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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:36:00 PM »

     
The Sheriff’s View #52 for the week of Dec. 23 through 28, 2012.
 
Welcome aboard for my last column of 2012. This will also be the last Sheriff’s View column for my eight years as your sheriff. This is a bittersweet situation for me and has caused me to reflect quite a bit on the job and last 8 years worth of columns. I am proud of the fact that I have been able to complete the column 52 times a year for 8 years with only 3 missing columns. I believe that I also had 3 guest columns during that time. If I did my math correctly that works out to 410 total columns that I have written out of 416 possible columns.
 
When I first started the column in January of 2005 I told you that I would inform you of the events and other situations that affected the office of the sheriff. I promised you the good, the bad, and the ugly news from this office. I believe that I have kept my campaign promise and supplied the news as promised. Many of the things I have written about have made me proud. Some things were ugly and I did not want to write about them but I included the ugly when needed. As I said several times in the columns over the 8 years it is your tax money at work and you should know what is going on with the office.
 
For the past 8 years my Saturdays and Sunday’s have included the column. Starting on Saturday 01-05-2013, I will be free to watch more football. I think I will miss the column quite a bit and frankly I hope that all of you miss the column. I would hate to think I did all that work for nothing. But I am fairly sure that the column was a success because over the past 8 years many of you have stepped forward in public places when you saw me and told me how much you enjoyed the column. I would like to say thank you to all of the citizens who took the time to express your opinion on the column. It helped greatly in keeping me motivated to continue writing.
 
Many of you have told me that when I first started writing about the office of the sheriff; our duties, our problems, our budgets, and all of the other topics that I covered that you were completely in the dark about what a sheriff did. Many of you were shocked at a lot of the facts that I wrote about. Many of you said that it was a crying shame that some of the conditions I wrote about existed. But by and large you became informed and knowledgeable about the office of sheriff and that was the objective.
 
Many years ago as President of the Board of Directors of the “The Old Stagecoach Stop Foundation”, I did a five year series of weekly articles for the Dailey Guide newspaper about the foundation and our efforts to restore the old stagecoach stop building. That writing job was a lot harder to do than to cover the office of sheriff. For the sheriff’s series I usually had more material than I could use. The selection of material to use each week was the hard decision to make. There are currently over forty media outlets who receive all of my news releases and “The Sheriff’s View” each week. In many respects because of that Pulaski County is now very well known throughout central Missouri. And I have been copied by a few other public officials who are now producing their own column or other regular series.
 
The column has accomplished one clear task because of the information I wrote about. It does not matter if you are my supporter or a detractor of my efforts as sheriff.  Cards on the table; agree or disagree, you know what happened, you read about my plans in advance, you read about my failures, you even received some lame humor at times. In short I tried to be as transparent as possible with the work I did as sheriff. I can only hope that the effort was appreciated.
 
During this next week we will have a new sheriff ride into town and take his position as the new boss of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. I do not know what he plans to do about a continuation of this column. I do know that he is thinking about some type of a regular report to the public but it will be his new world to explore and to make the decisions he deems necessary. I on the other hand shall follow the example of Gen. Douglas McArthur and just slowly fade away.
 
And now like it or not the time has come to sign off on a column for the last time. I will abandon my usual ending paragraph and instead today I will use a quote from the folks at MASH 4077, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”. For me the bright jail light bulb has burned out.
 

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest Burglary Second Degree
« on: December 21, 2012, 03:49:04 PM »
News Release
Arrest for Burglary
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 21, 2012

At approximately 3:06pm on Dec. 19, 2012, Pulaski County deputies were sent to an address on Lace lane in Waynesville for a reported burglary in progress. As the deputies approached the scene one deputy saw a male subject in the woods that bordered the roadway. The deputy made contact with this subject and detained him while the investigation was ongoing.

A second deputy went to the scene of the reported burglary and found that a TV, valued at $1,000 had been taken in the burglary. A next door neighbor had observed the burglary in progress and had reported the incident. The neighbor then confronted the suspect who immediately left the scene.

The description of the suspect matched that of the subject detained by the first deputy. The suspect admitted to the deputy he had entered his “friends” residence. The suspect was taken to the Pulaski County Jail. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.

The prosecutor filed one count of burglary in the second degree, a class C felony, on Justin Michael Bradford, age 20, of 13950 Haystack Lane, Dixon, Mo. The bond on Bradford was set at $20,000. Bradford posted bond and was released from custody.

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Why in the world would they let Joe Esparza go to Dixon Jail??? He's the same guy that escaped from Pulaski County Jail about 4 years ago. Isn't this correct JB??? I thought most inmates that went to Dixon Jail were the non-violent kind. Hmmmmm, someone didn't look at Esparza's record to see what he's done in the past. What's up with this???

