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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office  News Release July 14 through July 28, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release July 14 through July 28, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made eight arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of July 28 through August 4, 2020.                            

Arrests

Travis Davis- On Aug. 3, Travis Davis, 33, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Taney County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original class D felony possession of a controlled substance. This is a no bond warrant.

Richard Rife- On Aug. 3, Richard Rife, 37, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class B felony driving while intoxicated-habitual. Rife was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Rife was driving for a moving violation. After making contact with Rife, the deputy asked if he had been drinking. Rife admitted he had been.

The deputy had Rife perform a field sobriety test. Rife failed. At the jail, the deputy requested a breathalyzer test from Rife. Rife had a blood alcohol concentration of .124%.

Shaun Norval- On July 31, Shaun Norval, 30, Rockville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and a class A misdemeanor resisting/interfering with arrest, detention, or stop. Norval was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Norval was driving for a moving violation. The deputy started to perform a field sobriety test on Norval. After starting, Norval refused to take any further tests. When the deputy went to place Norval into handcuffs, Norval tensed up and tried to pull away from the deputy. While at the jail, the deputy asked Norval again if he would take the sobriety test. Norval refused.

John Everhart- On July 30, John Everhart, 50, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony delivery of a controlled substance, a class D felony possession of a firearm, and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office assisted the Mid Missouri Drug Task in executing a search warrant on a residence on Highway WW. During the search of the residence, a plastic bag with crystal like substance was located, along with multiple loaded firearms, and multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine. Everhart admitted all the things found were his.

Terry Lesmeister- On July 30, Terry Lesmeister, 28, Liberty, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on original charges of a class B felony burglary in the first degree, a class C felony theft/stealing, and a class D felony property damage in the first degree. Bond is set at $15,000 cash only.

The original charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff's Office investigation into a burglary at the Dains Fish Farm in April of 2014. Robert Dains, Dains Fish Farm, reported ammunition, cash from the register, several rolls of change, and a computer and monitor for the surveillance system was stolen from the store. Dains reported damage to the front and rear doors and estimated the total damage and loss at $5,240.

Tammy Gibbs- On July 28, Tammy Gibbs, 44, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Gibbs was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Gibbs was driving for a moving violation. During the stop a searched was conducted. A search of Gibbs revealed a small plastic bag containing a white crystal like substance. Also located was a small amount of marijuana located under the seat where the passenger was sitting. Gibbs stated the passenger had her place the plastic bag down her pants. Neither Gibbs or the passenger admitted to the plastic bag to being theirs. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Travis Richey- On July 28, Travis Richey, 38, Wheatland, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Richey was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Richey was a passenger in. During the stop a search was conducted. A small amount of marijuana was located under the seat that Richey was sitting in. A plastic bag containing a crystal like substance was located on the driver. The driver stated Richey had her place the plastic bag down her pants. Neither the driver or Richey admitted to the plastic bag as being theirs. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Samantha Leonard- On July 28, Samantha Leonard, 18, Weaubleau, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault in the third degree. Leonard was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NE 151 Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Doug Sherlin. Sherlin stated he and his wife, Leonard, had got into an argument and she struck 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.

Stolen Vehicle in Collins

On August 3, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Collins in reference to a suspicious person driving a white Dodge pickup. The deputy located the subject and truck on Business Highway 13, north of Collins. The white pickup was in a pull off area next to a black SUV.

Upon arrival, the deputy observed an unknown black male, with a long white goatee, blue jeans, red shirt with cut off sleeves, and a tattoo on his upper left arm, who stated he was the owner of the white Dodge and did not have his Missouri identification. As the deputy was interacting with the subject, the subject restarted the vehicle and fled from the scene.

The deputy pursued the vehicle until the subject drove off the highway and through a field. The vehicle stopped inside the tree line at Coon Creek. The unknown male fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. The deputy stayed with the vehicle while other county units canvassed the area for the suspect. The suspect was not located.

The subject came into contact with a property owner on SE 750 Road and fled back into the woods.

If you see this subject, do not approach. Dial 911 or call the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office at (417) 646-5822. Consider him armed and dangerous.

Evidence and photos of the scene were collected.

Shot Fired in Appleton City

On July 28, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on W 1st Street in reference to a shot being fired. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the victim, Anna Burroughs. Burroughs stated she had got into a verbal argument with her mother, Melissa Palmer, when Burroughs brother, Virgil Burroughs, interjected and told Anna he did not like the way Anna was talking to his mother. Virgil and Anna got into an altercation, and Virgil struck Anna with a closed fist. Anna advised the deputy that Virgil was intoxicated.

Anna retrieved her child and left the residence on foot. Anna advised, while walking to a family member's residence, Virgil came out of the residence and fired a shot towards Anna while she had her child in her arms.

St. Clair County deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper searched the area for Virgil Burroughs and were unable to locate him.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 July 14 through July 28, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release July 14 through July 28, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 21 arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of July 14 through July 28, 2020.

                                                                               Arrests

Shaun Norval- On July 28, Shaun Norval, 30, Rockville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class B felony driving while intoxicated-habitual. Norval was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Norval was driving for a moving violation. Upon further investigation and a field sobriety test, Novrval was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated on drugs.

