Jan 17 – Deputy took stealing report from Robert Hood, NW 1150 Rd. Hood stated he located fresh tire tracks going into his property and chain on his gate cut. He said a pile of tires moved to open the gate. He noted he inspected his property and John Deere Industrial Gator UTV was missing. UTV painted industrial orange with a green fender on the right side. It has a diesel engine and is a 4×6 with all new tires. Value of UTV estimated at $2,500.
In the early morning hours on Jan. 17, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Hwy 82 at NE 775 Rd, in reference to vehicle in ditch. On scene, blue Lexus 300 located in a ditch. Check on the license plate came back vehicle was registered to individual from Willard. It was noted the plate was reported stolen out of Springfield.
Check of vehicle identification number came back vehicle was reported stolen from Garland, TX, Dec. 15, 2016. Vehicle towed and contact made with Garland Police Department.
Deputy took report from Aaron Roberts in reference to property damage. Roberts stated in the early morning hours on Jan. 16 an individual kicked the front passenger door of his 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. Roberts noted he is trying to allow the individual to make good on paying for the damage to the vehicle, but no attempts have been made to make payment or arranged to get the vehicle fixed. Incident occurred on SW 1051 Rd, El Dorado Springs.
Jan 18 – Deputy took stealing report from Deborah Hopkins. She reported a check was stolen from her and passed at Wal-Mart in Clinton on Jan. 12. Suspect was named. Hopkins stated she was informed about the check being taken the previous day and noted it was taken from the middle of the check book so she would not notice it missing. Check cleared the bank and overdrafted her account. Hopkins noted this is the fourth or fifth time this has happened. Request for prosecution made and formal charges pending.
During late night hours Jan. 18, St. Clair County deputy was patrolling on TT Hwy, and noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with no one around. Further investigation found four individuals hunting for arrowheads. A check discovered one of the individuals, Darren Troxel, 49, El Dorado Springs, had an active St. Clair County warrant for his arrest. Troxel arrested on the warrant charging him with class A misdemeanor resisting arrest. Bond set at $1,000 cash or surety.
Warrant issued in October 2015 and stems from investigation in February 2015 when Troxel ran from St. Clair County deputy who was at residence in Collins looking for another individual.
Jan 19 – Erika Bootier, 24, Springfield, arrested on St. Clair County warrant for probation violation on four original counts of class C felony forgery. Warrant issued Aug 31, 2016, and bond set at $5,000 cash only. Original charges stem from incidents December 2014 when Bootier cashed four checks that were stolen from an individual.
Deputy took burglary report on SE 1251 Rd. Michael Leuty reported someone broke into his residence and ransacked the house. Leuty stated he found the back door open and some of his tools sitting by the inside of the door. Check of rest of residence revealed several items missing. Items included voltmeter, tester phone, 18 volt De-Walt cordless drill, Uniden 20 channel base scanner, several medications including Ambien CR, Oxycontin, Diclofen AC, Flomax and Soma. Evidence collected at scene. Value of items estimated at $1,855.
Jan 21 – Bobbi Ball, 39, Lowry City, arrested on a no bond parole violation warrant.
St. Clair County Jail staff reported theft of commissary funds from one inmate by another inmate. Investigation revealed inmate accessed the in-jail commissary kiosk account for another inmate. Further investigation revealed one inmate cancelled an outstanding order for product/services and used the funds to purchase phone use services that were later used and traded to other inmates. It was noted the inmate accessed and used the account without the other inmate’s consent or permission. Amount of product/services stolen totaled $106.10. Formal charges are pending
Jan 22 – Deputy took burglary complaint on NW 751 Rd. Robert (Mike) Dines reported he received a call from a friend who was informed by a neighbor that a gate to his driveway was off its hinges. Dines explained he had been out of town since Jan. 20. When he arrived he noticed the gate off its hinges and standing open. He stated his front door to his residence was standing open and the striker plate and door jamb were damaged.
