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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Dec. 4-Dec. 11, 2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Dec. 4-Dec. 11, 2017

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven arrests and took a stealing report during the week of Dec. 4-Dec. 11, 2017.

                                                                       Warrant Arrests
           

John Younce Jr.

            John Younce Jr.- On Dec. 11, John Younce Jr., 44, Belton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county/private jail/correction center except with a written prescription, and a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. Total bond is set at $17,500 cash or surety.
            The charges stem from a traffic stop on Sept. 2, 2017 by a St. Clair County deputy.
           

Brian Hoffman

            Brian Hoffman- On Dec. 11, Brian Hoffman, 48, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with an unclassified felony probation violation. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.
           

Thomas Witt

            Thomas Witt- On Dec. 10, Thomas Witt, 32, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Cedar County warrant charging him with a class E felony driving while revoked. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.
           

Michael Doerr

            Michael Doerr- On Dec. 9, Michael Doerr, 58, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
            The arrest comes from a St. Clair County investigation into a suspicious vehicle at Surgarfoot BBQ restaurant. St. Clair county deputies arrived to check on the vehicle and found Doerr sitting in the driver’s seat. A K9 did an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic baggie with a crystal like substance in it and a glass pipe. A field test of the baggie showed positive for methamphetamines.
             

Joshua Bohannon

            Joshua Bohannon- On Dec. 6, Joshua Bohannon, 33, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault.
            The arrest comes after the victim reported that she and Bohannon got into an argument. The victim stated that during the argument, Bohannon punched her in the face several times and then put her in a headlock. A request for prosecution was filled out.
             

David Faulkner

             David Faulkner- On Dec. 4, David Faulkner, 32, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
             The charges stem from a Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force investigation on Aug. 22, 2017.
             

Gerald Fennewald

             Gerald Fennewald- On Dec. 4, Gerald Fennewald, 40, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony domestic assault in the third degree. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
             The arrest comes from a St. Clair County investigation into a domestic assault in Appleton City. The victim stated that Fennewald had punched her in the face during an argument. A request for prosecution was filled out.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                    Trailer Stolen Out of Osceola Off of TT Highway
            On Dec. 11, a St. Clair County deputy was notified to contact Dave Ford in reference to a stolen trailer.
            Ford stated his neighbor called him earlier in the day and informed him that Ford’s 16 ft. trailer was stolen off of his property.
            Ford described the trailer as a black 2006 16 ft. Maxey trailer with four foot wood sides that are painted black, with grey wheels.
            Estimated value of the trailer is $4,800.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Dec. 4-Dec. 8, 2017

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Dec. 4-Dec. 8, 2017

 Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made three arrests during the week of Dec. 4-Dec. 8, 2017.

Warrant Arrests

           

Joshua Bohannon
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          Joshua Bohannon- On Dec. 6, Joshua Bohannon, 33, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony domestic assault in the second degree. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
          The arrest comes after the victim reported that she and Bohannon got into an argument. The victim stated that during the argument, Bohannon punched her in the face several times and then put her in a headlock. A request for prosecution was filled out.
           

David Faulkner

          David Faulkner- On Dec. 4, David Faulkner, 32, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
            The charges stem from a Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force investigation on Aug. 22, 2017.
           

Gerald Fennewald

            Gerald Fennewald- On Dec. 4, Gerald Fennewald, 40, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony domestic assault in the third degree. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
            The arrest comes from a St. Clair County investigation into a domestic assault in Appleton City. The victim stated that Fennewald had punched her in the face during an argument. A request for prosecution was filled out.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Nov. 27- Dec. 4, 2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Nov. 27- Dec. 4, 2017

              Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made five arrests, took two stealing reports, shoplifting report, and a trespassing report during the week of Nov. 27- Dec. 4, 2017.

                                                                Warrant Arrests
           

David Faulkner

            David Faulkner- On Dec. 4, David Faulkner, 32, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
            The charges stem from a Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force investigation on Aug. 22, 2017.
           

Edward Walker

            Edward Walker- On Dec. 3, Edward Walker, 30, Collins, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Henry County warrant charging him with a class D felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments. Bond is set at $500 cash only.
           

Zachary Michaels

         Zachary Michaels- On Dec. 2, Zachary Michaels, 22, Galena, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy during a traffic stop for two unclassified felony charges of probation violation. Total bond is set at $30,000 cash or surety.
         Michaels was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for traffic violations. A record check showed he had two warrants out of Ray County.
           