Amanda Crawford- On July 26, Amanda Crawford, 31, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with an ordinance of no insurance. Bond is set at $144 cash only.

The original ticket comes from a traffic stop by the Lowry City Police Department in February of 2020.

Ronald Papstein- On July 26, Ronald Papstein, 57, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony harassment in the first degree and a class B misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after Papstein was identified as a suspect in a St. Clair County Sheriff's Office investigation regarding harassment and bullet holes being found in the neighboring property.

Glenn Kreisel- On July 25, Glenn Kreisel, 19, Belton, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Kreisel was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Kreisel was driving was pulled over for a moving violation. Upon contact with the driver, the deputy could smell the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and the front passenger handed the deputy a plastic bag with some marijuana in it and a glass pipe. The deputy had the occupants of the vehicle exit the vehicle so the deputy could perform a search of the vehicle. During the search, the deputy located a container that had a pill in it. When the deputy asked Kreisel what it was, Kreisel stated it looked like "molly", commonly known as ecstasy.

Clayton Zachary- On July 24, Clayton Zachary, 29, Flemington, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm. Zachary was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle that Zachary was a passenger in was pulled over for an equipment violation. The deputies on scene were granted consent to search the vehicle by the driver. During the search, an altered shotgun was located in the trunk of the vehicle. Zachary admitted to buying it from a friend.

William Garrison- On July 23, William Garrison, 64, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony harassment in the first degree, a class E felony parental kidnapping, and a class A misdemeanor violation of order of protection for an adult. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after Garrison violated the order of protection against him. Garrison refused to let the child go to the court ordered guardian.

Scotty Hillis- On July 23, Scotty Hillis, 46, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony burglary in the second degree. Bond is set at $7,500 cash only.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County Sheriff's Office investigation into a burglary in February of 2020. Hillis was identified as the suspect in the investigation.

Kyle Ewing- On July 22, Kyle Ewing, 28, El Dorado Springs, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended-second or third offense. Ewing was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to check the well being of driver that was slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. When the deputy arrived on scene, Ewing raised his head and looked at the deputy. After making sure Ewing was okay, the deputy performed a record check. A record check showed that Ewing had a revoked license.

Bryan McKim- On July 22, Bryan McKim, 46, El Dorado Springs, 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. Bond is set at $7,500.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle that McKim was driving for a moving violation and an equipment violation. While performing a records check of McKim, a K9 unit was called to the scene. The K9 performed an open air sniff test of the vehicle and did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag with a white crystal like substance and a glass pipe. The substance and glass pipe both field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Gary White- On July 22, Gary White, 38, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Carroll County warrant charging him with an ordinance of speeding 16-19 mph over the posted speed limit. Bond is set at $300 cash only.

Paul Coleman- On July 20, Paul Coleman, 49, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a class D felony stealing-$750 or more. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

This warrant stems from an investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation in October of 2018.

William Coleman- On July 20, William Coleman, 55, Roscoe, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants. The first warrant is for failure to appear in court on a class C felony stealing-$25,000 or more and a class D felony stealing-$750 or more. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

This warrant stems from an investigation by the Missouri Department of Conservation in September of 2018.

The second warrant is for a class D felony burglary in the second degree and a class D felony and a class D felony stealing-$750 or more. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

This warrant stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff's Office investigation into stolen protery from the Roscoe area in May of 2020. St. Clair County deputies applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence of Coleman. St. Clair County deputies along with Cedar County deputies and El Dorado Police Department officers executed the search warrant. During the search, property belonging to Edwin Boyd was recovered.

Lissa Hearting- On July 20, Lissa Hearting, 36, Rockville, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original class D felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond is set at $1,500 cash only.

 

Daryl Patterson- On July 20, Daryl Patterson, 31, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class E felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only.

Annette Smith- On July 20, Annette Smith, 43, Fort Scott, KS, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from an investigation in October of 2016, when St. Clair County deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Highway 82, west of Osceola on Missouri Department of Conservation land. Contact was made with Smith, the driver, and Hall, the passenger. During the investigation a pipe with residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine and several other items of drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle.

Phillis Jackson

Phillis Jackson- On July 17, Phillis Jackson, 42, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on original charges of a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

The original charges come from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in April of 2017.

Richard Allison- On July 17, Richard Allison, 49, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Allison was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatch to a residence on NE 781 Road in reference to an accidental shooting that may have taken place around the property. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Allison's girlfriend, Mechele Meads. While speaking with Meads, the deputy observed a glass container with a hose sticking out of it, through the doorway, sitting on a table. The deputy questioned Meads about the glass jar. Meads stated she did not know anything about the glass jar.

Meads refused to give consent to search the residence; stating the deputy would have to get consent from Allison. Contact was made with Allison at his place of business. Allison denied consent; stating he would go into the residence and retrieve the drugs.

Deputies applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence. During the search, multiple firearms were located, along with an amount of white crystal like substance, multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia, 26 explosive blasting caps, an indoor marijuana grow, and multiple different stages of drug manufacturing. 

Mechele Meads- On July 17, Mechele Meads, 51, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Meads was booked and released pending formal charges.

This comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NE 781 Road in reference to an accidental shooting that may have taken place around the property. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Meads. While speaking with her, the deputy observed a glass container with a rubber hose sticking out of it, through the doorway, sitting on the table. When the deputy asked her about it, Meads denied knowing what it was or who it belonged to.

A search of the residence revealed multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia, white crystal like residue, multiple firearms, and explosives.

Ryan Hampton- On July 16, Ryan Hampton, 19, Lee's Summit, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 11-35 grams.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy checked on a suspicious vehicle at a storage unit facility. Hampton stated he had a marijuana bong in the back seat of the vehicle and multiple items in the trunk. During the search of the vehicle multiple containers of THC wax were located, LSD, marijuana, and two glass bongs. Hampton admitted all the items were his.

Jeffrey Jaspering- On July 16, Jeffrey Jaspering, 23, Troy, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on two class D felonies possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 11-35 grams. Jaspering was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Jaspering was driving for a moving violation. When a deputy approached the vehicle, they could smell the odor of marijuana. During the search of the vehicle, the deputies recovered a plastic bag containing four bags of THC gummies, five THC vape cartridges, three bags with marijuana wax, two bags with marijuana, and a piece of a glass pipe.

John Lockridge- On July 15, John Lockridge, 33, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

The warrant comes after a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy in May of 2018. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle that Lockridge was driving for an equipment violation. The deputy asked Lockridge if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Lockridge admitted there was a marijuana cigarette inside of a DVD case inside the car. Lockridge also advised there was a baggie of methamphetamine next to the driver's seat.
     
During the search of the vehicle, the deputy collected the drugs where Lockridge stated they would be. A continued search of the vehicle resulted in no more findings. The baggie of white crystalline substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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 July 25, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Walnut and Burdette Street in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Steven Jones. Jones advised he took his father to the emergency room at approximately 5:15 a.m. Jones stated he couldn't remember if he had locked the door to his RV or not. Jones stated when he returned to the RV the door was open and all the items from the top of his dresser were missing. Items missing include three bottles of medication, a Glock .45 caliber pistol, and $357 cash.

While canvassing the area the deputy recovered a one hundred dollar bill, a five dollar bill, and a one dollar bill.

Total estimated loss value was not known at time of this report.

Stealing in Deepwater

On July 20, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Lakeland High School in regards to a stealing and an attempted theft. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Lakeland Superintendent Mitch Towne. Towne stated, he observed a small built male subject, on school security cameras, arriving at the school at approximately 2:55 a.m. and leaving at approximately 3:30 a.m. in a Blue Bird school bus.

Towne observed on camera the male subject first trying to steal a 1991 Ford Ranger. The subject was able to get into the vehicle and hotwire it, but unable to get the steering column free. The subject was viewed moving the Ranger forwards and backward. The subject left the Ford Ranger and started looking through busses until he found one with keys in it.

Estimated loss value of the bus is $20,000. Estimated damage done to the Ford Ranger is $400.

On July 21, dispatch advised the deputy the stolen school bus was recovered in Warsaw. The deputy spoke with the Police Chief of Warsaw and arranged the pickup of the school bus. Towne retrieved the bus.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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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Visitation is Closed

With the recommendation from the St. Clair County Health Department and our facility doctor, we have decided to close down our inmate visitations, AA, and church groups. Inmate lawyers are able to call and set up video or phone visits.

Our front office area is also closed to unnecessary foot traffic.

You are able to come into the front lobby area and use the phone on the counter to call dispatch to request a deputy or to call the jail with questions.  

Deputies, dispatch, and jail staff will be on duty to conduct business as usual. We will remain diligent in answering your calls for service. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office  News Release July 7 through July 14, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release July 7 through July 14, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 14 arrests and took a property damage report during the week of July 7 through July 14, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Brandi Fine- On July 14, Brandi Fine, 30, Fairplay, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class E felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-amphetamine or methamphetamine. Fine was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Fine was a passenger in for an equipment violation. The deputy made contact with the driver. The driver gave consent to the deputy to search the vehicle. During the search, a bag was located that contained two syringes. One syringe had a clear liquid in it. The liquid did field test positive for methamphetamine. A continued search revealed more syringes, a spoon with residue, a scale, and a pop can with residue on the bottom of it. Fine admitted to the items to being hers.

Amy McCarty- On July 13, Amy McCarty, 35, Lee's Summit, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. McCarty was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in Pilot Travel Center's parking lot. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the vehicle. The deputy observed the door to the vehicle wide open and seen two females inside that appeared to be asleep. The deputy made contact with the driver, McCarty and asked if they were okay. Both occupants appeared to be nervous when asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. The deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a glass plate with a white powdery residue on it was located. The residue field tested positive for methamphetamine. Both McCarty and the other female admitted that there would be a substance on the plate.

Natalie Howe- On July 13, Natalie Howe, 39, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Howe was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in Pilot Travel Center's parking lot. Howe was in the passenger seat when the deputy made contact with the diver. During conversation, the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a glass plate was located with a white powdery substance on it. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine. Both Howe and the driver of the vehicle admitted that there would be a substance on the plate.

