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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Wanted Person Sought
« on: October 25, 2012, 01:15:51 PM »
News Release
Wanted Person
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 25, 2012

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a subject wanted on eight active Pulaski County Circuit Court warrants. In addition on 10-24-2012 the St. Robert City Police attempted to arrest him at the scene of a shoplifting incident at the Family Dollar Store in St. Robert. The subject assaulted a St. Robert officer and was able to flee the scene.

The wanted person is Thomas Ryan Gan, age 21 of 22600 Highway W, Waynesville, Missouri. Gan is described as a white male 5’-10” tall, weight 150, with brown hair and eyes. His hair may have blonde highlights. He was last seen driving a Red 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier with Missouri license KJON6L.

Gan currently has three active felony warrants and five active misdemeanor warrants from Pulaski County and faces possible charges for the assault on the St. Robert officer. Anyone with information on the location of Thomas Ryan Gan is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-6196

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News Release
Arrest Domestic Assault First Degree
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 24, 2012


On Oct. 22, 2012, at approximately 11:33pm a Pulaski County deputy was sent to an address on Willow Road in the Evening Shade area of rural Pulaski County for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Upon arrival he found that the wife had been struck and choked to the point that she became unconscious by her husband during a fight. There was a large swollen area at the back of her head along with swelling to the face and neck.

The husband had left the scene prior to the arrival of the deputy. He was located an arrested at 12:09am on 10-23-2012 by Waynesville City Police officers. He was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and held while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor by the sheriff’s deputy requesting charges for this incident. The prosecutor filed one count of domestic assault first degree, a class B felony, on Jeffery Allen Nesslage, age 44, of 36904 Willow Road, Plato, Missouri. The bond on Nesslage was set at $100,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest in Burglary Cases
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:32:49 PM »
News Release
Arrest Burglary Second Degree and Receiving Stolen Property
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 22, 2012


On 08-31-2012 a Pulaski County deputy was sent to an address on Rosette Road near Waynesville to investigate a burglary and theft. One of the items stolen was an Apple I-Pad and the owner was able to supply the serial number of the unit.

On 9-6-2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received a call on this case. The investigating deputy returned the call and was advised by an individual that he had purchased an I-Pad from a subject for $240.00 and while using the I-Pad he had discovered personal information about a person that he was acquainted with. When he contacted his friend the two of them were able to figure out who the I-Pad had belonged to and they made contact with the owner on Rosette Road. The deputy verified that the serial number of the unit was the correct I-Pad.

The subject who bought the I-Pad was able to furnish some lead information and a follow up search for the suspect was started. At a later date, based on the physical description of the person who sold the I-Pad and details of the investigation, a six person photo lineup was shown to the person who bought the I-Pad. The main suspect of our investigation was included in the photo lineup and his photograph was picked by the person who had bought the I-Pad.

The same suspect had also been implicated in a burglary that had occurred on 10-18-2012 in the Hunters Ridge area off Rt. Y in rural Pulaski County. On 10-20-2012 the suspect was stopped driving a vehicle that had been seen near the location of the burglary at the time of the burglary. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and when questioned by deputies he showed them another I-Pad that he was in the process of buying from the suspect. This I-Pad, by serial number, had been stolen in a burglary on Hunters Ridge Road on 10-18-2012. The recovery of the I-Pad led to the recovery of other items taken in the Hunters Ridge area.

Statements of probable cause on both cases were sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges. The prosecutor filed two counts of burglary second degree and one count of receiving stolen property on Mark Saleutogi Keleise, age 24, of 21236 Henderson Drive, Dixon, Missouri. The bond on Keleise was set at $100,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

Additional cases of burglary and theft from the Rt. Y area remain under investigation and further charges or additional suspects are possible.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest in Theft Cases
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:28:37 PM »
News Release
Arrest in Theft Cases
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 22, 2012

On 10-21-2012 at approximately 5:45am, a Pulaski County deputy was sent to an address on Hemmingway Lane in rural Pulaski County for a reported trespass in progress. Upon arrival the deputy was advised by the home owner that she had discovered a subject in her fenced in back yard after she had heard him try to open her screen door. She had a brief conversation with the male who identified himself as “Traven”. She told him to get off her property and he left. As the deputy left the residence she noticed that the front tire on the home owner’s car had been punctured by a knife and was flat.

