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03/21/2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release and Court Case Updates March 13-20, 2017

         

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           Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made 10 warrant arrests during the week March 13-20, 2017. He noted this was the second week of an advanced tactics training class held at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, Osceola. He stated several deputies attended and assisted instructing the class. Law enforcement officials from multiple jurisdictions attended the training.

Warrant arrests

            Harley Wilkerson- On March 19, Harley Wilkerson, 25, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of controlled substance, class D misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and class D misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Total bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

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Harley Wilkerson

            The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when deputies were called to South 14th Street, Collins, in reference to checking the well being of Wilkerson.

            During the investigation Wilkerson made admissions to using methamphetamine within the last 48 hours. A bag containing drug paraphernalia was located and a spoon found in the bag field tested positive for methamphetamine. A glass pipe containing a burnt substance consistent with marijuana was also located in the bag.

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Misty Huffstutler

           Misty Huffstutler- On March 19, Misty Huffstutler, 36, Independence, was arrested in St. Clair County on a felony warrant from Independence Police Department and a misdemeanor warrant from Jackson County.

            The warrant from Independence Police Department charges her with two counts, class C felony possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor of theft. The warrant from Jackson County is for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor traffic charge. Total bond is set at $2,000.

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Micheal Taylor

            Micheal Taylor- On March 19, Micheal Taylor, 28, Deepwater, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on two counts, class C felony domestic assault-second degree and class D felony resisting arrest. The warrant was issued on March 16 and bond is set at $5,000 cash only. The original charges stem from a Lowry City Police Department investigation on April 24, 2016.

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Preston Jones

            Preston Jones- On March 19, Preston Jones, 50, Odessa, was arrested in St. Clair County on a no bond felony warrant for parole violation. The warrant was issued by the Division of Probation and Parole Missouri Department of Corrections. The arrest came after a St. Clair County deputy received a call of individuals walking along C Highway just before midnight March 18. A check of the individuals revealed Jones had a warrant and he was taken into custody.

            Justin Swofford- On March 18, Justin Swofford, 32, Osceola, was arrested on four St. Clair County warrants for failing to appear in court. Total bond is set at $35,000 cash or surety.

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Justin Swofford

            Swofford is facing a class C felony charge of possessing a controlled substance. The warrant was issued on May 4, 2016 and the original charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on April 4, 2014. During the investigation a glass pipe that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located.             Swofford is also charged with class A misdemeanor theft. The warrant was issued on May 4, 2016 and stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on April 2, 2014 when Anna Reed reported a theft at her residence on SE 400 Road. She reported various tools missing along with a floor jack. 

He is charged with class A misdemeanor violation of a protection order. The warrant was issued on May 4, 2016 and stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on April 14, 2014 when Swofford went to a residence and got into a car and asked for money from an individual who had an active order of protection against him.

 Swofford is also facing a class A misdemeanor domestic assault-third degree. The warrant ws issued on May 4, 2016 and the original charge stems from an incident on March 8 when a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to a domestic call at a residence on SE 400 Road, Collins. When the deputy arrived on scene, Swofford was allegedly asking a female victim not to press charges against him. The female reported Swofford put her into a choke hold and had his arm around her mouth. The deputy took photos of cuts on the inside upper and lower lips of the female. She stated when she tried to leave Swofford “grabbed” her and would not let her go. The female said she was able to get to her vehicle, but each time she started to drive off, Swofford would stand in the way of the vehicle. She stayed in her vehicle until a deputy arrived. Swofford voluntarily gathered his belongings and left the residence.

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 John Snethen

           John Snethen- On March 18, John Snethen, 40, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class A misdemeanor domestic assault third degree. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Sept. 18, 2016.

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Helen Gowin

            Helen Gowin- On March 17, Helen Gowin, 58, Blairstown, was arrested at the St. Clair County Courthouse on a Henry County warrant for probation violation on an original class C felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. The warrant was issued on March 3 and bond is set at $10,000 cash only. The original charge stems from a Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigation in January 2012.     

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Daniel Wire

           Daniel Wire- On March 17, Daniel Wire, 53, Osceola, was arrested at the St. Clair County Courthouse on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrant was issued on March 17 and bond is set at $10,000.00 cash or surety. The charges stem from an Osceola Police Department investigation on Jan. 2.

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David Eaton Sr.

            David Eaton Sr.-On March 16, David Eaton Sr., 67, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony driving while intoxicated-persistent offender. The warrant was issued on March 9 and bond was originally set at $7,500 cash or surety.  On March 15, a bond modification order was signed by the court changing bond conditions to have Eaton released on his own recognizance. The charge stems from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation on Oct. 12, 2016.

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James Shoemaker

            James Shoemaker- On March 15, James Shoemaker, 32, Kansas City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance, class D misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and a class D misdemeanor driving while revoked. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from a Lowry City Police Department investigation the previous day

            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.  

Gas can reported stolen in Appleton City

            On March 18, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing report on West Fourth Street, Appleton City.

            Becky Morris reported a five gallon gas can with approximately two gallons of gasoline missing from her front porch.     She described the can as red with her initials BM on it on all four sides and the bottom in permanent marker. The value of the gas can and gas was estimated at $34. 

Arrest warrant issued

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Cody McGraw

           Cody McGraw- On March 16, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Cody McGraw, 31, Warrensburg, for failing to appear in court for a probation violation hearing.

            In June 2015 McGraw was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to four class C felony counts of passing bad checks The execution of sentence was suspended and McGraw was placed on supervised probation for five years. The charges stem from incidents in November 2013.

            In June 2016 a warrant was issued for probation violation. In September 2016 he was arrested on the warrant. In October 2016 a hearing was held and the court set the disposition out to January to allow McGraw an opportunity to prove he can abide by conditions of probation. He failed to appear for the hearing set for March 6 and it was reset for March 16, 2017.  

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Michael Helm

           Michael Helm- On March 16, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Michael Helm, 32, El Dorado Springs, for failing to appear in court on an original class B felony charge of burglary first degree. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.

            The original charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on May 6, 2015 when deputies were dispatched to SW 900 Road, El Dorado Springs, in reference to an attempted burglary.  Stormy Haddan reported two individuals attempted to enter her residence through a window and fled from the residence in a vehicle.

            Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information pertaining to any crimes or the location of any wanted persons to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

Court Case Updates

Clinton Oehring placed on probation
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=253

 

Rivers Crossing Center Services Board to host
coffee with the sheriff in Osceola March 28
 

On March 28, the Rivers Crossing Center Services Board will host “Coffee with the Sheriff” at the Rivers Crossing Center, Osceola, from 7 to 10 a.m.  The sheriff urges citizens to attend with any questions or concerns and be a part of making a difference in the community. Coffee and donuts will be served.

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