Jan 4 – Christopher Linder, 39, Kansas City, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with failing to appear in court on class D felony charge of possession of burglary tools. Original charge stems from incident in the early morning hours Sept. 19, 2016, when deputy was investigating burglary on SW 1371 Rd. During investigation two vehicles were observed heading in the direction of the property that was burglarized. Contact was made with one of the vehicles. Linder was the passenger in the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed a backpack containing a small ATV battery, black camouflaged mask, two pairs of gloves, two screwdrivers and two flashlights in his possession. A pry bar was located in the trunk of the vehicle. Linder had a single bullet in his pocket which matched the rounds stolen from the residence.

Jan 4 – Warrant issued for Shawn Hughes, 28, Springfield, for failing to appear in court on class A misdemeanor charge of non support. Bond set at $1,000 cash only.

Jan 6 – Shane Stewart, 37, Lowry City, arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on class B felony distribution/ delivery/ manufacture/ produce a controlled substance, class C felony possession of a controlled substance, class C felony unlawful possession of a firearm, class D felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and class A misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia

Oiginal charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation Oct. 27, 2016, when a narcotics search warrant was executed at a camper located in Twin Oaks Harbor, Lowry City. During a search of the residence, several items of contraband located throughout the camper. Items included crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, several new plastic bags and digital scales.     

Jan 8 – Devon Graham, 27, Osceola, arrested on two warrants, a Clinton Police Department warrant for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor driving while revoked, and a Henry County warrant for failing to appear on a misdemeanor charge on concealing stolen property. Total bond set at $ 366.50.    

Jan 9 – Dillion Bennett, 33, Nevada, arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court for probation violation on  original class C felony burglary second degree charge and a class D felony charge of property damage first degree. Bond set at $5,000 cash only.

Original charges stem from  incident Dec. 31, 2015, when St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to residence on SW 101 Rd in reference to stealing in progress. Property is owned by David Lile and the residence was recently destroyed by fire.

Deputies arrived on scene and located Bennett sitting in a truck filled with metal scrap items taken from the structure. Investigation revealed Bennett did not have permission to be on the property. Owner arrived on scene and identified the items and advised a metal outbuilding that was not damaged by the fire was also missing from the property. He noted the metal in the back of the truck was from the missing building. Items that were inside the building were found beside the truck. Damage to the building estimated at $1,500 and the value of the items taken was estimated at $1,000.

Destiny (Armstrong) Alverez, 21, Whiteman, arrested in St. Clair County on a Pettis County warrant charging her with failing to appear in court on a class B misdemeanor charge of speeding by 20-25 mph over limit. Warrant issued on Oct. 25 and stems from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation on July 31, 2016. Bond set at $150 cash only.


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 Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases or any others should contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.


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