Ardina Green- On July 12, Ardina Green, 44, Roscoe, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license-third or subsequent offense. Green was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed an investigative stop on the vehicle Green was driving. A record check showed Green had prior charges for driving without a valid license.

Brenda Lane- On July 12, Brenda Lane, 52, unknown, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-amphetamine or methamphetamine. Lane was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Lane was a passenger in was pulled over for a moving violation. The deputy made contact with the driver of the vehicle and explained the reason they were pulled over. During the conversation, the deputy asked for and was given consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a straw was located were Lane was sitting. A field test of the straw was positive for methamphetamine.

Kenda Meredith- On July 12, Kenda Meredith, 31, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrants charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The second warrant charges her 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 $7,500 cash or surety.

The first warrant comes from an investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in December of 2019. The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Meredith was driving for an equipment violation. During the stop, Meredith gave the deputies consent to search the vehicle. During the search, the deputies located a make-up bag that had a loaded syringe that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Also located were a bag with a white crystal like substance, a bag with marijuana, and 16 syringes.

The second warrant comes after an investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in April of 2020. The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to E 2nd Street in Appleton City in reference to drug activity. Upon arrival the deputies made contact with the reporting party, Kalen Meredith. The Kalen stated she had found a syringe in her sister's belongings. The syringe field tested positive for methamphetamine. The deputies asked for and were given consent to search Kenda's room. During the search two spoons were located that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Haylee Sieleman- On July 12, Haylee Sieleman, 19, Deepwater, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.

The original charges stem from a Mid Missouri Drug Task Force investigation in September of 2018.

William Taylor-West- On July 11, William Taylor-West, 22, Carterville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Jasper County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $1,500 cash or surety.

Delia Taylor- ON July 11, Delia Taylor, 22, Carterville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Jasper County warrant charging her with failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $200 cash only.

Felicia Shepherd- On July 10, Felicia Shepherd, 37, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and a class B misdemeanor making a false report. Shepherd was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was checking on a suspicious vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver who was out at a residence. While speaking with the driver, the deputy asked if there was anyone else in the vehicle. The driver stated there was not. When the deputy shined their light on the vehicle, they noticed a female subject in the vehicle. The deputy then made contact with the female subject. The female identified herself as Alexandra Heinrichs.

While speaking with the two subjects, the deputy asked for and was denied consent to search the vehicle. The deputy requested a K9 unit to the scene. While the K9 was being dispatched, Heinrichs admitted to a glass pipe in the vehicle. The K9 arrived on scene and performed an open air sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics.

The deputy searched the vehicle and retrieved the glass pipe. Nothing else was located.

While checking the identification of Heinrichs, the deputy noticed the picture did not look like the female subject. The deputy asked if she was lying about who she was; the female stated she was. The female stated she lied because she had warrants. She stated her real name was Felicia Shepherd. A record check revealed she had a warrant out of Greene County and a warrant out of Newton County.

Amber Stevens- On July 9, Amber Stevens, 30, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm. Stevens was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Stevens was a passenger in for an equipment violation. During conversation, the deputy was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a pill bottle was located that contained a plastic baggie. Inside the baggie there was a crystal like substance. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Also located was a pistol.

James Talley- On July 9, James Talley, 35, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Talley was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Talley was driving for an equipment violation. During conversation, the deputy was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a pill bottle was located that contained a plastic baggie. Inside the baggie there was a crystal like substance. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Porsche Keith- On July 8, Porsche Keith, 28, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after the vehicle Keith was a passenger in was pulled over for a moving violation. While Keith was outside of the vehicle, the deputy asked if she had anything illegal on her person. Keith removed a plastic baggie from her pocket that contained a crystal like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Laura Hahn- On July 7, Laura Hahn, 55, Kansas City, KS, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after the vehicle Hahn was driving was pulled over for a traffic violation in April of 2018. The deputy asked for and was given consent to search the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle a glass pipe with a white crystal like residue was found, along with a straw with residue. Both the pipe and straw field tested positive for methamphetamines.

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.

Stolen Vehicle in Collins

On July 11, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to SE 951 Road in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Barbara Ulbright. Ulbright stated after her brother passed, his white 1995 Chevrolet Sierra was left in the driveway of his residence and Ulbright was going to take care of his things when she made it to town. When she arrived, she noticed the truck was missing. The truck was last seen a week ago.

Property Damage in Lowry City

On July 9, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NE 51 Road in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Scott Brecht. Brecht stated people driving four wheelers come down the road multiple times a week. Brecht advised that when the white male on a green in color four wheeler was driving erratically on the road at approximately 7:15 p.m., rocks were thrown towards his house causing a window to break.

The deputy collected evidence from the scene. Brecht filled out a request for prosecution. No know loss value at time of this report.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 June 30 through July 7, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release June 30 through July 7, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made six arrests and took a property damage report during the week of June 30 through July 7, 2020.

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Daniel Parker Sr.- On July 6, Daniel Parker Sr., 52, Richmond, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on original charges of two class D felonies possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The warrant comes from August of 2017, when a St. Clair County deputy performed a field interview with Parker while the deputy was patrolling Appleton City. When the deputy asked for Parker to empty his pockets, the deputy observed Parker lean over and toss a plastic bag under his patrol vehicle. The deputy placed Parker into handcuffs and retrieved the bag. The bag contained several syringes, a spoon, five small plastic bags containing a white crystal like substance. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamines.

