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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office  News Release May 12 through 19, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release May 12 through 19, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 15 arrests and took two stealing reports during the week of May 12 through 19, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Mark Buce

Mark Buce- On May 18, Mark Buce, 32, Deepwater, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him failure to appear in court on an original class C felony receiving stolen property and a class A misdemeanor resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. This is a no-bond warrant.

The charges stem from an incident in December of 2016, when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a pickup truck near NE 501 Road and Highway CC, Osceola. When the deputy activated emergency lights the truck slowed down like it was going to stop then accelerated and continued on NE 501 Road. The truck traveled for approximately one mile before stopping.  Buce, who was driving the vehicle, was taken into custody. A check of the vehicle revealed it was stolen from Benton County.

Austin Boyd

Austin Boyd- On May 18, Austin Boyd, 22, Kansas City, was arrested on three St. Clair County warrants for failure to appear in court for an original ordinance charge for exceeding the posted speed limit by 11-15 mph, an ordinance charge for driving while suspended, and an ordinance charge for expired plates. The total bond is set at $383.50 cash only.

The original charges stem from a traffic stop by the Osceola Police Department in December of 2019.

Chelsea McDaniel

Chelsea McDaniel- On May 18, Chelsea McDaniel, 23, Bolivar, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $4,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on SE Highway PP in June of 2019. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with Marshall Crockett and Amber William. William stated she noticed McDaniel smoking marijuana on the back porch of the residence and confronted her about it.

A couple of hours later the deputies were dispatched back to the residence in regards to some pills. The deputies asked for and were granted consent to search the residence. During the search, a plastic bag with prescription pills was located in McDaniel's property.

Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez- On May 18, Jason Martinez, 38, Warsaw, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree. Martinez was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Martinez was driving was pulled over for an equipment violation. The deputy made contact with the driver. During the conversation, the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a large amount of cash was located along with a box of syringes, a container of AniMed MSM, and a couple of scales with a crystal-like residue on them. The residue field-tested positive for methamphetamine. After having the VIN checked, the vehicle came back as stolen out of Kansas City.

Jennifer Petty

Jennifer Petty- On May 18, Jennifer Petty, 27, Bolivar, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree. Petty was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Petty was a passenger in was pulled over for an equipment violation. The deputy made contact with the driver. During the conversation, the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a large amount of cash was located along with a box of syringes, a container of AniMed MSM, and a couple of scales with a crystal-like residue on them. The residue field-tested positive for methamphetamine. After having the VIN checked, the vehicle came back as stolen out of Kansas City.

Caleb Schalk

Caleb Schalk- On May 18, Caleb Schalk, 24, Garden City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death to any person. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy tried to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle Schalk was driving for a moving violation. Schalk failed to yield to the deputy and sped southbound Highway 13 at a high rate of speed. Schalk continued southbound into Polk County. Polk County was notified and was able to spike the vehicle Schalk was driving. Schalk's vehicle came to a stop and Schalk was taken into custody.

Shawn Lynn

Shawn Lynn- On May 16, Shawn Lynn, 41, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Lynn was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to northbound Highway 13 in regards to a vehicle stuck in a ditch and a person trying to wave down a car for help. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Lynn. Lynn stated someone had tried to run him off the road. The deputy noticed Lynn swaying and unable to stand still. A record check revealed Lynn had a suspended driver's license. Lynn refused to take the field sobriety test. At the Sheriff's Office, a breathalyzer test was performed. Lynn had a blood alcohol concentration of .193%. 

Mariah Smith-Hempstead

Mariah Smith-Hempstead- On May 16, Mariah Smith-Hempstead, 26, Sikeston, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Scott County warrant charging her with failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $250 cash only.

James Saunders

James Saunders- On May 13, James Saunders, 44, Kansas 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. Saunders was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Saunders was a passenger in for an equipment violation. The deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, a glass pipe was located in the passenger door, where Saunders had been sitting. Also located was a plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine. Saunders admitted to the items to being his.

Douglas Sherlin

Douglas Sherlin- On May 13, Douglas Sherlin, 59, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor D unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Sherlin was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Sherlin was a passenger in was pulled over for an equipment violation. Upon contact with the driver, the deputy saw a marijuana cigarette sitting on the dash of the vehicle. The deputy asked the driver what it was and the driver stated it was marijuana. The deputy had the driver and the passengers exit the vehicle to perform a search. During the search, two syringes were located. Sherlin admitted to the syringes to being his. The syringes field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Larry Moore

Larry Moore- On May 13, Larry Moore, 44, Blue 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 $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after the vehicle Moore was a passenger in was pulled over for an equipment violation. Upon contact with the driver, the deputy saw a marijuana cigarette sitting on the dash of the vehicle. The deputy asked the driver what it was and the driver stated it was marijuana. The deputy had the driver and the passengers exit the vehicle to perform a search. While searching the vehicle a deputy located a glass pipe in the direct vicinity of Moore that contained a crystal-like residue. 