Yes and No. He escaped from Doc Thomas office while on a medical visit. And yes poor choice to go to Dixon. Somebody did not look.
JB

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News Release
Charge Filed for Assist with Escape from Dixon City Jail
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 17, 2012


The Pulaski County Prosecutor has filed one count of attempted escape from confinement on the suspect who assisted Joseph Esparza and Brandon Monell with their escape on 12-16-2012, from the Dixon City Jail. The suspect charged was Jacob Aaron Mason, age 28 of 19099 Camp Road, Dixon, Missouri. The bond on Mason was set at $50,000 and he remains in custody at this time.

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News Release
Escape from the Dixon Jail
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 17, 2012

At approximately 2:34am on Dec. 17, 2012, the Dixon City Police notified the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office that a pair of county inmates had escaped from their jail. At 3:07am the Pulaski County 911 Center advised the Sheriff’s Office that a robbery had just occurred at 18775 Burlington Road in the Crocker area. Deputies responded to the scene and the occupants of the residence identified the suspects as the escaped inmates from Dixon.

At 3:25am a Pulaski County deputy advised dispatch that they had one suspect located in an abandoned house and at 3:29am they advised he was in custody. The second subject was last seen running back toward Dixon.

Follow up investigation at the Dixon City Jail indicated that the two suspects had escaped from the building at 11:18pm on Dec. 16, 2012, when a third inmate distracted the on duty dispatcher.

At this time the remaining inmate, Brandon Kelly Monell, age 23, who is from the Crocker area is still at large. Monell was being held on a charge of statutory rape. Monell is a white male, 5’ 11, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

The public is urged to report any sighting of Monell to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-6196 or you may call 911.


UP Date

At 9:47am on 12-17-2012 Brandon Kelly Monell was taken into custody by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies at a residence south of Crocker. At this time the investigation into the circumstances of the escape from the Dixon City Jail and the robbery at 18775 Burlington Road in Crocker are continuing.

SECOND UP DATE

The Pulaski County Prosecutor has filed additional charges on the two inmates who escaped from the Dixon City Jail on 12-16-2012. Inmate Brandon Kelly Monell, age 23, home address 310 Frisco Street, Crocker, Missouri, was charged with escape from confinement, a class D felony and burglary first degree, a class B felony. Inmate Joseph Clayton Esparza, age 23, home address 10674 Trout Road, Devils Elbow, Missouri, was charged with the same two offenses. The bond on both was set at $100,000 and they are both now held in the Pulaski County Jail.

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News Release
Escape from the Dixon Jail
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 17, 2012

At approximately 2:34am on Dec. 17, 2012, the Dixon City Police notified the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office that a pair of county inmates had escaped from their jail. At 3:07am the Pulaski County 911 Center advised the Sheriff’s Office that a robbery had just occurred at 18775 Burlington Road in the Crocker area. Deputies responded to the scene and the occupants of the residence identified the suspects as the escaped inmates from Dixon.

At 3:25am a Pulaski County deputy advised dispatch that they had one suspect located in an abandoned house and at 3:29am they advised he was in custody. The second subject was last seen running back toward Dixon.

Follow up investigation at the Dixon City Jail indicated that the two suspects had escaped from the building at 11:18pm on Dec. 16, 2012, when a third inmate distracted the on duty dispatcher.

At this time the remaining inmate, Brandon Kelley Monell, age 23, who is from the Crocker area is still at large. Monell was being held on a charge of statutory rape. Monell is a white male, 5’ 11, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

The public is urged to report any sighting of Monell to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-6196 or you may call 911.


UP Date

At 9:47am on 12-17-2012 Brandon Kelley Monell was taken into custody by Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies at a residence south of Crocker. At this time the investigation into the circumstances of the escape from the Dixon City Jail and the robbery at 18775 Burlington Road in Crocker are continuing.

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News Release
Escape from the Dixon Jail
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 17, 2012

At approximately 2:34am on Dec. 17, 2012, the Dixon City Police notified the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office that a pair of county inmates had escaped from their jail. At 3:07am the Pulaski County 911 Center advised the Sheriff’s Office that a robbery had just occurred at 18775 Burlington Road in the Crocker area. Deputies responded to the scene and the occupants of the residence identified the suspects as the escaped inmates from Dixon.

At 3:25am a Pulaski County deputy advised dispatch that they had one suspect located in an abandoned house and at 3:29am they advised he was in custody. The second subject was last seen running back toward Dixon.

Follow up investigation at the Dixon City Jail indicated that the two suspects had escaped from the building at 11:18pm on Dec. 16, 2012, when a third inmate distracted the on duty dispatcher.

At this time the remaining inmate, Brandon Kelley Monell, age 23, who is from the Crocker area is still at large. Monell was being held on a charge of statutory rape. Monell is a white male, 5’ 11, 150 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

The public is urged to report any sighting of Monell to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-6196 or you may call 911.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:07:49 PM »


The Sheriff’s View #51 for the week of Dec. 17 through 21, 2012.

Welcome aboard one more time as I attempt to furnish you with a wealth of information about the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. We have had a fairly busy week and thankfully most of our calls have been minor in nature. I think the low point of the week was the complete failure of our base radio for the third time in four weeks. I suspect the new sheriff is going to have to find a solution for this problem but for now we have the old radio held together with duct tape and bailing wire.