Melvin Lee

        Melvin Lee- On Dec. 1, Melvin Lee, 52, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault in the fourth degree. Lee was booked and released pending formal charges.
        The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy responded to NE 151 Rd. in Osceola after a report of a domestic assault in progress. When the deputy arrived at the scene, Lee was walking towards the deputy in his driveway.
            The deputy spoke with the female subject at the house. She stated that Lee and her always argue towards the end of the month, but this time was worse. She stated, this time, Lee had hit her.
           

Micky Kottwitz

            Micky Kottwitz- On Nov. 27, Micky Kottwitz, 42, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Kottwitz was booked and released pending formal charges.
            The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over a vehicle for traffic violations. The driver gave the deputy consent to search the vehicle. The passenger, Kottwitz, admitted to having methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia on his person.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                                Trespassing in Osceola
            On Dec. 1, a St. Clair County deputy responded to NW E Highway in reference to a person trespassing.
            Upon arrival the deputy made contact with Thomas Hatch. He stated that, David Fowler, use to live at his house until he was kicked out approximately two weeks prior to this incident. Hatch stated that when he kicked Fowler out of the house, he was to never return.
            Hatch stated that Fowler showed up at his house with an unknown female to pick up another female. Fowler was wondering around Hatch’s driveway.
            A request for prosecution was filled out.

                                                           Shoplifting in Appleton City
            On Nov. 30, A St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General Store on Fourth Street, Appleton City in reference to a shoplifting in progress.
            The deputy was advised that three juvenile females had left the store and were walking west towards the park.
            The deputy made contact with a store employee who stated that three female juveniles were in the store around the makeup and the headphones. The store employee stated that he watched the video surveillance footage and observed that the juveniles were stuffing products into a jacket.
            The employee also stated that all three juveniles went into the bathroom at the same time and one returned to the bathroom to get her coat. The employee stated he went into the bathroom and located an empty pink “Gumy” earphone package in the trash can.
            Another St. Clair County deputy was searching the area for the three juveniles and located them at the city park. The juveniles denied stealing anything. The area was searched and a set of pink earphones were located where the deputy had originally seen the juveniles.
            The juveniles were transported to their residence and contact was made with their mother. The situation was explained to her and that the case would be turned over to the juvenile office.

                                                             Stealing in Lowry City
           On Nov. 28, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General in Lowry City in reference to stealing.
           Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the assistant manager. She stated that she was working behind the register and watched a male subject giving hand signals to two females outside of the store. The assistant manager said she then noticed two females jump into a gold colored Ford Thunderbird and leave.
           The assistant manager stated she went outside and looked at the clothing rack and noticed four or five heavy sweaters, and three child size outfits missing.
           The assistant manager described one female as having blonde hair, wearing a tank top and sweater. The second female has red hair and glasses, wearing a brown and red long sleeve top.
           Estimated value of items is $62.50.

                                                            Stealing in Appleton City
            On Nov. 27, a St. Clair County deputy was advised by the St. Clair County Communications Division of a call for service in reference to a theft.
            The deputy made contact via the phone to the victim, Adam Strope.  Strope said between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2017 and 9:30 a.m. of November 26, 2017 three of nine trail cameras were stolen from his property off of Highway H south of Highway O.
            Strope said the cameras were in the woods on his property. The cameras missing are a Bushnell trail camera and the second was a Browning trail camera. Total value of the cameras is $315.
            Strope stated there was also a camera missing that the Missouri Conservation owned. Both parties involved desired prosecution.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017

 Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made two arrests, took two stealing reports, and a shoplifting report during the week of Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2017.

                                                                  Warrant Arrests
           

Melvin Lee

            Melvin Lee- On Dec. 1, Melvin Lee, 52, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault in the fourth degree. Lee was booked and released pending formal charges.
            The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy responded to NE 151 Rd. in Osceola after a report of a domestic assault in progress. When the deputy arrived at the scene, Lee was walking towards the deputy in his driveway.
            The deputy spoke with the female subject at the house. She stated that Lee and her always argue towards the end of the month, but this time was worse. She stated, this time, Lee had hit her.