Steven Younce

Steven Younce- On May 13, Steven Younce, 38, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony driving while revoked/suspended. Younce was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Younce was driving for an equipment violation. A record check revealed Younce did have an active suspension of his driving privileges.

Alyssa Enlow

Alyssa Enlow- On May 13, Alyssa Enlow, 26, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm and a class B misdemeanor false impersonation. Enlow was placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

A record check revealed Enlow had three active warrants out of Jackson County.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Enlow was a passenger in was pulled over for an equipment violation. Upon contact, Enlow originally gave the deputy a false name. A K9 unit was called to the scene to perform an open-air sniff test. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a pistol and a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Kristin Blunk

Kristin Blunk- On May 12, Kristin Blunk, 33, Greenbrier, AR, 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. Blunk was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Blunk was a passenger in for a moving violation. The deputy made contact with the driver. During the conversation, the deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. The driver handed the deputy a vape pen and stated the was THC in it.

The deputy got the driver and Blunk out of the vehicle. As the deputy was doing a pat-down search of Blunk for weapons, Blunk handed the deputy a vile and stated it was liquid amphetamine.

A search of the vehicle revealed a syringe with a liquid inside of it. The liquid field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Also recovered were multiple smoking devices, another syringe, and plastic baggies containing a crystal-like substance.

Blunk did admit to the deputy that all the drugs and paraphernalia did belong to her. 

Aubrey Tindle

Aubrey Tindle- On May 12, Aubrey Tindle, 30, Osceola, 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. Tindle was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Tindle was driving for a moving violation. During the conversation, the deputy asked for and was denied consent to search the vehicle. A K9 unit was called to the scene to perform an open-air sniff test. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics.

A search of the vehicle revealed an amount of marijuana and a glass pipe. A female officer searched Tindle and located a pill bottle on her person that contained 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.

Stealing in Appleton City

On May 16, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the barbershop on 4th Street. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the building owner, Walt Gregory. Gregory informed the deputy someone had broken into the building through the front door. Gregory stated some rare coins, a single shot H.R. Topper Model 58 shotgun, and a Remington Model 24 auto .22 caliber rifle were missing. The total estimated loss is $600.

Stealing in Appleton City

On May 16, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a plumbing shop that is attached to the barbershop in regards to stealing. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with the shop owner, Gary Fennelwal. Fennelwal stated when the barbershop was broken into, so was his shop. Items missing include a Milwaukee power tool, a five-gallon gas can, full of gas, and a case of Busch beer was taken. The estimated loss value is $250.  

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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Help Wanted: Correctional Officer

Help Wanted: Correctional Officer

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for full-time positions as a Correctional Officer. Primary duties will include the continued security and safety of the building and occupants, enforce the jail rules and policies, and supervise activities of inmates.

Minimum requirements: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent, at least 21 years of age, have a current driver's license, and successfully pass a background investigation. Benefits include paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time. Health insurance is available. We are an equal opportunity employer. Interested persons can stop by the office to fill out an application. Address: 360 Chestnut, Osceola, MO 64776

Applications can also be filled out at the Missouri Job Center in Clinton and Nevada, MO.

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office  News Release May 5 through 12, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release May 5 through 12, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 3 arrests and took a burglary report during the week of May 5 through 12, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Theresa Rodrigues

Theresa Rodrigues- On May 11, Theresa Rodrigues, 65, 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. Rodrigues was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Rodrigues was driving for a moving violation. While speaking with Rodrigues, the deputy asked for and was given consent to search the vehicle. During the search, two glass pipes were located along with some marijuana and a plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance.

 

Mario Marshal

Mario Marshal- On May 9, Mario Marshal, 30, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 11-35 grams. Marshal was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Marshal was a passenger in for an equipment violation. The deputy made contact with the driver and could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Marshal stated there was a marijuana blunt in the center console. A search of the vehicle revealed a bag with marijuana, a grinder, and a scale. Marshal admitted all the drugs and paraphernalia as being his.

Amanda Crawford

Amanda Crawford- On May 8, Amanda Crawford, 31, Lowry City, 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, a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. This is a no bond warrant.