The deputy investigating the incident advised a second deputy who was in the area that she wanted to talk to “Traven” and the second deputy knew the identity of Traven. A few minutes later the second deputy stopped a Plymouth Neon driven by Traven near the residence where the trespass incident occurred. As the stop was being made Traven reached under the front seat. The deputies removed him from the vehicle and found a knife under the front seat that had tire rubber embedded in the knife. The suspect was arrested for tampering with a vehicle and the suspect’s vehicle was impounded.

A subsequent inventory search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed numerous items of property belonging to a number of individuals who lived in the Rt. Y area. Upon contacting several of these people the property in the car was determined to have been taken in thefts from vehicles. As the suspect was being questioned at the sheriff’s office he made a physical effort to escape from custody and in the process of the escape attempt he committed an assault on a deputy.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident. The prosecutor filed one count of tampering with a motor vehicle first degree, a felony C, one count of attempted escape from custody, a felony D, and one count of receiving stolen property, a felony C, on Traven Tyler Eugene Atterberry, age 19, of 22191 Highway Y, Apt. XC, St. Robert, Missouri. The bond on Traven Atterberry was set at $100,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

Pulaski County deputies have possession of property belonging to persons living in the Hardwood Road area of Rt. Y who we have been unable to contact. If you live on or near Hardwood Road and are missing any property we would ask that you call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office at 573-774-6196. We anticipate that additional charges will be filed after further investigative effort has been completed.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Surrender on a Warrant
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:11:03 PM »


News Release
Surrender on a Warrant
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 14, 2012

For the past several weeks deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the St. Robert City Police Department have been searching for a local man who was wanted on a no bond Pulaski County warrant charging him with a felony firearm violation. The officers had been to every location he was known to frequent several times.

On Oct. 9, 2012, Jeramine D. Haggard, age 30, who stated he was homeless, turned himself in at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Haggard will remain in the Pulaski County Jail pending further Pulaski County Circuit Court action.

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News Release
High Points of Sheriff’s Log for Oct. 13, 2012
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 14, 2012


On Oct. 13, 2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office totaled 43 actions taken by deputies including requests for service or for a response in a criminal matter during the 24 hour period. The following brief synopses are the high points of the day’s action.


At approximately 8:33am the sheriff’s office received a call of a physical disturbance on Recast Lane in the Highway W area of Waynesville, Missouri. The first reports to come to the sheriff’s office indicated that a female had struck a male in the face and the male had held a gun to his head. The male called in to the 911 Communications center and stated he did not have a gun. Deputies arrived on scene and found no indication of a physical assault. The male was found to have an unloaded firearm in his vehicle with no ammunition. The parties agreed to separate for the day and the deputies took possession of the firearm. The female left the scene and deputies cleared from this call.


At approximately 8:56am deputies were sent to a domestic disturbance call on Sedalia Road, Waynesville, Missouri, between a male and female that reportedly involved a knife. Upon arrival deputies were told that the disturbance involved an ex-wife who was dropping a child off for visitation. The female was reported to have “gone nuts” and kicked the front door in causing damage. The female then pulled a knife on the male subject. The male took the knife away from her and she fled the scene with the child. A DFS hotline call was made by deputies. The female was later located by deputies and interviewed. The female was held for 24 hours while a statement of probable cause for assault second degree 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 domestic assault second degree, a class C felony, on Ashley N. Ferguson, age 27, of 116 Faulkner Circle #75, St. Robert, Missouri. The bond on Ferguson was set at $30,000 and she remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.