Darrell Stevens Jr.- On July 6, Darrell Stevens Jr., 41, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony driving while intoxicate-persistent, a class D misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended-first offense, and a class A misdemeanor resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a deputy was dispatched to NE 50 Road in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the tow truck driver. The tow truck driver advised while he was hooking up the vehicle that was being driven by Stevens, he noticed empty beer cans in the floorboard and Stevens appeared intoxicated.

The deputies made contact with Stevens. The deputies noticed Stevens slurring his speech along with other signs of impairment. The deputies had Stevens exit his vehicle. Stevens was very unstable on his feet. During conversation with Stevens admitted to drinking alcohol. Stevens refused to turn around and cuff up for the deputies. Once Stevens was handcuffed, he became very belligerent to the deputies. While in the patrol vehicle, Stevens kept beating his head on the side window stating he was going to break it.

Stevens refused any tests from the deputy.

Darnel Walker- On July 6, Darnel Walker, 28, 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 A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Walker was driving in April of 2020. During the conversation the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a glass bong and a glass pipe were located. Both items field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Whitley Lampone-Taylor- On July 4, Whitley Lampone-Taylor, 26, Clinton, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Lampone-Taylor was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a citizen called into the dispatch center; advising there was a careless and imprudent driver on southbound Highway 13. The citizen stated the vehicle was all over the road and speeding up and slowing down.

A St. Clair County deputy was able to respond to the area and find the car matching the description at Shelby's Gas Station in Lowry City. The deputy made contact with the driver, later identified as Lampone-Taylor. The deputy advised Lampone-Taylor for the reason of the stop and asked if she had been drinking. Lampone-Taylor advised she had not been. The deputy asked if Lampone-Taylor would submit to a preliminary breath test to make sure she was okay to drive. Lampone-Taylor complied. The preliminary breath test showed she was over the legal limit of .08% blood alcohol concentration.

While at the jail, Lampone-Taylor refused to take any more breath tests.

Michael Salisbury- On July 4, Michael Salisbury, 57, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Salisbury was booked and released pending formal charges.

The charges come after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Salisbury was driving for a moving violation. During conversation with Salisbury the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a small container was located that had a crystal like substance in it. Salisbury denied knowing it was in the vehicle. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

While in the jail, the deputies tried to perform an impairment test. During questioning, Salisbury admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. Salisbury refused to a chemical test of his blood.

Joshua Foley- On July 2, Joshua Foley, 37, Appleton City, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants charging him with a class D felony receiving stolen property and a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended-second or third offense. Total bond is set at $5,500 cash only.

The warrant for receiving stolen property comes from an investigation by the Appleton City Police Department in April of 2019.

The warrant for driving while revoked/suspended comes from a traffic stop by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in July of 2019.

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.

Property Damage in Lowry City

On July 4, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NE Highway 13 in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Charles Davis. Davis stated his daughter called him to let him know the gates were opened on the property and asked if he wanted her to close them. Davis stated no, in case someone was there. Davis arrived around 12:20 p.m. and the gates were closed. Davis stated he looked around and noticed, what looked to be a bullet hole, through a glass door to one of his buildings. Davis stated when he opened and then closed the door, the glass shattered out of the door.

The deputy gathered evidence from the scene. Suspects have been named. Estimated loss value is $100.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 June 23 through 30, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release June 23 through 30, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 10 arrests and took multiple reports during the week of June 23 through 30, 2020.

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Candice Danner- On June 29, Candice Danner, 36, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs in the first degree-first offense. Danner was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy assisted a case worker from the Children's Division. While speaking with Danner, the deputy observed a pipe sitting on the living room table, when the door was opened. The homeowner was called to the scene and they gave the deputy consent to search the residence. During the search a bag with a green leafy material was located along with two glass pipes and a glass bong.

James Murray- On June 29, James Murray, 46, Humansville, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original class E felony resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony. Bond is set at $1,500 cash only.

The original charge stems from a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy in November of 2018. The deputy had Murray step out of the vehicle and lean on the hood of the vehicle. Murray couldn't stand still. When the deputy was going to his patrol vehicle, Murray took off running on foot. The deputy was able to catch up to Murray and take him into custody.

Darrell Warner- On June 29, Darrell Warner, 38, Sugar Creek, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original class D felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only.

Veronica Wright- On June 29, Veronica Wright, 41, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Wright was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Wright was driving for a moving violation. While one deputy was performing a record check of Wright, another deputy stayed at the vehicle with Wright and her passenger. During their conversation, the deputy received consent to search the vehicle from Wright.

During the search, a small scale with a residue on it was located. The residue field tested positive for heroin. Wright admitted she got the scale from a family member.

Patty Davidson- On June 28, Patty Davidson, 41, Lowry City, 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. Davidson was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Casey's General Store in regards to stealing. It was reported a male had stolen a bottle of alcohol and left the store in a maroon Chevrolet Impala driven by a female subject.

Deputies searched the area and found the maroon Chevrolet Impala at the Shelby's Gas Station in Lowry City. The deputies made contact with the female driver, later identified as Davidson, and asked where the male subject was. Davidson advised he was in the store. Deputies were able to make contact with the male subject and take him into custody for stealing.

