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St. Clair County Sheriff's Office News Release for Sept. 15-21, 2014

    Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies took reports of stealing and property damage, assisted with an arrest for possession of a controlled substance, and made two warrant arrests during the week of Sept. 15-21.


April Sturgeon

    On Sept. 20, April Sturgeon, 20, Osceola, was arrested on three St. Clair County felony warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of possessing a controlled substance. Total bond is set at $6,000 cash only and a court date of Oct. 3 was issued. Two of the charges stem from incidents in April and May 2013. Sturgeon pled guilty to these charges and received a suspended imposition of sentence and was placed on five years probation beginning December 2013. The third charge stems from an incident on May 31, when methamphetamine was discovered in Sturgeon’s vehicle and on her person during a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy in Osceola.

Shawn Stockton

    On Sept. 18, Shawn Stockton, 36, Lowry City, was arrested in St. Clair County on two Jackson County warrants for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of failing to register as a sex offender. The warrants were issued on June 20. Total bond is set at $2,000 with 10-percent cash only.

Drug arrest

Ashley Mitchell

    On Sept. 16, a St. Clair County deputy assisted the Appleton City Police Department with a call regarding an alleged assault that occurred near Appleton City. Contact was made with Ashley Mitchell, 23 Montrose, in the parking lot of Dollar General, Appleton City. During the investigation, Mitchell was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Mitchell was arrested and posted bond prior to a warrant being issued. On Sept. 19, a criminal summons was issued for Mitchell charging her with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. A court date of Oct 17 was issued.

Reports of stealing and property damage

    On Sept. 19, a St. Clair County deputy took a report concerning a stolen cattle water tank on property near the intersection of SW 300 Road and SW 1025 Road, Taberville. Susan Lawson reported a 400 gallon cattle water tank was missing. She explained the tank was galvanized steel and estimated the value at $250. The investigation is ongoing.
    On Sept. 17, a St. Clair County deputy took a property damage report from Kenneth Vogel, Montrose. Vogel reported he loaned his vehicle to a family member and another individual who was in the vehicle damaged the driver's side door, windshield and the console. A suspect was named and the investigation is ongoing.
    On Sept. 17, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Brush Creek Access, Osceola, in reference to property damage. James Terry, the vice president of Friends of Brush Creek, reported a vehicle drove off into the grass area and spun their tires causing damaging the in three places on the property. The investigation is ongoing.
    Sheriff Scott Keeler urges those with any information on these or any other cases to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

Drug take back event scheduled for Sept. 27

    The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will host a free prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sheriff Scott Keeler explained the event will allow the public to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications.
    Participants can bring prescription medications, pills, or tablets in original plastic containers to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office, 360 Chestnut Street, Osceola, Mo. Participants are urged to remove personal information from prescription labels. Items that will not be accepted include liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.
    “This service is an opportunity; put on by the sheriff’s office, to help prevent pill abuse, theft, as well as ensuring the prescription drugs are disposed of properly,” said Sheriff Keeler.

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