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07/24/2018

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release July 9-16, 2018
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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release July 9-16, 2018

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made nine arrests, took a burglary report and a domestic assault report during the week of July 16-23, 2018.

Warrant Arrests

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Nicholas Austin

     Nicholas Austin- On July 22, Nicholas Austin, 20, El Dorado Springs, was arrested   by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance   and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Austin was   booked and released pending formal charges.
     The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the area of   Highway H and Highway 82 in reference to a suspicious person walking in the middle of   the roadway.
     The deputy arrived in the area and found Austin walking in the middle of Highway 82. After making contact with Austin, the deputy asked if he had anything on his person that the deputy should know about. Austin emptied his pockets voluntarily onto the hood of the patrol car. Among the belongings was a red straw that the deputy observed to have a white crystal like residue on it. The straw field tested positive for methamphetamine. Austin also admitted to the deputy that he had a small amount of marijuana in his wallet.
     

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James Montgomery

     James Montgomery- On July 22, James Montgomery, 47, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on two Texas County warrants for failure to appear in court on a class C misdemeanor exceeding the posted speed limit by 11-15 mph and an unclassified misdemeanor for no insurance. Total bond is set at $335.50 cash or surety.
     The charges stem from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on June 4, 2016.
   

 

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Thomas Edwards

     Thomas Edwards- On July 19, Thomas Edwards, 46, Roscoe, was   arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony  possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
     The charges come after a St. Clair County deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Edwards was driving for a traffic violation. A K9 unit was called to the scene to conduct an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a glass pipe and two plastic bags with a white crystal like residue. The plastic bags field tested positive for methamphetamine.
     

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Jason Bost

     Jason Bost- On July 19, Jason Bost, 44, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
     The charges come after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the area of Twin Oaks Harbor to check the welfare of people asleep in a vehicle. When the deputy arrived on scene, a male and female subject were standing outside of the vehicle and child was inside the vehicle. The deputy asked for and was given consent to search the vehicle by both the female and Bost. During the search of the vehicle two large plastic bags and a straw were found with some white crystal like residue on them. The bags and straw all field tested positive for methamphetamine. Bost admitted to all of the stuff to be his.
     

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Timmie Green

     Timmie Green- On July 19, Timmie Green, 32, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him failure to appear in court on an original charges of a class B misdemeanor trespassing in the first degree and a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Total bond is set at $1,500 cash or surety.
     The charges come after a homeowner called to complain about a vehicle driving through her yard and getting stuck in the mud on Feb. 23, 2018. A St. Clair County deputy arrived on scene and made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle. Green was identified as the driver, and appeared to be under the influence.
     

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Heath Maxwell

     Heath Maxwell- On July 18, Heath Maxwell, 44, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony possession of a controlled substance, class E felony unlawful use of a weapon, and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
     The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were advised of a careless and imprudent driver on Highway 13. A search of the surrounding area revealed a car matching the description and license plates was located at The Port Convenience Store. Deputies made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle. A K9 unit did an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. During a search of the vehicle a baggie with a white crystal like substance was found along with a glass pipe. A field test of the white crystal like substance was positive for methamphetamine.
     

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Heather Willmore

     Heather Willmore- On July 18, Heather Willmore, 32, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.
     The arrest comes after St. Clair County deputies were advised of a careless and imprudent driver on Highway 13. A search of the surrounding area revealed a car matching the description and license plates located at The Port Convenience Store. Deputies made contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle, along with Willmore’s two children. The Department of Family Services was notified and the children were released to their father. A K9 unit did an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a baggie with a white crystal like substance and a glass pipe. The white crystal substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Willmore admitted the drugs and glass pipe to be hers.
     

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Seth Greufe

     Seth Greufe- On July 18, Seth Greufe, 25, Montrose, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him failure to appear in court on an ordinance charge of driving while revoked or suspended. Bond is set at $237.50 cash only.
     The original charge comes from a traffic stop by the Osceola Police Department on June 6, 2017.
     

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Amber Short

     Amber Short- On July 17, Amber Short, 36, Garden City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, class E felony unlawful use of a weapon, and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety.
     The charges come after a St. Clair County deputy made contact with a vehicle that Short was a passenger in on May 6, 2018. During questioning of Short, she denied of anything illegal in the vehicle. Upon a consented search of the vehicle, a baggie of a white crystal like substance, glass pipe, glass water bong, and two handguns were found.

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.

Burglary in Osceola

     On July 22, a deputy was dispatched to NE1281 Private Road in reference to a burglary.
     Upon arrival, the deputy met with Charles and Brenda Stutler. Charles Stutler stated that someone had broken into his residence and stolen six guns. Stutler stated nothing else seems to be missing.
     Stutler showed the deputy the pry marks on the front door of the residence and the closet door where the guns were stolen from. Stutler stated that one rifle was removed from a gun rack inside one of the bedrooms and the rest were taken from a locked closet.
     The deputy took photos of the damage.
     There was no known estimated lost value at the time of this report. 

Domestic Assault and Vandalism in El Dorado Springs

     On July 20, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on SW 300 Road in reference to a domestic assault in progress.
     Upon arrival, the deputies met with Nicholas Austin and Britney Bolling at the intersection of SW 300 Road and SW 366 Road. Nicholas Austin advised his mother, Kimberly Austin, had threatened Bolling with a 2”x4” piece of wood.
     Bolling stated she had asked Kimberly Austin for the keys to her vehicle and K. Austin threw the keys at her and struck her in the shoulder. Bolling stated she yelled at Kimberly Austin and that is when Kimberly Austin grabbed the piece of wood and raised it as to hit Bolling with it.
     Nick Austin stated he came into the house when he heard the yelling and grabbed the wood from his mother and pushed her into the door. Nicholas Austin then stated his mother then grabbed a piece of a metal rod and swung it at him, but he grabbed it before she could hit him.
     The deputies escorted Nicholas Austin to the residence so they could speak with him and his mother. Kimberly Austin did state she had grabbed the piece of wood and raised it above her head, but did not try to strike anyone. She did state that her son had pushed her into the door, breaking the screen door. Kimberly Austin stated that once they were outside, her son took her phone away from her and threw it to the ground causing it to break.
     Nicholas Austin was escorted from the residence by one of the deputies back to the intersection. The other deputy remained at the residence to speak with Kimberly Austin and Lewis Morgan, Kimberly’s husband. Kimberly Austin stated the reason her son broke her phone was that she had seen a conversation on it about her son selling some items to someone. Kimberly Austin stated the items her son was trying to sell were tools that belonged to Lewis.
     The deputy spoke with Lewis and advised him to make a list of all the items that have been stolen. Lewis was also advised to fill out a request for prosecution.
     Estimated value of the broken phone is $200.

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

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