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

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 May 9, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NE Old Highway 13 in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Daniel Kirk. Kirk stated someone had made entry into his house and took his washer and dryer along with some fixtures around the house.  A window was also cracked that was not previously. Items missing include a Kenmore Elite washer and dryer, a Samsung microwave, two decorative light fixtures, a decorative chandelier, a kitchen faucet, and a bronze shower head.

Kirk did fill out a request for prosecution. The deputy photographed the scene. The total estimated loss value is $3,560.

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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Update from Sheriff Scott A. Keeler

Sheriff Scott A. Keeler wanted to update the people of St. Clair County of the continued work of the Sheriff's Office. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office works with the local jurisdictions and state agencies to build cases against the war on drugs even during the COVID-19 episode.

During the last few weeks the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office, Osceola Police Department, Lowry City Police Department, and the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force have been working on several drug investigations resulting in over ten felony drug arrests. 

On April 15, a traffic stop was conducted on Hwy 13 just north of Lowry City. During the traffic stop, deputies along with Mid Missouri Drug Task Force obtained consent to search the vehicle, which resulted in an amount of marijuana along with a glass pipe that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Samuel Lyon was placed under arrest and was later booked and released pending formal charges.

On April 15, a St. Clair County deputy observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. A St. Clair County deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle which failed to yield. A St. Clair County deputy was able to stop the vehicle in an adjoining county. During the investigation, an amount of suspected methamphetamine was located. The driver of the motorcycle, Richard Weld was placed under arrest and charges pending.

On April 18, a St. Clair County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force. During the traffic stop consent was given and an amount of suspected methamphetamine was located in the vehicle. Christopher Barks was placed under arrest, charges are pending.

On April 19, St. Clair County deputies along with Mid Missouri Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle located on Hwy 13 north of Lowry City. An exterior sniff test by a K9 unit was performed on the vehicle by an Osceola Police Department K9 officer who advised an alert on the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle, an amount of suspected methamphetamine was located. Samuel Lyon was placed under arrest, charges are pending.

On April 20, St. Clair County deputies along with Mid Missouri Drug Task Force conducted a drug investigation in Lowry City. The investigation resulted in an amount of methamphetamine being located. The subject, later identified as Nichole Rodrigues, was not arrested at that time, but charges are pending.

On April 23, St. Clair County deputies responded to a threat call in the Tiffin area. During the investigation, deputies located a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine with. Christy Tigner was placed under arrest.

On April 23, St. Clair County deputies advised Mid Missouri Drug Task Force about the information regarding the residence in Tiffin, Missouri, St. Clair County deputies along with Mid Missouri Drug Task Force went back to the residence in regards to a drug investigation. While talking with two subjects, a male and female were observed exiting a window of the residence and were later apprehended. Consent to search the property was given by the subject. While deputies and Mid Missouri Drug Task Force conducted the search, an amount of suspected methamphetamine was located. Jessica Donald, Shawn Brune, and Joseph Baros were placed under arrest, charges are pending. 

Sheriff Scott A. Keeler is proud of these officers and their accomplishments. He also asks that if you see something, please don't hesitate to call the Sheriff's Office to report it. Even though we are productive with our own efforts, we rely on information from the citizens of this great county to eradicate more illegal activities.

As stated, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to protecting the citizens of St. Clair County and fighting the war on drugs. COVID-19 or not!

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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office  News Release April 28 through May 5, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release April 28 through May 5, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 14 arrests and took a property damage report during the week of April 28 through May 5, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Jonathon Ward

Jonathon Ward- On May 5, Jonathon Ward, 37, unknown, 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 serious injury/death to any person, 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. 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.

Anthony Summers

Anthony Summers- On May 5, Anthony Summers, 35, Blue Springs, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on class A misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle in the second degree. Summers was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after Summers exited a stolen vehicle during a failure to yield.

Amy Leal

Amy Leal- On May 5, Amy Leal, 30, Lebanon, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on class A misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle in the second degree. Leal was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after Leal exited a stolen vehicle during a failure to yield.

Michael Mejia

Michael Mejia- On May 4, Michael Mejia, 57, Kansas City, KS, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony resisting arrest/interfering with an arrest for a felony and a class E felony driving while revoked/suspended. Mejia 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 Mejia was driving for a moving violation. The deputy observed the vehicle speeding and turned on his lights and sirens. Mejia failed to yield to the deputy.

Mejia refused to yield to deputies and state troopers through multiple counties. Mejia's vehicle was finally spiked and came to a stop on Highway 7.