As we prepare for the end of the year transition we have a lot of administrative stuff that we are working on. For example I have already moved the time cards into their 2013 folder and we are already placing information from the time sheets this week into the new folder. We will have one more payroll before the end of the year. And this is the next to last payroll weekend so here I am once again on Sunday at the office working on the payroll. The next payroll will hit on Sunday Dec. 30, 2012, and it will be the last one for me.

For those of you who like to wait to the last second to pay your county taxes our Pulaski County Collector of Revenue, Terri Mitchell, has announced that she will have her office at the courthouse open on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012, from 9am to 1pm for her customers. Since the courthouse will be closed that day the Sheriff’s Office will supply a guard once again for the event.

I spent most of Friday with the new chief deputy going over the budget and the other special funds that are assigned to the sheriff. I have found during my eight years in office that a good understanding of the background on each of these funds and correct knowledge of what you can and cannot do with each fund has been critical to the progress I have made with the department. I suspect from the questions I received on Friday the new administration probably feels the same way.

We have acquired heavy duty push bumpers for most of the road cars and Major Cristoffer is busy bolting them onto the cars. Our total bill for the bumpers was about $2,200. I have wanted to do this for several years now but I could not find any money to use. This year I got lucky and found some extra funds I could use. The new bumpers will serve us in a number of ways. However my prime reason for this purchase was to cut down on the body damage bills for the patrol car vs. deer hits we take every year.

Over the past several years we have had approximately eight car deer wrecks and a sizeable bill for the car repair. If I did my math right it will only take two car deer wrecks to break even on the expense of the bumpers. Anything more and we will be ahead of the game. Of course now that we have the bumpers the deer will most likely stop running into the front of the cars and will somehow maneuver around so that they hit the unprotected side of the car.

We have a sad note for today. I have just been informed of the passing of our former Chief Deputy Riley “Hondo” Wooten at 7:04am on Sunday Dec. 16, 2012, at a Springfield area hospital. At this time that is all the information I have available to pass on to you.

I have also been given two letters of resignation; from Deputy Mel Roam and Deputy Kevin White. Their last day will be Dec. 27, 2012. Between them we lose 14.5 years of experience and once again we will get to hire a green new person, no make that two green new persons to take their place. We just cannot seem to win here.

If you have a job application submitted for this department we are currently trying to set up a hiring board for Dec. 22, 2012. At this time I do not know if that date will fit everybody’s schedules or if we can make this happen. But just in case you are now on alert for that date. I have no idea on the starting time right now.

As of 10:40am on 12-16-2012, our calls for service count stands at 13,408. We have 68 inmates on the list today. We have 30 of them here and $1,330 worth of inmates elsewhere for today. As of 11-30-2012 we have spent $240,797.50 on inmate board so far this year. And we have also spent $58,936.53 on inmate medical care and $83,421.48 for inmate meals at the Waynesville jail so far this year as of the end of November.

Somehow I get the feeling I have said enough for today. Please drive with care for we do not need the wrecks. Please stay out of my jail for we have already spent way to much for the year. But as you well know by now if you do decide to drop in for a visit at the jail we shall leave the bright jail light bulb burning just for you.

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News Release
Super Homicide Seminar on Why Teens Kill
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 11, 2012


The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the host agency for a super homicide seminar on “Why Teens Kill” that will feature two nationally known police trainers. The trainers are Phil Chalmers who is America’s leading authority on juvenile homicide and U. S. Army Lt. Col. (Ret) Dave Grossman who is a leading authority on the psychology of conflict and killing.

The seminar will be held on March 21 and 22, 2013, at the Hampton Inn, 103 St. Robert Blvd.  in St. Robert, Mo. The cost of the two day event will be $199.00 per person. The Hampton Inn has seating available for 150 people. The class will run from 8am to 4pm both days. Mr. Chalmers will speak on March 21 and Lt. Col Grossman will speak on March 22.

The super homicide seminar is open to members of the military, police officers from all agencies and specialties and school education officials. If you would like more information on this seminar or if you would like to register for the seminar you may go to PhilChalmers.com and click on the tour date information column.  You may also call Phil Chalmers office at 330-998-4340.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: December 08, 2012, 08:24:15 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #50 for the week of Dec. 10 through 14, 2012

Welcome aboard one more time. It is now 12:48pm on Saturday the 8th of December. I am at the office and starting to work on this week’s column. My wife and I just finished our last Richland City Christmas Parade about an hour ago. I think she was ready to cry because the Christmas Parades and the candy throwing have been the only part of this job that she has enjoyed. I will also be part of the Dixon City Christmas Parade later tonight. But in that parade it will be myself and Sheriff Long riding together. I think I am the loser here because my wife is much better looking than Ron.

But no matter I am told that Ron and I will be near the front of the parade and as we pass the reviewing stand we are supposed to park and join the folks on the reviewing stand. If that is indeed what takes place it will be a first time event for the Christmas parades.  So I guess we shall see what we see later tonight.