           

Micky Kottwitz

            Micky Kottwitz- On Nov. 27, Micky Kottwitz, 42, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Kottwitz was booked and released pending formal charges.
            The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over a vehicle for traffic violations. The driver gave the deputy consent to search the vehicle. The passenger, Kottwitz, admitted to having methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia on his person.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                                                                 Stealing in Appleton City
            On Nov. 27, a St. Clair County deputy was advised by the St. Clair County Communications Division of a call for service in reference to a theft.
            The deputy made contact via the phone to the victim, Adam Strope. Strope said between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2017 and 9:30 a.m. of November 26, 2017 three of nine trail cameras were stolen from his property off of Highway H south of Highway O.
            Strope said the cameras were in the woods on his property. The cameras missing are a Bushnell trail camera and the second was a Browning trail camera. Total value of the cameras is $315.
            Strope stated there was also a camera missing that the Missouri Conservation owned. Both parties involved desired prosecution.

                                                                 Stealing in Lowry City
            On Nov. 28, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General in Lowry City in reference to stealing.
            Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the assistant manager. She stated that she was working behind the register and watched a male subject giving hand signals to two females outside of the store. The assistant manager said she then noticed two females jump into a gold colored Ford Thunderbird and leave.
            The assistant manager stated she went outside and looked at the clothing rack and noticed four or five heavy sweaters, and three child size outfits missing.
            The assistant manager described one female as having blonde hair, wearing a tank top and sweater. The second female has red hair and glasses, wearing a brown and red long sleeve top.
            Estimated value of items is $62.50.

                                                              Shoplifting in Appleton City
            On Nov. 30, A St. Clair County deputy responded to Dollar General Store on Fourth Street, Appleton City in reference to a shoplifting in progress.
            The deputy was advised that three juvenile females had left the store and were walking west towards the park.
            The deputy made contact with a store employee who stated that three female juveniles were in the store around the makeup and the headphones. The store employee stated that he watched the video surveillance footage and observed that the juveniles were stuffing products into a jacket.
            The employee also stated that all three juveniles went into the bathroom at the same time and one returned to the bathroom to get her coat. The employee stated he went into the bathroom and located an empty pink “Gumy” earphone package in the trash can.
            Another St. Clair County deputy was searching the area for the three juveniles and located them at the city park. The juveniles denied stealing anything. The area was searched and a set of pink earphones were located where the deputy had originally seen the juveniles.
            The juveniles were transported to their residence and contact was made with their mother. The situation was explained to her and that the case would be turned over to the juvenile office.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Nov. 20-27, 2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Nov. 20-27, 2017

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made six arrests, took a stealing report, a stolen vehicle report, and recovered a stolen vehicle during the week of Nov. 20-27, 2017.

Warrant Arrests

           

Micky Kottwitz

              Micky Kottwitz- On Nov. 27, Micky Kottwitz, 42, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Kottwitz was booked and released pending formal charges.
              The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over a vehicle for traffic violations. The driver gave the deputy consent to search the vehicle. The passenger, Kottwitz, admitted to having methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia on his person.
           

Joseph Figgins

               Joseph Figgins- On Nov. 25, Joseph Figgins, 63, Marionville, was arrested on a misdemeanor D possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. Figgins was booked and released pending formal charges.
            The arrest comes from a traffic stop, which Figgins was a passenger. It was found that Figgins had a baggie of marijuana hidden in his pants.
           

Matthew Guzman

            Matthew Guzman- On Nov. 23, Matthew Guzman, 42, Kansas City, was arrested during a traffic stop for a warrant from Clay County charging him with a misdemeanor of non support. The Cass County warrant is for a felony probation violation. Total bond is set at $17,939 cash only.
            The arrest comes from a traffic stop, where Guzman was a passenger in the vehicle. A record check showed he had outstanding warrants from Clay County and Cass County.
             

Oriana Lee

             Oriana Lee- On Nov. 23, Oriana Lee, 26, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $12,500.
            The warrant comes after a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy. During the stop, Lee stated to the deputy, there was a glass methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, the glass pipe and small baggies of methamphetamines were found.
             

Salomon Fregoso

             Salomon Fregoso- On Nov. 21, Salomon Fregoso, 30, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor domestic assault in the fourth degree. Fregoso was booked and released pending formal charges.
             The arrest stems from an investigation into a domestic assault at 102 Goodrich Dr. in which, Melissa Fregoso claimed that Salomon Fregoso tried to forcefully remove their infant son from her arms.
             

