Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made four arrests and took multiple reports during the week of June 2 through 9, 2020.
Heath O’Toole- On June 4, Heath O’Toole, 37, Springfield, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on a class D felony possession of a controlled substance. O’Toole 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 O’Toole was driving for a moving violation. During the conversation with O’Toole, the deputy asked for and was denied consent to search the vehicle. The deputy requested a K9 unit to respond to his location. While the deputy was writing the citations for O’Toole, the K9 unit arrived on scene. The K9 performed an exterior sniff test of the vehicle and did alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a small plastic baggie with a crystal-like residue in it. The residue did field test positive for methamphetamine. O’Toole did admit to the bag being his.
Christopher Jackson- On June 2, Christopher Jackson, 41, Osceola, 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 unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia-prior drug offense. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.
The charges stem from a Mid Missouri Drug Task Force investigation in November of 2019.
Samuel Lyon- On June 2, Samuel Lyon, 41, Lowry City, was arrested on two St. Clair County warrants charging him with two class D felony possession of a controlled substance and a class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, plus a class D felony possession of a controlled substance from a Mid Missouri Drug Task Force investigation. Total bond is set at $7,500 cash or surety.
The warrant comes after a St. Clair County deputy performed a traffic stop on the vehicle Lyons was driving for a moving violation in May of 2020. During contact, the deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Lyons handed the deputy a cigarette pack that had a half-smoked marijuana cigarette in it. Lyons was asked to step out of the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, the deputies located a glass pipe and a plastic bag containing a white powder. The powder field-tested positive for cocaine.
Misty Manning- On June 2, Misty Manning, 35, Holden, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class D felony tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree and a class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.
The original charges come after Manning was involved in an auto accident at Buzz’s Market in November of 2019. 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.
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.
Burglary in Osceola
On June 8, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a building on Olive Street in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with Blake Bryce. Bryce stated when he returned to the building; hand tools and a ladder were missing from the site and other tools were not where he had left them. Bryce stated a piece of plywood on a window had been partially separated from its anchored points and some tools were located next to it.
Items missing include a four-foot ladder, a Hitachi hammer drill, a Craftsman screw gun, and a DeWalt impact. Unknown estimated loss value at the time of report.
Stolen Property from a Work Site in St. Clair County
On June 8, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to the Highway ZZ Bridge over Truman Lake in reference to stolen property. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke with William Battles. Battles stated when he got to the job site; the GMC 4500 flatbed truck that is used to block the job site trailer was moved. The lockbox in the truck holding the site keys was damaged, but not opened. The site trailer had the lock cut off of it along with the lock to the site container.
Items reported missing include a boom saw, a Honda 3000 generator, three Milwaukee saws, a Milwaukee 6-pack battery charger, and 10 batteries. Total estimated loss value is $6,780.
Property Damage in Lowry City
On June 6, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a property off of Highway ZZ in reference to property damage. Upon arrival, the deputies spoke with the reporting party, an off duty St. Clair County deputy, Detective Cantrell. Detective Cantrell stated he chased an orange and black Razor four seated ATV that had trespassed across his field. Detective Cantrell lost the ATV where it went through approximately 60 feet of barb wire fencing which is owned by the other victim Michael Gray.
Contact was made with Gray. Gray stated he observed the vehicle go through his fence and then into the timber on the Twin Oaks Harbor property.
Detective Cantrell was able to make contact with the female owner of the ATV. Deputies tried to make contact with the owner but were unsuccessful. Deputies did make contact with a different female, Sandra Miller. Miller stated she would take care of whatever damage was caused. Her information was given to Gray.
Gray stated he would not file charges as long as the damage got fixed. Detective Cantrell does not want to file charges; he wants to speak with the operator of the ATV.
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.