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07/14/2017

News updates from St. Clair County  Sheriff’s Office July 10-14, 2017

         

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          Sheriff Scott Keeler reported deputies made seven warrant arrests during the first part of the week of July 10-14, 2017.

Two facing felony charges for attempting
to  bring drugs into the St. Clair County Jail

            On July 13, Oleyesa Tiegs, 25, Joplin, and Lisa Benton, 35, Belton, were arrested on St. Clair County warrants charging them with class C felony delivery of controlled substance, class D felony delivery of a controlled substance to a county jail, and class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety in each case.

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Oleyesa Tiegs

               

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Lisa Benton

        The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force investigation on July 11. Tiegs and Benton were scheduled to visit different inmates and deliver MP3 players to them. During the investigation narcotics were found concealed inside the MP3 players that were attempting to be delivered as well as on their person. Osceola Police Department assisted with the case.

Other warrant arrests

           

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Melissa Bullock

          Melissa Bullock- On July 14, Melissa Bullock, 50, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with two counts of class D felony possession of a controlled substance and class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond is set at $15,000 cash or surety.

            The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force investigation on July 12 when a search warrant was executed at Bullock’s residence in the Shady Acres Trailer Park, Osceola. While executing the search warrant a plastic bag containing a crystalline substance was located on top of a dresser underneath a jewelry box.  A glass pipe with a crystal and white powder substance inside of it and an orange pill later identified as an Alprazolam were located in the dresser. The substance inside the plastic bag and the glass pipe both field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

           

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Tyler Thomson

                Tyler Thomson- On July 12, Tyler Thomson, 25, Independence, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. The warrant was issued on April 14 and bond is set at $750 cash only. The charge stems from a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigation on July 4, 2016.  

            Andrew Strotkamp- On July 12, Andrew Strotkamp, 27, Humansville, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on original class C felony charges of endangering welfare of a child-first degree and abuse or neglect of a child. The warrant was issued on April 3 and bond is set at $10,000 cash only.

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Andrew Strotkamp

            The original charges stem from incidents on September 1, 2014 when a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division investigation discovered Strotkamp grabbed a juvenile, held them down on a couch and punched them in the face with a closed fist.         

            Jessika Peppers- On July 11, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Jessika Peppers, 32, Osceola, on two Harrison County warrants for failing to appear in court.

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Jessika Peppers

One warrant charges Peppers with class E felony operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license-third and subsequent offense. The other warrant charges Peppers with class B misdemeanor operating  a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, class B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, and class D misdemeanor possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. All charges stems from a Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H investigation on Feb. 22. The warrant was issued on May 24 and bond is set at $2,500.

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Bobbie Shull

            Bobbie Shull- On July 11, a St. Clair County deputy arrested Bobbie Shull, 41, Chilhowee, on a St. Clair County warrant charging her with failure to appear in court on an original Appleton City ordinance violation of animal health and safety. The warrant was issued on March 16, 2015 and bond is set at $350 cash only. The charge stems from an Appleton City Police Department investigation on March 30, 2014.

            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.

               Formal charges filed on two
for stealing from Osceola Cheese

           On July 12, criminal summonses were issued for Keith Ritchey, 59, Pleasant Hill, and Billie Blackburn, 47, Peculiar, charging them with class D misdemeanor stealing-value less than $150. Arraignment on the charges is set for Aug. 4 in the St. Clair County Courtroom.

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Keith Ritchey

              The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on July 7 when deputies took a stealing report 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 the vehicle from leaving 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.

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Billie Blackburn

            A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Ritchey, 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 Richey’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. The two were taken into custody and later released pending the formal charge.

Court Case Update

Kottwitz continued on probation and ordered to complete drug treatment in DOC
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=149

Arrest warrant issued for Robert Brison for failing to appear in court http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=148

Kory Clemons sentenced to DOC
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=142

Kayne Gonzales sentenced to DOC
http://scsomo.org/court_case_view.php?id=44

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