Shawn Brune

Shawn Brune- On May 4, Shawn Brune, 45, Lindsay, OK, 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 warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to SW 831 Road in reference to threats. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with the property owner. After getting consent to search the bedroom, a mirror was located with a crystal like substance on it along with two loaded syringes and a modified item to smoke methamphetamine.

Jessica Donald

Jessica Donald- On May 4, Jessica Donald, 32, Leavenworth, KS, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to SW 831 Road in reference to threats. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with the property owner. The deputies could see people inside the house through the front door.

While conducting the investigation, two subjects had run out the back door and were trying to flee the scene. Both subjects, later identified as Donald and a male juvenile, complied with the order to stop and returned to the residence.

Patricia Perkins

Patricia Perkins- On May 4, Patricia Perkins, 34, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on SW 831 Road in reference threats. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact Perkins' mother who stated she was being threatened by Perkins and her boyfriend. The deputies asked for and were granted consent to search the residence by the property owner. During the search of Perkins' bedroom modified smoking devices were located along with two loaded syringes and a mirror with a white crystal like substance on it.

Robert Cullen

Robert Cullen- On May 3, Robert Cullen, 63, St. Louis, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm and a class A misdemeanor driving while intoxicated-prior offense. Cullen was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Cullen was driving for a non-moving violation. Upon contact with the driver, the deputy could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.

The deputy performed a field sobriety test on Cullen and he failed. Cullen was asked to provide a breath sample for analysis. The test showed Cullen had a blood alcohol concentration of .128.

Alicia Hancock

Alicia Hancock- On May 3, Alicia Hancock, 31, Wheatland, 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. Hancock was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office and the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force performed a search warrant on the residence in Collins. During the search, used syringes were located along with multiple plastic bags that had a crystal like residue inside.

Hancock was located in Hickory County. When contacted was made with her, Hancock gave consent for deputies and Drug Task Force consent to search her vehicle. During the search, three plastic bags were located that contained a crystal like residue. The bags did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Valerie Newman

Valerie Newman- On May 3, Valerie Newman, 56, Collins, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Newman was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office and the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force conducted a search warrant on a residence in Collins. During the search in Newman's bedroom, prescription pills were located. The pills are a schedule four controlled substance and Newman did not have a current prescription for said pills.

Valerie Newman

Valerie Newman- On May 2, Valerie Newman, 56, Collins, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class E felony resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony, a class A misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree-special victim, and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Newman was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy observed Newman in Smith's Restaurant parking lot while on patrol. The deputy observed some abnormal behavior from Newman and checked on her. While conducting their investigation the deputy asked for and was given consent by Newman to search her bag. The deputy told Newman to sit on the ground while they searched her bag. Once seated, Newman attempted to grab the deputy then got up and ran. The deputy gained control over Newman and placed her under arrest.

Newman had an eyeglass case on her person that contained a glass pipe. Also located was a pill bottle that had a plastic bag. The bag contained a crystal like residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Jasmine Goodjoint

Jasmine Goodjoint- On May 1, Jasmine Goodjoint, 27, Springfield, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants charging her with a class D misdemeanor no insurance and a class D misdemeanor no driver's license. Total bond is set at $513.50 cash only.

Both warrants stem from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in February of 2018.

Tony Meads

Tony Meads- On April 30, Tony Meads, 23, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Meads was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Meads was a passenger in was stopped for a moving violation. During conversation with the driver and passengers, the deputies could smell the odor of marijuana. During a search of the vehicle a bag was located that Meads admitted was his. Inside the bag two containers were located that contained marijuana.

Christopher Mood

Christopher Mood- On April 30, Christopher Mood, 37, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original class D felony domestic assault in the third degree. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

The original charge stems from an investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office into a domestic disturbance where Mood struck the victim in the back of the head with a baseball bat in December of 2017.

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.

Damage to Property in Lowry City

On April 30, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Shelby's Truck Stop in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with a store manager. The manager stated an employee had torn out some emergency lights in the men's restroom.

The deputy made contact with the store owner Joyce Shelby. Shelby stated while reviewing camera video she observed the store employee taking money out of the safe. Shelby stated she also viewed the employee taking alcohol out of the cooler. The empty containers were located in the store's dumpster.

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 April 14 through 28, 2020

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

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 16 arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of April 14 through 28, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Darnel Walker- On April 28, Darnel Walker, 28, Kansas City, 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. Walker was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Walker was driving. 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.

Jamie Brooke- On April 25, Jamie Brooke, 21, unknown, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Wright County warrant for a probation violation. This is a no bond warrant.