Cody Franklin

             Cody Franklin- On Nov. 20, Cody Franklin, 28, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy during a traffic stop on a Greene County warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of domestic assault in the third degree. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                                                           Stealing in Lowry City
            On Nov. 21, a St. Clair County deputy arrived at the Dollar General store in Lowry City in reference to a stealing complaint. The deputy spoke with employees of the store about the incident. They stated they saw three white adult females and one juvenile white female removing products from the store. One female is described as having red hair.
            The females exited the store and got into Chevrolet Suburban.
            Video evidence was collected from the scene and a request for prosecution was signed.

                                           Stolen Vehicle Recovered in St. Clair County
            On Nov. 22, while patrolling south on U Highway, a St. Clair County deputy noticed a red pickup truck parked in the grass on the east side of the road. A check of the vehicle showed that it was reported stolen out of Polk County.
            Polk County Sheriff’s Office was notified and the vehicle was taken custody of by a tow company.

                                                        Stolen Vehicle from Osceola
            On Nov. 22, St. Clair County deputies arrived at NE U Highway in reference to a stolen vehicle.
            Deputies spoke with Billy Wood II. He advised that at approximately 7:50 p.m. he noticed his vehicle missing from his driveway. He stated that he had just purchased the vehicle from his father and had yet to register it. The title for the vehicle was in it when it was stolen. Wood stated it was a 1991 Chevrolet pickup, red and silver in color with possible damage to the driver’s side rear bumper.
            A suspect was named and a request for prosecution was signed.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org

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

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

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 13 arrests, took two trespassing reports, a burglary report, and a stealing report during the weeks of Nov. 6-21, 2017.

Warrant Arrests

           

Cody Franklin

           Cody Franklin- On Nov. 20, Cody Franklin, 28, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy during a traffic stop on a Greene County warrant for failure to appear in court on an original charge of domestic assault in the third degree. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.

           

Jesse Morse

           Jesse Morse- On Nov. 18, Jesse Morse, 29, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy for a class C felony of receiving stolen property. Morse was booked and released pending formal charges.
           While on patrol, a St. Clair County deputy observed a truck on the shoulder of the road. As he approached the vehicle, he could see a female subject, lying down on the seat. The deputy ran the vehicle and found it to be stolen out of Greene County. It was found that Morse also had a suspended driver’s license.

           

Ashley Vandenburg

            Ashley Vandenburg- On Nov. 17, Ashley Vandenburg, 28, Nevada, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony for possession of a controlled substance.
            Vandenburg was pulled over for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, a K9 did an exterior sniff search of the vehicle, and alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag, that field tested positive for methamphetamines.

           

Renee Houk

            Renee Houk- On Nov. 14, Renee Houk, 38, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Total bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
            The charge comes from an investigation by the Mid Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

           

Mike Mullen

            Mike Mullen- On Nov. 14, Mike Mullen, 38, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $12,500.
            The charges come from an investigation by the Mid Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

           

             Leonard Spence- On Nov. 14, Leonard Spence, 58, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony delivery of a controlled substance, class E felony delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety.
            The charges come from an investigation by the Mid Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

           

Kylee Beard

             Kylee Beard- On Nov. 13, Kylee Beard, 22, Pittsburg, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failure to appear in court on a class C misdemeanor of exceeding the posted speed limit by 16-19 mph. Total bond is set at $245 cash only.
            The charge stems from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Feb. 12, 2016.

             

Thomas Manuel

             Thomas Manuel- On Nov. 13, Thomas Manuel, 35, Quincy, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree. Manuel was booked and released pending formal charges.
             The arrest stems from a St. Clair County investigation into a domestic assault. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Manuel standing on the porch, in a very agitated state. One deputy spoke with Manuel, while the other deputy made contact with the victims inside the house. The victims stated that Manuel started accusing them of being in an intimate relationship and they became frightened. The victims barricaded themselves in a room and Manuel repeatedly tried to break through the door. One of the victims stated that Manuel had made threats to do bodily harm to him.  

           

Christopher Gurley

           Christopher Gurley- On Nov. 9, Christopher Gurley, 34, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
           The charges stem from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Aug. 15, 2017.

           

Amy Hamp

            Amy Hamp- On Nov. 8, Amy Hamp, 37, Deepwater, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy for warrants out of Johnson County and Henry County. The Johnson County warrant was for failure to appear in court on an ordinance charge. The Henry County warrant was for failure to register motor vehicle. Total bond is set at $225 cash only.

           

Lorent Case

            Lorent Case- On Nov. 8, Lorent Case, 53, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and a class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
            The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on July, 30, 2017. Lorent gave deputies consent to search his vehicle. During the search deputies found drug paraphernalia, methamphetamines, and a loaded weapon.

