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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release and Court Case Update Dec. 19-26, 2016


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           Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies have made five warrant arrests and took reports of a fight, theft, and fraud during Dec. 19-26. The sheriff reminds citizens of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to reduce substance–impaired driving fatalities will continue through January 1, 2017.

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Warrant arrests

            Rory Thomas- On Dec. 24, Rory Thomas, 44, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with two class A misdemeanors, possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.      

Rory Thomas

           The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Aug. 26, when a deputy located a vehicle parked off the roadway on land belonging to the Missouri Department of Conservation on SW E Highway. Thomas was identified as the driver of the vehicle and was located in a corn field a short distance away. During the investigation a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue was located inside his vehicle.  A misdemeanor amount of marijuana and three pipes with marijuana residue were also located in the glove compartment of the vehicle. Thomas was booked and later released pending the formal charges. The warrant was issued Dec. 14.

            Dwayne Dilbeck- On Dec. 23, Dwayne Dilbeck, 54, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class C felony possession of a controlled substance and class D felony tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety.

Dwayne Dilbeck

            The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when contact was made with Dilbeck at his residence on Fourth Street, Osceola. During the investigation Dilbeck picked an item up from the floor, sprinted to the kitchen sink, threw the item in the sink, turned on the water, and flipped an electric switch, turning on a garbage disposal. A clear plastic bag containing a clear crystal substance was found inside the sink drain/garbage disposal. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

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                Todd Conn- On Dec. 23, Todd Conn, 34, Blue Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with three class a misdemeanors, possession of up to 35 grams marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety. The charges stem from an Osceola Police Department investigation on July 23.


            Velda Motley- On Dec. 21, Velda Motley, 62, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class C felony receiving stolen property. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

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Velda Motley

            The warrant was issued on Dec. 21 and stems from an investigation on Oct. 26 when a St. Clair County deputy was contacted by a Henry County deputy in reference to a possible location of stolen vehicle in our county. The vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in Henry County. The deputy responded to a residence in Twin Oaks Harbor and located the stolen vehicle, a black 2003 Dodge Ram. The owner of the residence advised Motley and Jason Palmer dropped off the vehicle the previous day during the early morning hours.

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Daniel Glen Moore

            Daniel Glen Moore- On Dec. 20, Daniel Glen Moore, 40, Lowry City, was arrested in Osceola on three no bond probation violation warrants from Wright County. Original charges include class A felony producing marijuana from July 2012, class D felony nonsupport from December 2011, class C felony possession of a controlled substance from August 2010.

            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. 

Fight in progress at Pilot

            On Dec. 26, a St. Clair County deputy responded to a fight in progress at Pilot Travel Center, Collins. The deputy and two Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper's arrived on scene and identified the participants of the fight, William Jordan, 25, Strafford, and Bobby Stone Jr., 28, Butler. The investigation revealed the two men were threatening each other by text and during a child custody exchange at Pilot the men argued. Jordan allegedly pulled out a flashlight with a taser on the end of it. Stone allegedly struck Jordan and a fight ensued. Neither subjects wanted to pursue charges against each other. 

Items reported stolen from a truck in Appleton City

            On Dec. 21, a St. Clair County deputy took a theft report from Darrell Foster. He reported his 1990 Chevrolet 1500 was parked at a residence on North Walnut Street, Appleton City, and someone got into his truck and took several items.  Items missing include a small Stanley tool bag, 12 wrenches, a claw hammer, a small crescent wrench, a yellow utility knife, a 12 foot Stanley tape measure, a 3/8 drive socket set in black case and both license plates from the vehicle. The total value of the items was estimated at $96.

Report of fraud

            On Dec. 20, A St. Clair County deputy took a report from Kody Lee, Osceola, in reference to fraud. Lee stated he was notified of someone opening a credit card in his name. He stated the credit card appeared to have been opened through and $1,341.66 was charged on it. A suspect was named.

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

Warrant issued

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Austin Horn
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Austin Horn- On Dec. 23, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Austin Horn, 22, Calhoun, charging him a probation violation on an original class D felony charge of resisting/ interference with arrest. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from an incident on Sept. 1, 2014 when St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Lowry City in reference to a domestic in progress. Information was obtained Horn allegedly broke out a window and was headed to the park armed with a knife. Horn was located and ordered to stop several times. Each time, he failed to obey and took off running from deputies. When he approached the intersection of Griswald and Third streets, a citizen jumped out and yelled at him.  Horn turned around and charged at one of the deputies. The deputy deployed a taser and Horn was taken into custody.

While the deputy was preparing his vehicle to transport Horn to the jail, Horn was able to break custody and took off running again until a citizen tripped him causing him to fall to the ground. Horn was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail. A knife was recovered that Horn allegedly threw in a ditch while running. The investigation revealed the incident started when Horn allegedly asked for $80 from a family member and was refused. There was a physical altercation regarding a cellular phone and threats were made.

             Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information related to the location of Horn to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

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