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09/07/2014

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office News Release for Sept. 1-7, 2014

    St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies took several reports regarding property damage and stealing during the week of Sept. 1-7. He noted there were four individuals arrested on warrants for drugs, resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony, property damage, and failing to appear in court on a drug charge in another county.

Property damage in Appleton City

    On Sept. 5 a St. Clair County deputy took a report on South Locust Street, Appleton City, in reference to property damage. Jessica Dunnington reported three of her four tires on her vehicle were flat. She also reported that someone put a large dent on the back door of her vehicle. A suspect was named and a request for prosecution was signed.

Attempt to steal gates reported

    On Sept. 5, 2014 a St. Clair County deputy took a report on SE 975 Road, Collins, in reference to someone allegedly trying to steal the gates off their hinges at the end of her driveway. Sheala Herd reported the opening devices for the gates were removed and lying on the ground. A request for prosecution was signed.

Burwell arrested on felony drug charge

Ernest Burwell

    On Sept. 4, Ernest Burwell, 61, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class B felony of distributing a controlled substance. The charge stems from a drug investigation on Sept. 3 at Burwell’s residence at 250 Boundry Street, Osceola. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force located methamphetamine in a secret compartment in the residence. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only and the residence and property was seized by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. Those caught trespassing or removing anything from the property will be charged.

Property damage to a telephone line

    On Sept. 4, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from a Century Link employee in reference to property damage to a telephone line south of the Do It Best hardware store, Osceola. The Century Link employee reported someone climbed two poles and cut the guide wire and started to take it off of the telephone line. It was noted an estimate of the damage will be calculated and reported back to the sheriff’s office.

 Property damage in Twin Oaks Harbor

    On Sept. 4, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from a representative from Sac Osage Electric Cooperative in reference to property damage at Twin Oaks Harbor, Lowry City.  The representative stated they were out earlier the same day  to hook up a service and noticed the tag on the meter box was missing. When the box was opened, it was noticed the meter lugs were burned out and melted to the base. It was noted an estimate of the damage will be calculated and reported back to the sheriff’s office.

Cow reported stolen

    On Sept. 4, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Harry Bourland in reference to a cow being stole from property near NW 400 and NW 171 Road, Osceola. The cow is described as black, 1,200 pounds, first or second period with a purple Bayer fly tag in its left ear.  Its estimated value is $3,000.  

Chain saws stolen from shed

    On Sept. 4, a St. Clair County deputy took a report on Southeast Division Street, Osceola, in reference to a stealing. Steven Mayer, an employee of Charles and Ryan Sheldon, reported three chain saws missing from a locked shed on the property.

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

Felony arrest warrant issued

    On Sept. 2, an arrest warrant was issued for Jerry Usher, 25, Collins, charging him domestic assault-second degree, a class C felony. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an incident on Aug. 30 when a St. Clair County deputy responded to a domestic assault in progress on SE 801 Road, Collins.
    On arrival, a female victim explained she was physically assaulted by Usher. She said she went to a neighbor’s residence and got into a truck to flee. As they were driving from the scene, Usher allegedly stopped the truck and grabbed her, threw her out of the vehicle onto the ground and was chocking her. She said the neighbor stopped Usher and then Usher attacked the neighbor. They left the scene to call for help.

Lowry City man arrested on felony charge

Austin Horn

    On Sept. 2, Austin Horn, 20, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony of resisting/interfering with arrest for a felony. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety and a court date of Oct. 3 was issued. The charge stems from an incident on Sept. 1 when St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Lowry City in reference to a domestic in progress. Information was obtained Horn allegedly broke out a window and was headed to the park armed with a knife.
    Horn was located and ordered to stop several times. Each time, he failed to obey and took off running from deputies. When he approached the intersection of Griswald and Third streets, a citizen jumped out and yelled at him.  Horn turned around and charged at one of the deputies. The deputy deployed a taser and Horn was taken into custody. While the deputy was preparing his vehicle to transport Horn to the jail, Horn was able to break custody and took off running again until a citizen tripped him causing him to fall to the ground. Horn was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail. A knife was recovered that Horn allegedly threw in a ditch while running. The investigation revealed the incident started when Horn allegedly asked for $80 from a family member and was refused. There was a physical altercation regarding a cellular phone and threats were made.

Juvenile taken into custody for allegedly stealing vehicle

    On Aug. 30, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a possible stolen vehicle driving eastbound from the Montrose area. Information was received an 11 year-old juvenile had allegedly stolen a parent’s vehicle. Further information was received the vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 13 and later that the Henry County Sheriff’s Office had the suspect in custody at Wal-Mart in Clinton. The vehicle was released to the parents and a request for prosecution was signed. The case was turned over to the juvenile office for further investigation.

Warrant arrest

Jonavon Loney

    On Sept. 5, Jonavon Loney, 23, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with a class D felony of property damage-first degree. The charge stems from an incident on Aug. 19 involving the Appleton City Police Department. Bond was originally set at $2,500 cash only. During court proceedings on Sept. 5, bond was reduced to $250 cash only.

Kevin Pipenger

    On Sept. 2, Kevin Pipenger, 56, Appleton City, was arrested in St. Clair County on a Taney County warrant for failing to appear in court on a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance. Bond was set at $1,000 cash only. 

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office announces
new feature to website

     The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has a new feature to its popular website. The new feature gives citizens the ability to upload non emergent photos, videos, audio, and other files to the crime tips form (http://www.scsomo.org/crime_tip.php) on the website. The new feature is also available on the mobile version for those who access the website from their mobile phone or tablet.
    “The sheriff's office is blessed to have such a great relationship with this community and receive many tips each month from citizens,” said Sheriff Scott Keeler. “Having the ability to upload photos, videos, audio, and other files to the crime tips form will enhance the public’s ability to assist the sheriff’s office in investigating or reporting a crime.”
    The sheriff explained as always, a person has the choice of leaving a phone number or email address if they want to be contacted or they may remain anonymous if they choose. He noted in the event of an emergency or need of immediate assistance, to call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 417-646-2565.
    The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office website continues to grow in its popularity since it was launched in December 2013. With more than 35,000 visits to the website so far in 2014 and an average of over 4,000 unique visitors each month it has become a model law enforcement website.
    “We thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement,” said the sheriff. “We also believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement is a big reason we have such an incredible safe quality of life we all enjoy.”


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