           

Katherine Mitchell

             Katherine Mitchell- On Nov. 8, Katherine Mitchell, 51, Garden City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original charge of a class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.
            The original charge stems from a Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force investigation on March 21, 2016.

           

Flint Greer

            Flint Greer- On Nov. 7, Flint Greer, 28, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him a probation violation on original charges of a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.
            The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Feb. 8, 2017, when a deputy was dispatched to a call of a trespasser causing a disturbance at on SE 1074 Road, Collins. Contact was made with Greer, who had driven to Pilot Travel Center, Collins. During the investigation a crystalline substance was located and field tested positive for methamphetamine.  Several items of methamphetamine paraphernalia were also located.  

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                                                               Burglary in Osceola
            On Nov. 16, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Truman Road in reference to a burglary.
            Upon arrival the deputy spoke with Roy Mart. Mart stated he had placed some money inside of an envelope. Mart stated when he went to check on his money, he noticed his papers had been moved and his money was missing. Mart stated $1,700 was missing.
            Mart named James Schmutz as a person of interest. Schmutz lived with Mart for approximately seven months and may have known where he kept the money hidden. Mart stated he had recently kicked Schmutz out of the house do to Schmutz’s drug usage. Mart stated Schmutz  may also still have a key to the residence.
            Mart stated the last time he saw the money was on November 14.

                                                        Trespasser near Roscoe Area
            On Nov. 13, a St. Clair County deputy was advised of a report of trespassing.
            Gary Martin stated he recently bought 80 acres near Roscoe. Martin stated he recently went walking on his property to hang deer stands and noticed he had a walnut tree that had been cut down. He also stated he found a game camera about 20 feet from his front porch pointed towards the front door of his cabin.
            Martin stated William Coleman was on his property when he bought it. Martin stated Coleman was hauling dry wood of the property.
            Evidence was collected from the scene and a request for prosecution was signed.

                                                        Trespasser Cited in Osceola
            On Nov. 11, a St. Clair County deputy was contacted over the phone by phone William Adrian in reference to trespassing and littering.
            Adrian told the deputy he takes care of land belonging to Joseph Swearengin. Adrian stated he was going out hunting on Swearengin’s land and found some trash along a path. Adrian followed the path and located a plastic zip-lock bag with Missouri Conservation Department deer tags in it belonging to Brandon L. Brewer. The deputy informed Adrian to bring Swearengin and come to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and file a report and sign a request for prosecution.
            On Nov. 12, St. Clair County deputies and a Missouri Department of Conservation agent went to the address that was on the deer tags and made contact with Brandon Brewer. The Conservation agent cited Brewer for trespassing.

                                                           Property Stolen from Osceola
            On Nov. 6, a St. Clair County deputy was advised to make contact with James Patroske regarding theft of a deer tree stand.
            The deputy and Patroske went to the property located off of NE 82 Highway. Patroske showed the deputy where the tree stand was last seen on Oct. 30. Patroske described the stand as a 24 foot single person stand.
             Evidence was collected from the scene and a request for prosecution was signed.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2017

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made five arrests, took a stolen car report, burglary report, and recovered a stolen gun during the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2017.

Warrant Arrests
         

Joshua Bohannon

       Joshua Bohannon- On Nov. 6, Joshua Bohannon, 33, Osceola, was    arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
       The charges stem from a Mid Missouri Drug Task Force investigation on Oct. 2, 2017.

           

Christopher Butrick

       Christopher Butrick- On Nov. 4, Christopher Butrick, 48, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony of possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop on Nov. 4. Butrick was being held on a 24 hour hold. He was released after the hold expired, pending formal charges.
           The arrest stems from a traffic stop on a vehicle that Butrick was driving. The deputy made contact with Butrick and explained why he pulled him over. During their conversation, the deputy asked Butrick if he could search the vehicle. Butrick gave consent to search his vehicle.
            A search of the vehicle revealed a small baggie of a crystal like substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamines.

           

Zachary Hyden

          Zachary Hyden- On Nov. 2, Zachary Hyden, 34, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on an ordinance charge of exceeding the posted speed limit by 11-15 mph. Bond is set at $193 cash only.
          The charge comes from a traffic stop by the Osceola Police Department on Feb. 28, 2016.

