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11/27/2018

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Nov. 5-26, 2018
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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
 News Release Nov. 5-26, 2018

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 25 arrests and took multiple reports during the weeks of Nov. 5-26, 2018.

Warrant Arrests

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Michael Emerick Jr.

Michael Emerick Jr.- On Nov. 23, Michael Emerick Jr., 22, Osceola, was arrested on three St. Clair County warrants for failure to appear in court on two unclassified misdemeanors minor visibly intoxicated/blood alcohol content more than .02% and a class B misdemeanor property damage in the second degree. Total bond is set at $2762 cash only.

All three original warrants stem from incidents with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Osceola Police Department in July of 2015.

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Gary Bley Jr.

Gary Bley Jr.- On Nov. 21, Gary Bley Jr., 42, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for two class D felonies possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant stems from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Nov. 19, 2018.

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Jackqueline Bowers

Jackqueline Bowers- On Nov. 21, Jackqueline Bowers, 30, Deepwater, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Henry County warrant charging her with two class C felonious counts of possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor exceeding the posted speed limit by 6-10 mph, an unclassified misdemeanor no insurance and an infraction charge for no seat belt. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The original charges stem from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on March 17, 2015.

 

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Joseph Nardo

Joseph Nardo- On Nov. 20, Joseph Nardo, 28, Humansville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D misdemeanor stealing-value less than $150. Nardo was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after Nardo allegedly stole some gas from a private pump on at a farm house.

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Marcus Ralls

Marcus Ralls- On Nov. 16, Marcus Ralls, 36, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on an original class A misdemeanor possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Dec. 18, 2016.

 

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Steven Younce

Steven Younce- On Nov. 16, Steven Younce, 37, Kansas City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on Cass County warrants for a class D misdemeanor exceeding the posted speed limit by 16-19 mph, class D misdemeanor Driving while revoked/suspended-first offense, and a class D misdemeanor no insurance. Total bond is set at $750 cash only.

The original charges stem from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Nov. 18, 2017.

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Phillon Howard

Phillon Howard- On Nov. 15, Phillon Howard, 26, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on original charges of a class E felony resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing-creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death to any person, a class D felony forgery. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charges stem from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Feb. 6, 2017.

 

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Lillian Rojas

Lillian Rojas- On Nov. 15, Lillian Rojas, 18, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Taney County warrant for a class D felony stealing-$750 or more.  Bond is set at $2,500 cash or surety.

The warrant stems from a Branson Police Department investigation on July 22, 2017.

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Dylan Honeycutt

Dylan Honeycutt- On Nov. 14, Dylan Honeycutt, 19, Billings, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A felony trafficking drugs or attempt-first degree-over statutory amount. Bond is set at $30,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after the vehicle Honeycutt was a passenger in was pulled over for an equipment violation. A K9 unit was called to the scene to perform an exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. During a pat down search of the occupants, a glass pipe and a small plastic bag with a white crystal like substance was located on Honeycutt. After Honeycutt was advised of his Miranda Rights, the deputy asked if he had anything else on his person. Honeycutt advised there was a plastic bag in his jeans by his knee. The deputy located the plastic bag.

The two plastic bags located on Honeycutt weighed a total of 130 grams. The white crystal like substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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Bobby Louvier

Bobby Louvier- On Nov. 13, Bobby Louvier, 36, homeless, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony burglary and an infraction for no seat belt. Bond for the warrant is set at $15,000 cash or surety. The infraction charge is $10 cash only.

The warrant comes after an incident on July 26, 2017, when Louvier entered his father’s residence, uninvited, while his father had an active ex-parte against Louvier.

The infraction charge for no seat belt stems from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on March 2, 2017.

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Nicholas Madrid

Nicholas Madrid- On Nov. 11, Nicholas Madrid, 34, homeless, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on an unclassified felony warrant for a parole violation. This is a no bond warrant.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that Madrid was a passenger in for a traffic violation. A record check revealed Madrid had the no bond parole warrant.