While speaking with Davidson, Davidson did admit to having a methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle but did not want her child to see the deputies searching the vehicle. Davidson and her child were taken behind a patrol vehicle, so the child could not see the search. The deputies recovered the glass pipe from the vehicle that contained a crystal like residue and a straw with a crystal like residue. The pipe and straw did field test positive for methamphetamine.

The child was picked up by his grandfather.

Gary Schoonover, Jr.- On June 28, Gary Schoonover, 39, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor stealing. Schoonover was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Casey's General Store in Osceola in regard to stealing. It was reported that a male subject had stolen a bottle of alcohol and left in a maroon Chevrolet Impala with a female driver.

The deputies searched the area and observed a maroon Chevrolet Impala at the Shelby's Gas Station in Lowry City. One deputy made contact with the female driver and asked where Schoonover was. The driver stated he was in the store. The deputies made contact with Schoonover as he was leaving the store. A deputy asked if Schoonover had gotten a bottle of alcohol from Casey's; Schoonover stated he did. A deputy asked if he had paid for the alcohol; Schoonover stated he did not.

Jonathon Ward- On June 28, Jonathon Ward, 37, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class B felony assault in the second degree-special victim, a class D felony tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class E felony resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of injury/death to any person, and a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended-second or third offense. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 13 in reference to a stolen vehicle out of Henry County in May of 2020. A deputy made contact with the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Ward, refused to stop for the deputy. Ward failed to yield to deputies and continued northbound on Highway 13 into Henry County. St. Clair County Deputies along with Henry County deputies, Clinton Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol finally got the vehicle stopped at Highway 13 and Highway 7 in Clinton.

Ward was taken into custody without further incident. While Ward was being searched he stated there were syringes and marijuana in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and the marijuana and four syringes were recovered. One of the syringes did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Lacy Gunter- On June 25, Lacy Gunter, 33, Schell City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with three class A misdemeanors for passing bad checks. Bond is set at $500 cash only.

Edward Zachary- On June 24, Edward Zachary, 53. Gerster, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor domestic assault in the fourth degree. Zachary was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the Osceola square in regards to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, the deputy observed a vehicle beginning to leave the scene. The deputy was able to stop the vehicle from leaving. The deputy spoke with the female driver. The female stated she and Zachary had gotten into an argument while leaving a friend's house. The deputy asked if the argument had gotten physical. The female showed the deputy her wrist, which had a couple of cuts and marks on it.

The deputy spoke with the passenger, Zachary. While speaking with Zachary, the deputy asked if he had grabbed the female's wrist. Zachary admitted he had. The deputy asked him if he had pushed the female to the ground, Zachary admitted he may have. The deputy observed Zachary had an odor of alcohol on his person.

A witness to the incident filled out a statement.

Ashley Kelly- On June 23, Ashley Kelly, 28, Birch Tree, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class A felony trafficking drugs or attempt-first degree-over statutory amount. Bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Kelly was driving for an equipment violation. During conversation with Kelly, the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a marijuana grinder and a jar containing marijuana was located. Upon further searching, a bag was recovered that had a substantial amount of a crystal like substance.  

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.

Church Burglary in St. Clair County

On June 29, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the River View Bible Church in St. Clair County in regards to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the church pastor, Mike Norval. Norval stated he received a phone call from a passerby who noticed the door was open on the church. Norval went to the church and noticed the front door had been forced open. The doorjamb had been damaged. Norval stated the intruder(s) had rummaged through all the drawers and cabinets in the church; taking multiple items.

The deputy photographed the church and damage. Evidence was collected from the scene. Unknown estimated loss at time of this report.

Stolen Property in Collins

On June 28, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on S 17th Street in reference to stolen property. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Keith Von Elling. Von Elling stated when he arrived back home to his residence and went to his room he noticed the doors on a cabinet were open. Upon inspection, Von Elling noticed two firearms were missing. The missing firearms were identified as a 9mm Jimenez pistol and a .45 Hi-point. Evidence was collected from the scene.

Stolen Property in Collins

On June 24, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SE 1000 Road in reference to a stolen dirt bike. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Melissa McCoy. McCoy stated a green and black 2008 Kawasaki KLX was parked on the property. It was last seen on June 19 and now is missing. McCoy stated her and her family went camping and came back to find their water hose stretched out and the yard flooded. It appeared someone had done donuts in the yard.

The deputy took photos of the area. Total estimated loss value is $2,000.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 June 16 through 23, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release June 16 through 23, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made three arrests during the week of June 16 through 23, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Alexandria Moore- On June 18, Alexandria Moore, 27, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on two Livingston County warrants for failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $480 cash only.

April Sturgeon- On June 17, April Sturgeon, 26, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony tampering with a witness in a felony. Sturgeon was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a victim in an ongoing case provided information to a St. Clair County deputy that Sturgeon had been relaying her information and threats to the victim about the case.

Patricia Perkins- On June 16, Patricia Perkins, 34, Tiffin, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor violation of order of protection for an adult. Perkins was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on SW 831 Road in reference to violation of a protection order. A record check did reveal Perkins had a protection order against her and a victim in the residence.