           

Paul Ticknor

          Paul Ticknor- On Nov. 1, Paul Ticknor, 57, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.
          The arrest comes from a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on July 20, 2017. During his patrol, the deputy noticed a vehicle cross the center line into oncoming traffic. The driver made a sudden correction back into his lane, causing his tires on the right side of his vehicle to come off the highway.
            The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Paul Ticknor. The deputy performed a sobriety test on Ticknor, which he failed. He was placed under arrest.

           

 

            Mellissa Fregoso- On Nov. 1, Mellissa Fregoso, 37, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class A misdemeanor domestic assault. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.
            Deputies responded to 102 Goodrich Dr., Osceola. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with Soloman Fregoso in the parking lot. Fregoso stated that his wife, Mellissa Fregoso, had assaulted him. He said he was lying on the couch when his wife came into the apartment, yelling at him and then threw the phone at him. Fregoso also stated that his wife yelled at him several more times and then jumped on top of him and hit him in the face.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                                                  Vehicle Reported Stolen Out of Collins
            On Nov. 1, a St. Clair County deputy took a stolen vehicle report from Flint Greer in Collins. Greer stated he was in an accident on Oct. 31 and parked his 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac at Bud Wilkerson’s house on SE 871 Rd.
            The deputy went to Wilkerson’s house to try and locate the vehicle. Wilkerson stated that Greer left his vehicle in his driveway after being told not to. Wilkerson wanted the vehicle removed so, Paul Reaves removed the vehicle.
            On Nov. 2, an anonymous tip was received that the vehicle was located at 4885 SE 871 Rd., Collins. The deputy went to the address and located the vehicle and had it towed. While there the deputy made contact with Paul Reaves. Reaves stated he was keeping the vehicle because Greer owed him some money for working on the truck. The deputy informed Reaves that Greer had reported it stolen. Reaves became angry and went back into his residence. 

                                                                Burglary in Collins
            On Nov. 03, 2017 a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to SE 801 Collins in reference to a burglary.           
            Upon arrival the deputy spoke with the owner, Bernald Comstock. Comstock stated the last time she was at the residence was approximately, August 25, 2017 and everything was fine at that time.
            When Comstock arrived at the residence on November 03, she noticed that someone had kicked in the door on the north of the house damaging the door and the frame of the door. She entered the residence to find a mink fur coat was missing and a stainless steel side by side Frigidaire refrigerator gone. There was damage to the floor from removing the refrigerator and someone had damaged the mantle over the fire place. The total loss is valued at $2,500.00.
             A request for prosecution was signed and evidence was collected from the scene.

                                                Stolen Gun Recovered in Lowry City from Clinton
            On Nov. 3, a St. Clair County deputy was contacted by a citizen of Lowry City who was interested in buying a hand gun from an individual. He wanted the serial number of the gun ran to make sure it wasn’t stolen.
            After a check of the serial number, it was found that the gun was stolen out of Clinton. The deputy contacted the Clinton Police Department, which did have a report on a stolen firearm that matched the one recovered in St. Clair County.
            A suspect has been named. The investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

 Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made three arrests and took a stealing report during the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017.

                                                                     Warrant Arrests
           

Zachary Hyden

          Zachary Hyden- On Nov. 2, Zachary Hyden, 34, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on an ordinance charge of exceeding the posted speed limit by 11-15 mph. Bond is set at $193 cash only.
          The charge comes from a traffic stop by the Osceola Police Department on Feb. 28, 2016.
         

Paul Ticknor

          Paul Ticknor- On Nov. 1, Paul Ticknor, 57, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.
          The arrest comes from a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on July 20, 2017. During his patrol, the deputy noticed a vehicle cross the center line into oncoming traffic. The driver made a sudden correction back into his lane, causing his tires on the right side of his vehicle to come off the highway.
          The deputy conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Paul Ticknor. The deputy performed a sobriety test on Ticknor, which he failed. He was placed under arrest.
         

