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News Release
Burglary Case Solved Dixon Area
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
July 14, 2010

On July 11, 2010, Pulaski County deputies responded to an address of 14601 Carthage Road, Dixon, Missouri for a reported residential burglary.  The investigation revealed that a Sanyo flat screen TV with a value of $500.00 had been stolen and approximately $300.00 damage had been done to the house during the burglary.

Later in the day on 7-11-2010, a Pulaski County reserve deputy observed two known suspects caring a large flat screen TV into a residence that was not their residence. The reserve deputy gave the information to an on duty deputy who responded to the residence. Upon inspection the TV was found the have the same serial number as the one stolen from Carthage Road.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of burglary second degree and property damage second degree. On July 14, 2010, the prosecutor filed one charge of burglary second degree, a class C felony, against Michael T. Esparza, age 23, of Waynesville, Missouri. His bond was set at $50,000 cash only and Esparza remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Burglary Charge Filed
« on: July 13, 2010, 07:27:00 PM »

News Release
Burglary Case Charge Filed
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
July 13, 2010


On February 1, 2010, deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office investigated a residential burglary at 10674 Trout Road in Devils Elbow, Missouri. As part of the investigation the deputies recovered a small drop of blood that had been left at the scene by the suspect.

The deputies submitted the blood for a DNA analysis and a possible match with a suspect in the case. Upon the receipt of the DNA report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of second degree burglary which is a class C felony.

On July 12, 2010, a charge of burglary second degree was filed by the prosecutor on Michael T. Esparza, age 23, of 617 Historic 66, Waynesville, Mo. A criminal summons was issued for Esparza with a court date of Aug. 27, 2010.

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News Release
Warrant Arrest for Resisting Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
July 13, 2010

At approximately 10:50am on July 13, 2010, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office received a telephone tip of suspicious drug activity on the parking lot of the Road Ranger Truck Stop located on Mo. 28. Upon arrival the deputies were unable to locate the suspect vehicle and departed the scene.

As the deputies were leaving they observed a male subject who was known to them who was walking on Mo. 28 highway. The deputies had knowledge that the person had an active Pulaski County class D felony warrant for resisting or interfering with arrest for a felony. The deputies arrested Michael T. Esparza, age 23, of 617 Historic 66, Waynesville, Missouri. Esparza was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and remains there pending the posting of a $20,000 bond.

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News Release
Arrest: Tampering First Degree & Drug Contraband into Jail
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
July 13, 2010

On July 12, 2010, at approximately 10:37pm a Pulaski County deputy was sent to a report of suspicious activity at the Riddle Bridge Access Point on Holtsman Road. Upon arrival the deputy observed a 1993 Honda with Louisiana license plates which checked to a party from Ft. Polk, Louisiana.

When the deputy approached the vehicle he observed a subject known to him from the Dixon area in the driver’s side front seat. The deputy observed that the steering column was damaged and the white male suspect had a multi-tool device in his hand. The male could not identify the owner of the vehicle by name. The deputy ordered the man from the car and as he exited the car the deputy observed a marijuana pipe on the front seat. The deputy arrested the male for tampering with a motor vehicle, property damage, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The owner of the vehicle was located at his home in the St. Robert area and he told deputies that the car had broken down at the Riddle Bridge Access Point and he had locked it up. He also said the steering column was undamaged.

The male suspect was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold reference the incident with the motor vehicle. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor reference filing charges for this incident.

As the suspect was being booked into the jail a syringe was found in his boot and a bag of marijuana was found in the pant leg of his jeans. The contents of the syringe tested positive or methamphetamine. A second statement of probable cause was sent to the prosecutor requesting charges for the introduction of contraband drugs into the jail area.

At this time the suspect remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the filing of formal charges by the Pulaski County Prosecutor.

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News Release
Waste Tire Disposal Case
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
July 10, 2010

During a recent meeting of the Pulaski County Commission a complaint was made concerning the illegal dumping of waste tires in a sinkhole near a Pulaski County Road. The incident was referred by the Commissioners to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

The case was assigned to a deputy on 6-24-2010. In the investigation that followed the deputy took statements from Pulaski County Road and Bridge employees, bank officials, and finally a suspect in the case. The suspect stated he had only placed “about 30 tires in the sinkhole.”

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor on July 9, 2010. That same day a charge of illegal dumping of waste tires, a class C misdemeanor, was filed. A criminal summons was issued for Matthew Logan, age 20, of 203 10th Street, Crocker, Missouri, with a court date of Aug.13, 2010.