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.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 June 9 through 16, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release June 9 through 16, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 11 arrests during the week of June 9 through 16, 2020.

   Warrant Arrests

Donovan Williams- On June 15, Donovan Williams, 39, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor. Williams was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy, while on routine patrol, ran a license plate on a vehicle. The license plate did not come back to that vehicle. The deputy pulled over the vehicle and made contact with the driver and passenger. The deputy asked for the driver's license, and he advised he did not have one. He admitted to being revoked. A records check revealed he was indeed revoked.

Jay Collins- On June 14, Jay Collins, 50, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony domestic assault in the second degree. Collins was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on NE Highway 13 in reference to a possible domestic in progress. When one deputy arrived on scene, he observed a male subject running through a field behind the residence and a female subject walking back to the residence. The deputies walked the field to search for the male subject. Lowry City Fire Department arrived on scene with a thermal imaging device to scan the area. The male subject, later identified as Collins, was taken into custody.

The female stated that she and Collins had been to a friend's house and had some drinks. She stated Collins was driving and just started going off, stopping the vehicle in the middle of the road. The female stated she got into the driver's seat and Collins got into the passenger seat. Collins began hitting the windshield until it shattered.

When they arrived back home the female was able to get into the house and lock it before Collins could get in.

Daniel Williams- On June 13, Daniel Williams, 46, unknown, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm, a class E felony resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony, and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies went to a residence in Quincy to do a well being check. While at the residence, the deputies were advised that Williams and his girlfriend were at the residence. The deputy spoke with Williams and his girlfriend and they did sign a consent to search their bedroom.

During the search, pill bottle with a green leafy residue were located along with two glass pipes with a white crystal like residue. A firearm was located under the bed.

When Williams was notified that he was being placed under arrest for outstanding warrants and the findings from the search, Williams resisted the deputies. Williams was tased for non-compliance and deputies were able to place handcuffs on his person.

Erika Bootier- On June 11, Erika Bootier, 28, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on original four counts of a class C felony forgery. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charges stem from incidents in December 2014 when Bootier cashed four checks that were stolen from an individual.

Lyndsey Grooms- On June 11, Lyndsey Grooms, 26, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original class E felony delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannibinoid of 10 grams or less-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $2,500 cash or surety.

The original charges come after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Grooms was driving in November of 2018. A record check revealed Grooms had a warrant out of Clinton Police Department for possession of a controlled substance. The deputy advised Grooms of her warrant and asked her to step out of the vehicle. Grooms began to reach into her pocket, at which time the deputy placed Grooms into handcuffs. Located inside her pocket was a container with a baggie of marijuana and a baggie containing a white crystal like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.                        

Shyla Lawrence- On June 19, Shyla Lawrence, 43, Marshall, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Lawrence was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy tried to perform an investigative stop on a vehicle. The deputy located the vehicle and observed a female running away from the vehicle. The deputy ordered the female to stop and return to the scene. The female complied.

The female, indentified as Lawrence, was told a K9 unit was called to the scene to perform an open air sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a makeup bag inside a purse belonging to Lawrence. Inside the bag was a loaded syringe with a clear substance. Lawrence admitted the substance was methamphetamine.

Porsche Keith- On June 10, Porsche Keith, 28, Appleton City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Keith was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Keith was driving was pulled over for a moving violation. A K9 unit was on scene and performed an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. The deputies asked the three occupants to exit the vehicle.

During the search, drug paraphernalia was located in the vicinity of the driver's seat. Keith admitted to the paraphernalia was hers. A further search of the vehicle revealed a glass pipe with a white crystal like residue. The pipe did field test positive for methamphetamine. All three occupants of the vehicle refused to claim the pipe as theirs.

Michael Burch- On June 10, Michael Burch, 32, Clinton, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Burch was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Burch was a passenger in was pulled over for a moving violation. A K9 unit was on scene and performed an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. The deputies asked the three occupants to exit the vehicle. Burch was checked for weapons and the deputy seen a cigar package in a pocket on Burch's person. Burch handed the package to the deputy and admitted there was marijuana in it.

During a search of the vehicle drug paraphernalia was located along with a glass pipe with a white crystal like residue on it. The glass pipe did field test positive for methamphetamine. All three occupants refused to claim the pipe as theirs.

Ronald Park- On June 10, Ronald Park, 63, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Park was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Park was a passenger in was pulled over for a moving violation. A K9 unit was on scene and performed an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. The deputies asked the three occupants to exit the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle drug paraphernalia was located along with a glass pipe with a white crystal like residue on it. The glass pipe did field test positive for methamphetamine. All three occupants refused to claim the pipe as theirs.

Heather Wilmore- On June 9, Heather Wilmore, 34, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were advised of a careless and imprudent driver on Highway 13 in July of 2018. 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.