James McBride- On April 25, James McBride, 18, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Jackson County warrant for a class E felony resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. This is a no bond warrant.

 

Shawn Brune- On April 23, Shawn Brune, 45, Lindsay, OK, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Brune was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to SW 831 Road in reference to threats. Upon arrival the deputies made contact with property owner. After getting consent to search the bedroom, a mirror was located with a crystal like substance on it along with two load-ed syringes and a modified item to smoke methamphetamine.

Jessica Donald- On April 23, Jessica Donald, 32, Leavenworth, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor. Donald was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to SW 831 Road in reference to threats. Upon arrival the deputies made contact with property owner. The deputies could see people inside the house through the front door.

While conducting the investigation, two subjects had run out the back door and were trying to flee the scene. Both subjects, later identified as Donald and a male juvenile, complied with the order to stop and returned to the residence.

Christy Tigner- On April 23, Christy Tigner, 60, El Dorado Springs, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Tigner was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after deputies were dispatched to a residence on SW 831 Road in reference to threats. Upon arrival, the deputies spoke Tigner. While Tigner was explaining the situation to the deputy she stated she found a glass pipe next to her bed and pulled it out of her pocket to give to the deputy.

Robert Slater- On April 22, Robert Slater, 40, Collins, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class C misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree and an infraction for trespassing in the second degree. Slater was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after Slater refused to leave from property after the property owner told him to leave. The property owner's father came to the property and also told Slater to leave. Slater pushed the property owner's father. The father did punch Slater in the face after being pushed. The property owner stated she had recorded the incident on her phone.

Amanda Crawford- On April 21, Amanda Crawford, 31, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of an illegal weapon. Crawford was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the vehicle that Crawford was a passenger in was stopped for an investigation. During the conversation with the driver, consent was obtained to search the vehicle. During the search, a set of brass knuckles was located in the purse that belonged to Crawford.

Ashley Vandenburg- On April 20, Ashley Vandenburg, 31, Nevada, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original charge of a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $2,500.

The original charge comes from an investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office in November of 2017.

Samuel Lyon

Samuel Lyon- On April 19, Samuel Lyon, 41, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Lyon was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Lyon was driving. During the stop, Lyon handed a container to the deputy that had a green leafy sub-stance in it. A K9 unit was called to the scene to perform an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. During a search of the vehicle a plastic baggie was located that contained a crystal like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Brent Roberts

Brent Roberts- On April 19, Brent Roberts, 38, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault in the third degree. Roberts was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the girlfriend to Roberts stated he had been drinking and had put his hands on her and smashed her face into the ground causing a bloody nose.

Terry Sieleman- On April 19, Terry Sieleman, 42, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class C felony possession of controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only. The original charges stem from an investigation by the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force in October of 2016.

Sieleman also has another warrant out of St. Clair County for a probation violation on an original charge of a class C possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only. The original charge comes from an Appleton City Police Department investigation in October of 2013.

Christopher Barks

Christopher Barks- On April 18, Christopher Barks, 39, Randolph, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class E felony possession of a controlled substance and a class E felony possession of drug paraphernalia-amphetamine or methamphetamine. Barks was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a detective with the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force advised a St. Clair County deputy of a vehicle that was driving erratically. The deputy got behind the vehicle while traveling on southbound Highway 13 and noticed the vehicle speeding. The deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. The deputy made contact with the driver, later identified as Christopher Barks. During the conversation, the deputy asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle.

During the search, two glass pipes were located along with two plastic bags containing a crystal like substance. Barks admitted to the drugs and pipes to being his.

Samuel Lyon

Samuel Lyon- On April 15, Samuel Lyon, 41, Lowry City, 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. Lyon was booked and re-leased pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a traffic stop was performed on the vehicle Lyon was driving for a moving violation. The deputy spoke with Lyon. Lyon admitted to having marijuana. The deputies searched the vehicle and located a glass pipe that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Al-so located was a bag with marijuana, a jar with marijuana, and two marijuana pipes.

Richard Weld

Richard Weld- On April 15, Richard Weld, 33, Lee's Summit, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class E felony resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death to any person. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies tried to perform a traffic stop on the motorcycle Weld was driving for speeding. Weld refused to stop for the deputies and fled from them. The failure to yield crossed into Polk County. Polk County was notified of incident. St. Clair County deputies were able to take Weld into custody at Main and Broadway in Bolivar.