At approximately 12:51pm a young man walking behind Smitty's Restaurant in Waynesville saw a black vehicle parked on a dirt road and observed what he thought was a suicide note in the car. Deputies and Waynesville Police went to the vehicle and determined that the the note did clearly indicate a desire on the part of the male subject, who was well known to the officers, to commit suicide. The officers went to the last known residence of the subject in Waynesville. As they were searching the home for him a reserve deputy sheriff opened a closet door and the subject threw liquid Drano in the deputy’s face. The subject was taken down with a Taser and sent to an area hospital. Investigation at the scene revealed he had tried to hang himself the day before and had attempted to slit his wrists. The subject was apparently drinking liquid Drano in the closet when the deputy interrupted him. He may have also used a needle to inject Drano into his body. The condition of the subject is unknown at this time. The reserve deputy went to the Ft. Wood Hospital where he was treated and released. At this time he appears to have suffered no damage to his eyes. A statement of probable cause will be sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges.


At approximately 2:57pm on Bismark Road in the Crocker, Missouri, area the sheriff’s office was advised of a physical assault that had just occurred. The victims advised that they had been run off Bismark Road by three males in a white GMC truck. The two victims said they were assaulted roadside and beaten by the subjects. The victims advised they were driving to the ambulance base in Crocker and would meet deputies there. The investigation of this incident led to the arrest of a male subject from Crocker who was described as the primary aggressor in this incident. He was placed on a 24-hour hold while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges. Two other males who were with the primary aggressor were also taken into located. Due to conflicting information these two subjects were booked and released from custody pending additional investigation as to their actions at the assault scene. The prosecutor filed one count of assault second degree, a class C felony, on Skylr T. Zeigenbein, age 19, of 103 North Commercial, Crocker, Missouri. Zeigenbein remains in custody pending the posting of a $50,000 bond.


At approximately 3:08pm a resident living on Thames Lane just outside of St. Robert reported that he had just interrupted a burglary in progress at his residence. He reported chasing the while male suspect out of the home and toward Texas Road. During the chase the reporting party hurt his hand and medics were summoned to treat his injury. A detailed description of the suspect was obtained. Officers from the St. Robert City Police Department and deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The investigation of this burglary is continuing.

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News Release
Domestic Assault & Warrant Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 10, 2012

On Oct. 10, 2012, shortly after midnight Pulaski County deputies were sent to an address of 21474 Highway Y, St. Robert, Missouri, for a reported domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival the deputies spoke with the victim who told them her male friend had struck her on the head several times, then had grabbed her around the neck and held her head over an open flame on the kitchen stove.

The victims sixteen year daughter told deputies the same story and the daughter stated she had attacked the male subject to defend her mother. Between the two of them they were able to hold the male subject down on the floor until deputies arrived on scene.

The male subject, Kenneth Wayne Bell, age 44, of 21474 Highway Y, St. Robert, Missouri, was found to have an active Pulaski County felony warrant for unlawful use of a weapon. Bell was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and held there pending the posting of a $25,000 bond.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for the Oct. 10, 2012, assault. At this time we are waiting on a decision from the prosecutor.

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News Release
Murder Case Conviction From 2006
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 6, 2012



On October 23, 2006, at 7:49pm the Pulaski County 911 Communications Center received a request for an ambulance in the Hunters Point area of Waynesville, Missouri. The first call was for a 19 month old male child who was having breathing difficulty. A Pulaski County Ambulance District crew along with local fire/rescue units was sent to the residence. The first address given by the caller was not located and the rescue units were unable to find the correct address. The child was then rushed by private vehicle to the Ft. Wood Hospital. At a road side location on Rt. H the private vehicle found the ambulance and the child was placed in the ambulance.

At 8:15pm the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was notified of this call and the reported observation that the visible injuries to the child did not match the severe nature of his condition. Several reserve deputies of the Detective Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department were notified and responded to the hospital.

The child was flown by helicopter from the Ft. Wood Hospital to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. The Sheriff’s Department Detectives met with the Childs parents and conducted interviews at the Ft. Wood Hospital. On October 24, 2006, the Detectives were notified that the child’s injuries were consistent with a severe case of trauma due to violent shaking. The Detectives were advised that the child had died. An autopsy was scheduled for October 25, 2006, and Detectives from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department attended the autopsy. The autopsy revealed injuries to the brain that were severe and consistent with child abuse.

