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07/11/2017

The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release and Court Case Update July 3-10, 2017

         

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          Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven warrant arrests and took reports of burglary and stealing during the week of July 3-10, 2017. There were also six Court Case Updates.      

El Dorado Springs man facing drug charges after leaving syringe in flower pot on Osceola Square

            On July 8, Christopher Jackson, 43, El Dorado Springs, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

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Christopher Jackson

            The charges stem from an incident the previous day when a deputy took a report of a male individual on the west side of the Osceola square who attempted to hide a hypodermic syringe in a flower pot before entering the St. Clair County Courthouse. The deputy arrived at the flower pot in front of Stewart and Kiefer Realty and verified the item was a used syringe. It was seized it as evidence.  During the investigation, deputies observed Jackson return from the courthouse and search the same flower pot the syringe was in. Residue from the syringe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Burglary reported in Twin Oaks Harbor

            On July 8, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on Four Winds Drive in Twin Oaks Harbor, Lowry City. Randy Dickison reported he arrived and noticed his camper was unlocked. He stated nothing was missing, but he did locate a window that had been forced open.

            The window was on a slide out next to the kitchen table. There was a large amount of mold growing on the carpet and the floor was sagging below the window. The blinds were damaged and had mold growing on them. Two oak kitchen chairs also had mold on them. The damage was estimated at $8,000.

Formal charges pending on two for stealing from Osceola Cheese

            On July 7, St. Clair County deputies responded to a stealing call at Osceola Cheese. Chris Hannah, owner of Osceola Cheese, advised a male and female subject stole several items then left the store. A female employee of Osceola Cheese jumped onto a trailer being towed by the suspect’s vehicle. She was able to get off the trailer without injury and several other employees attempted to block in the vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect vehicle was able to get past the employees and fled to the Countryside Trading Post on the opposite side of the Highway 13.

            A traffic stop was conducted and the driver allegedly made admission to stealing beef sticks from the store. During the investigation a one pound block of pepperoni cheese, one pound block of seven year cheddar cheese, a jar of honey Dijon mustard, a jar of Beaver brand sweet honey mustard, and one beef/cheese stick combo were located in the suspect’s vehicle. A package of 45 beef sticks was recovered after being thrown from the vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot. The value of the items was estimated at $55.

            Two suspects, a 59-year-old male from Pleasant Hill and a 47-year-old female passenger from Peculiar, were taken into custody and later released pending formal charges.         

Burglary reported on NW 151 Road, Lowry City

            On July 7, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report on NW 151 Road, Lowry City. Jennifer Greenwell reported someone entered a barn without permission. Several items of evidence were left lying in the seat of a John Deere Gator. It appeared the suspects rummaged through a pickup truck that was located south of the barn. Greenwell stated she could not find anything missing. She noted the suspect's opened the barn doors and let out three horses. One of the horses fell through the sub floor of an old house and was trapped in the basement.

Stealing reported in Collins

            A St. Clair County deputy recently took a stealing complaint on North Highway 13, Collins. Robin Wood reported a chain was cut that secured a gate to his property. He reported two wooden wheels for a 1930 dodge vehicle were stolen. Wood also reported a shed was damaged and and three antique cast iron church bells, along with all hardware was stolen. The bells were described as 18 inch American Cast. The total value of the items missing was estimated at $600.

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

Other warrant arrests

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Micky Kottwitz

           Micky Kottwitz- On July 10, Micky Kottwitz, 42, Weaubleau, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on an original class C felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a class C misdemeanor charge of littering. Total bond is set at $12,500 cash only.

            The felony warrant was issued on July 3 and the original charge stems from an incident on Aug. 28, 2015 at a residence on NE 471 Road, Osceola. During the investigation, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force discovered a soda can that field test positive methamphetamine in Kottwitz’s possession.

            The misdemeanor warrant was issued on July 5 and the original charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Jan. 16 when a deputy took a report in reference to trash being dumped on NE 800 Road, Lowry City. Mel Foreman reported during the last few days someone had thrown at least seven large black garbage bags full of trash over the bridge into the water. The deputy and Foreman collected most of the bags.

            During the investigation a name and address of an individual in Lowry City was discovered in the trash. Contact was made with the individual who advised Kottwitz hauled off multiple bags of trash from the residence.  