Flint Greer

Flint Greer- On April 14, Flint Greer, 30, Stockton, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class E felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-amphetamine or methamphetamine, a class E felony assault in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor trespass in the third degree. Greer was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on SE 1074 Road in reference to a trespass. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with the subject, later identified as Greer. Greer was ordered to the ground and taken into custody without incident. During a search of Greer's property, two glass pipes were located and two syringes.

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 April 26, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NE 500 Road in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Terri White. White stated when she got to the residence she noticed the gate to the property was opened. There was no forced entry to the residence. Items missing include a brand new, in the box, toilet, two propane tanks, a folding camping chair with side table, a 3 gallon HDX air compressor, and a battery for the camper. Total estimated loss value is $410.

Burglary in Osceola

On April 23, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to the Wildflower Inn in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputies spoke with John Maggard. Maggard stated someone had kicked in the back door and stole a window air conditioning unit.

The deputy photographed the area. Estimated loss value $400. A suspect has been named.

Burglary in Osceola

On April 22, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatch to a residence on NW 501 Road in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Cody Williamson. Williamson stated someone turned the power to the residence off at the pole and unplugged the camera at the front door. Williamson stated he did not notice anything missing from the residence.

Williamson did state he noticed his Husqvarna 390 XP chainsaw missing. Estimated loss value is $50.

Vandalism in Osceola

On April 20, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a property on NE Highway 82. The deputy spoke to the property owner, Judy Crowl, by phone. Crowl stated someone had run over her swing gate to her property and drove into her field. The deputy took pictures of the gate, but did not see any tire marks in the field. Estimated loss value is $300.

Burglary at Twin Oaks Harbor

On April 17, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence in Twin Oaks Harbor in regards to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Vicki Sokolacai. Sokolacai stated someone had broken into her trailer and stole a Playstation 4, a 60 inch Vizio television, and a 47 inch LG television.

The deputy took pictures of the pry marks on the front and back doors. Estimated loss value is $1,100.

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 April 7 through 14, 2020

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

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made one arrest and took a burglary report during the week of April 7 through 14, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Kenda Meredith

Kenda Meredith- On April 12, Kenda Meredith, 31, Appleton City, 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. Meredith was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to E 2nd Street 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.

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 April 10, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on Highway WW in reference to a burglary. The deputy was contacted by Janice Putnam. Putnam stated that the break in occurred about two weeks ago.

Putnam showed the deputy the back window of the residence where someone had taken out the air conditioner and entered the residence with the aid of a ladder.

Putnam stated her and her husband found out about the burglary when they saw a news release from Bates County that showed several guns that had been recovered.

Putnam was able identify the guns as being her husband's when she went to Bates County along with a St. Clair County deputy.

The deputy collected evidence and photographed the scene.

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 March 24 through April 7, 2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
News Release March 24 through April 7, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 20 arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of March 24 through April 7, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

Davy Bardwell, Jr.

Davy Bardwell, Jr.- On April 7, Davy Bardwell, Jr., 36, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrants charging him with failure to appear in court on a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended-second or third offense and a class D misdemeanor no insurance. Total bond is set at $608.50 cash only.

The original charges stem from a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy in July of 2019.

 

 

Franklin Keith

Franklin Keith- On April 7, Franklin Keith, 28, Deepwater, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony domestic assault in the second degree. Franklin was booked and re-leased pending formal charges.

The charges come after an altercation between Keith and his wife where Keith left bruises on his wife.

William Cain

William Cain- On April 6, William Cain, 47, 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 A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior offense. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched SW 900 Road and SW 801 Road to assist a Cedar County deputy in April of 2019. The Cedar County deputy was checking on a suspicious vehicle in the area and encountered a female and male subject. The female subject was taken under arrest by the Cedar County deputy for an El Dorado Springs Police Department warrant. The male subject was checked for weapons and a glass pipe was located on his person. The St. Clair County deputy field tested the glass pipe and it did test positive for methamphetamine.

The vehicle was parked inside St. Clair County and the female driver did give consent to search the vehicle. A search was conducted with no findings.

Angelica Bryant

Angelica Bryant- On April 5, Angelica Bryant, 23, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor driving while intoxicated-prior offense. Bryant was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Bryant was driving for a moving violation. Bryant was asked to take a preliminary breath test after she was observed driving erratically. Bryant did consent to the test and had a .09 blood alcohol concentration. While at the jail, a formal breathalyzer was performed, and showed a B.A.C. of .078.

Trevor Davis

Trevor Davis- On April 4, Trevor Davis, 30, Appleton City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor driving while intoxicated-prior offense, and a class B misdemeanor property damage in the second degree. Davis was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed an investigative stop on the vehicle Davis was driving. There was severe front end damage to the vehicle. Davis did not immediately pull over for the deputy and continued until he reached the BP Gas Station. When the deputy made contact with Davis, the deputy could smell the strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle.

