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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release and Court Case Updates Jan. 16-23, 2017


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            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies took reports of stealing and property damage, made five warrant arrests, and recovered a stolen vehicle during the week of Jan.16-23.

Warrant arrests

Daniel Wire

          Daniel Wire- On Jan. 23, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Daniel Wire, 53, Osceola, on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety. The charges stem from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Jan. 22.

            Timothy Kreisler- On Jan. 23, Timothy Kreisler, 48, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Timothy Kreisler

            The charge stems from a traffic stop conducted by a St. Clair County deputy during the early morning hours the same day on Highway 13 south of Shelby's in Lowry City. During the investigation contact was made with Kreisler, the driver of the vehicle, and a small candy cigarette box was noticed on the driver’s side floor board. Further investigation discovered a small clear plastic bag containing a crystal substance was inside the box. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Kreisler was taken into custody and an arrest warrant was obtained.

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Bobbi Ball

           Bobbi Ball- On Jan. 21, Bobbi Ball, 39, Lowry City, was arrested on a no bond parole violation warrant.

            Erika Bootier- On Jan. 19, Erika Bootier, 24, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for probation violation on

Erika Bootier

four original counts of class C felony forgery. The warrant was issued on August 31, 2016 and bond is set at $5,000 cash only. The original charges stem from incidents in December 2014 when Bootier cashed four checks that were stolen from an individual.    

Darren Troxel

              Darren Troxel- During the late night hours on Jan. 18, a St. Clair County deputy was patrolling on TT Highway, Osceola, and noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with no one around. Further investigation found four individuals hunting for arrowheads. A check discovered one of the individuals, Darren Troxel, 49, El Dorado Springs, had an active St. Clair County warrant for his arrest. Troxel was arrested on the warrant charging him with class A misdemeanor resisting arrest. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.
            The warrant was issued in October 2015 and stems from an investigation in February 2015 when Troxel ran from a St. Clair County deputy who was at a residence in Collins looking for another individual.

            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. 

Traps and game camera stolen
from Linscomb Conservation area

            On Jan. 22, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report from Christopher Hannah and Robert Dutcher.  The two men stated they have written permission to trap in the Linscomb Conservation area off Highway OO. They said they went out and set traps and game cameras in various areas. Sometime between Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. and Jan. 22, at 8 a.m. one of their Minnesota brand traps and one of their Stealth Cam game cameras were stolen.  They noted someone tried to remove another trap, but was unable to remove the anchor from the ground. The name tag was removed from the trap. The total value of the items was estimated at $143.20. The investigation was forwarded to Missouri Department of Conservation.

Theft of commissary funds from inmate

            On Jan. 21, the St. Clair County Jail staff reported a theft of commissary funds from one inmate by another inmate. Investigation revealed an inmate accessed the in jail commissary kiosk account for another inmate. Further investigation revealed one inmate cancelled an outstanding order for product/services and used the funds to purchase phone use services that were later used and traded to other inmates. It was noted the inmate accessed and used the account without the other inmate’s consent or permission. The amount of product/services stolen totaled $106.10. Formal charges are pending

Burglary report taken on SE 1251 Road

            On Jan. 19, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on SE 1251 Road, Osceola. Michael Leuty reported someone broke into his residence and ransacked the house. Leuty stated he found the back door open and some of his tools sitting by the inside of the door. A check of the rest of his residence revealed several items missing. Items included a voltmeter, a tester phone, an 18 volt De-Walt cordless drill, a Uniden 20 channel base scanner, several medications including Ambien CR, Oxycontin, Diclofen AC, Flomax, and Soma. Evidence was collected at the scene. The value of the items was estimated at $1,855.  

Check stolen and passed at Wal-Mart

            On Jan. 18, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report from Deborah Hopkins. She reported a check was stolen from her and passed at Wal-Mart in Clinton on Jan. 12. A suspect was named. Hopkins stated she was informed about the check being taken the previous day and noted it was taken from the middle of the check book so she would not notice it was missing.  The check cleared the bank and overdrafted her account.  Hopkins noted this is the fourth or fifth time this has happened. A request for prosecution was made and formal charges are pending.

Gator reported stolen on NW 1150 Road

            On Jan. 17, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report from Robert Hood, NW 1150 Road, Montrose. Hood stated he located fresh tire tracks going into his property and a chain on his gate was cut. He said a pile of tires was moved to open the gate. He noted he inspected his property and a John Deere Industrial Gator UTV was missing. The UTV was painted industrial orange with a green fender on the right side. It has a diesel engine and is a 4x6 with all new tires. The value of the UTV was estimated at $2,500.

Stolen vehicle from Texas recovered

            In the early morning hours on Jan. 17, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Highway 82 at NE 775 Road, Osceola in reference to a vehicle in a ditch. Once on scene a blue Lexus 300 was located in a ditch. A check on the license plate came back the vehicle was registered to an individual from Willard. It was also noted the plate was reported stolen out of Springfield.

            A check of the vehicle identification number came back the vehicle was reported stolen from Garland, Texas, on Dec. 15, 2016. The vehicle was towed and contact was made with the Garland Police Department.

Property damage reported

            On Jan. 17, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Aaron Roberts in reference to property damage. Roberts stated in the early morning hours on Jan. 16 an individual kicked the front passenger door of his 2011 Chevrolet Aveo.  Roberts noted he is trying to allow the individual to make good on paying for the damage to the vehicle, but no attempts have been made to make payment or arranged to get the vehicle fixed. The incident occurred on SW 1051 Road, El Dorado Springs.

            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

Court Case Updates

Haydee Smith placed on probation

Arrest warrant issued for Mark Degrave for failing to appear in court

Austin Turner pleads guilty to five counts. Sentencing set for March 6, 2017

Bennett’s probation revoked. He is ordered to serve sentences in DOC

Scott Robertson placed on probation

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