Dines said his residence was ransacked and some of his rifles were laying on the living room floor and in the hallway. He checked his safe and discovered it was cleaned out and approximately 20 guns were stolen including a CMMG AR-15, M1 carbine, Mossberg .22 semi-auto rifle, Thompson Center Hawken .50 cal black powder rifle, CVA .50 cal black powder rifle, CVA .45 cal rifle, 6mm Remington bolt action rifle, 243 cal Remington bolt action rifle and several other firearms. Total value of all firearms stolen not available at this time. Request for prosecution signed and evidence located at the scene.
Jan 23 – Deputies took report in reference to trespassing at property on NE 309 Private Rd. Lori Dulock reported an individual was trespassing on her property. She noted the individual was warned to stay off her property multiple times in the recent past.
Jan 24 – Deputy took report from Terry Powell in reference to a 2016 Rice brand 18-foot flatbed trailer stolen from a lot west of his True Value store on West Fourth Street, Appleton City. Value of trailer estimated at $2,685.
Melissa Bullock, 49, Osceola, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging her with class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond set at $10,000 cash or surety.
Charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when a traffic stop was conducted on NE 250 Rd, in reference to expired registration. During investigation admissions were made to possessing methamphetamine. Paraphernalia and bag containing substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine were handed to deputy. Bullock taken into custody and arrest warrant was obtained.
Andrew Collins, 27, Springfield, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond set at $10,000 cash or surety.
Charges stem from St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation previous day at residence on NE B Hwy. During investigation deputies located Collins hiding in basement, below the stairwell. Deputy located a black hat, gray shirt, lighter and small plastic bag containing powder substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Further investigation located several used syringes and miscellaneous pipes in basement of residence. Collins taken into custody and arrest warrant obtained.
Jan 25 – Timothy Loney, 34, Appleton City, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond set at $15,000 cash or surety.
Charges stem from St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation previous day when deputy conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 52 near St. Clair and Henry County line. Loney identified as the driver. During investigation a glass pipe that field tested positive for methamphetamine located in back pack diaper bag found in the vehicle.
Jan 26 – Deputy took burglary report on NE 1270 Rd. John Ure reported a Dewalt power polisher and small Stihl limbing chainsaw stolen from barn on his property. Total value of items estimated at $650.
Keri Wright, 23, Appleton City, arrested on St. Clair County warrants charging her with class C felony forgery, probation revocation on a class A misdemeanor assault third degree and ordinance violations of driving while revoked and failing to register a vehicle. Total bond set at $22,500 cash or surety with $618 cash only. Felony forgery charge stems from Osceola Police Department investigation September 2016. Original misdemeanor assault charge stems from St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation March 2014 and two ordinance violations stem from Appleton City Police investigations June 2016.
Jan 29 – Jackie Clark, 60, Osceola, arrested in St. Clair County on warrants from St. Clair and Henry counties for failing to appear in court.
Jan 30 – Deputy took Justin Stewart, 28, Bolivar, into custody on several charges after he failed to yield to law enforcement while operating a 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 636 motorcycle.
During evening hours deputies received information the motorcycle failed to yield to law enforcement in Polk County and evaded them. Deputy staged at Pilot Travel Center, located motorcycle matching description traveling north on Hwy 13 south of SE 1000 Rd. Operator of motorcycle turned east on SE 1000 Rd and crossed the double yellow lines. Emergency lights and sirens were activated and motorcycle refused to yield and sped up reaching speeds of approximately 130 miles-per-hour. Motorcycle attempted to turn east on Coon Creek Street, Collins, and wrecked.
Deputy accompanied Stewart and female, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, in an ambulance to Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. During transport Stewart was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Paraphernalia consisted of syringes, pipe and spoon which field tested positive for methamphetamines. Stewart was checked at the hospital and later released and transported to the St. Clair County jail pending formal charges. Female arrested at hospital by another agency on no bond probation violation warrants.
In St. Clair County, Clark charged with two counts of failure to register motor vehicle, two counts of no insurance, three counts driving while revoked/suspended-second or subsequent offense, two counts of possessing marijuana and infraction of displaying plates of another. Total bond on St. Clair County charges is $12,000 cash only.