As of 12:48pm today our inmate list stood at 67 inmates with 33 of them here in Waynesville. That leaves $1,190 worth of inmates elsewhere. We currently have one inmate on an electronic monitoring system but that is a special case. Our calls for service count now stands at a new record high number of 13,123. With 23.5 days to go at this time for the rest of the year we may or may not break the 14,000 mark. I hope we do not break that mark.

I had an inquiry from a school administrator on the special school related training class we are holding next March 21-22, 2013. Since I am not the electronic expert of the world I cannot give you a URL to look up but I can tell you if you will put the words, “Phil Chalmers Tour Dates” into your computer search engine you should arrive at the Chalmers home page. Once you are on the Chalmers home page you will find a registration column on the right side of the page about half way down the page that will list all of his tour dates for 2013. . Click on the registration icon for the date you want and you can register now. The cost is $199.00 for one person for the two day seminar.

As a reminder Phil Chalmers will speak on March 21 and his topic will be why teens kill and he will deal with the mindset of the teen killers over the past several years. On March 22, 2013, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dave Grossman will speak on the topic of killing and the psychological mindset that affects people who do kill. Grossman’s talk should be centered more toward military combat and police operations but it will also apply to the private person who finds that he has landed in that situation.

Between now and the end of 2013 I am going to include several reminders in the column that my commissions as a deputy sheriff will expire at midnight on 12-31-2012. At this time the only deputy sheriff commissions that are valid in Pulaski County are the ones that I have issued. If you have a commission card from another former Pulaski County Sheriff it is not valid and is in fact a violation of law to display and to claim you are a deputy. Starting on 1-1-2013 my commissions are not valid and it will be a violation of law to display that commission card and to claim you are a deputy.

In more simple terms the only commissions as a Pulaski County deputy sheriff that will be valid as of 1-1-2013 are those that Sheriff Ron Long has issued. As we go into the last week of this year there will be a number of commissions made by Sheriff Long after he has been sworn into office. Ron, myself and Circuit Clerk Rachelle Beasley have already had a discussion on that issue and there is a plan in effect to ensure a smooth transition of the working deputies for the office of sheriff. I am sure that quite a few reserve commissions will also fall into place at the same time.

I was given my budget expense forms for the month of November 2012 this week. While we still have a few weeks to go for this year and the totals will change by and large we are not doing to bad so far this year.

On surprise is that for the first time in several years we are over on the inmate medical expense. Right now we are about $3,900 over and that will probably increase. We show that we are $49,000 to the good in the inmate board line. That has to be a case where somebody has not yet billed us for some major expense. There is no way we are that far in the black this year.

The extradition line shows us at a staggering $15,104 over budget. But you may remember that I explained this a few columns ago. We are not really over budget here all the Commissioners have to do is amend the budget because the state will repay us for 100% of our expense in this budget line. We just may have to wait until February of 2013 to receive the money.

The other problem budget line for us has always been the auto expense line. Right now we are $7,171 on the black side of the column so we might break even here for the year. I doubt that because of the gas prices and several major repairs that nailed us this year so I do not see how we can end in the black for the year but I would be willing to accept a figure in the black when the smoke clears.

The last major section of the budget is the total salary line and I did not have time to do the math I need to do in order to render an opinion here that would be accurate. We do not seem to be looking that bad but knowing how much we have paid out in extra holiday and overtime so far this year I cannot see how we can stay out of the red ink in this budget line.

Once again I seem to be over the word count. Please drive with care for we do not need the wrecks. Please stay out of my jail we need to hold down the expense. But as you know we will leave the bright jail light bulb burning bright just for you.

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Good to know.  Thanks!

 This happens a lot. For example if a small child is killed everybody wants a murder charge and that is usually murder second degree which carries a 30 year max penalty. But you must prove intent to murder which can be very hard to do. Abuse of a child resulting in death is another statute which also carries 30 years max and all you have to do is prove the child died.  Big, big, very big diff.
JB

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I have a question JB.  Why is this tampering in the first degree and not vehicle theft?  I am just curious as to what the difference is.


   Easy to prove. For tamper all you have to do is show that the suspect deprived the owner or person in charge of the vehicle the use of the vehicle for any period of time.  Plus tamper carries almost the exact same penalty as the actual theft statute.
JB

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News Release
Arrest for Tampering First Degree
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Dec. 3, 2012

On Dec. 1, 2012 at approximately 4:34pm Pulaski County deputies were sent to the 23000 block of Sumpter Road in Laquey reference to a disturbance which involved the theft of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival they spoke with the party in charge of the vehicle who stated that her roommate had taken the car after an argument. The owner of the car was contacted and he stated the roommate did not have permission to drive the vehicle.

At approximately 7:50pm deputies located the vehicle parked in a driveway in the 25000 block of Rt. W. The occupants of the home were contacted and the roommate was taken into custody. She was held in the Pulaski County Jail on a 24-hour hold while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.