Mellissa Fregoso

          Mellissa Fregoso- On Nov. 1, Mellissa Fregoso, 37, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class A misdemeanor domestic assault. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.
          Deputies responded to 102 Goodrich Dr., Osceola. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with Soloman Fregoso in the parking lot. Fregoso stated that his wife, Mellissa Fregoso, had assaulted him. He said he was lying on the couch when his wife came into the apartment, yelling at him and then threw the phone at him. Fregoso also stated that his wife yelled at him several more times and then jumped on top of him and hit him in the face.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                                                    Vehicle Reported Stolen Out of Collins
            On Nov. 1, a St. Clair County deputy took a stolen vehicle report from Flint Greer in Collins. Greer stated he was in an accident on Oct. 31 and parked his 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac at Bud Wilkerson’s house on SE 871 Rd.
            The deputy went to Wilkerson’s house to try and locate the vehicle. Wilkerson stated that Greer left his vehicle in his driveway after being told not to. Wilkerson wanted the vehicle removed so, Paul Reaves removed the vehicle.
            On Nov. 2, an anonymous tip was received that the vehicle was located at 4885 SE 871 Rd., Collins. The deputy went to the address and located the vehicle and had it towed. While there the deputy made contact with Paul Reaves. Reaves stated he was keeping the vehicle because Greer owed him some money for working on the truck. The deputy informed Reaves that Greer had reported it stolen. Reaves became angry and went back into his residence. 

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 23-30, 2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Oct. 23-30, 2017

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven arrests, took a stealing report, and a burglary report during the week of Oct. 23-30, 2017.

Warrant Arrests

           

Caitlyn Payne

            Caitlyn Payne- On Oct. 29, Caitlyn Payne, 21, Humansville, was arrested during an investigation into a medical call at Pilot Travel Center in Collins. Payne was arrested on a class D felony of possession of a controlled substance. She was booked and released pending formal charges.
            St. Clair County deputies made contact with Payne, along with Seth Loehr and Kiah Gannaway. Loehr stated his friend, Chad Alspaugh, was having a medical episode in the backseat of the vehicle. Alspaugh stated he needed an ambulance because he thought he was dying. He also stated that he had used methamphetamines recently.
            The deputies asked Payne if there were any drugs in the vehicle and she said no and began to act very nervous. The deputy asked dispatch to have a K9 come out and do an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert on the vehicle and the deputies conducted a search of the vehicle. Some paraphernalia was found with a white powder residue on it.
            Before entering the jail, Payne was asked if she had anything illegal on her person. It was explained it would be a higher charge if she did bring anything illegal into the facility. Payne then handed a plastic baggie with a white crystalline substance to the deputy.
           

Kiah Gannaway

            Kiah Gannaway- On Oct. 29, Kiah Gannaway, 28, Wheatland, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Polk County warrant for failing to appear in court on an infraction. Bond is set at $50 cash only.
            Gannaway was a passenger in a vehicle that was searched at Pilot Travel Center in Collins. A records check showed that he had a warrant out of Polk County.
           

 Stephanie Gilbert

            Stephanie Gilbert- On Oct. 28, Stephanie Gilbert, 50, Springfield, was arrested during a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy for a class C felony of receiving stolen property. Gilbert was booked and released pending formal charges.
            The deputy pulled Gilbert over for careless and imprudent driving. The deputy made contact with Gilbert and seen that she was upset and crying. She stated that people were trying to run her off the road. The deputy asked if Gilbert would step out of the vehicle and speak with him. As she stepped out of the vehicle she stated that there was a loaded pistol in her backpack. The deputy asked for consent to search her vehicle and to check the firearm to make sure it was legal. Gilbert gave consent, but didn’t know if the gun was legal, because she had bought it from an individual.
            A record check of the firearm showed that it was stolen out of Springfield, MO.
           

Samuel Wellington

            Samuel Wellington- On Oct. 26, Samuel Wellington, 24, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felonious possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
            The charges stem from an Osceola Police Department traffic stop on June 24, 2017.
           

Casey Watkins

            Casey Watkins- On Oct. 25, Casey Watkins, 31, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony, possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
            The arrest comes after a K9 did an exterior sniff test of vehicles in the parking lot. The K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics on a vehicle that was registered to Watkins. Deputies waited for her to exit the Sheriff’s Office and made contact with her. They explained that the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics on her vehicle and that they were going to search her vehicle. She admitted to having a pipe in her purse that was sitting on the front seat. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamines.
           

Justin Ward

            Justin Ward- On Oct. 25, Justin Ward, 27, Elkland, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on an original class D misdemeanor of driving while revoked/suspended. Bond is set at $262.50 cash only.
            The original charge stems from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Jan. 8, 2017.
           