In Henry County, Clark charged with failing to appear in court on felony charge of driving while revoked. Bond on that charge set at $2,500 cash only.
Jan 31 – Christian Reynolds, 21, Platte City, arrested on several St. Clair warrants for failing to appear in court. Reynolds charged with unclassified misdemeanor driving while revoked, class B misdemeanor exceeding the posted speed limit by 26 miles-per-hour or more, class B misdemeanor failure to register a motor vehicle, class C misdemeanor failing to drive within right lane of highway with two or more lanes in the same direction, and an infraction of no seat belt. Total bond set at $1,785 cash only.
Justin Stewart, 28, Bolivar, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with two felony and seven misdemeanor counts stemming from St. Clair County investigation the previous day when he failed to yield to law enforcement while operating 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 636 motorcycle.
Stewart charged with class D felony possession of a controlled substance, class E felony resisting arrest by fleeing, class A misdemeanor failing to yield to emergency vehicle sounding siren and displaying red/blue light, class A misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident, class B misdemeanor exceeded posted speed limit by 26 miles per-hour, class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, class D possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, class D misdemeanor operating a motorcycle when driver’s license not validated for such operation, and class D misdemeanor no insurance. Bond is set at $20,000 cash only.
During the evening hours Jan. 30 deputies received information the motorcycle failed to yield to law enforcement in Polk County and evaded them. A deputy staged at Pilot Travel Center, Collins, located a motorcycle matching the description traveling north on Hwy 13 south of SE 1000 Rd. Operator of motorcycle turned east on SE 1000 Rd and crossed the double yellow lines. Emergency lights and sirens were activated and the motorcycle refused to yield and sped up reaching speeds of approximately 130 miles-per-hour. The motorcycle attempted to turn east on Coon Creek Street and wrecked.
A deputy accompanied Stewart and a female, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, in an ambulance to Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. During the transport Stewart was found to in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia consisted of syringes, a pipe, and a spoon which field tested positive for methamphetamine. Stewart was checked at the hospital and later released and transported to the St. Clair County Jail pending the formal charges. The female was arrested at the hospital by another agency on no bond probation violation warrants.
Richard Foster, 31, Clinton, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with class A misdemeanor theft/stealing. Bond set at $5,000 cash or surety.
Charge stems from St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation July 27, 2016 when a deputy took a stealing report at Ellett Memorial Hospital. Bruce Goddar reported a Samsung Galaxy Tab-4, 10.1 with black case stolen from a desk he had been sitting at. Tablet estimated at $500.
Two St. Clair County warrants issued for Daniel Byrd, 35, Forsyth, charging him with probation violations on original class C felony charges of tampering with a motor vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance. Total bond set at $5,000 cash only.
Original tampering charge stems from St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation in April 2014 when deputy dispatched to take report of stolen vehicle on SE 400 Rd. Richard Tucker reported a red 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 stolen. He stated the truck was in his front yard between his house and barn on April 4, around 2 p.m. He noticed the vehicle missing on April 6. Tucker advised a .357 magnum lever action rifle valued at $450, a 455 Husqvarna chainsaw valued at $400 and some miscellaneous tools valued at $1,000 were in the truck.
Request for prosecution form igned and approximately a week later, the sheriff’s office was notified the Independence Police Department recovered the vehicle in Jackson County. The original possession charge stems from Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation the previous day.
Deputy took report at Lakeland High School in reference to a stolen vehicle. Chyann Maples reported her pickup truck stolen while she was attending a basketball game at the school. Truck described as a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Quad Cab 4×4. It was metallic gold with a black flat bed and black front push bar. The truck had after market wheels that were black with aluminum colored spokes. Investigation discovered the truck drove over parking barriers and across the grass while leaving the school property.