Steven Younce- On June 9, Steven Younce, 38, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony delivery of a controlled substance and a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm. Bond is set at $25,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Younce was driving for a moving violation. During conversation, the deputy asked for and was denied consent to search the vehicle. A K9 unit was dispatched to the scene. The K9 performed an open air sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics on the vehicle. The deputies performed a search of the vehicle. During the search a handgun was located under the passenger seat and a plastic baggie was located that contained a crystal like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 June 2 through 9, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release June 2 through 9, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made four arrests and took multiple reports during the week of June 2 through 9, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Heath O'Toole- On June 4, Heath O'Toole, 37, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. O'Toole was placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle O'Toole was driving for a moving violation. During the conversation with O'Toole, the deputy asked for and was denied consent to search the vehicle. The deputy requested a K9 unit to respond to his location. While the deputy was writing the citations for O'Toole, the K9 unit arrived on scene. The K9 performed an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a small plastic baggie with a crystal-like residue in it. The residue did field test positive for methamphetamine. O'Toole did admit to the bag being his.

Christopher Jackson- On June 2, Christopher Jackson, 41, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The charges stem from a Mid Missouri Drug Task Force investigation in November of 2019.

Samuel Lyon- On June 2, Samuel Lyon, 41, Lowry City, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants charging him with two class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, plus a class D felony possession of a controlled substance from a Mid Missouri Drug Task Force investigation. Total bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Lyons was driving for a moving violation in May of 2020. During contact, the deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Lyons handed the deputy a cigarette pack that had a half-smoked marijuana cigarette in it. Lyons was asked to step out of the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, the deputies located a glass pipe and a plastic bag containing a white powder. The powder field-tested positive for cocaine.

Misty Manning- On June 2, Misty Manning, 35, Holden, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class D felony tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree and a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

The original charges come after Manning was involved in an auto accident at Buzz's Market in November of 2019. Manning fled the scene on foot and stole a motor vehicle. The deputy could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Manning. Manning was asked if she would submit to a portable breath test, Manning consented and blew a .126% blood alcohol content. While at the jail, Manning refused the Breathalyzer test.

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 June 8, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a building on Olive Street in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with Blake Bryce. Bryce stated when he returned to the building; hand tools and a ladder were missing from the site and other tools were not where he had left them. Bryce stated a piece of plywood on a window had been partially separated from its anchored points and some tools were located next to it.

Items missing include a four-foot ladder, a Hitachi hammer drill, a Craftsman screw gun, and a DeWalt impact. Unknown estimated loss value at the time of report.

Stolen Property from a Work Site in St. Clair County

On June 8, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the Highway ZZ Bridge over Truman Lake in reference to stolen property. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with William Battles. Battles stated when he got to the job site; the GMC 4500 flatbed truck that is used to block the job site trailer was moved. The lockbox in the truck holding the site keys was damaged, but not opened. The site trailer had the lock cut off of it along with the lock to the site container.

Items reported missing include a boom saw, a Honda 3000 generator, three Milwaukee saws, a Milwaukee 6-pack battery charger, and 10 batteries. Total estimated loss value is $6,780.

Property Damage in Lowry City

On June 6, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a property off of Highway ZZ in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputies spoke with the reporting party, an off duty St. Clair County deputy, Detective Cantrell. Detective Cantrell stated he chased an orange and black Razor four seated ATV that had trespassed across his field. Detective Cantrell lost the ATV where it went through approximately 60 feet of barb wire fencing which is owned by the other victim Michael Gray.

Contact was made with Gray. Gray stated he observed the vehicle go through his fence and then into the timber on the Twin Oaks Harbor property.

Detective Cantrell was able to make contact with the female owner of the ATV. Deputies tried to make contact with the owner but were unsuccessful. Deputies did make contact with a different female, Sandra Miller. Miller stated she would take care of whatever damage was caused. Her information was given to Gray.

Gray stated he would not file charges as long as the damage got fixed. Detective Cantrell does not want to file charges; he wants to speak with the operator of the ATV.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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 May 26 through June 2, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release May 26 through June 2, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made two arrests and took a property damage report during the week of May 26 through June 2, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Corey Smith

Corey Smith- On May 31, Corey Smith, 30, El Dorado Springs, 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 warrant comes after a possible domestic assault was reported to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office. Deputies made contact with the female victim. The victim stated Smith had smashed a cell phone and threw it at her, striking her in the head. The victim also stated while on the deck of the residence, Smith punched her in the head causing her to become unconscious and her jaw to become dislocated.

 

William Coleman

William Coleman- On May 26, William Coleman, 55, Roscoe, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony burglary in the second degree. Coleman was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were following leads into the stolen property case from Roscoe that was reported last week. St. Clair County deputies applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence of Coleman. St. Clair County deputies along with Cedar County deputies and El Dorado Police Department officers executed the search warrant. During the search, property belonging to Edwin Boyd was recovered.

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.

Property Damage in Lowry City

On May 30, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the area of Highway A and Highway E in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the property owner, Manuel Scott, and neighbor Steven Begley.

Begley witnessed the incident. Begley stated he was mowing his grass when he saw a possible red Chevrolet Cavalier lose control and spin off the road into a pasture. Begley advised he was walking towards the scene to make sure no one was injured when he saw the black male driver back the vehicle out from the fence and onto the road. Begley stated he tried to wave the driver down, but the driver would not stop.

The deputy observed two broken fence posts and a hog panel along with barb wire lying on the ground. The deputy collected evidence and photographs from the scene. Total estimated loss value is $300.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases 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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