The prosecutor filed one count of tampering in the first degree on Penni Lynn Vess, age 43, of 25708 Hwy. W, Waynesville, Missouri. The bond on Vess was set at $15,000 and she later posted bond and was released from custody.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:46:19 PM »


The Sheriff’s View #49 for the week of Dec. 3 through 7, 2012


Welcome aboard one more time as I try to publish a worthy news article for you to read. The time is 10:19am on Sunday the second day of December 2012. I am at the office and I just finished processing the time cards/payroll for the employees of the sheriff’s office. The time cards are now under Whitney’s door waiting for her to do her part of the payroll. All kidding aside when most of your employees pack heat it pays to get the paychecks out to them on time, every time. They tend to get upset if the $$$$ does not appear on time.

The jail list had 69 inmates this Sunday morning. We currently stand at 12,890 calls for service. As I said last week we shall soon have a new high record year. We currently have one inmate out on sick leave in a hospital in Springfield. However this time instead of the 24 hour a day guard detail for ten days or so the inmate is wearing a nice electronic monitoring device. The cost savings to us in overtime hours saved along with the gasoline cost to run back and forth to Springfield several times a day will be terrific. I would like to thank our acting Prosecutor Ken Clayton and Judge Tracy Storie for their assistance in making this happen. Hopefully we can make this a routine policy for the future.

We recovered a stolen car Saturday night and currently have one person in jail on a 24-hour hold waiting for a decision by the Prosecutor as to what charges are needed for this case. I shall put out a news release as soon as I can when we get the prosecutor’s answer.

I feel that I should write about the upcoming transition from my term of office to that of Sheriff Elect Ron Long taking over the office of the sheriff. As of Friday Ron and I have had five training sessions so far on various topics related to his new duties. On Saturday Ron requested a meeting with the reserve deputies. Since this meeting was for him and his future deputies I elected to stay out of sight and let them all bond together without interference from me.

Ron has two weeks of new sheriff’s training that he must complete and as soon as that is over he plans to spend as many days with me as possible in order to get a handle on the budget, training requirements, our car fleet, the evidence room and a host of other topics. In order to make this on the job training go better I commissioned Ron as a deputy last week. So when he hangs out with me for training he will be covered if I roll on a call and take him with me. I have already promised him that this will probably happen several times and he is looking forward to seeing the deputies in action.

Ron has given me a two page questionnaire for all deputies, paid and reserve, to fill out if they want to remain with the department under his leadership. The questions relate mainly to qualifications, goals, preference for duty assignments and several other topics. Ron told me that he is doing this primarily as a way to get to know the deputies before he takes office. After looking at this questionnaire all I can say is I wish I had thought of this before I took over in 2005. It would have saved me a lot of time in 2005 as the work that needed to be taken care of unfolded. Knowing in advance who can do what or who has that special training needed for an assignment beats the heck out of running around like a chicken with the head cut off trying to find out who could handle the assignment at the last second.

As Ron and I work together it is also my plan to drive around and introduce him to some of the key people who have assisted me during my eight years as sheriff. This will include people in law enforcement and out of law enforcement. It will also include the various federal agencies that we are currently working with on cases. I will be the first to tell you that I have tried my best to not talk about these cases and as such the level of federal involvement here in Pulaski County might come as a minor shock to many people.

In other news I would like to welcome Steven Watson into our world as one of our newest replacement deputies. Steven comes to us from Ft. Wood as a former military police officer and he is currently riding with his Field training Officer (FTO) Sgt. Jimmy Bench. We have also hired one of our long time reserve deputies Howard Brickner to fill our last open position. Hopefully Howard can run through the FTO process quickly and get on the road soon. Right now I am not sure who his FTO will be.

In the near future we have been told that two more of our current deputies will be leaving us. We already have at least two good looking prospects to fill their positions when they leave. Hopefully we can find a few more applicants in the near future that would give us a much better hiring board in order to make a good selection.

And once again I seem to have run out of material for today. Hopefully I have already said enough to make this column interesting. Please drive with care for we do not need the car wrecks and please stay out of my jail for we do not need the expense. But as you well know by now if you do drop in for a visit we shall leave the bright jail light bulb burning just for you.

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News Release
Drug Arrest During Traffic Enforcement Operation
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Nov. 30, 2012


At approximately 9:00am on Nov. 29, 2012, a Pulaski County deputy working on an overtime traffic enforcement grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Division, conducted a traffic stop near the I-44 and Rt. H overpass on a vehicle that did not display a front license plate.

During the stop the driver admitted that his driver’s license was suspended. A driver’s license check with the Missouri Department of Revenue confirmed that admission. A firearm was found hidden near the driver and the driver was found to have in his possession items of drug paraphernalia and a baggy with a while powder substance, believed to be about two grams of methamphetamine, and a digital pocket scale.

The driver was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting drug charges. The prosecutor filed one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, on Shannon J. Hood, age 33, of 26139-12 Stone Road, Richland, Missouri. The bond on Hood was set at $10,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail.