At the conclusion of the death investigation a statement of probable cause was completed on Nov. 6, 2006, by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Detectives and sent to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney for the filing of a criminal charge. On Nov. 8, 2006, the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney filed one count of murder in the second degree and one count of abuse of a child resulting in death, on Ryan N. Evans, age 23, of Ft. Wood, Missouri.

The court action in Pulaski County Circuit Court continued for some time and was then sent to Phelps County Circuit Court on a change of venue. The case was also referred to the Office of the Missouri Attorney General for prosecution. During June of 2011 Assistant Attorney General Susan Boresi was appointed to handle the case. Boresi and her investigative aide Steven Hayden began to prepare for the actual court trial.

On Monday Sept. 24, 2012, the trial began in Phelps County Circuit Court. Following almost two weeks of testimony on Thursday Oct. 4, 2012, the Phelps County Jury returned a verdict of guilty on both criminal counts on Ryan N. Evans at the conclusion of phase one of the trial.

On Friday October 5, 2012, the second phase of the trial, the punishment phase, got underway in front of the same jury. Following testimony on the facts and circumstances that could influence the range of punishment verdict on Oct. 5, 2012, the Phelps County Jury rendered a verdict. On count number one, abuse of a child resulting in death, the jury set the punishment at life imprisonment. On count number two, murder in the second degree, the jury set the punishment at thirty years.

At the conclusion of the trial Ryan Evans was remanded to the custody of the Phelps County Sheriff. The formal sentencing for Ryan N. Evans will take place in Phelps County Circuit Court in approximately eight weeks.

Sheriff J. B. King; “I would like to commend three of my deputies who carried the main load on this case from the start of the investigation through to the courtroom testimony. These deputies are; Sgt. Jim Beasley and reserve Detectives Don Hayden and Bill Anderson. I would also like to commend Attorney Susan Boresi and Investigator Steve Hayden from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. They did a tremendous job in organizing this case and presenting the case to the jury.”

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest First Degree Assault
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:47:03 PM »
:wee_fly: News Release
Arrest Assault First Degree
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Oct. 2, 2012

On Sept. 28, 2012, at approximately 6:20pm the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a serious physical assault in progress at a residence on Seneca Lane near Waynesville. Upon arrival at the scene the deputies found a white male subject who had been beaten with a baseball bat during a physical confrontation.

The victim told the deputies the assault began after a short argument. He named his attacker. The victim was then transported to the Ft. Wood Hospital for treatment and from there he was sent to a hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

A short time later the subject named as the attacker arrived at the sheriff’s office and made a voluntary statement about the incident. When a deputy inquired about the baseball bat the suspect took him to his truck and gave him the bat. The suspect was arrested for assault and placed 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 the assault.

The prosecutor filed one count of first degree assault with a weapon, a class A felony, on Tyrone Darrel Fellers, age 48, of 33568 Rt. 66, Richland, Missouri. The bond on Fellers was set at $250,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest Robbery First Degree
« on: September 24, 2012, 12:11:02 PM »
News Release
Arrest for Armed Robbery
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 24, 2012

On Sept. 23, 2012, at approximately 3:17pm Pulaski County deputies who were continuing the investigation of the armed robbery of Grumpy’s Outback Store on Rt. AB, Richland, Missouri, went to an address of 26925 Starburst Lane, Laquey, Missouri seeking a third suspect who had been charged in the case.

Cory Nathaniel Trotter, age 20, of 26925 Starburst Lane, Laquey, Missouri, was taken into custody on an active Pulaski County warrant charging him with the class A felony of robbery in the first degree. Cory Trotter was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and held there pending the posting of a $500,000 bond.

Also at the residence was his father Tony Junior Trotter, age 53, of 25630 Roscoe Lane, Waynesville, Missouri, who had two active Pulaski County warrants for probation violation stemming from two driving while intoxicated cases. Tony Trotter was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and held for court action on the probation violation cases.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Suspect Arrested on Warrant
« on: September 23, 2012, 06:36:49 PM »
News Release
Arrest on Warrant
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 23, 2012

On Sept. 23, 2012, at approximately 10:15am Pulaski County deputies were sent to a reported verbal disturbance at 14370 Texas Road near St. Robert, Missouri. During the course of investigation the disturbance the deputies learned that one of the subjects involved who had left the scene had an active Pulaski County arrest warrant for a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault in the third degree.