The cleanup effort to remove the waste tires cost the Pulaski County Road & Bridge Department approximately $3,541.60. A class C misdemeanor carries a penalty of a fine of up to $300.00 and a maximum of 15 days in the county jail.

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News Release
Burglary Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
July 8, 2010


On July 3, 2010, members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were sent to an address of 14330 #1 Highway Z, St. Robert, Missouri, to investigate a reported burglary. Investigation revealed that a burglary had occurred at the residence. A neighbor gave deputies a good vehicle description of a suspect vehicle, and gave them a license plate number.

Deputies were able to develop a suspect in this case through additional investigation and on July 7, 2010 at 6:00pm deputies located and arrested the suspect. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of burglary in the second degree.

On July 8, 2010, a charge of burglary second degree, a class C felony, was filed on Lance Nicholas Townsend, age 30, of 10 Hardy Lane, St. Robert, Missouri. Townsend’s bond was set at $25,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting off bond.

Please remember that the charge against Lance Nicholas Townsend is a mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


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News Release
Report of Live Explosive Device
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 30, 2010


On June 28, 2010, at approximately 12:50pm the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was advised by a citizen that they had found an explosive device, a grenade the size of a small cantaloupe, in an area near the Roubidoux River in the vicinity of Rt. E and Skagway Road in rural Pulaski County.

Upon arrival the deputy was taken to the scene and after viewing the portion of the object that was above ground, the deputy, a United States Air Force veteran, felt that he was looking at the attachment hardware that was necessary for a live bomb to be attached to an aircraft.

A request was made for the Explosive Ordnance Detachment (EOD) from Ft. Wood to respond to the scene. Upon arrival the EOD troops carefully uncovered the object and after a period of time were able to determine that the object was not an explosive device. The object was found to be an old air compressor that had been buried in the Roubidoux River for many years.

While many people may find this news release to be humorous the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people that we have decades of unexploded military ordnance in the areas near Ft. Wood. These items can be very unstable and very dangerous so caution should be exercised when dealing with such objects.

Statement by Sheriff King, “ As a serious student of the American Civil War I can tell you that every few years some body who mishandles an ‘old’ civil war cannonball is killed by the explosion. These civil war cannon balls were very primitive devices in their time and yet 149 years later they still kill people. My advice would be to remember this and do not approach modern military explosive devices. Call for help from the trained professionals.”

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News Release
Arrest for Domestic Violence
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 30, 2010


On June 29, 2010, at approximately 11:35am Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to an address of 28910 North Highway 133 near Richland, Missouri, for a reported domestic violence incident.

Upon arrival the deputy found that a son had attacked his mother by placing her in a choke hold, throwing her to the ground, punching her in the area of the head, and kicked her while she was on the ground. A statement from a witness to the attack was obtained. The son was arrested for domestic assault and taken to the Pulaski County Jail for a 24-hour hold.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of domestic assault in the second degree.

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News Release
Recovery of Stolen ATV & Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 29, 2010


On June 18, 2010, deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen ATV during the course of an unrelated investigation. The ATV had been stolen in the St. James, Missouri, area. Officers from the St. James Police Department came to Pulaski County and assisted sheriff’s deputies with a follow up investigation into the theft of the ATV.

A suspect in the case was developed and it was discovered that the suspect had an active writ of body attachment from the Phelps County Circuit Court with full extradition in the United States. On June 28, 2010, deputies developed information that led them to a residence in the 15000 block of Carthage Road near Dixon, Missouri. Upon entry into the residence the suspect Kenneth Frazee, age 32, of 509 Olive Street, Rolla, Missouri, was found hiding under a mattress in a back bedroom. Frazee was taken into custody and transported to the Pulaski County Jail. He has since been released to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.

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News Release
Arrest for Domestic Violence & Endanger Welfare of Child
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 28, 2010


On June 27, 2010, at approximately 8:10pm the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a domestic violence dispute. A specific vehicle description was given along with an address but when the deputy arrived at the address given he found nothing.

At 8:21pm the same call came again with an address of 15505 Highway O, Dixon, Missouri. Upon arrival the deputy found that an intoxicated female had assaulted her husband. According to six witnesses at the scene she had also fought with her husband while holding a car seat which contained an infant child. The car seat was swung about during the fight and was then thrown into the vehicle by the female. The female then left driving the vehicle.

