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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release for April 20-27, 2015


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St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies made several arrests and took reports of property damage and stealing during the week of April 20-27.

Search warrant results in felony drug charge

Shannon Knowles

     On April 24, Shannon Knowles, 44, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class C felony of possessing a controlled substance. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

     The warrant was issued on April 20 and stems from an incident on April 15 when St. Clair County deputies, members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, and the Miller County SWAT Team served a search warrant at her residence on Miller Street, Appleton City. During the investigation, a small plastic bag containing a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located in a bedroom. Knowles allegedly admitted the methamphetamine was hers and stated it had been there for three years.

Other warrant arrest

Kasey Groves

     Kasey Groves- On April 23, Kasey Groves, 24, Lowry City, was arrested and booked into the St. Clair County Jail on three St. Clair County warrants. Two warrants are for probation violations on class C felony charges of burglary-second degree stemming from incidents in June 2013.

     The third warrant was issued on April 13 and charges Groves with class D felony of resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death to any person. It also charges Groves with four misdemeanor charges including speeding, operating a vehicle without a license, no insurance, driving a vehicle to the left side of the roadway when view is obstructed by a hill or curve, and two infractions of failing to display plates on a motor vehicle and no seat belt.

     The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 10 with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Total bond is set at $20,000 cash only and $5,000 cash or surety.

Timothy Wingard

     Timothy Wingard- On April 20, Timothy Wingard, 51, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class C felony of stealing a motor vehicle, a class D felony of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony, a misdemeanor charge of driving while revoked/suspended - second or subsequent offense, and a misdemeanor charge of violating an order of protection for adult. Bond is set at $ $25,000 cash or surety.

     The charges stem from an incident on April 19 in Appleton City when a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Deniene Wingard in reference to a stolen vehicle. She reported her blue 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen from her residence on South Beech Street.

     During the investigation Timothy Wingard was named as a suspect and it was learned there was an active order of protection in place against him. It was reported a vehicle matching the description was traveling west on Burbank Street. Shortly after, a St. Clair County deputy observed the vehicle at Casey’s General Store and made contact with Timothy Wingard. He was advised he violated an order of protection by being at Deniene Wingard’s residence and took her car without her permission. He became verbally combative, resisted, and refused to comply with instructions given to him. He was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail, Osceola. The Appleton City Police Department assisted with the case.

Trailer recovered

     On April 26, a St. Clair County met with Danny Purvis in reference to an abandoned trailer found on his property at the southeast corner of the junction of B Highway and E Highway, Osceola.

     The trailer was located behind a barn and had several pieces of tin piled on and around it. The investigation determined the trailer was owned by Timothy Stevens and was reported stolen from his residence on B Highway on April 8. The trailer was stolen along with a red and gray Polaris 400, a green and yellow John Deere zero turn lawn mower, and a weed eater. There was no sign of the other items reported stolen. Stevens responded to the scene and identified the trailer. It was noted his residence where the items were stolen is located an estimated half mile east of where the trailer was found.

Property damage

     On April 25, a St. Clair County deputy took a property damage report on Main Street, Collins. Rhonda Cardwell at her residence located at 1710 Main St. in Collins, Missouri in reference to property damage. Cardwell reported someone attempted to get into their camper parked next to their house. The deputy observed visible pry marks on the door of the camper.

Copper stolen from cell phone tower

     On April 22, a St. Clair County deputy took a report of stolen copper at a cell phone tower on Highway 13 and NE 401 Road, Lowry City. A technician with Sprint reported an estimated $2,500  in copper was stole from the site.

Car dolly missing in Roscoe

     On April 20, a St. Clair County deputy took a larceny report on SW Pence Ave., Roscoe. Mary Wassenaar reported a car dolly missing. She stated a neighbor asked to borrow it and it was not there. It is described as white with white 15” wheels. The value was estimated at $800.

     The investigation is these cases are ongoing. Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

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