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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Dec. 3-10, 2018
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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
 News Release Dec. 3-10, 2018

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made four arrests during the week of Dec. 3-10, 2018.

Warrant Arrests

Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson- On Dec. 10, Paul Robertson, 33, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with two class D felonies of possession of a controlled substance, class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less, and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

This warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputies responded to a disturbance in a residence on NW YY highway on May 23, 2018. Jacob Robertson reported that his brother, Paul, was acting crazy inside their mother’s house.

Upon arrival, one of the deputies made contact with Robertson in the front yard. Robertson was making some strange comments while speaking with the deputy. The deputies got consent to search Robertson’s bedroom. During the search, a straw with a white residue was found, along with multiple articles of paraphernalia

Kenneth Shaffer Jr.

Kenneth Shaffer Jr.- On Dec. 7, Kenneth Shaffer, 27, Osceola, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class A misdemeanor resisting or interfering with arrest/detention/stop. Shaffer was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in a careless and imprudent manner on NE 501 Road. The vehicle stopped, and a male and female subject exited the vehicle and appeared to be arguing.

The deputy pulled up to the scene advised both individuals he was conducting an investigation and requested their identifications. The female subject produced hers. The male subject refused and became argumentative and very belligerent towards the deputy. The deputy advised the male subject to place his hands on the vehicle so the deputy could check him for weapons. The male subject turned towards the deputy in an aggressive manner. The male subject was told to turn around and place his hands behind his back. While being handcuffed, the male subject tried to pull away from the deputy.

After being placed in handcuffs, a search of the male subject revealed his identification. The male subject was identified as Kenneth Shaffer Jr.   

Chelsea Burleson

Chelsea Burleson- On Dec. 4, Chelsea Burleson, 27, Neosho, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original charge of a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge stems from an Osceola Police Department investigation on June 26, 2017.



Jeffery Carter

Jeffery Carter- On Dec. 4, Jeffery Carter, 35, Bolivar, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class E felony domestic assault in the fourth degree, an unclassified felony armed criminal action, and a class A misdemeanor property damage in the second degree. Bond is set at $7,000 cash or surety.

The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the Pilot Travel Center in reference to property damage on July 10, 2018.

Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Summer Blakeley. Blakeley stated that while traveling on Highway 13 her step-son, Jeffery Carter, got angry and threw his cell phone, breaking the windshield of her vehicle. Blakeley stated Carter began to threaten her with an ice pick. Blakely pulled the vehicle into the parking lot of the Pilot Travel Center. Blakeley then stated Carter got out of the vehicle and stabbed the front and rear passenger tires of the vehicle with the ice pick.

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.

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

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