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Adam Rice

Adam Rice- On Nov. 11, Adam Rice, 40, Independence, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on two Barton County warrants charging him with unclassified misdemeanors of contempt of court. Total bond is set at $1,403 cash only.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy pulled over the vehicle Rice was a passenger in for a traffic violation. A record check revealed Rice had the two warrants out of Barton County.

The original warrants stem from a Lamar Police Department investigation.

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Michael Hall

Michael Hall- On Nov. 9, Michael Hall, 28, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original charge of a class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from a Lowry City Police Department investigation on Aug. 31, 2016.

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Jakob Prater

Jakob Prater- On Nov. 9, Jakob Prater, 21, Rockville, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended-second or third offense. Prater was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy for a traffic violation. A records check reveled Prater had a suspended driver’s license.

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Canaan Fuelling

Canaan Fuelling- On Nov. 8, Canaan Fuelling, 21, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on an original class A misdemeanor non-support. Bond is set at $1,000 cash only.

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Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson- On Nov. 8, Shawn Wilson, 34, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant stems from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Oct. 31, 2018.

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Matthew Harness

Matthew Harness- On Nov. 7, Matthew Harness, 33, Warsaw, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a deputy made contact with a suspicious vehicle parked at the hotel in Osceola on Aug. 29, 2018. The deputy observed subjects walking around some nearby buildings. When the subjects returned to the vehicle the deputy made contact with them. The deputy received consent to search the vehicle.

Upon searching the vehicle, the deputy found a metal container with a baggie inside with white crystal like residue in it. Harness admitted the container was his. The residue field tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson- On Nov. 7, Dustin Johnson, 35, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond is set at $1,500 cash only.

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Anita Mason

Anita Mason- On Nov. 7, Anita Mason, 44, Wheatland, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on an original class C misdemeanor exceeding the posted speed limit by 11-15 mph. Bond is set at $222 cash only.

The original charge comes from a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on May 27, 2018.

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Larry McGinnis

Larry McGinnis- On Nov. 7, Larry McGinnis, 50, Bates City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on original charges of a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.

The warrant stems from a Osceola Police Department investigation on Oct. 23, 2017.

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Eric Miller

Eric Miller- On Nov. 7, Eric Miller, 33, Lincoln, NE, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor failure to yield to an emergency vehicle sounding siren and displaying red and blue lights, a class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less and a class D misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended. Miller was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy tried to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle Miller was driving for a traffic violation. The deputy turned on his lights and siren and Miller refused to pull over. Miller traveled approximately two and a half miles before finally pulling over. When the deputy made contact with Miller, he could smell the strong odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle resulted in the finding of a plastic baggie with marijuana in it. A record check revealed Miller has a suspended driver’s license.

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John Chiles Jr.

John Chiles Jr.- On Nov. 6, John Chiles Jr., 42, Deepwater, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A misdemeanor domestic assault in the fourth degree-first or second offense and a class B misdemeanor trespassing in the first degree. Bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in progress call on NE 1103 PVT Road. Jennifer Hall stated that she and her boyfriend, Chiles, had been drinking and then got into an argument. Hall stated she was telling Chiles to leave and was pushing him out the door. Hall would not make a further statement. The deputies observed two swollen knots on the face of Hall.

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Adam Combs

Adam Combs- On Nov. 6, Adam Combs, 35, Warrensburg, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with an unclassified felony of rape or attempted rape in the first degree and a class D felony endangering the welfare of a child, creating a substantial risk-first degree-first offense. Bond is set at $50,000 cash only.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation into an alleged rape that had occurred with a juvenile victim.

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Lyndsey Grooms

Lyndsey Grooms- On Nov. 8, Lyndsey Grooms, 24, Branson, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class E felony delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $20,000 cash only.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Grooms was driving. A record check revealed Grooms had a warrant out of Clinton Police Department for possession of a controlled substance. The deputy advised Grooms of her warrant and asked her to step out of the vehicle. Grooms began to reach into her pocket, at which time the deputy placed Grooms into handcuffs. Located inside her pocket was a container with a baggie of marijuana and a baggie containing a white crystal like substance. The substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.                                                        

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Krista Beel

Krista Beel- On Nov. 5, Krista Beel, 49, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on two Rogersville Police Department warrants for ordinance charges of defective equipment and littering. Bond is set at $477.50 cash or surety.

