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04/22/2014

News Release for April 15-22

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

News Release for April 15-22, 2014

 

During the weeks of April 15-22 deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls for service. Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies assisted with serving a search warrant, recovered a stolen vehicle, took stealing reports, and an assault report. Deputies also made two warrant arrests during the week.

Felony arrest warrants issued in the Dains Fish Farm burglary

On April 22, felony charges and arrest warrants were issued in St. Clair County in connection with a burglary that occurred at Dains Fish Farm on Highway H, Schell City, on April 12. Michael Phillips, 31, El Dorado Springs; and Terry Lesmeister, 22, Montrose, are charged with burglary in the first degree, a class B felony; stealing, a class C felony; and property damage, a class D felony.

Robert Dains, Dains Fish Farm, reported ammunition, cash from register, several rolls of change, and a computer and monitor for the surveillance system was stolen from the store. Dains reported damage to the front and rear doors and estimated the total damage and loss at $5,240.

On April 16, a St. Clair County deputy assisted deputies from Cedar County, Vernon County and officers from the El Dorado Springs Police Department with serving a search warrant in reference to the burglary at Dains and multiple other crimes in various jurisdictions including Cedar and Vernon counties and the cities of Nevada and El Dorado Springs.  

The search warrant was served at Phillips’ residence on South Forrest Street, El Dorado Springs. Several items were recovered. Phillips was arrested by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office on five felony charges of burglary in the second degree. Some of the items reported stolen were recovered during the search warrant.

Criminal summons issued for assaulting of a law enforcement officer

Amber Willis

On April 21, a criminal summons was issued for Amber Willis, 24, Osceola, charging her with a class A misdemeanor of assault/attempt assault of a law enforcement officer. The charge stems from an incident on April 20 when a St. Clair County deputy responded to a residence in Shady Acres Mobile Home Park, Osceola, to assist the Osceola Police Department with a fight in progress. Willis allegedly assaulted a deputy by kicking rocks onto his lower legs and ankles while the investigation was in progress. She was arrested and released after posting bond. Further court proceedings are scheduled for May 16.

Criminal summons issued for third degree assault

Allen Wolf

On April 21, a criminal summons was issued for Allen Wolf, 42, Collins, charging him with a class A misdemeanor of third degree assault. The charge stems from an incident on April 15 when a deputy responded to a residence on SE 702 Private Road, Collins in reference to an assault that occurred. A male victim stated Wolf hit him and the attack was unprovoked and unnecessary. Wolf was arrested and later released pending a formal charge. Further court proceedings are scheduled for May 2.

Chain saw reported stolen

On April 19, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report from Charlie Ketner, NE 850 Private Road, Lowry City. Ketner reported a MS250 Stihl brand chain saw was stolen from his shop. Two suspects were identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Stolen vehicle recovered

On April 16, a St. Clair County deputy was on patrol and noticed a white Dodge Ram pick-up in the ditch on Highway 82 near Division Road, Osceola. A check of the vehicle revealed it was stolen in Nevada earlier the same morning. The vehicle was towed to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office to be processed by the Nevada Police Department.

Scrap reported stolen from property on V Highway

On April 15, a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to property on SE V Highway in reference to a stealing. Jack Foster reported an individual in a Dodge Dakota truck pulling a small trailer was seen stealing scrap from his property. Evidence was located at the scene and the investigation discovered the suspect vehicle was located at Meredith Recycling, Montrose. Contact was made with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and a deputy was dispatched to the location to stop and hold the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and contact was made with male subjects in the vehicle. Items were recovered, identified and released to Foster. Formal charges on two subjects are pending.

Firearm reported stolen

On April 15, Stephen Johnson, NE 1270 Private Road, Deepwater, reported a firearm was stolen from a compartment on his four wheel drive utility vehicle. Johnson described the gun as a Springfield Armory model 1911 .45 caliber ACP semi-automatic pistol. He noted the utility vehicle is kept in a secured area when not in use. The investigation is ongoing.

Warrant arrests

Michael Birmingham- On April 21, Michael Birmingham, 47, Osceola, was arrested in Polk County on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on an unclassified misdemeanor charge of no insurance. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 12. The warrant was issued on April 16. Bond is set at $191.50 cash only. 

Michelle Faulkner

Michelle Faulkner- On April 20, Michelle Faulkner, 34, Osceola, was arrested by the Osceola Police Department on a St. Clair County misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in court on a class A misdemeanor charge of possessing of a controlled substance-up to 35 grams of marijuana. The charge stems from an incident on Dec. 17, 2013 when Faulkner was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy for failing to appear in court on a seat belt violation. Prior to entering the jail, Faulkner was searched and allegedly admitted to having a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in her possession. The marijuana was seized as evidence and Faulkner was issued the citation.

Mackenzie Speir

Mackenzie Speir- On April 18, Mackenzie Speir, 25, Appleton City, was arrested at the St. Clair County Courthouse on a Cooper County warrant for misdemeanor passing bad checks-less than $500. Bond is set at $186 cash only and a court date of May 27 was given.

Jacob Linthicum

Jacob Linthicum- On April 16, Jacob A. Linthicum, 19, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with two felony counts, unlawful use of a weapon, a class D felony; and armed criminal action, an unclassified felony. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety. The charges stem from an incident on April 15 when Linthicum allegedly pointed a rifle at Paul Shrik in an angry or threatening manner. Shirk was attempting to repossess a 2004 Mitsubishi passenger car from property located near the B Highway and M Highway junction, Appleton City, when the incident occurred.

Warrant issued

Jeremy Hernandez- On April 16, a St. Clair County arrest warrant was issued for Jeremy Hernandez, 21, Collins, for failing to appear in court of a class A misdemeanor charge of resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 16. Bond is set at $500 cash only.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information concerning ongoing investigations or those wanted on warrants to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

Drug take-back event scheduled for April 26

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will host a free prescription drug take back event on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sheriff Keeler explained the event will allow the public to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications.

Participants can bring prescription medications, pills, or tablets in original plastic containers to the sheriff’s office, 360 Chestnut Street, Osceola, Mo. Participants are urged to remove personal information from prescription labels.

 “This service is an opportunity; put on by the sheriff’s office, to help prevent pill abuse, theft, as well as ensuring the prescription drugs are disposed of properly,” said Sheriff Keeler.

 

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