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News Release
Arrest for Child Molestation & Abuse
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Nov. 18, 2012


On Oct. 28, 2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an allegation of child molestation and abuse involving a possible suspect and two minor female children. The investigation of this case was referred to the deputies of the Pulaski County Special Victims Unit. A child forensic interview was scheduled for Nov. 2, 2012, at Kids Harbor.

During the interviews at Kids Harbor both children reported being struck with open fists and inappropriate sexual contact with the suspect on many occasions. Due to the nature of the allegations and the age of the victims (10 and 8) there will be no additional details of the allegations released.  An additional interview was conducted with a school teacher who had reported the abuse on the state hotline after she had talked with the children.

At the conclusion of the investigation a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for these incidents. The prosecutor filed two counts of child molestation in the first degree, a class B felony, and two counts of abuse or neglect of a child, a class C felony, on Thomas Wesley Brigance, age 43, of 22575 Redwood Drive, Richland, Missouri. The bond on Brigance was set at $250,000.

The evening of Nov. 16, 2012, Pulaski County deputies arrested Brigance on the warrant and served a search warrant at his residence seeking evidence in these cases. Brigance was taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he was booked into custody and then released a few hours later when he posted bond.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: November 16, 2012, 08:21:33 PM »
What gives with all the arrests for 'No Seat Belt' lately? i thought that this was just a $10 ticket?

  This is a statewide effort on the part of MODOT to save lives. Just about every agency in Pulaski County except the PCSD is working on this special effort. If I had the manpower I would probably also work on this enforcement effort but I do not have the people I need to pull that off. Roughly 1 in 4 of every person who died in a car accident in Missouri in 2012 died without a seatbelt on. They (seatbelts) will save your bacon. They did mine many years ago.

JB

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest for Stealing
« on: November 12, 2012, 03:58:14 PM »
News Release
Arrest for Stealing
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Nov. 12, 2012


On Nov. 8, 2012, a Pulaski County deputy was sent to CB’s Mini Mart for the reported theft of $97.00 worth of merchandise from the store. Investigation at the scene revealed that the suspect has grabbed the merchandise off the front counter and fled the store on foot. The store clerk provided an excellent description of the suspect along with a recording of the incident which he gave to the deputies.

On Nov. 9, 2012, a second call was received of a person matching the description who was at the Road Ranger Truck. Deputies arrived on scene and detained the suspect until the reporting deputy from the CB Mini Mart theft arrived on scene and identified the suspect as the same one in the video of the incident.

The male subject was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he was held for a 24-hour period while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.

The prosecutor filed one count of stealing under $500, a class A misdemeanor, on James Leclair, age 19, who claimed he was a transient with no local address. The bond on Leclair was set at $10,000 and he was ordered to have no contact with CB’s Mini Mart. Leclair is currently being held in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: November 12, 2012, 03:37:01 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #46 for the week of Nov. 12 through 16, 2012.

Welcome aboard one more time. We have a new sheriff. By now most of you should know that Ron Long was elected to replace me last week. I look forward to working with him for the transition period. A new sheriff is a very common thing to have around town. Each four year election cycle the 114 Missouri Sheriff’s have quite a few openings to go around with new people coming in to stay for the next four years. This cycle out of 114 sheriff’s positions we have 27 new ones if I counted right or .238% of the total. This figure is actually lower than the last two election cycles according to my memory.

So Pulaski County will not be the only county facing a change. Ron came into the office on Friday and we spent a little over four hours going over details of the job along with a number of work details he must get done before he takes office. I covered 17 topics and he asked questions on each and then he brought up several more topics with his additional questions. All in all we had a good training session. In the upcoming weeks we will have more sessions that will go into detail on each topic rather than the broad skimming session we had on Friday. The federal grants alone will take hours.

Then on Sunday Ron joined me for the Veterans Day Parade and we talked shop for another two hours. It is just my opinion but I think he is starting to understand what he signed off on as a job. It is also a good thing that he is much younger than me and requires less sleep. He will need that trait. This job can be very unrelenting in its demands on the sheriff’s time.

The Veterans Day Parade went well for such a wet soggy mess. There were way more people along the parade route than I expected under those weather conditions. About the only note of discord that occurred was the loss of the three foot long magnetic sign that I put on the side of my car with the words “Pulaski County Sheriff”. The sign came off my car somewhere and is most likely being held captive someplace as one heck of a souvenir of the day. If anyone should happen to locate the sign I would like to have it back. It is one of a matched pair and the other half of the pair is suffering from a broken heart over the loss.

It is currently 8:52am on Monday the 12th which is supposed to be a holiday. I am at the office working on the column. We have 71 inmates on the list this morning and we currently have 12,212 calls for service. In just an hour or so we are supposed to have a hiring board to try and select a replacement for a deputy that left us several weeks ago. We are also scheduled to lose another deputy this Friday the 16th. He will be moving over to the Lebanon City Police Department for a $3.00 per hour raise and full paid medical benefits. Once again I cannot compete with the new job offer. And once again I have to make that statement.