The deputy asked Davis if he had hit the traffic sign at Highway H and A. Davis stated that he did. Davis was also asked why he didn't stop and Davis stated he had been drinking. Davis consented to a preliminary breath test which he blew three times over the legal limit of .08.

Tiffany Hanson

Tiffany Hanson- On April 1, Tiffany Hanson, 30, El Dorado Springs, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class B misdemeanor property damage in the second degree. Hanson was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after Hanson hit her elbow on the sliding glass door of her boyfriend's residence causing it to shatter during an argument.

Clinton Oehring

Clinton Oehring- On April 1, Clinton Oehring, 29, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on original charges of a class C felony possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony, and a class A misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charges stem from a St. Clair County investigation August of 2016.

James Chamberlain

James Chamberlain- On March 30, James Chamberlain, 48, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A felony unlawful use of a weapon-shoot at/from a motor vehicle, at a person, motor vehicle or building, resulting in death or injury. Chamberlain was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after someone stole his son's truck from their residence. Chamberlain heard his son's, John Chamberlain, 18, pickup truck being stolen from their residence. James and John chased the stolen vehicle southbound on Highway 13.

The Chamberlains caught up with the stolen vehicle on Highway 13 near the Highway T and V intersection. James Chamberlain fired shots at the vehicle while traveling southbound on High-way 13.

The driver, later identified as Billy Ray Luff, 39 of Arcola, MO, was struck in the right shoulder. Luff stopped the vehicle in the median and was held at gun point until deputies arrived on scene. Luff was transported by air ambulance to a Springfield area hospital where he is being treated for his injury.

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster- On March 30, Andrew Webster, 19, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class E felony assault in the third degree. Webster was booked and released pending formal charges.

The charge comes after two juveniles stated Webster had punched them.

Kassie Henderson

Kassie Henderson- On March 29, Kassie Henderson, 41, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Henry County warrant for failure to appear in court. Bond is set at $116.50 cash only.

Jermaine Howard

Jermaine Howard- On March 29, Jermaine Howard, 33, Grandview, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on two Henry County warrants for failure to appear in court. Total bond is set at $369 cash or surety.

Melissa Riley

Melissa Riley- On 28, Melissa Riley, 32, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on four failures to appear in court warrants out of Jackson County. Total bond is set at $3,000 cash or surety.

Joshua Voss

Joshua Voss- On March 28, Joshua Voss, 43, Rogersville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Voss was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Voss was driving for an equipment violation. The deputy asked for and was given consent to search the vehicle. During the search a glass pipe was located. The glass pipe did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Ryan Greve

Ryan Greve- On March 27, Ryan Greve, 27, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm and a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended- third offense. Greve was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Greve was driving for a moving violation. A record check of Greve showed his driving status as sus-pended. The deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Greve stated no and gave consent to the deputy to search the vehicle. During the search three boxes of ammo were located. Greve is a convicted felon.

Jeremy Noble

Jeremy Noble- On March 27, Jeremy Noble, 35, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

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

Misty Manning

Misty Manning- On March 26, Misty Manning, 35, Holden, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on 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 $5,000 cash only.

The original charges come from a St. Clair County investigation in November of 2019.

Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker- On March 26, Jeffery Walker, 42, Nixa, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. Walker was booked and released pending formal charges.

The charges come after St. Clair County deputies performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Walker was driving for an equipment violation. During the initial conversation with Walker, he was asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Walker admitted to having marijuana under the front passenger seat. During a consensual search of the vehicle, the marijuana was located where Walker stated it would be. Further search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia, more mari-juana, and some prescription pills.

Maggie Burchett

Maggie Burchett- On March 25, Maggie Burchett, 36, unknown, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Burchett was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office assisted the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force in an investigation. Burchett was at a residence in Appleton City during the investigation. When deputies made contact with her, there was a syringe in plain sight near her. Burchett admitted the syringe was hers. The syringe did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Michael Leuty

Michael Leuty- On March 25, Michael Leuty, 49, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class D felony possession of a controlled sub-stance. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

The original charge stems from an Osceola Police Department investigation in July of 2019.

Hannah Rhyne

Hannah Rhyne- On March 25, Hannah Rhyne, 35, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class C felony forgery. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after Rhyne cashed an altered cashier's check at Carney's Five Star grocery store in May of 2016.

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.