A few minutes later she returned to the scene at a rapid rate. She then got into an argument with several of the witnesses and was still at the scene when the deputy arrived. The female subject was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of endangering the welfare of child in the first degree and domestic assault in the third degree.

At the end of the 24-hour hold the female subject was released from custody pending the filing of formal charges at a later time by the prosecutor.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Warrant Arrest
« on: June 28, 2010, 01:13:03 PM »


News Release
Warrant Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 28, 2010


On June 26, 2010, at approximately 9:03am a Pulaski County deputy located a wanted person at a hotel on Rt. Z in St. Robert, Missouri. Samantha J. Bohn, age 28, of 13205 Hasler Drive, Dixon, Missouri had an active Pulaski County felony warrant for stealing. Bohm was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail where she posted a $2,500 bond and was released from custody.

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News Release
Domestic Assault Stoddard Drive Laquey
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 21, 2010

At approximately 9:56pm a Pulaski County deputy responded to 27245 Stoddard Drive in the Laquey area for a reported physical disturbance in progress.  Upon arrival the deputy found a husband/wife who had been fighting.

The female subject told the deputy that her husband had become angry with her and began to punch her in the face. The deputy photographed injuries with visible blood on the female’s mouth and ankle. The male subject was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail for a 24-hour hold.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of assault third degree on the male subject.

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News Release
Arrest Domestic Assault Columbia Road
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 21, 2010

At approximately 11:58pm on June 20, 2010, a Pulaski County deputy was sent to 13200 Columbia Road in the Dixon, Missouri, area reference a physical disturbance. Upon arrival the deputy found that the disturbance was between a brother and sister. They pair had been in an argument over some unwanted guests that the brother had brought into the home.

During the course of the argument the brother has pushed the sister from behind causing her to almost fall to the ground. He struck her in the face and hit her arm and then took the telephone away from her as she attempted to call 911. The sister’s boyfriend came to her defense and was also punched by the brother. The brother then left the residence.

The deputy made contact with the brother and arrested him for domestic assault third degree. He was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a formal charge.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Assist Crocker Police
« on: June 21, 2010, 01:38:04 PM »


News Release
Assist Other Agency
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 21, 2010

At approximately 7:57pm the Crocker Missouri Police Department requested assistance from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to deal with an enraged subject who was reported to have a firearm.

Upon arrival the deputy found a Crocker officer confronting the suspect and a fight started almost immediately. The fight ended when the Crocker officer used a Taser on the suspect and the officers were able to handcuff him. During the fight the suspect kicked the deputy several times. The suspect was placed into a Pulaski County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle for transport to the jail. While enroute to the jail the suspect continued to bang his head into the inmate security partition that separates the back seat area from the front seat area in the patrol car. The suspect succeeded in breaking out a section of the Plexiglas partition. He then attempted to crawl through the partition into the front seat area. The deputy and a Crocker officer were able to gain control of the inmate and the trip to the jail was completed.

A statement of probable cause has been sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor by the Sheriff’s Office requesting charges for assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and property damage to the patrol car. The Crocker City Police are also expected to submit a probable cause statement reference charges in their city.

At this time the suspect remains in the Pulaski County jail on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of charges by the Prosecutor.







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News Release
Arrest Domestic Assault Third Degree
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 21, 2010

At approximately 5:40pm on June 20, 2010 a Pulaski County deputy was sent to an address of 17755 Hallmark Lane, St. Robert, Missouri, reference a report of domestic violence.

Upon arrival the deputy made contact with domestic partners who had been drinking and the female subject stated that the male subject had grabbed her and struck her on the chest, neck and face. The deputy observed bruises and redness in the areas that were alleged to have been punched. The male subject was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge of domestic assault third degree.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Drug Arrests 6-17-10
« on: June 18, 2010, 01:25:26 PM »


News Release
Drug Arrest 6-17-10
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 18, 2010

On June 17, 2010, shortly before 5:00pm a Pulaski County deputy observed a vehicle that contained a subject he believed was wanted on an active warrant. An investigative stop was made on the vehicle near the Wal-Mart super center in St. Robert, Missouri. The deputy also requested the St. Robert City Police Department’s K9 unit respond to the scene.

The K9 alerted to the passenger side of the vehicle and a search revealed a prescription bottle issued to a subject by name. The pill bottle contained a damp off-white powder that field tested positive for cocaine. The front seat passenger gave the deputy a different name than the one on the pill bottle. However the deputy was positive that she was the person listed on the pill bottle. The front seat passenger and the driver were arrested for possession of a controlled substance and taken to the Pulaski County Jail. A live scan fingerprint check confirmed the identity of the female suspect as the person named on the prescription pill bottle. The female also had an active misdemeanor warrant from the Police Department Jefferson City Missouri for a traffic offense.