Before the deputies left the scene the subject returned to the residence and was arrested on the warrant. Tristan Volan Clark, age 23, of 14370 Texas Road, St. Robert, Missouri was taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he was booked into custody on the warrant and then released from custody when he posted the required $1,000 bond.


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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrests Made in Armed Robbery
« on: September 23, 2012, 06:11:46 PM »
News Release
Arrests in Armed Robbery
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 23, 2012

On July 29, 2012, at approximately 7:12pm an armed robbery occurred at Grumpy’s Outback Store located at 30699 Rt. AB, Richland, Missouri. Deputies responding to the incident were given statements about the robbery by the store clerk along with a description of the suspect. The deputies also located a witness parked in a broken down vehicle near the store who described a particular vehicle that had made repeat trips to the store.

At a later date reserve detectives from the sheriff’s office obtained the store surveillance video for evidence examination. During the course of the investigation a number of leads were developed and people were questioned. Information was developed that led deputies to re-examine a traffic stop that had been made on July 31, 2012, by deputies who were investigating a theft complaint in the Stockton Road area of Laquey, Missouri. The deputies who had conducted that stop viewed the surveillance tapes of the robbery and concluded that despite the different hair color the female who was at the traffic stop had a strong resemblance to a person who had been in Grumpy’s just before the robbery occurred.

Additional people were found who could positively identify the female suspect on the tape. This information combined with the ownership of the vehicle that had been stopped on July 31, 2012, resulted in the acquisition of solid information concerning the robbery and led to a statement of probable cause being sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.

The prosecutor filed one count of robbery in the first degree, a class A felony, on Sabrina Marrissa Graham, age 21, of 22820 Strate Lane, Laquey, Missouri and Joseph Clayton Esparza, age 23, of 10674 Trout Road, Devils Elbow, Missouri. The bond on both was set at $500,000 and both remain in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond or other court action.

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News Release
Robbery at the Big Louie Complex
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 23, 2012

At approximately 2:10pm on Sept. 22, 2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred at Vixens Boutique in the Big Louie Complex on Rt. Z near St. Robert, Missouri. Upon the arrival of the deputies the female store clerk told the deputies a white male had entered the store and told her to open the cash drawer and give her the money. The male subject punched her in the face and she fled to a bathroom and locked the door. The male subject left with an undetermined amount of cash.

The male suspect was described as a white male, slender, with thin lips, approximately 6 feet to 6’-2” inches tall. He was clean shaven and had dirty blond hair. The suspect was thought to be about 30 years old and was wearing a black hooded jacket. The suspect fled the area with the method and direction of flight being unknown.

Anyone with information about this robbery or anyone who may have passed by the Big Louie’s near the time of the robbery that may have seen the suspect is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-6196.

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News Release
ALERRT Training Sponsored by Pulaski County Sheriff
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 20, 2012

Starting on Monday Sept. 17, 2012, a third major training session for Pulaski County law enforcement officers was held at the old middle school under the sponsorship of the Pulaski County Sheriff. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) unit from Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas, presented the training to the Pulaski County officers as part of a federal grant.

This marked the third time the ALERRT team has been to Pulaski County to present the training. In the previous sessions almost 90 Pulaski County officers took part in this training. The basic course teaches the officers a coordinated system of approaching and engaging a suspect in any active shooter incident. The course consists of classroom training and a number of practical exercises that are conducted using duty firearms that have been modified to fire a special cartridge.

During these active training incidents officers engage actual people playing the role of the suspect. The prospect of being shot with the special rounds exists in every session and the officers learn to use proper tactics and available cover as they move through the school rooms and hallways. In addition this year’s session included several new medical response training exercises that evolved due to the recent shooting incident in Aurora Colorado. The officers who responded to the Colorado scene found large numbers of gunshot victims and many lessons were learned on how to handle such an incident.

