The Complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release September 21st, 2021 through September 27th, 2021

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Sheriff Lee Hilty reported deputies made ­­­­2 arrests and took multiple reports during the week of September 21st, 2021 through September 27th, 2021.

Greathouse, John- On September 25, 2021, John Greathouse, 41, Rockville, was arrested by a St. Clair county deputy for 4th Degree Domestic Assault. The arrest was made after deputies responded to a call for service in reference to threats being made. John was also arrested for two prior warrants out of St. Clair County for 2nd Degree Domestic Assault, and 3rd Degree Domestic Assault.

Stealing in Appleton

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, deputies responded to a call for service at Zink Motors in reference to a stealing. Upon making contact with the victim, she stated that someone had stolen catalytic converter off of a truck that they were working on. The deputy asked to see the surveillance video at the time of the stealing and the victim agreed. The deputy observed a small Chevrolet hatchback car occupied by two men. A report was taken and evidence was collected. The investigation is ongoing and there is nothing further at this time.

Stealing in Lowry City

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, deputies responded to a call for service at Twin Oaks Harbor in reference to a stealing. Upon arrival, the victim stated that someone stole his dirt bike and go-cart from his property. The stolen property was valued at $3,800.00. After making contact with an employee of Twin Oaks Harbor that had reported seeing someone drive the go-cart after it had been stolen, the deputy was able to get a description and location of the possible subject. The deputy made contact with Sabastian Thomas, 19, Lowry City, and observed the stolen items on his property. Sabastian was arrested for Stealing a Motor vehicle, as well as a prior warrant out of St. Clair County for 2nd Degree Trespassing. The bond for the St. Clair County warrant was $15,000.00 cash only.

Extra Information: If you have any further information regarding these thefts, please contact the Sheriff’s Office via the contact information listed at the end of this Press Release.

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.

Sheriff Hilty 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

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