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08/03/2014

News Release for July 27-Aug. 3

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

News Release for July 27-Aug. 3, 2014

 

    St. Clair County Sheriff Office deputies took a variety of reports during the week of July 27-Aug. 3. Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies made several arrests and took reports regarding a dead cow found in a pasture, a threat made on Facebook, two burglaries, trespassing and property damage.

Dead cow found in pasture

    On Aug. 1, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Darryl Greathouse in reference to a cow found dead in a pasture on B Highway near Salt Creek. Greathouse stated he checked the cows on July 28 and all were fine, but he noticed a group of brown dogs leaving his property. When he checked the cows on July 29 he found a pregnant cow on the ground dead.  Greathouse said the cow had blood running out of its nose, but no other marks were found on the cow. Greathouse stated he believes dogs chased the cow until it died. The investigation is ongoing.

Report of threats

    On July 31, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Twin Oaks Harbor, Lowry City, in reference to a report of threats. Contact was made with a female victim who stated a male subject threatened her on Facebook. Evidence was obtained and a request for prosecution was signed. The investigation is ongoing.

Felony warrant issued for Carr

Travis Carr
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    On July 29, a St. Clair County arrest warrant was issued for Travis Carr, 21, Collins, charging him with a class C felony of theft/stealing. Bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from a report of stealing taken by a St. Clair County deputy on June 21. Larry and Debbie Thomas reported a Craftsman 3,000 watt generator was stolen from a shed on their property on NW 101 Road, Osceola. The generator was valued at $700.

    During the investigation other items were discovered stolen. Items included a log roller, metal tractor seats, a power washer, and a laptop computer. All of the items reported stolen were recovered and returned to the Thomas’. Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information on Carr’s location to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

Burglary investigated in Osceola

    On July 29, A St. Clair County deputy responded to Grandma's Attic, on the Osceola Square, regarding a possible burglary. Information was obtained from a citizen in the area that a door was open to the business. A deputy arrived and observed the door open and evidence of forced entry. A search of the building was conducted and no one was located. Contact was made with the property owner, Juanita Dick, to respond and make a report of anything missing or damaged. A cash register and computer were reported missing. A request for prosecution was signed and the investigation is ongoing. The value of the items was estimated at $660.

Trespassing and property damage in Appleton City

    On July 27, a St. Clair County deputy responded to a residence on North Walnut Street, Appleton City, to a report of trespassing and attempted property damage. Tommy Carter reported he received information an individual was attempting to break down the front door of a residence he owns. Suspect information was obtained and Carter signed a request for prosecution for trespassing and damage to a door and window. Repair costs were estimated at $200. The information was turned over to the Appleton City Police Department for further investigation.

Burglary investigation

    An investigation of a burglary in Osceola is continuing. On July 26, Robert Lee reported he was moving into a residence and left for lunch and to get another load of household items. When he returned two televisions and several other items were missing from the home. Items included a 50” to 52” Phillips smart television, an 42” LG television, a Sony surround sound system, an XBOX 360 gaming system, a WII gaming system, an LG Blueray player, and several games for the XBOX and the WII systems. The total value of the items was estimated at $3,760.

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

Arrests

George Richey

    On Aug. 1, George Richey, 52, Appleton City was arrested for violating an full order of protection after St. Clair County deputies responded to a disturbance on North Poplar Street, Appleton City. A female victim reported Richey was yelling and screaming and using vulgar language at her. A copy of the protection order from the court was observed by deputies and Richey was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail. Bond was set at $1,000 cash or surety.

Jacob Harper

 

    On July 30, Jacob Harper, 24, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County felony warrant for probation violation and a misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of passing a bad check. Total bond was set at $2,500 cash only. Harper was placed on probation in March 2013 following a guilty plea to a class C felony of theft/stealing. The charge stemmed from a incident in November 2012.

 

Gary Bray

    On July 29, Gary Bray, 51, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for nonsupport. Bray is charged with a class D felony of non support-total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support. Bond was set at $500 cash only and a court date of Sept. 5 was given.

Timothy Runions

   

    On July 29, Timothy Runions, 23, Rich Hill, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on four misdemeanor charges, operating a vehicle in a carless and imprudent manner, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle sounding siren and displaying lights, second degree property damage, and resisting or interfering with arrest, detention or stop. A court date of Aug. 15 was given and bond is set at $1,000 cash only.

    The charges stem from an incident on May 23 at the Schell Osage Conservation Area when a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputy assisted a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agent on a call. It was noted there were reports of a vehicle being operated in a careless and imprudent manner. When MDC attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, it attempted to flee the area. After an estimated one to two miles, the vehicle pulled over and contact was made with Runions, who was driving the vehicle.

Melissa Veach

   

    On July 28, Melissa Veach, 44, Kansas City, was arrested on St. Clair County warrants for failing to appear in court on three misdemeanor traffic charges. Total bond was set at $805.50 cash only and a court date of Aug. 15 was given.

Morgan Johnson

 

    On July 27, Morgan Johnson, 26, Carol Stream, IL, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Laclede County warrant for failing to appear in court on a moving violation. Bond was set at $500 cash only and a court date of Aug. 11 was given.

Coffee with the sheriff to be held Aug. 14

    Sheriff Scott Keeler will host “Coffee with the Sheriff” on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 7-10 a.m. at the Old Bus Station, Osceola. The sheriff urges citizens to attend with any questions or concerns and be a part of making a difference in the community.

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