The concept for this training is to have every officer in Pulaski County, no matter which department, trained to the same standard and able to work with officers from any department using the tactics and methods that were taught in the course. In the past two sessions we have had officers from every department in Pulaski County, MSHP, and Ft. Wood Law Enforcement Command attend the training. There were also a number of officers from departments outside of Pulaski County that attended the past training.

This year the officers were from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the Dixon and Richland Police Departments, and the school resource officers from the Waynesville and Laquey School systems. This year 16 new officers were trained along with approximately ten other officers who had previously had the training who attended one or more sessions for a refresher course.

Representatives from the office of two Missouri members of Congress, Roy Blunt and Vicky Hartzler stopped by on Tuesday the 18th to observe the training which was conducted using federal grant money. The ALERRT training will end on Thursday the 20th of September.

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News Release
Arrest Statutory Rape First Degree
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 18, 2012

On Sept. 14, 2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alleged sexual assault that had occurred outside of Crocker, Missouri, on Resort Road. The case was assigned to the Pulaski County Special Victims Unit. The nine year old female victim was interviewed by a Pulaski County Detective and later by a Child Forensic specialist at Kids Harbor.

The suspect was contacted and interviewed. He denied all of the allegations. At the conclusion of the interview the suspect was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold for statutory rape and statutory sodomy first degree. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for this incident.

The prosecutor filed two counts of statutory rape first degree and two counts of statutory sodomy first degree, both felonies without a classification, on John Henry Lloyd, age 19, of 17790 Resort Road, Crocker, Missouri. The bond on Lloyd was set at $300,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Fire Trucks Respond to Jail
« on: September 18, 2012, 07:14:56 PM »



News Release
Fire Trucks Called to Pulaski County Jail
Pulaski County J. B. King
Sept. 18, 2012


At approximately 1:30pm on Sept. 18, 2012, several of the female inmates at the Pulaski County Jail complained of being cold and a member of the jail staff turned on the heat in the cell area. A volume of smoke came from the heat vent and the heat unit was immediately turned off.

As a precaution the Waynesville Fire department was called to the jail to investigate the smoke and they were able to determine that one of the heating units on the roof of the jail was malfunctioning. The fire department cleared the scene and a heating repair service was called to fix the unit.

There were no injuries during this event and neither the jail nor the courthouse was evacuated.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / Patriot Award for Sheriff J. B. King
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:19:15 PM »
09/17/12
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Honored by DOD for Extraordinary Support of Employees Who Serve in the Guard and Reserve
Waynesville, Missouri,  - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced today Sheriff J. B. King, of Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Missouri National Guard and Reserve.

At 11:00 a. m. on September 13, 2012 the “Patriot Award” ceremony was conducted at the Pulaski County Museum in Waynesville, Missouri.  He was recognized for his past support as the supervisor of Reservist Kimbly J. Elrod, who worked for him at the Waynesville site.  The presentation was conducted by Cheryl Wilkinson, ARRNG, Retired, who is the Area 03 Chair, Missouri Committee, ESGR program for southwest Missouri.  Another volunteer of the ESGR program, SFC Dillian Smith assisted with the presentation ceremony.

Sheriff J. B. King was nominated for being highly supportive of a military Reserve Component member by employee Kimbly J. Elrod. 

According to Brigadier General (Ret.) Tracy Beckette, Missouri ESGR State Chair, “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.  Sheriff J. B. King was nominated for being highly supportive of the military by his Reserve Component employee.  Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”

As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions with America’s borders and beyond, ESGR will continue to be the resource for the employers of citizen warriors. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between employers and service members.  More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at www.esgr.mil.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Arrest of a Parole Absconder
« on: September 09, 2012, 03:34:11 PM »


News Release
Arrest of Parole Absconder
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 9, 2012

On Sept. 8, 2012, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an active felony arrest warrant for Benjamin Paul Weipercht, age 28, of 23710 Richland Road, Waynesville, Missouri, for a charge of parole absconder.

Later that evening a deputy, assisted by the St. Robert City Police, located Weipercht at an address on Harvey Lane outside of St. Robert. Weipercht was arrested without incident and taken to the Pulaski County Jail where he will be held pending court action on his parole violation charge.

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