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01/07/2019

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release Jan 1-7, 2019
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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
 News Release Jan 1-7, 2019

            Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made nine arrests during the week of Jan. 1-7, 2019.

Warrant Arrests

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Timothy Specker

Timothy Specker- On Jan. 6, Timothy Specker, 53, Marshall, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Specker was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver, identified by his driver’s license as Timothy Specker, was contacted by the deputy. The deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Specker stated there were a couple of marijuana roaches inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a scale was located behind the driver’s seat that had a white crystal like residue on it. A field test of the residue showed positive for methamphetamine.

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Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson- On Jan. 4, Andrea Johnson, 40, Lexington, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense and a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

The arrest comes after a concerned citizen approached a St. Clair County deputy while he was sitting at Shelby’s Truck Stop in Lowry City on Aug. 12, 2018. The citizen informed the deputy that there was a female sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle that looked to be deceased.

The deputy proceeded to the location of the vehicle and observed a female sitting in the passenger seat with a leg hanging out of the car. The deputy observed the female breathing and woke her up.

After making sure she was okay, the deputy did a record check on Johnson and found that she has an active felony warrant out of Lafayette County. The deputy asked if she had anything illegal in her belongings. Johnson gave the deputy consent to search her things. During the search of Johnson’s purse a used glass pipe with a crystal like residue was found, along with a marijuana cigarette, and a small amount of marijuana. The pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Jeremy Strutton

Jeremy Strutton- On Jan. 4, Jeremy Strutton, 28, Bolivar, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a probation violation on an original class C felony domestic assault in the second degree. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

The original charge comes from a domestic assault which occurred on May 9, 2016, when St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to NE 1248 Road, Osceola. A female victim stated Strutton assaulted her by striking her multiple times in the head with a closed fist and used both of his hands to choke her.

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Bud Eaton

Bud Eaton- On Jan. 2, Bud Eaton, 36, Roscoe, was arrested on multiple St. Clair County warrants for two class E felonies operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, class C misdemeanor littering and a class B misdemeanor activities violation in a non-designated conservation area. Total bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

One of the operating a vehicle without a valid license charges comes after a St. Clair County deputy was conducting school zone traffic enforcement on March 14, 2018. The deputy noticed a child sitting improperly inside the vehicle and pulled said vehicle over. Upon contact, the driver, Eaton, identified himself. Eaton asked if he could drop his daughter off at school and then talk with the deputy. The deputy advised that would be alright. The deputy asked if there was a child safety seat in the vehicle. Eton advised there was not. A record check revealed Eaton to have a suspended driver’s license.

The other operating a vehicle without a valid license come from an Osceola Police Department traffic stop on May 15, 2018.

The littering and activities violation charge come from the Missouri Department of Conservation on Sept. 1, 2018.

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Sallie Welch

Sallie Welch- On Jan. 2, Sallie Welch, 48, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on an unclassified misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended. Bond is set at $500 cash or surety.

The original charge comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Welch was driving for an equipment violation. A record check revealed that Welch’s driver’s license was suspended.

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Terry Sieleman

Terry Sieleman- On Dec. 31, Terry Sielman, 40, Appleton City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Henry County warrant for failure to appear in court on a class A misdemeanor non-support. Bond is set at $116.50.

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Jakob Hurr

Jakob Hurr- On Dec. 31, Jakob Hurr, 28, Warsaw, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class B felony trafficking drugs or attempt in the first degree. Bond is set at $75,000 cash only.

The arrest comes after a concerned citizen called the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office to complain about a vehicle that was driving in a careless and imprudent manner. The deputy made contact with the vehicle at the Port Convenience Store. Hurr was a passenger inside the vehicle. 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. When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Hurr stated he had a “personal” amount. Hurr stated there was two pounds in a metal container on the floor board of the passenger side of the vehicle. Hurr stated he was moving to Warsaw from Arizona and brought his methamphetamine with him. A search of the vehicle revealed the two pounds of crystal like substance along with multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia. The crystal like substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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David Wisnieski

David Wisnieski- On Dec. 31, David Wisnieski, 46, unknown, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A felony trafficking drugs or attempt in the first degree-over statutory amount. Bond is set at $75,000 cash only.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Wisnieski was driving was reported by a concerned citizen as a careless and imprudent driver. The deputy made contact with vehicle at the Port Convenience Store. While speaking with Wisnieski, the deputy asked if he could search the vehicle. Wisnieski hesitated and stated he couldn’t give consent. 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. A search of the vehicle resulted in two pounds of a crystal like substance and multiple drug paraphernalia items. The crystal like substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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Monica Hemphill

Monica Hemphill- On Dec. 31, Monica Hemphill, 49, Phoenix, AZ, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a class A felony trafficking drugs or attempt in the first degree. Bond is set at $75,000 cash only.

The arrest comes after the vehicle Hemphill was a passenger in was reported as being careless and imprudent. The deputy made contact with the vehicle at the Port Convenience Store. Hemphill would not answer the deputy when asked if he could search her property. A K9 unit was called to the scene to perform a exterior sniff test of the vehicle. The K9 did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed two pounds of a crystal like substance and multiple drug paraphernalia items. The crystal like substance did field test positive for methamphetamine.  

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 tips@scsomo.org.

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