Zachery Angst

           Zachery Angst- On Oct. 24, Zachery Angst, 35, St. Joseph, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failure to appear in court on an original unclassified misdemeanor charge of driving while suspended/revoked-first degree and a class B misdemeanor of exceeding the posted speed limit by 26 mph or more. Total bond is set at $1,330 cash only.
            The charges stem from a traffic stop on Sept. 2, 2016 by a St. Clair County deputy.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

                     Stealing Report in Collins
            On Oct. 23, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report from Amanda Hancock. Hancock stated that she and the other witness, Julian Barry, met Jody Tanner at Cox North in Springfield. She stated that during their conversation Tanner told them about a computer for sale in Osceola. They started to drive to Osceola and Tanner told them they were going to meet at Pilot Travel Center in Collins.
            Hancock said they pulled into Pilot and a black HHR pulled up next to them. While there, Tanner was insistent for the money for the computer. Hancock handed the money to Barry, and he handed it to Tanner. She stated that Tanner then took his bag from the back seat of the car and jumped into the HHR and sped off.
            Video surveillance was collected from Pilot. The case is ongoing.

                                                  Burglary Report in Collins
            On Oct. 26, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to SE 671 Road, Collins, in for a report of a burglary.
            The deputy arrived on scene and spoke with Kevin Wisner. Wisner said he was advised from an employee of the Wheeler and Sons Livestock Auction, the door on his mother's building was open.
            Wisner had entered into the building prior to the deputy’s arrival. When the deputy made entry into the building, he noticed there was damage to the doorway at the dead bolt lock and a pry mark below the dead bolt on the door jam. As he walked in the building he observed glass broken in multiple areas of the building. Wisner said he did notice the cases broken and that costume jewelry missing. Wisner said he did not know what all was missing from the building, but his mother would know more.
            A request for prosecution and probable cause statement were signed and evidence was collected from the scene.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Oct. 23-27, 2017

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Updates Oct. 23-27, 2017

 Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made four arrests, took a stealing report, and a burglary report during the week of Oct. 23-27, 2017.

Warrant Arrests

           

Samuel Wellington

            Samuel Wellington- On Oct. 26, Samuel Wellington, 24, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felonious possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
            The charges stem from an Osceola Police Department traffic stop on June 24, 2017.
           

Casey Watkins

             Casey Watkins- On Oct. 25, Casey Watkins, 31, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felonious possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
            The arrest comes after a K9 did an exterior sniff test of vehicles in the parking lot. The K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics on a vehicle that was registered to Watkins. Deputies waited for her to exit the Sheriff’s Office and made contact with her. They explained that the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics on her vehicle and that they were going to search her vehicle. She admitted to having a pipe in her purse that was sitting on the front seat. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamines.
           

Justin Ward

            Justin Ward- On Oct. 25, Justin Ward, 27, Elkland, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on an original class D misdemeanor of driving while revoked/suspended. Bond is set at $262.50 cash only.
            The original charge stems from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Jan. 8, 2017.
           

 Zachery Angst

            Zachery Angst- On Oct. 24, Zachery Angst, 35, St. Joseph, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failure to appear in court on an original unclassified misdemeanor charge of driving while suspended/revoked-first degree and a class B misdemeanor of exceeding the posted speed limit by 26 mph or more. Total bond is set at $1,330 cash only.
            The charges stem from a traffic stop on Sept. 2, 2016 by a St. Clair County deputy.

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 Stealing Report in Collins

            On Oct. 23, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report from Amanda Hancock. Hancock stated that she and the other witness, Julian Barry, met Jody Tanner at Cox North in Springfield. She stated that during their conversation Tanner told them about a computer for sale in Osceola. They started to drive to Osceola and Tanner told them they were going to meet at Pilot Travel Center in Collins.
            Hancock said they pulled into Pilot and a black HHR pulled up next to them. While there, Tanner was insistent for the money for the computer. Hancock handed the money to Barry, and he handed it to Tanner. She stated that Tanner then took his bag from the back seat of the car and jumped into the HHR and it sped off.
            Video surveillance was collected from Pilot. The case is ongoing.

Burglary Report in Collins

            On Oct. 26, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to SE 671 Road, Collins, in for a report of a burglary.
            The deputy arrived on scene and spoke with Kevin Wisner. Wisner said he was advised from an employee of the Wheeler and Sons Livestock Auction, the door on his mother's building was open.
            Wisner had entered into the building prior to the deputy’s arrival. When the deputy made entry into the building, he noticed there was damage to the doorway at the dead bolt lock and a pry mark below the dead bolt on the door jam. As he walked in the building he observed glass broken in multiple areas of the building. Wisner said he did notice the cases broken and that costume jewelry missing. Wisner said he did not know what all was missing from the building, but his mother would know more.
            A request for prosecution and probable cause statement were signed and evidence was collected from the scene.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to this case or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

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