One of my deputies has asked me to put a notice in the column about a pending criminal case. On Nov. 9 sometime after 9pm and before 11am on the 10th some nice persons borrowed three air conditioner units from the Swedeborg School. Since the school was still using the units they took a dim view of the affair and reported them as stolen. If anybody saw any activity or strange cars on the parking lot of the Swedeborg School we would like to hear about what you observed. We would like to talk to the nice people who took the A/C units.

This past week a number of defendants went north to start their sentences in the Missouri Department of Corrections. I would like to thank two of our bailiffs Josh Williams and Roy Hoggett for taking these inmates to DOC. Our transport officer had the day off and Rachelle Beasley loaned us the bailiffs for this transport job.

Over the past few months we have adopted an aggressive stance of paying off the employees of the sheriff’s office for a lot of accumulated overtime and holiday time. I had started to worry that this was going to put us way over the salary budget line at the end of the year but according to the October final budget figures we were good shape so I think we will pay off another round of extra hours. If we are successful with this effort this will be the first year ever that we did not add additional hours of financial liability to our yearly totals and instead cut down those numbers. This can only be viewed as a plus for the Pulaski County financial picture.

I seem to have run out of info to pass along for today. Please drive with care for we do not need the car wrecks. Please stay out of my jail we do not need the inmate board expense. But as you well know we did pay the electric bill so if you do visit the jail the bright jail light bulb burns just for you.

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News Release
Arrest for Assault
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Nov. 11, 2012


On Nov. 8, 2012, Pulaski County deputies responded to an address on Teardrop Lane near Devils Elbow for a reported domestic assault. Upon arrival the deputies found a male subject with a knife wound. A female subject was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending a statement of probable cause being sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor.

The prosecutor filed one count of domestic assault first degree and unlawful use of a weapon on Davisha L. Robinson, age 25, of 21755 Teardrop Lane, Devils Elbow, Missouri. The bond on Robinson was set at $25,000 and she remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

The Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the St. Robert City police with this case.

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County Government Opinion / Re: 2012 Sheriff's Office Election
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:05:50 PM »
I always wonder why government officials like the sheriff, DA, and judges run under the banner of a political party. It seems to me like apolitical positions in which the main purpose is to serve and protect without political agendas.


   Mainly because that is the current law. You have to run to get the position and you have to state a party in the attempt.

           JB

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County Government Opinion / Re: 2012 Sheriff's Office Election
« on: November 05, 2012, 01:26:29 PM »
We all know that a elected sheriff can do just about anything he/she wants. Just look at JB. He wanted newer cars, better equipment, the best available training for his officers and did it! Now they even got vidio in most cars to protect the law breakers. Sounds like a new book to me. LOL


Yes Pete but that took a lot of planning, hard work , and just plain old begging to the CLERF board, and a few other things. It was not easy.
JB

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News Release
Arrest Burglary First Degree
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 30, 2012


On Oct. 29, 2012, at approximately 1:29pm Pulaski County deputies were notified that a burglary in progress in the 21000 block of Rt. Y had just been interrupted by the home owner who had chased the burglar out the front door of the home. The home owner was slightly injured during a confrontation at the front door with the suspect. The suspect was last seen running through the woods away from the home.

A number of deputies responded to the area, one went to the home to start the investigation and the rest began to search around the area. A detailed description of the suspect was broadcast to all deputies. A short time later a Pulaski County deputy saw a car go by on Rt. Y with a subject matching the clothing description in the vehicle. The deputy stopped the car and St. Robert City Police backed her up on the stop.

Working closely together the deputy at the home and the deputy on the car stop developed probable cause to detain one suspect from the vehicle. The probable cause later turned into an arrest and 24-hour hold while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.

The prosecutor filed one count of burglary first degree, a class B felony, and one count of assault third degree, a class A misdemeanor, on Dylan Patrick Orr, age 19, of 13881 Highway O, Dixon, Missouri. The bond on Orr was set at a total of $110,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: October 30, 2012, 06:08:58 PM »
good to see your still above water........Hope things stay positive!


   I bought some of those large water wing thingies and so far no water up the nose!
JB

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest of Wanted Subject
« on: October 30, 2012, 12:35:35 PM »


News Release
Arrest of Wanted Subject
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 30, 2012


After several days of searching for a wanted subject Pulaski County deputies received a tip from a citizen on Oct. 29, 2012, as to the location of Thomas Ryan Gan who was wanted on eight active no bond Pulaski County Circuit Court warrants.

Deputies responded to the location given by the citizen and located Gan who was arrested without incident. Gan was taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he will be held pending Circuit Court action.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: October 28, 2012, 04:37:40 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #44 for the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, 2012.

Welcome aboard one more time for another thrilling column as I struggle to find topics to write about. As many of you have figured out by now you never quite know what is coming up next in the column.

Today we shall start with some numbers. As of 10:00am on Sunday Oct. 28, 2012, we stand at 77 inmates on the jail roster with 42 of them here. Our calls for service/case numbers/jobs total count stands at 11,720. We shall set another high call count record this year and it appears that the new record will probably be well above last year’s total. So what else is new?  I write these same words every year as the count just keeps going up. Business is booming along with the growth of Pulaski County and the hazards of a failing economy leading to more crime.