A statement of probable cause has been sent to the Pulaski County prosecutor requesting a formal charge for possession of a controlled substance. At this time both suspects remain in the Pulaski County Jail on a 24-hour hold.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Drug & Weapon Arrrests
« on: June 17, 2010, 05:49:28 PM »




News Release
Drug Investigation & Weapon Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 17, 2010


The evening of June 16, 2010, during the course of an ongoing narcotic investigation a Pulaski County deputy and a member of the Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group (LANEG) went to a residence located at 19050 North Highway 133 near Crocker, Missouri.

As part of the investigation at the residence the deputies spoke with several subjects who were in the residence. During a search of the residence deputies located many precursors, chemicals, and other materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. They also located items of drug paraphernalia and small amounts of methamphetamine in the residence.

The deputies arrested two male subjects and one female subject and transported them to the Pulaski County Jail where they were placed on a 24-hour hold while statements of probable cause were sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor for the filing of formal charges.

At this time all three subjects are being held in the Pulaski County Jail on the pending drug charges. However one of the male subjects;  Christopher W. Harris, age 42, of 15275 Hwy. 28, Dixon, Missouri,  was also arrested on an active Pulaski County warrant for possession of a defaced firearm.

This news release will be updated as necessary to reflect any changes to the status of this case.

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News Release
Jail Staff Member Charged with Felony Sexual Contact with an Inmate
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 16, 2010

During the second week of April 2010, the Pulaski County Sheriff was advised of an alleged violation of law that had been committed by a member of the Pulaski County Jail staff. An immediate request was made to the Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC) of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the incident.

A DDCC Trooper began his investigation and the process took some time. On April 26, 2010, the suspect was interviewed by DDCC and spoke with DDCC under the protection of the Miranda warning. At the conclusion of the interview the jail staff member was fired by the Pulaski County Sheriff.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor by DDCC and on June 15, 2010, a single charge of sexual contact with an inmate, a class D felony,  was filed on Joshua S. Wagner, age 27, of 11208 CR 2180, Rolla, Missouri. Wagner’s bond was set at $50,000. Wagner was arrested by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office on June 16, 2010, and immediately posted bond.

Statement by Sheriff King, “I cannot and will not comment on the facts of this case to avoid any taint of the case at a later time. I can say that Wagner was one of five persons hired under a federal grant who began training at the Pulaski County Jail on Jan. 17, 2010. During the very first training hour of the first training day I personally told the new employees about the Missouri law governing sexual contact with an inmate and promised them that if they violated our trust in them that we would prosecute the violation.”

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News Release
2009 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Vehicle Stop-Racial Profile Report
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 15, 2010

As required by Missouri law the 2009 year vehicle stops report has been submitted by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General has released the report to the media and all interested persons.

The current Missouri law requires that any police officer or deputy sheriff who makes a vehicle stop for any reason must fill out a racial profile report on the driver of that stop. The agency involved is required to tabulate the results of all the vehicle stops made by their officers and submit that information yearly to the Missouri Attorney General.

The data from the vehicle stops is then compared to the population of the jurisdiction in question. A rating of 1.0 means the ratio of vehicle stops for a specific race is equal to the percentage of that race in the local population. A rating number over 1.0 means that more drivers of a specific race were stopped by the officers in that jurisdiction than the percentage of that race that exists in the local population of that jurisdiction. A rating number under 1.0 means that fewer members of that specific race were stopped than the percentage of that race that exists in the local population. These numbers are referred to as a disparity index.

In 2009 the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office stopped a total of 993 vehicles. There were 859 white drivers stopped or .865% of the total vehicle stops. The disparity rate for white drivers was 1.12. There were 82 black drivers stopped for .0825% of the total stops. The disparity index for black drivers was 0.80.

In addition Sheriff’s deputies stopped 37 Hispanic drivers, 6 Asian drivers, 3 Native American drivers and 6 other drivers. Under the current Missouri statute the law enforcement officer is tasked with determining the race of the driver by observation and thus the category of “other” driver exists when the officer cannot determine the driver’s race with a reasonable degree of accuracy.