 


Theft in Osceola

On March 31, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SE Highway TT in reference to stealing. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Patricia Brownlee. Brownlee stated that someone had broken into her shed and stole a bunch of miscellaneous tools, a lawn mower battery, a 120 volt Bonaire inflator, and a battery charger. Total estimated loss value is $590.

The deputy collected the camera pictures from Brownlee and took photographs of the scene.

Theft in Collins

On March 29, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to SE 1000 Road in reference to stealing. The deputy made contact with Scott Buckley. Buckley stated that sometime between March 22 and March 27, someone stole his yellow 2003 Honda 300EX four-wheeler. Buckley stated the four-wheeler was in his shop.

No estimated loss value was known at the time of this report.

Burglary in Gerster

On March 28, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a property at SE 510 Road and SE 1131 Road. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the property owner, Richard Allen. Allen stated he has a hunting cabin on the property that he checks on throughout the year. When he returned to the property he noticed someone had knocked a hole in the back was of the cabin and stole his yellow and black Champion 1200 watt generator.

Estimated loss value was not known at time of this report. The deputy photographed the scene.

Theft in Osceola

On March 28, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the Wildflower Inn in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the owner, John Maggard. Maggard stated his motel manager had quit and some items were missing along with $220 in cash. Maggard stated he would not press charges if all the items were returned.

The deputy made contact with the former employee and she stated she would return the items.

The deputy contacted Maggard a few days later to see if the items had been returned. Maggard said all the items were returned except for the cash. Maggard stated he wants to press charges.

Burglary in Lowry City

On March 24, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the area of Highway NN and NE 1176 Road in reference to a burglary. A deputy made contact with the property owner, Gary Jones, by phone. Jones stated his shop had been broken into and the battery to his tractor had been stolen.

The deputies arrived on scene and observed damage to the shop doors. The deputies collected evidence and photographs.

Jones estimated the loss value of the battery is $175. He did not have an estimate repair cost of the shop doors 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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A message from your Sheriff

A message from your Sheriff, 

I would first like to commend all the citizens and businesses of St. Clair County for their patience and perseverance during the difficult times we have endured over the last few weeks.  I believe the next few weeks will prove to be even more challenging.  I would like to take this opportunity to dispel some rumors about the operations of my office during our current situation.  My deputies continue to serve and protect you at their full capacity, we are answering all calls for service, and performing routine patrol's of the county as we always have.    

Now let us discuss the Governor's Order - commonly referred to as the "Stay at Home Order" - that officially went into effective at 12:01 AM on 4/06/2020. There are several misconceptions, falsehoods, and factually incorrect bits of information being disseminated regarding the Order.  I feel it prudent to offer a bit of factual information to dismiss any rumors that may be circulating. It is imperative that we remain vigilant and resilient in the face of this crisis. It is my sincere hope that a few clarifications will help bring a sense of calm to anyone who has concerns.

Deputies will not be stopping cars to ask the driver where they are going. Not only is this not part of the Governor's Order, it would be unconstitutional for us to act in this manner. If a driver is stopped for some reason such as a traffic violation, they do not have to show some written documentation of where they are headed, i.e. a "workplace travel permit"  there are no such official permits!! 

It's also important for citizens to have factual information as to the handling of formal complaints as to the Governor's Order. The Order specifically outlines violations are to be handled by local and state health (civil) authorities. Thus for any formal complaints, outside of the municipalities, they will be handled by the St. Clair County Health Department under the regulations, rules, and laws for which state statute allows for public health related investigations, enforcement, and Civil Court sanctions. Inquiries as to this process should be directed to the St. Clair County Health Department.  Inquiries as to additional restrictions, etc. inside the cities of Osceola, Appleton City, Lowry City, and Collins as put forth by city ordinance should be directed to city authorities. Sheriff's Office operations remain unchanged under this directive.

From what I have personally witnessed our local businesses have gone "above and beyond" to initiate safeguards and they are already in compliance. I am personally asking our citizens to continue their support of our local businesses. These business owners support your child's school, community organizations, the less fortunate, our emergency responders, and the list goes on and on. In reality though, the Governor has made it very clear that citizens still have to work, go to the store to get necessary items for their family's well-being and sustainability, and enjoy some outdoor activities while maintaining social distancing. This is all about using common sense and limiting everyone's exposure as much as possible.

In closing, this letter is to provide facts and ease fears of any drastic law enforcement changes during this situation. "We continue to be dedicated to our duties and serving your needs, just as always!"   

We will all get through this if we do our part and all work together.  

This is a great county and we are all in this together.

 

Respectfully,

Scott A. Keeler-Sheriff

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

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