The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Dec. 18-25, 2017
Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made five arrests, took a report of stealing, and a burglary report during the week of Dec.18-25, 2017.
Dec. 20 – Bert Mace, 38, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class B misdemeanor peace disturbance. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
The charges stem from a St. Clair County investigation into a complaint at Twin Oaks Harbor. After Mace was placed in handcuffs, a search of his person revealed a small plastic bag with a crystal like substance in his pocket.
Dec. 20 – Earl Pinkman, 37, Sheldon, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with two counts of a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety.
The original charges stem from an Osceola Police Department arrest on Nov. 13, 2017.
Dec. 20 – Joseph Bardwell, 27, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony driving while revoked/suspended. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.
The original charge stems from a traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on Sept. 27, 2016.
Dec. 21 – El Dorado Springs Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class A misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.
The charges stem from an incident on July 7, 2017, when a deputy took a report of a male individual on the west side of the Osceola square who attempted to hide a hypodermic syringe in a flower pot before entering the St. Clair County Courthouse. The deputy arrived at the flower pot in front of Stewart and Kiefer Realty and verified the item was a used syringe. It was seized as evidence. During the investigation, deputies observed Jackson return from the courthouse and search the same flower pot the syringe was in. Residue from the syringe field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Dec. 23 – Andrew Mullen, 33, Urich, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on class E felony resisting arrest/detention/stop by fleeing. Mullen also had four warrants out of Henry County that he was arrested on. Total bond is set at $10,000 cash only on two Henry County warrants and $30,000 cash or surety on the other warrants.
The arrest comes after an attempted traffic stop by a St. Clair County deputy on Dec. 22. Mullen fled from the deputy in his vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed during adverse road conditions. Mullen’s car left the surfaced road and ended up in the roadside ditch. Mullen and the female passenger fled from the vehicle and into the surrounding woods. The suspects were unable to be located after a scrupulous search of the area.
During the evening of Dec. 23, a tip came into the St. Clair County Sheriff’s office that the male suspect that deputies were looking for, may be in the restroom of the Port C Store gas station. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact Andrew Mullen and took him into custody.
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.
Stealing from Dollar General in Lowry City
Dec. 23 – d to Dollar General in Lowry City in reference to shoplifting.
Once on scene the deputy spoke with the store manager. She stated that she was informed by one of the employees, that a man, wearing a brown coat and black hat, entered the store and put six or seven DVD’s into his coat pocket and left the store without paying for them.
The manager stated that as the suspect was leaving, she took a picture of the car, including the Missouri license plate. The deputy requested dispatch to run the plate. The vehicle is registered to Gary Dozier.
St. Clair County deputies went to the home of Dozier. The deputies asked if he owned a green car. Dozier stated he did, but his wife had the car. The deputy asked Dozier if he was at Dollar General earlier in the evening. Dozier stated that his step-son and grand children were there earlier. The deputy informed Dozier that he matched the description of a suspected shoplifter. Dozier’s picture was sent to the manager of Dollar General and she confirmed that he was the suspect.
The deputies explained that if Dozier was cooperative with them, they would not take him to jail. It was also explained that the paperwork would be submitted to the prosecuting attorney’s office for formal charges. Dozier retrieved the DVD’s and handed them to the deputies. The deputy asked about the missing plastic wrapper. Dozier stated he tore the wrappers off and threw them out the window of the car.
The deputies took the DVD’s back to Dollar General to get the prices of them. Total value of DVD’s is $44.85.
Witness statements were filled out by the Dollar General manager and employee.
Burglary in Osceola
Dec. 23 – St. Clair County deputy responded to SE 1251 Rd in reference to a burglary.
Upon arrival the deputy spoke with Michael Leuty. Leuty stated that someone had cut off the lock and hasp on the front door of his residence.
Leuty stated that a Sony HandyCam camcorder and charger were missing along with an 18 volt Dewalt drill. Leuty stated that he found the charger to the drill on the south end of the property.
Suspects have been named.
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 email@example.com