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02/11/2020

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office  News Release February 4 through 11, 2020
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The complete St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
 News Release February 4 through 11, 2020

Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made six arrests and took two reports during the week of Jan. 21 through 28, 2020.

Warrant Arrests

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William Baum

William Baum- On Feb. 10, William Baum, 50, Appleton City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Howard County warrant charging him with a class E felony harassment in the first degree. This is a no bond warrant.

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Amber Short

Amber Short- On Feb. 10, Amber Short, 37, Clinton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation 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 $2,500 cash only.

The original 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 there being 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.

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Levi Sieleman

Levi Sieleman- On Feb. 8, Levi Sieleman, 38, El Dorado Springs, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D misdemeanor driving while revoked/suspended. Sieleman was booked and released pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Sieleman was driving for an equipment violation. Upon contacting the driver, the deputy could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. The deputy could see and empty liquor bottle sitting next to an open beer in the center console of the vehicle. Sieleman admitted to the deputy he had been drinking. When asked to perform a field sobriety test, Sieleman refused.

While at the jail, the breathalyzer machine had an error and would not perform the breath test.

A record check revealed Sieleman had a revoked/suspended license.

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Jerry Jett II

Jerry Jett II- On Feb. 5, Jerry Jett II, 24, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Jett was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to Shelby's Gas Station in Lowry City to check the well being of a subject inside a vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputy observed a male subject, later identified as Jett, slumped over in the driver's seat. The deputy tried to get Jett to open his eyes. The deputy went over to the passenger side of the vehicle and saw a syringe laying in plain view. Jett finally woke up and the deputy had Jett step out of the vehicle. The deputy asked Jett if he had anything on his person that would poke or stick him. Jett stated there was a syringe, in his right pocket, that methamphetamine in it. The deputy had Jett remove the syringe.

While searching the vehicle, a backpack was located that had a white crystal like substance in it, an abundance of small plastic bags, a scale, a small amount of marijuana, and some syringes.

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Mark Draper

Mark Draper- On Feb. 4, Mark Draper, 62, Lowry City, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D felony unlawful possession of a firearm. Draper was placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.

The arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Draper was driving for an equipment violation. The deputy made contact with Draper and after speaking with him for a moment asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Draper denied anything illegal being in the vehicle. The deputy requested a K9 unit. The K9 performed an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and did alert to the odor of narcotics. The deputy informed Draper of the results and stated they will be conducting a search of the vehicle. Draper did advise the deputy of firearm behind the seat of the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, the firearm was located along with a glass pipe with residue in it. The glass pipe did field test positive for methamphetamine.

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Nicole Weir

Nicole Weir- On Feb. 4, Nicole Weir, 34, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original class A misdemeanor non-support. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.

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.

 

Vandalism in Lowry City

On Feb. 10, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the intersection of NW 101 Road and Highway FF in reference to property damage and a stolen STOP sign. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Doug Noakes, a MO-DOT crew leader. Noakes stated that while he was pushing snow he noticed the STOP sign at the intersection was missing. Noakes stated they did put up a temporary STOP sign. Noakes did advise the deputy that one of his crew members did see a red Camaro with a black hood doing donuts in the right-of-way.

Noakes was also informed by his crew member of videos of the suspected vehicle doing the donuts. A text message also shows the people in the Camaro had done some damage to a cemetery on a gravel road west of Highway D.

Suspects have been named.

Burglary in Collins

On Feb. 4, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SE 500 Road in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Elizabeth Barnett. Barnett stated she had left to take her child to school and when she returned she noticed the back door to her residence opened. She entered the residence and felt a cold draft of air coming from a bedroom. Barnett noticed the bedroom window was open. She then left the residence and called the Sheriff's Office.

Barnett stated when she was returning back to her residence, she noticed a maroon in color SUV parked along the road close to her house.

The deputy cleared the house. After clearing the residence, the deputy and Barnett walked through the house to see if anything was missing. Barnett stated she did not notice anything missing at that time. Some doors and drawers were opened.

While on scene, Barnett's parents arrived. Her father, Leo Barnett, stated he seen the suspect vehicle drive past his residence. He stated the driver was a white male, bald with a black beard.

The deputy canvassed the area but did not find a vehicle matching the description that was given.

The deputy photographed tire marks from the suspect vehicle and collected evidence from the residence.

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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