Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made eight arrests and took multiple reports during the week of Jan. 21 through 28, 2020.
Dustin Johnson- On Jan. 27, Dustin Johnson, 36, Springfield, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a class E felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond is set at $3,000 cash only.
Misty Manning- On Jan. 27, Misty Manning, 35, Holden, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with a probation violation on an original class D felony tampering with a motor vehicle and a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.
The original charge comes after Manning was involved in an auto accident at Buzz’s Market. Manning fled the scene on foot and stole a motor vehicle. The deputy could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Manning. Manning was asked if she would submit to a portable breath test, Manning consented and blew a .126% blood alcohol content. While at the jail, Manning refused the Breathalyzer test.
Hunter Thompson- On Jan. 27, Hunter Thompson, 18, Deepwater, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony terrorist threats in the first degree. This is a no bond warrant.
The warrant comes after Thompson had made verbal threats of shooting up Lakeland Public School. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office received information from concerned citizens about the behavior and threats that Thompson expressed. A St. Clair County deputy along with a Henry County deputy made contact with Thompson at his residence and asked if he knew why they were there. Thompson stated he did. Thompson was taken into custody without incident.
Jeremy Bressman- On Jan. 25, Jeremy Bressman, 37, Ozark, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Branson Police Department warrant charging him with a city ordinance violation for shoplifting. Bond is set at $500 cash or surety.
Malachi Hawes- On Jan. 23, Malachi Hawes, 19, unknown, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class A misdemeanor domestic assault in the fourth degree. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on NW Highway B in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputies spoke with Scott and Karen Williams. Both parties stated that Hawes started to punch his bedroom door after he was banned from the wifi. The Williams were both afraid of what Hawes would do if left in the residence.
Garrett Murphy- On Jan. 22, Garrett Murphy, 24, Strafford, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class D felony possession of a controlled substance, a class E felony unlawful use of a weapon, and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.
The original arrest comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Murphy was driving for multiple equipment violations in March of 2019. After making contact with the driver, the deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Murphy did state he had a pistol on his person. The deputy had Murphy step out of the vehicle so that he could retrieve the weapon and secure for safety reasons. The deputy asked for and was denied consent to search the vehicle. The deputy informed Murphy he was going to have a K9 unit come to the scene. Murphy then handed the deputy a glass pipe from his jacket along with a zip lock bag with a crystal like substance.
John Welch Jr.- On Jan. 22, John Welch Jr., 39, Knob Noster, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a Johnson County warrant charging him with a class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $2,000 cash or surety.
William Wires- On Jan. 22, William Wires, 33, unknown, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class B misdemeanor trespass on real property marked as required. Bond is set at $2,500 cash or surety.
The warrant comes after St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to NE 351 Private Road in reference to a possible trespass. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Gary Cook. Cook stated he received a text message from Anthony Maucelli stating a man by the name of William Wires followed a female of the house home from Osceola. The text stated Maucelli at approximately 10 p.m. Wires returned to the house, blocking the dive way with his truck. Maucelli observed Wires jump the fence and walk towards the house.
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 in Osceola
On Jan. 27, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NW 171 Road in regards to stealing. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Joseph Evans. Evans stated he is in the process of moving. When he returned back to his residence he noticed his red four cylinder Honda garden tiller was missing along with a garden rake, a post hole digger, a shovel, and a log chain.
Estimated loss value is $425. Suspects have been named.
Burglary in Osceola
On Jan. 25, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on Highway TT in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with John Bowen. Bowen stated that sometime during the night someone removed his gate and drove up to the residence. Bowen stated someone forced open the back door and entered the residence. The living room of the residence had been ransacked. Bowen stated a box containing several knives is the only thing missing at the time of this report from inside of the house.
Evidence lead the deputy to a barn. Bowen stated there was lumber missing and metal siding. There was no known estimated loss value at time of this report.
The deputy took photos and collected evidence from the residence.
Burglary in El Dorado Springs
On Jan. 24, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to SW 574 Road in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Tadd Barnett and Shaeffer Johnson. Johnson stated when he came to the shop he discovered the black air compressor was partially out the walk-in door.
Items missing include a Coleman double tank air compressor with a Honda motor, a Homelite 16 inch chainsaw, and a Stihl chainsaw. Estimated total loss value is $1,400.
Theft in Osceola
On Jan. 24, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on NW Highway YY in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Dennis Crenshaw. Crenshaw stated he noticed damage to the lock cylinder to the door on his Ford Ranger when he went to get in it. He also noticed the rear sliding glass was open. Crenshaw stated his .270 Remington rifle with scope was missing from his truck.
The deputy searched the area for evidence.
Stolen Vehicle in Lowry City
On Jan. 24, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to East 3rd Street in reference to a stolen truck. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with Ray Goldsberry. Goldsberry stated his truck was stolen out of his driveway.
The vehicle is a blue in color, 1994 Dodge Dakota with a white tool box in the bed. The back window has a sign that says “R and R Communications”.
Burglary in Lowry City
On Jan. 24, while deputies were searching for a stolen Dodge Dakota in Lowry City, a deputy followed the tire tracks to the Church of God Holiness. While driving through the parking lot the deputy observed the white church van with the passenger door open. The deputy observed there wasn’t anyone in the van. There were several tools lying in the back seat and a tow strap attached to the front of the van. The pastor of the church was contacted and met the deputy at the church. Steve Elsey stated there were some items missing from the garage. Elsey made a list of missing items and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
Items missing include van keys, church keys, a DeWalt compound miter saw, an air compressor with hose, a DeWlat finish nailer, a Samsung 35 inch television, a Stihl straight shaft weed eater, a Stihl power blower, and a five gallon gas can. Total estimated loss value is $1,910.
Burglary in Osceola
On Jan. 22, a St. Clair County deputy was contacted by dispatch in regards to a recovered four-wheeler in Clinton. The deputy made contact with the Clinton Police Officer. The Clinton officer stated they responded to a residence and noticed the four-wheeler sitting next to an apartment building. After the officer ran the VIN, it came back not on file. After some research, Cendra Flessner was found to be the owner.
Contact was made with Flessner and she stated the four-wheeler should have been at their shop on NW 300 Road in Osceola. The deputy met up with Flessner at the property. Fleesner advised the building had been broken into. Flessner advised that three dirt bikes, a four-wheeler, and an orange Yamaha five gallon gas can with gas was missing. The four-wheeler was a 2019 Polaris Sportsman 570 utility package (recovered in Clinton). Also missing were a blue and white Yamaha dirt bike, a red and white Honda dirt bike, and a green and blue Kawasaki KX85 dirt bike.
Estimated total loss value is $12,550.
Burglary in Schell City
On Jan. 21, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a residence on SW Highway EE in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with Ralph Yakel. Yakel stated when he came to his property he noticed the gate wasn’t latched the way he left it. When Yakel walked to his barn and noticed the hinge had been broken and the pin was out. The truck located in the barn had the doors opened but the only thing missing was a flashlight.
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.