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04/08/2014

News Release for March 25-April 8, 2014

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office

News Release for March 25-April 8, 2014

 

During the weeks of March 25-April 8 deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office responded to several calls for service. Sheriff Scott Keeler said deputies made warrant arrests and took several reports of stealing and burglaries. He noted another arrest was made after a tip was received from a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Jesse Taylor arrested in Texas

On Monday, April 7, Jesse Taylor, 31, Osceola, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a class D felony charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Taylor was arrested by law enforcement in Grand Prairie, Tex. The warrant was issued on Sept. 11, 2013. Plans are being made to transport Taylor back to St. Clair County.

Stealing reported near Collins

On Sunday, April 6, at 2:45 p.m. a St. Clair County deputy was dispatched to take a report of a stolen vehicle on SE 400 Road, Collins. Richard Tucker reported a red 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 was stolen. He stated the truck was in his front yard between his house and barn on April 4, around 2 p.m. He noticed the vehicle missing on April 6. Tucker advised a .357 magnum lever action rifle valued at $450, a 455 Husqvarna chainsaw valued at $400.00 and some miscellaneous tools valued at $1,000 was in the truck.  A request for prosecution form was signed. On Monday, April 7, the sheriff’s office was notified the Independence Police Department recovered the vehicle in Jackson County. The investigation is continuing.

Burglary report taken near Collins

On Wednesday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary report from Anna Reed on SE 400 Road, Collins. Reed estimated the burglary occurred on March 3. She reported a 10" commercial tile saw with table, a Dewalt skill saw with stand, and a Dewalt worm drive skill saw were missing from her porch that is attached to her house.

Reed also reported several items missing from her garage, a fully enclosed structure not attached to the residence. She said the items missing include a four-foot Dewalt level, a Paslode frame nailer, a trim nailer, a deck screw gun with extension, a Dewalt saws all, a demolition chip/hammer, a half-inch hammer drill, a car jack, and a .32 cal. ramset with loads, nails and case. The total value of the items was estimated at $5,428. The investigation is continuing.

Burglary report in Twin Oaks Harbor

On Saturday, March 29, a deputy was dispatched to a lot in Twin Oak Harbor, Lowry City, in reference to a burglary.  Dina Ellis reported all the windows were broken out of two campers. She said a propane bottle, a pair of tree trimming tools, three life jackets, and a copper line were missing. The total of items missing and damage was estimated at $3,000 to $5,000. Ellis advised the last time they were at the campers was in September 2013. A BB gun was located and seized as evidence. The investigation is continuing.

Tip from Facebook leads to arrest

Kyle Ewing

On Friday, March 28, Kyle Ewing, 22, El Dorado Springs, was arrested after a tip was received from a Facebook post in reference to information being sought on a vehicle possibly involved in thefts at two vacant homes owned by Susan and Robert Lawson in the Taberville area between March 20 and March 21. Items missing from the vacant homes included electric wire, copper tubing, two game cameras, and an electric fence charger.

A photo of the suspect vehicle was posted on the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office website and Facebook page on March 27. In the early morning hours of March 28, information was received the vehicle was located at a residence in El Dorado Springs. Contact was made with the El Dorado Police Department and it was confirmed the vehicle was located there. A search was conducted and several stolen items were seized. Ewing is currently being held on three “no bond” warrants from Cedar County. Formal charges in this case are pending and the investigation is continuing.

“My sincere thanks goes out to those who replied with tips after seeing the post on Facebook,” said the sheriff. “It’s because of community involvement; we were able to quickly apprehend a suspect in this case.”

Stealing reported in Schell City

On Thursday, March 27, a St. Clair County deputy dispatched to SW 500, Shell City, in reference to a possible stealing that may have occurred sometime between March 26 and March 27.  Clarence Hillsman reported copper wire from his electric fence was stolen.  Evidence was located at the scene and a possible suspect has been identified. A request for prosecution was signed and the investigation is continuing.

Burglary report near Tiffin

On Wednesday, March 26, a deputy took a burglary report on SW 831 Road near Tiffin. Chuck Tigner reported he noticed his garage door would not go up when he tried to open it. Tigner said after he got the door up he realized a Homelite weed eater, an Endo Star, air compressor, a four drawer Craftsman tool box containing Snap On and Craftsman hand tools, Craftsman half-inch and quarter-inch air impacts, and a Craftsman air sander were missing.  Tigner said he left home on March 25 around 1 p.m. and returned at 10 p.m. Evidence was located at the scene and the investigation is continuing.

Warrant arrests

 
Lloyd Bloom

Lloyd Bloom- On Saturday, April 5, Lloyd Bloom, 45, Lowry City, was arrested on two St. Clair County misdemeanor warrants for failing to appear in court on a traffic ordinance and driving while revoked charge. Bond was set at $245.50 cash only. A court date of May 9 was given. 

Rosetta Goodwin

Rosetta Goodwin- On Monday, March 31, Rosetta Goodwin, 22, Kansas City, was arrested on a Cass County misdemeanor warrant for failing to register a vehicle. Bond was set at $250 cash only. A court date of April 8 was given.

Quidachay Witherspoon

Quidachay Withersoon- On March 31 Quidachay Withersoon, 32, Kansas City, was arrested on a Cass County misdemeanor warrant for failing to register a vehicle. Bond was set at $250 cash only.

Anita Shelton

Anita Shelton- On Wednesday, March 26, Anita M. Shelton, 35, Lowry City, was arrested on a St. Clair County felony warrant for probation violation. Shelton’s original charges are four class C felonies of forgery from incidents in January and February 2013. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

Deanna Younce

Deanna Younce- On Tuesday, March 25, Deanna Younce, 38, Lowry City, was arrested in Hickory County on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on two class A misdemeanor charges of passing a bad check-less than $500. The charges stems from incidents on Oct. 5-6, 2013. Bond is set at $500 cash only.

Joshua Lee

Joshua R. Lee- On March 25, Joshua R. Lee, 35, Mindenmines, Mo., was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for felony probation violation. Lee’s original charge is a class C felony of possessing chemical with intent to manufacture. The charge stems from an incident with the Lowry City Police Department in January 1012. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

Warrant issued

 
David E. Bailey Jr.

David E. Bailey Jr.- On March 25 a St. Clair County arrest warrant was issued for David E. Bailey Jr., 34, Higginsville, for misdemeanor probation violation. Bailey’s original charge is a class A misdemeanor of non-support. Bond is set at $500 cash only.

Warrant recalled by court

Courtney Hopkins- On April 2, the St. Clair County Court recalled an arrest warrant issued for Courtney Nicole Hopkins, 29, Clinton, for failing to appear in court on a class C felony charge of forgery. The charge stems from an incident on Oct. 2, 2013.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information concerning ongoing investigations or those wanted on warrants to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

Drug take-back event scheduled for April 26

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will host a free prescription drug take back event on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sheriff Keeler explained the event will allow the public to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications.

Participants can bring prescription medications, pills or tablets in original plastic containers to the sheriff’s office, 360 Chestnut Street, Osceola, Mo. Participants are urged to remove personal information from prescription labels.

 “This service is an opportunity put on by the sheriff’s office to help prevent pill abuse, theft, as well as ensuring the prescription drugs are disposed of properly,” said Sheriff Keeler. 

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