle, they found a light bulb that had been modified into a smoking device that had a burnt residue in it along with a large sum of cash.


News Links:

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

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

Kilgore, Elizabeth

Incident Date:
2018-09-16
Arrested:
2018-09-16
Court Date:
2019-09-13
Court Disposition:
Venue changed to Henry County; remains set jury trial on 4/6/2020 all cases
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00408

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


News Links:

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

Combs, Adam

Incident Date:
2018-11-06
Arrested:
2018-11-06
Court Date:
2019-12-09
Court Disposition:
Remains set Jury trial on 12-17-19 trial week
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

Bennink, Misty

Incident Date:
2018-04-15
Arrested:
2018-04-21
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00170
Class E felony domestic assault in the third degree

5/16/19-Court enters Plea, Finding of Guilt, Sentence and Judgment
Defendant sentenced to 10 days in St. Clair Co. Jail. Defendant to be given credit for time previously served


Additional Information:

The charge comes after a St. Clair County investigation into an assault reported by Mary Mickle. The deputy arrived on scene at Citizen’s Memorial Healthcare Clinic and spoke with Mary Mickle. Mickle stated that her daughter, Misty Bennink, came home and woke her up telling her she wrecked Mickle’s car. Bennink asked Mickle if she had any cigarettes and Mickle stated she did not. Bennink got mad and punched Mickle in the nose and shoved her to the ground. Mickle stated she did not give Bennink permission to use her vehicle.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release April 16-23, 2018

Houk, Renee

Incident Date:
2017-11-14
Arrested:
2017-11-14
Charges:

Case# 17SR-CR00529
Class D felony possession of a controlled substance

5/14/19-Court enters Sentence and Judgment
Court grants Suspended Imposition of Sentence; defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years; defendant to serve 2 days shock detention in St. Clair Co. Jail


Additional Information:

The charges come from an investigation by the Mid Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Nov. 6-21, 2017

Foltz, James

Incident Date:
2017-06-15
Arrested:
2017-10-15
Court Disposition:
.
Charges:

Case# 17SR-CR00467

Count I-Class C felony delivery of controlled substance

4/10/19-Found guilty by jury.

5/16/19-Court enters Sentence and Judgment
Court grants Suspended Imposition of Sentence; Defendant placed on unsupervised probation for 2 years


Additional Information:

The original charge comes from an Osceola Police Department incident on June 15, 2017.


News Links:

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 9-16, 2017

Fetters, Kelly

Incident Date:
2018-03-22
Arrested:
2018-03-22
Charges:

Case# 18SR-CR00115
Count I-class D felony possession of a controlled substance
Count II-class A  misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

3/4/19-Court enters Plea and Finding of Guilt
Sentencing set for May 16, 2019

5/16/19-Court enters Sentence and Judgment
Count I: Defendant sentenced to 8 years in Mo Dept of Corrections; execution of sentence suspended; defendant placed on supervised probation for 5 years
Count II: defendant sentenced to one year in St. Clair Co. Jail; execution of sentence suspended; defendant placed on unsupervised probation for 1 year; sentence on Count II to be served concurrent with sentence on Count I


Additional Information:

The arrest comes after the vehicle Fetters was a passenger in was stopped for a traffic violation by a St. Clair County deputy. During a consensual search of the vehicle an eyeglass case was found that had three syringes in it along with a baggie of crystal like substance. The crystal like substance field tested positive for methamphetamines.


News Links:

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

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