         

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          Amanda Crawford- On July 7, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Amanda Crawford, 28, Lowry City, on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on an infraction for no seat belt. Bond is set at $10 cash only. The warrant was issued on June 28 and stems from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation in July 2014.

            Gary McConnell- On July 6, Gary McConnell, 72, Joplin, was arrested on a class D felony failing to register as a sex offender. The warrant was issued on April 24 and bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

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Gary McConnell

            The charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Dec. 13, 2016 when a deputy responded to South Tower Street, Lowry City, in reference to a noncompliant sex offender. McConnell was notified he needed to go the sheriff’s office and register as a sex offender. McConnell stated he does not have to register and will not go down to the sheriff's office to do so. He was asked several times to go register and he continued to refuse.

            During the investigation it was noted McConnell was convicted of class D felony sexual abuse in the first degree on Oct. 10, 1985 in Clay County. It was discovered McConnell has lived in St. Clair County for several years and did not register until his initial arrest on Dec. 13, 2016 for failing to register as a sex offender.

           

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Mary Scheer

          Mary Scheer- On July 5, Mary Scheer, 47, Appleton City, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class C felony possession of a controlled substance and a warrant for failing to appear in court on an original class E felony driving while revoked. Total bond is set at $22,500 cash only.   

            The warrant on the drug charge was issued on June 28 and stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Nov. 9, 2016 when a deputy took a report of medications stolen from a residence on North Maple Street, Appleton City. During the investigation a straw that field tested positive for methamphetamine was located in her possession.

            The warrant for failing to appear in court on an original class E felony charge of driving while revoked stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on Feb. 20 of this year. A traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle on North Maple Street, Appleton City. Scheer was identified as the driver. During the investigation it was determined Scheer’s driving privileges were revoked and there were previous convictions for driving while revoked. Scheer was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail pending the formal charge.

           

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Nathan Bone

           Nathan Bone- On July 5, Nathan Bone, 30, Glasgow, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for misdemeanor non support. Bond is set at $8,327.16 cash only.

            Daylon Turner- On July 4, Daylon Turner, 30, Appleton City, was arrested by the Appleton City Police Department on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with class A misdemeanor driving while intoxicated-prior offender, class D misdemeanor driving while revoked, and class B misdemeanor failure to register a vehicle. Bond is set at $3,500 cash or surety.

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Daylon Turner

            The warrant was issued July 3 and stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on April 12 when a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Third Street and Burdette Street, Appleton City,  for not displaying license plates. Contact was made with the driver, Turner, and a check of her driving status revealed it was revoked. During the investigation it was determined Turner was driving while intoxicated. She was taken into custody and later released pending the formal charges.

            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.

Update on search for Jerry Eaton

           

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Jerry Eaton

           Sheriff Scott Keeler recently received information concerning Jerry Eaton, 45, Osceola, a person of interest in multiple burglaries, auto thefts, and fleeing law enforcement, in St. Clair County as well as other jurisdictions.

            On July 2, Wichita County Sheriff Randy Keeton from Leoti, Kansas reported his office located a vehicle that was reported stolen from Henry County. An attempt to make contact with the individuals ended with Eaton and Shanna Case, 44, from Collins, fleeing from the back windows of a residence. Case was apprehended and Eaton fled on foot from deputies. On July 3, a 1996 Ford F350 extended cab dually truck was reported stolen from the area.

            On July 6, the Ford F350 was recovered in Gray County, Kan. and a red 1984 GMC shortbed pickup truck was reported stolen from there.            
          On July 7, the 1984 GMC shortbed pickup truck was recovered in Ford County, Kan. and a white 1999 single cab Dodge with a black flatbed and a black tool box was reported stolen. The truck is described as having several chrome accessories, oversized tires, and a Kansas license plate number 137DLH. The truck also had a firearm inside of it.  

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Truck stolen from Ford County, Kan.


            Sheriff Keeler stated Eaton is possibly travelling back to St. Clair County. He urges those with any related information to this case or the location of Eaton to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.   

Court Case Updates
(Click on the links for additional information)

Debbie Moran pleads guilty and is placed on probation
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=287

Michael Helm placed on probation
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=277

Andrew Smith pleads guilty. Sentencing set for Sept. 5, 2017
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=289

Kristy Lalonde placed on probation
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=234

George Richey placed on probation
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=255

Arrest warrant issued for Billie Atkinson
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=362

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