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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release for Nov. 2-9, 2015


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     St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies made five warrant arrests, took two stealing report and two property damage reports during the week of Nov. 2-9.

Damage to a fence on SE 50 Road

     On Nov. 8, a St. Clair County deputy took a report of property damage on SE 50 Road, Osceola. Curtis Wisner reported while checking the farm he noticed someone ran a vehicle through his fence and knocked over a hedge corner post and a steel t-post. He noted the barbed wire was snapped in multiple places and was lying on the ground. Pieces of a vehicle were located in the field. Damage was estimated at $200.

Stolen fence posts

     On Nov. 5, a St. Clair County deputy took a report of stolen fence posts. Kenny Cooper reported a bundle of seven or eight six foot, orange, steel, fence posts steel fence posts were stolen from his property on SE Highway W, El Dorado Springs. The total value of the property was estimated at $40.

Mailbox stolen in Lakeshore Estates

     On Nov. 5, a St. Clair County deputy took a report of a stolen mailbox on NE 351 Private Road in Lakeshore Estates, Osceola. Christopher McQueen reported an individual in a truck stopped on the road, picked up his mailbox, threw it in the back of the truck, and sped off. While leaving the area, the deputy noticed an empty mailbox post along the road. McQueens’s mailbox along with another mailbox were located approximately eight-feet away.

Property damage in Schell City

     On Nov. 3 a St. Clair County deputy took a property damage report on SW 430 Road, Schell City. William Davis reported damage to his mailbox. He stated while watching television he heard three shotgun shots.  He went outside to investigate and saw a pickup truck heading north, away from his driveway. He found the mailbox was shot with a shotgun.  Evidence was recovered at the scene.

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

Warrant arrests

Kory Clemons

     Kory Clemons- On Nov. 6, Kory Clemons, 20, Rockville, was arrested on three St. Clair County warrants charging him with several felony charges stemming from an incident on Oct. 7 in Appleton City where Clemons fired at St. Clair County deputies.

     Clemons is charged with class A felony assault on a law enforcement officer, class D felony resisting arrest, class C felony stealing a motor vehicle, class C felony stealing of a firearm, and class A misdemeanor theft. Total bond is set at $155,000 with $100,000 cash only and $55,000 cash or surety.

     During the early morning hours on Oct. 7, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to the Appleton City area in reference to a sighting of a stolen vehicle. Corporal Jason Matter located the vehicle traveling on Highway 52 in Appleton City. The vehicle stopped in the parking lot of the Appleton City School and Deputy Dale Roberts arrived on scene to assist Cpl. Matter. The deputies ordered Clemons out of the vehicle. Clemons brandished a firearm and deputies ordered him to drop the firearm several times. Clemons refused, raised the firearm and fired at deputies. The deputies returned fire, striking him multiple times.  

     The sheriff explained the deputies were not injured in the incident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control were called into to conduct the investigation on the incident.

Curtis Buchanan

     Curtis Buchanan- On Nov. 5, Curtis Buchanan, 51, Lowry City, was arrested in Osceola on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony resisting/ interfering with arrest for a felony. Bond is set at $15,000.00 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident on July 10 when Buchanan resisted arrest during an investigation of stolen dogs in Lowry City.

     Richard Hood (No photo)- On Nov. 4, Richard Hood, 24, Lowry City, was arrested in Lowry City on a Henry County warrant for failing to appear in court on a class B misdemeanor charge of failing to register a motor vehicle. The warrant was issued on Oct. 27 and bond is set at $225 cash only. Hood was transported to the Henry County Jail.

David Faulkner Jr.

     David Faulkner Jr.- On Nov. 3, David Faulkner Jr., 29, Osceola, was arrested in Osceola on a “no-bond” parole violation warrant issued by Missouri Probation and Parole. During service of the warrant, information was obtained Faulkner ran out of the back door of the residence. He was located in the back yard and taken into custody. Formal charges are pending for resisting arrest by fleeing.

Krista Itzen

     Krista Itzen- On Nov. 3, Krista Itzen, 26, Osceola, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Bates County warrant for a misdemeanor charge of non support. Bond is set at $2,500.

     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.

Coffee with the Sheriff to be held in Appleton City Nov. 19

     Sheriff Scott Keeler will host “Coffee with the Sheriff” on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7-10 a.m. in the cafeteria at Ellett Memorial Hospital, Appleton City. The sheriff strongly encourages citizens to attend with any questions or concerns and be a part of making a difference in the community.

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