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04/18/2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office  News Release and Court Case Updates April 10-17, 2017

           

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        Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven warrant arrests and took reports of stealing and vandalism in the Appleton City area during the week of April 10-17, 2017. During court proceedings this week, an arrest warrant was issued and two were sentenced to Missouri Department of Corrections.

Warrant arrests

            Jesse Sorrell- On April 17, Jesse Sorrell, 34, Ponca City, Okla., was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with probation violation on an original class D felony charge of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15 years old. The original charge stems from a sheriff’s office investigation in Jan. 2009. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

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Jesse Sorrel


           In September 2012 Sorrell plead guilty and was sentenced to four years in Missouri Department of Corrections. The execution of sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years of supervised probation.

            Leland Dwayne Daggett- On April 15, Leland Dwayne Daggett, 61, Osceola, was arrested and taken into custody on several outstanding felony warrants after a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle he was a passenger in on SE 701 Road, Collins. During the incident Daggett exited the vehicle while it was moving and ran towards a fenced pasture field. The deputy pursued him on foot for about 150 yards, commanding him multiple times to stop.  Daggett refused to yield to the commands and was tased. He fell to the ground, but continued to refuse to commands and started to resist. He was tased again, eventually complied, and was taken into custody.

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Leland Dwayne Daggett

      

           A warrant was obtained and on April 16, Daggett was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class E felony resisting arrest for a felony. The charge stems from the incident the previous day. Bond on that charge is set at $50,000 cash only      

            Daggett was also arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class C felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $60,000 cash only. The charge stems from an investigation on June 9, 2016 when St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Daggett’s residence on SE 401 Road, Osceola. During the investigation a glass pipe and bag containing white powder that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located.

            Daggett was also arrested on a Henry County warrant charging him class B felony distribution of a controlled substance and two class C felony charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only. This was in Henry County on a change of venue and stems from an incident on July 16 when St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies, members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force, and the Morgan County SWAT Team conducted a search warrant at his residence on SE 401 Road, Osceola. During the investigation digital scales and a plastic bag containing a white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was discovered along with firearms in a garden on the property.

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Robert Forbes

           Robert Forbes- On April 16, Robert Forbes, 66, Flemington, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class E felony resisting/ interfering with a felony arrest and a class A misdemeanor failing to yield to emergency vehicle sounding siren and displaying red/blue lights. Bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety. The charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation the previous day when a deputy energized his patrol vehicle's lights to signal a traffic stop, but the vehicle did not stop.  The deputy energized a siren and the vehicle continued until a passenger exited the vehicle while moving. Forbes did eventually stop and remained on scene until back up deputies arrived.

            Jonathan Garlett (No photo)-On April, 16, Jonathan Garlett, 17, Joplin, was arrested by a St. Clair County deputy on warrants from Polk County and Bolivar Police Department. The warrant from Polk County was for failing to appear in court on a class D misdemeanor minor visibly intoxicated. The charge stems from a Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Feb. 18. The warrant was issued on April 3 and bond is set at $1,000 cash or surety.

            The warrant from Bolivar Police Department was issued April 4 for failing to appear in court on a charge of no insurance. Garlett was transported to the St. Clair and Polk County line and released to the custody of a Polk County Sheriff's deputy.

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Dustin Wharton

           Dustin Wharton- On April 15, Dustin Wharton, 35, Chilhowee, was arrested in St. Clair County on warrant from Johnson County charging him with class E felony non support. Bond is set at $3,500 cash only. The warrant was issued on April 13.

            Samantha Taylor- On April 14, Samantha Taylor, 29, Deepwater, was arrested at the St. Clair County Courthouse on a Cass County warrant charging her with class C felony possession of a controlled substance. The charge stems from a Harrisonville Police Department investigation on March 21, 2016. A signature bond was grated in this case.

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Samantha Taylor

            Sandra Marconi- On April 12, Sandra Marconi, 46, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class A misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit device. Bond is set at $2,500 cash or surety.   

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Sandra Marconi

The charge stems from an incident on March 4. The sheriff’s office investigation started on April 3, when Amber Kindred reported fraudulent activity on her debit card issued to her with the balance of her tax refund from H&R Block. Information was received showing transactions from several dates in March totaling $200.43. Kindred stated Marconi made the transactions without authorization. Several of the receipts show payments made on accounts used by Marconi. Two of the receipts show Western Union money transfers from Kindred to Marconi. It was noted Marconi set up a Western Union account in Kindred's name using Marconi’s e-mail address.

            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.

Stealing complaint SW 461 Road

            On April 16, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing complaint from Marcus Cochran. He reported a charcoal barbecue grill was missing from his residence on SW 461 Road, El Dorado Springs. Cochran stated someone dug up and stole a four-foot apple tree and multiple random garden plants. He stated someone also entered his locked residence and stole his RCA tablet. The total value of the items was estimated at $500. A suspect was named.

Vehicle reported stolen from SE 50 Road

            On April 16, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing complaint from Ron Park. He reported two female subjects took his 2011 Chevrolet truck without his permission during the night hours the previous day. He said one female asked if she could take the truck to Clinton and he denied her request. A few moments later he heard the truck start and it took off  from his residence on SW 50 Road, Osceola. He identified the suspects by name.

            Park noted during the early morning hours on April 16 he located his truck sitting near his house. He took possession of the truck and discovered approximately $450 was fraudulently used from a card located in the vehicle. Park also reported tools missing from his truck. The value of the tools was estimated at $75.

Two reports of vandalism in Appleton City area

                On April 12, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Nancy Nelson in reference to someone shooting out her yard light at her residence on M Highway, Appleton City. Nelson stated a representative from Osage Valley Electric was currently at her residence to replace the light and photo cell. The damage to the light totaled $162.94 and appeared to be caused by a small caliber bullet.

            During the early morning hours on April 8, deputies were dispatched to a grass fire on NW 800 Road, Appleton City. A property owner reported a vehicle stopped in front of a residence and a gunshot was heard. After the shot, a street light went out and the grass underneath caught fire.  Deputies were able to extinguish the fire and a bullet hole was discovered in the light fixture.

            These cases are currently under investigation. Sheriff Keeler urges those with any related information to these cases or any others to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

Update of probation and parole absconders

            Roni Scott, 32, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on April 14 by El Dorado Springs Police Department for absconding supervision on original offenses of felony possession of a controlled substance and voluntary manslaughter. The warrant was issued on April 10.

            Kayne Gonzales, 21, Lowry City, was arrested on April 13 in Henry County for absconding supervision on original offenses of felony domestic assault-second degree and assault-first degree. The warrant was issued on April 10.

            Courtney Hopkins, 32, Appleton City, was arrested on April 12 in Kansas City for absconding supervision on original offenses of felony forgery, burglary-second degree and receiving stolen property. The warrant was issued on April 10.

            Warrants are still active on Jessica Thomas, 24, Osceola, for absconding supervision on an original offense of felony possession of a controlled substance and Pamela Williams, 27, Osceola, for absconding supervision on an original offense of felony receiving stolen property. 

Court Case Updates

Arrest warrant issued for Mary Scheer
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=326

Matthew Todd sentenced to Missouri Department of Corrections
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=320

David Barton sentenced to Missouri Department of Corrections
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=302

Desiaree Moore pleads guilty. On count transferred to
Cedar County for drug court. The other placed on probation
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=268

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