Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00682-01

Class C felony receiving stolen property

May 1, 2017-Guilty Plea. Sentenced to serve seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections. The execution of sentence was suspended and she was placed on supervised probation for five years. The sentence will run concurrent with another. Motley was also ordered to serve 30 days of shock detention in St. Clair County Jail.

Motley, Velda Sue
Age: 69  
City: Lowry City  
Incident Date: 2016-10-25  
Arrest Date: 2016-10-31  
Additional Information

The charge stems from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation that started on Oct. 25 when a deputy took a stealing report on NE 276 Road. John White reported a trail cam, Stihl weed eater, and a Stihl Farm Boss chainsaw missing from his property. The total value of the items was estimated at $855. During further investigation on Oct. 28, the weed eater and chainsaw were recovered. Information was learned Motley dropped an individual off on NE 276 Road and the person returned with the chainsaw, weed eater, and a game camera.  Motley attempted to sell the items and was asked for proof of ownership. Fake bills of sale were made and the chainsaw and weedeater were sold for $220. Motley stated the money was given to the individual in exchange for methamphetamine.

News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Oct. 31-Nov. 7, 2016
St. Clair County Sheriff's Office