All current and past vehicle stops reports can be accessed via a link from the official website of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office on the internet.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Drug Arrests 6-14-10
« on: June 15, 2010, 01:37:07 PM »



News Release
Drug Arrest 6-14-10
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 15, 2010

At approximately 11:16 pm on June 14, 2010, a Pulaski County deputy was sent to an address of 25877 Rejoice Drive, Richland, Missouri, reference suspicious activity at that address. Upon arrival he found several individuals in the front yard of that residence. The deputy observed behavior from one person that indicated they had recently used a controlled substance.

Upon further investigation the deputy observed the female suspect remove items from her blouse and throw them into a patch of weeds. The deputy then recovered items associated with the use of methamphetamine from the weed patch. The items field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. The female suspect was arrested and placed in a patrol car.

A request was made to the St. Robert City Police for assistance from their K9 unit. Upon the arrival of the K9 unit the dog alerted to several areas of a 1996 Ford pickup that was at the scene. A search of the truck revealed several items that also field tested positive for methamphetamine. The male owner of the truck was arrested and both subjects were then taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting drug charges on both suspects. At this time both suspects remain in the jail on the 24-hour detention hold pending the filing of charges by the Prosecutor.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Drug Arrest 6-13-10
« on: June 14, 2010, 03:43:50 PM »



News Release
Drug Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 14, 2010

On June 13, 2010, a Pulaski County deputy was sent to the After Dark Club located at 14025 Hopewell Drive, Dixon, Missouri, for a report of a black female attempting to solicit sex and trying to sell marijuana. The initial report was that members of the club’s security team had removed her from the club and in her attempt to leave she had backed into another vehicle.

Upon arrival the deputy found that the female was still on the scene. The deputy located several eyewitnesses who stated she had been driving in the parking lot and had struck the other vehicle. The female failed the standard field tests for intoxication and was taken into custody for DWI. A check with the Missouri Department of Revenue revealed she did not have a valid driver’s license.  The female was also found to be on probation for possession of a controlled substance. During a search incident to the arrest a small quantity of cocaine was found in her purse.

The female was taken to the Waynesville City Police Department for a Breathalyzer test.  Following the test she was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold while a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a charge for the drug possession.

At the end of the 24-hour hold the female was released from custody pending the filing of formal charges by the prosecutor.

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News Release
PCSD- Missing Person
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 11, 2010


On May 28, 2010, a Pulaski County resident Eddie Acosta walked out of a hospital in Columbia, Missouri, at 10:00pm and vanished into thin air. Mr. Acosta is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6”, 160 pounds, with multiple tattoos on his body. He usually wears a baseball cap and glasses.

While the search for Mr. Acosta has been centered in the Columbia area the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office would like to ask all citizens in central Missouri to be on the lookout for Mr. Acosta in the event he was able to travel from the Columbia area. Acosta had been sent to the hospital with “stroke” like symptoms and may be disoriented or confused.

Anyone with possible information on Mr. Acosta is urged to contact the Columbia Missouri Police Department at 573-874-7652 or the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 573-774-6196.

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News Release
COPS Grant Terminated
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 8, 2010

During the early spring of 2009 the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office applied for a federal COPS grant with the assistance of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission grant writers. The grant application was successfully entered into the system and approved pending the allocation of federal funds to pay for the program.

In the fall of 2009 slightly over 100 new police officers and deputy sheriffs were added to the roster of Missouri law enforcement officers under the grants that were awarded by the COPS grant office. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was not awarded any funds but was placed on a follow up list of agencies that would be eligible for funding in 2010 if any federal funds were made available to continue the grant.

Under the terms of the COPS grant the federal funds would pay for two replacement deputy positions that had been cut from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office during the 2009 budget. The cost of the two replacement positions would be $191,204 for three fully funded years from the federal grant. In year four Pulaski County would have to pay slightly over $63,734.66 during the year to close out the grant.

In May of 2010 the COPS grant office notified the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office that a second round of federal funding would open later this year. The COPS grant selection process for 2010 would be limited to the agencies that were already on file from the 2009 grant application. The COPS office advised that applicants would be required to update their application that was on file between June 3 and June 16, 2010.

One of the updates required was a written commitment for the year 2010 from the Pulaski County Commission to honor the terms of the grant and to pledge funding for the costs of year four. On Monday June 7, 2010, the Pulaski County Commission rejected the grant due to the financial uncertainty of the future and their concerns over their ability to fund the money needed in year four.

The failure of the 2010 COPS grant application to be updated will automatically remove the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office from consideration for the second round of grant funding.