The arrest comes after a deputy was conducting a well being check on a citizen and Beel was inside the residence. A records check showed Beel had the two warrants.

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.

Trailer Stolen in Collins

On Nov. 22, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SE 1000 Road in Collins in reference to a stolen trailer.

Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Paul Peterman. Peterman stated when he arrived home on Nov. 22 at approximately 6:30 p.m. he noticed his gate was open and his trailer was missing. Peterman stated that he last seen his trailer on Nov. 21 at approximately 11 a.m.

The trailer is described as a black 2015 Coose 24 foot goose neck cattle trailer. Estimated value of the trailer is $10,000.

Stolen Gun in Collins

On Nov. 14, a St. Clair County deputy was advised by Dispatch a citizen wanted to report his gun stolen. The deputy made contact with Paul Szewc. Szewc stated he kept his .22 caliber Smith & Wesson at his cousin’s residence on southeast Highway J. Szewc stated when he was at the residence approximately seven to ten days ago, he noticed the gun missing.

A suspect has been named. Estimated loss value is $200.

Burglary in Appleton City

On Nov. 8, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to West Fourth Street in reference to a burglary.

Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Antonio Hernandez. Hernandez stated his residence was recently broke into and some of his items were missing. Hernandez also stated that he was informed by a resident that they had seen three subjects taking property from one vehicle and putting it into another. Hernandez advised the deputy that he looked into the window of the vehicle and seen some of the items missing from his residence. The deputy made contact with the homeowner where the vehicle was at and asked for permission to look into the vehicle. The homeowner/car owner stated that there shouldn’t be anything inside the vehicle and it would be fine if the deputy checked it out.

Inside the vehicle multiple missing items from Hernandez’s residence were located. The deputy took photos and evidence was located from the stolen items and Hernandez’s residence. Suspects have been named.

A stereo system with a motherboard control box and one speaker are still missing. Estimated loss value is $4,000.

Computer Fraud in Osceola

On Nov. 6, a St. Clair County deputy took a report of computer fraud.

Daniel and Joyce Kirk came to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office to report that on Nov. 2 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a male subject named David Brooks, called them and said he was an employee of Microsoft and that they were due a partial refund from some recent computer work they had done. Mrs. Kirk stated they did have some computer work done recently so the phone call did not sound suspicious. Brooks obtained information from Mr. and Mrs. Kirk and gained access to the Kirk’s home computer. While Brooks remotely controlled their computer, he had accessed the Kirk’s bank account. Mr. Kirk stated that Brooks did deposit money into their bank account. Then Brooks stated that he had accidentally overpaid them. Brooks told the Kirk’s to send the money to his supervisor and gave them an address in New York.

The Kirk’s stated they did not notice money missing from their account at first, because whoever accessed it, had moved money around from different accounts and made everything look confusing.

Impersonating an Officer

On Nov. 6, a St. Clair County deputy took another report of a subject impersonating an officer.

A female student stated she had left her residence in Lowry City and got onto northbound 13 Highway. She stated that at approximately the beginning of the construction cones, she noticed red and blue lights in her rearview mirror. The female student stated she immediately started to slow down and pull off to the right hand shoulder of the highway. She stated she was almost stopped when she looked back and saw a dark green car with red and blue lights close to the rearview mirror. She also noticed what appeared to be a plastic trash bag on the passenger side window. 

At that point the student got scared and pulled back onto the highway. She stated she would deal with the situation at the school. She stated the car did follow her back onto the highway with the emergency lights still on. The student advised she did not know when the green car turned off the emergency lights, but did state the vehicle continued on northbound 13 Highway.

The student immediately contacted the school principal.


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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