We did a very successful drug search warrant early Saturday morning. We seized in excess of 16 pounds of marijuana and other assorted evidence to go along with the marijuana. We arrested three suspects and due to a ton of follow up investigation I had to ask the Prosecutor to hold off on the charges for now so we could present a more complete PC statement later. We were swamped that night and you might as well take the time to do it right the first time since that will prevent problems later.

Our new impound lot is already paying off for we already have a car parked there. The garage side now has a working air compressor, electric door, tool chests, large floor jack and other garage items of necessity. This will be a major step forward for the department for the future.

I would once again like to thank the Board of Directors of the Pulaski County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund (CLERF) for another assist to us with new equipment. You may recall that sometime back we bought rugged laptop computers for all of the deputies. But not all of the road cars had the mounted computer stands to hold the laptops in place and allow the deputies to work in the car. The CLERF Board bought us eight Jotto Brand Laptop Desk mounts for our cars that did not yet have them. Besides turning the front seat of the car into a desk for work the Jotto mounts will also prevent the loose laptops from flying around inside the car in the event of a crash.

This week I will once again put the spotlight on one of our paid employees. This time I am picking on Capt. Tony Claar. Tony came to us from a varied background. He served a four year hitch in the United States Coast Guard and followed that up with a four year hitch in the United States Army. He did one tour in Afghanistan for the army. As near as I can tell the military experience did not ruin him in any way but he keeps asking for a wide orange stripe to be painted on the side of his patrol car……?  In any event if the sheriff’s office still had a boat he would be the right guy to run the river detail.

On the law enforcement side he served with the Spartanburg North Carolina Police Department for five years with lesser time served on the Atlanta Georgia PD. He moved to Missouri to be closer to his daughter and served with the Hollister Police before moving up to us. Tony acts as my Operations Officer, which means he is third in command of the department. He does well at that job and is especially good during crisis situations under pressure. With careful management of our work schedule he trimmed off over 900 hours of comp time that we did not have to pay out as extra time. He was responsible for our department getting into the ALERRT active shooter training, a special terrorist suicide bomber training class; he authored our Field Training Program, and heads up our search committee for new employees. That last job alone keeps him busy.

Tony is also my special projects director. That means I am not very techno-smart on the new electronic systems, computer whiz gear and so forth and I assign all of the new projects to him to start up or to complete. And he has done wonders for the department with Crime Star, AFIS, our dispatch monitoring system, still working on the electronic monitoring of inmates and a host of other projects. The rumor that I give my cell phone to him to program is false. I use my son for that job. But everything else is his and he has done outstanding work for the citizens of Pulaski County. Thank You Tony for your service.

On the budget front I finally had time to examine the September budget figures. All in all we are not doing too bad this year but several budget lines are just to close to call right now. We should be over on inmate food expense due to the extra large numbers of inmates we have been holding. The same explanation stands for the cost of the inmate board bill. The auto expense line is uncertain because we have made many car repairs this year but we have also been short on a deputy position most of the year and with gas prices falling we might break even on auto expense.

We have already depleted the office expense and jail expense lines in the budget. I am using the civil fee fund to pay for office expense and the inmate security line to pay for jail expense. We are already $7,862 over budget on the extradition expense line but in this case that is more of a budget concern rather than an actual expense. We get repaid by the state for every dime we spend in this line so even if we exceed the actual budget line we will get the money back. We just have to wait about 60 days for the money and at the end of the year the Commissioners have to “amend” the budget to reflect the actual expense for the year. Bottom line we have been bringing back from out of state a lot of our bad guys for Circuit Court action.

And once again I seem to be over the word count. Please drive with care and please stay out of my jail. We do not need you business but as you well know by now we will leave a bright jail light bulb burning just for you.


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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Drug Search Warrant Served
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:15:39 PM »

News Release
Search Warrant Served
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 27, 2012

On Oct. 27, 2012, at approximately 12:20am members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office assisted by members of the Waynesville City Police Department served a search warrant at 20225 Simmons Road in Waynesville, Missouri.

The search warrant was the result of a joint investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and the Waynesville Police. As a result of the service of the search warrant two males and one female were taken into custody. Approximately 16 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Additional details will be released when possible as the investigation continues.

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Wow....just so you feel  threatened?!?!?! Guess I need to keep my mouth shut a little more than I do!


  Takes a few more facts to support the feeling of a threat to make the charge.
JB

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / Re: PCSD- Wanted Person Sought
« on: October 26, 2012, 04:12:32 PM »
Correction to news release the incident occurred at the Family Dollar store in St. Robert  NOT the Dollar General Store

     My Goof

        JB

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / Re: PCSD- Wanted Person Sought
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:20:50 PM »
Can you post a picture of him



 My first answer was no but I asked one of my computer smart people for help and BANG! we have posted a photo!!!!!! Look at the first post in this topic.

JB

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