Five indicted for meth, illegal firearms

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five southwest Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in three separate but related cases, for distributing methamphetamine in Vernon and Bates County, and for illegally possessing firearms.

USA v. Bogart, et al

Marklee Eugene Bogart, 35, of Nevada, and Danny Albert Crawford, 35, of El Dorado Springs, were charged in a six-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, on Dec. 9, 2015.

The federal indictment alleges that Bogart and Crawford participated in a conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Vernon County, from April 29, 2014, to Jan. 22, 2015.

In addition to the conspiracy, the indictment charges Bogart with one count of possessing methamphetamine with

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    Rude awakening

    PICKUP SLAMS TWO PARKED VEHICLES – Ricky J. Cherry, 64, Pittsburg, KS, worked all night in Osceola Sunday night trying to finish a construction project, he told Rusty Norval. Cherry was headed home about 10 or 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, when he fell asleep while driving south in the 100 block of North Main in his 2004 Ford F-150. He said he woke up just as he was about to hit Nick Norval’s 2016 Vernon County Sheriff’s Dept.

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    File by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, for April 5, 2016, election

    On Tuesday, Parson for Missouri announced endorsements from Wendell Bailey, former State Treasurer from 1985 to 1993 and former Congressman from 1981 to 1983.

    “Mike is an honest, hard-working public servant, and he is exactly the kind of leader we need as our next Lieutenant Governor. Mike’s record on the issues that matter most to Missouri – agriculture, the economy, lower taxes and education – is unparalleled, and I am proud to endorse his campaign,” said Wendell Bailey.

    “I am honored to have the endorsement of Wendell Bailey.

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    Former Treasurer Wendell Bailey endorses Mike Parson for Lieutenant Governor

    On Tuesday, Parson for Missouri announced endorsements from Wendell Bailey, former State Treasurer from 1985 to 1993 and former Congressman from 1981 to 1983.

    “Mike is an honest, hard-working public servant, and he is exactly the kind of leader we need as our next Lieutenant Governor. Mike’s record on the issues that matter most to Missouri – agriculture, the economy, lower taxes and education – is unparalleled, and I am proud to endorse his campaign,” said Wendell Bailey.

    “I am honored to have the endorsement of Wendell Bailey.

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    John Dee Leonard to hang up mail pouch

    Rain, snow, sleet and shine, John Dee Leonard has been there to carry the mail for the last 33 years. John Dee has parked the mail car for the last time and plans to enjoy life on the farm from now on.

    John Dee began carrying mail as a substitute on March 6, 1982, and became a full time carrier June 3, 1988.

    Please join us in celebrating John Dee’s retirement from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the Sac Osage Community Room. No gifts, please.

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    501 closed…and that’s not all

    WASHED OUT PIPES CLOSE CEDAR COUNTY ROADS – After a weekend of torrential rains, the Cedar County Commissioners were out Monday and Tuesday checking the flood damage on rural roads. This washed out culvert on Road 501 was one of the first to be called in Sunday night. On Tuesday, the commissioners told the Sun, “We are out of signs for any additional. Here is what we have closed right now. Subject to change. I’m sure there will be problems showing up

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    ‘Missouri Flood Info’ on Facebook

    University of Missouri Extension has re-activated a community page on Facebook for organizations and individuals to share information related to flood conditions in Missouri: https://www.facebook.com/MoFloodInfo/.

    The Missouri Flood Information Facebook community is open to all individuals affected by or interested in updates on flooding in Missouri. Individuals and organizations are welcome to post any related information.

    This Facebook community page is similar in design as other efforts developed over the last five years by MU Extension and MU Extension partnerships.

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    Three arrested for burglary in Sheldon

    Three arrested for burglary of residence Sheldon residence

    Kassaundra D. Pointer

    Felony warrants have been issued for three people after a deputy responded to a call of “suspicious activity” at a residence just outside of Sheldon on Dec. 23.

    According to Sheriff’s office officials, a deputy arrived at the residence and detained two people. A short time later a deputy clearing the residence found a third person allegedly hiding in a closet.

    Tracy Byrum

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    First Baby prizes await

    The first baby of 2016, born to parents living in one of the areas served by the El Dorado Springs Sun, will receive 19 gifts awarded by area merchants to the baby and family. The family must notify the Sun within 48 hours of the birth to be eligible.

    Take a look at Page 10 of this newspaper for a listing of all gifts.

    Filing opens for April election

    Candidates for offices to be filled in the Apr. 5 election have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, to file.

    Vacancies and the person currently holding the office are:

    El Dorado Springs R-II School Board – two seats for three years – Darrell Eason and Scott Cluck. No one has filed. File in the superintendent’s office.

    El Dorado Springs City Council – two seats for three years – Jerry Baldwin and Gene Floyd. File with the city clerk. Jerry Baldwin has filed.

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