St. Clair County deputy received information a trailer reported stolen in Appleton City recovered by Kansas City Police Department. On Jan. 24, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Terry Powell in reference to a 2016 Rice brand 18-foot flatbed trailer stolen from a lot west of his True Value store on West Fourth Street, Appleton City. It was learned the trailer was recovered after an individual called to check a vehicle identification number on trailer they were about to purchase. There are no suspects at this time, but the investigation is ongoing in Kansas City.
Feb 1 – St. Clair County arrest warrant was issued for George Richey, 55, Appleton City, for failing to appear in court on an unclassified misdemeanor charge of supplying liquor to a minor. Bond set at $1,000 cash only.
Original charge stems from an incident in July 2016 when Richey allegedly purchased alcohol for a minor who was later arrested for minor in possession.
UPDATE: Feb. 3 – Warrant recalled by the court
Shane Stewart, 37, Jerico Springs, on St. Clair County warrant revoking his $30,000 cash or surety bond. His new bond is set at $75,000 cash only. He is charged with 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.
Original charges stem from St. Clair County Sheriff’s office investigation Oct. 27 when a narcotics search warrant was executed at a camper located in Twin Oaks Harbor. During search of residence several items of contraband were located throughout the camper. Items included crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, several new plastic bags and digital scales.
Andrew Collins, 27, Springfield, arrested at a residence on B Hwy, on a no bond probation violation warrant from Greene County. Warrant issued Jan. 27. Collins is on probation for class D felony unlawful use of a weapon and class A misdemeanor resisting arrest stemming from a Springfield Police Department investigation in December 2011.
Feb 2 – Brandi Walker, 37, Springfield, arrested in St. Clair County on a no bond Green County warrant for probation violation on two original class C felony counts of forgery. The arrest came after St. Clair County deputy was informed of a vehicle that was driving in a careless manner traveling south on Hwy 13 approaching Osceola. Vehicle located and it was swerving from side to side in its own lane. Vehicle stop conducted and contact made with Walker, the driver. She gave the deputy false information regarding her identity.
During investigation Walker’s true identity was discovered. She had revoked Missouri driver’s license and the warrant. Information was learned she was allegedly involved in a robbery in Iowa earlier in the day and wanted for questioning.
Further investigation discovered drug paraphernalia and metal spoon inside vehicle. Walker taken into custody on the warrant and other formal charges from the incident are pending.
Teri Olson, 45, El Dorado Springs, arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond set at $10,000 cash or surety.
Charges stem from investigation the previous day when St. Clair County deputies and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force received information in reference to illegal drugs in vehicle parked on public property on the Osceola square. During investigation digital scales with a white powdery substance were located. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. Other items of drug paraphernalia were located during the investigation.
St. Clair County arrest warrant issued for James Sprinkle, 27, Joplin, charging him with class D felony non support. Bond set at $1,000 cash only.
St. Clair County deputy took report from Vernon Putnum in reference to trailer missing from his property on NE 471 Rd. Putnum described the trailer as a 16 foot tandem axle 1996 MORI flatbed trailer with wooden bed. Feb. 2, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Vernon Putnum in reference to a a trailer missing from his property on NE 471 Road, Osceola. Putnum described the trailer as a 16 foot tandem axle 1996 MORI flatbed trailer with a wooden bed. Value of trailer estimated at $2,500. He noted the owner of the trailer is Patsy Brownlee.
Feb 3 – Woodrow Gray, 44, Appleton City, arrested on St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Bond iset at $10,000 cash or surety.
Charges stem from investigation the previous day when a St. Clair County deputy conducted a traffic stop on vehicle Gray was driving on Hwy 82 near Roscoe. Members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force assisted deputies with the investigation and small clear bag with white powdery substance which field tested positive for methamphetamine was located along with misdemeanor amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
Further investigation led to a search warrant being obtained for Gray’s residence on NW 601 Rd. While warrant was being served, deputies located a large quantity of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms and a large sum of cash in his residence. Additional formal charges are expected.
Disclaimer: Arrest records are pulic 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 information related to the location of these individuals to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Court Case Update
Anthony Adams placed on probation