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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Property Damage Arrest
« on: June 08, 2010, 12:59:46 PM »

News Release
Arrest- Property Damage
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 8, 2010

On June 8, 2010, at approximately 3:09am a Pulaski County deputy was sent to a domestic disturbance at 18810 Ladera Road, Waynesville, Missouri.  Upon arrival the deputy was told that 2000 year model Cadillac passenger car that had been stored in a garage had been attacked with a shovel and a hammer. The damages to the vehicle were estimated at $4,000.00. The individual named as the attacker was at the scene with his bloody hand wrapped in a white cloth.

Statements from the victim and a second witness were taken reference the damage to the vehicle and a second threat to burn down the house. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Pulaski County Jail. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for property damage first degree and tampering with a motor vehicle first degree.

At this time the suspect remains in the Pulaski County Jail on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of charges.

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Pulaski County Sheriff Press Releases / PCSD- Warrant Arrest
« on: June 07, 2010, 01:52:49 PM »



News Release
Warrant Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
June 7, 2010

On June 7, 2010, a Pulaski County deputy who was driving on Mo. 17 in the city of Waynesville noticed a vehicle without lights in the parking lot of Bales Construction in west Waynesville. As the deputy turned around to check on the vehicle the driver started up the vehicle and drove toward the Brookview Apartments.

The deputy conducted an investigative vehicle stop. The driver James Kevin Christian, age 45, of P. O. Box 181, Florissant, Missouri, was found to have an active misdemeanor warrant from Pulaski County for failure to appear on a charge of domestic assault third degree. Christian was also determined to be driving while revoked and had several prior driving while revoked convictions. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting a felony charge of driving while revoked. A citation was issued for no proof of financial responsibility.

At this time Christian remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of a $1,000 bond. Please remember that the charge against James Kevin Christian is a mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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News Release
Burglary arrest- John F. Mullings
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
May 31, 2010.

On May 30, 2010, Pulaski County deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 22880 Harlan Lane, St. Robert, Missouri. A female victim was located who told deputies that she had been chased from her residence twice that day by a former domestic partner who had entered her residence through a broken rear window. The victim had visible abrasions on her body and the window had been broken out by a cinder block.

As the victim described the assailant and his vehicle the deputy realized that he had met the suspect vehicle as he first approached the residence. It was determined that the victim was the sole owner of the residence. It was also determined that a military no contact order had been given to the suspect by his chain of command with respect to the victim.

The suspect was arrested and a statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges in this case. The Prosecutor filed two counts of first degree burglary on John Fitzgerald Mullings, age 37, of 112 Burson Street, St. Robert, Missouri. Mullings bond was set at $50,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

Please remember that the charges against John F. Mullings are mere accusations and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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News Release
Burglary Arrest & Recovery of Stolen Property
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
May 31, 2010


On April 18, 2010, Cpl. James Beasley of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was sent to a reported burglary on Cherry Road in the Dixon, Missouri, area. The home owner told him the burglary had occurred on 4-14-10 but he had been unable to promptly report the crime due to special circumstances. An extensive list of items had been taken from the residence.

After checking with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s dispatch unit it was determined that on 4-14-10 Pulaski County Deputy Regina Utley had recovered a large number of items that had been abandoned near Mo. 133 approximately one mile from the Cherry Road burglary scene. The victim from Cherry Lane was able to identify his property and his name was found engraved on one item. The property was held for fingerprint processing.

On May 25, 2010, Pulaski County Deputy Jason Rigsby located an ATV on Crest Road in the Dixon area while working on an investigation. The party in possession told Deputy Rigsby that he had purchased the ATV from a specific individual. The primary identification number of the unit could not be located so the ATV was taken to the Skyline Honda Dealership in Waynesville, Missouri, for examination. A secondary vehicle identification number was located on the ATV and the sales records at Skyline Honda revealed the ATV had been purchased by the burglary victim on Cherry Lane.

The individual named as the seller of the stolen ATV was located and taken into custody. Under the protection of the Miranda warning he spoke with deputies about the crime. A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor on May 26, 2010 requesting charges for the burglary on Cherry Lane. The Prosecutor filed one count of burglary second degree on John William Nelson, age 27, of 13107 Highway D, Dixon, Missouri. His bond was set at $30,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

The news release on this case was delayed for several days in order to accommodate a specific request by deputies regarding additional investigation efforts.

Please remember that the charge against John William Nelson is a mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.


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News Release
Burglary Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J.  B. King
May 28, 2010

On May 26, 2010, Pulaski County deputies were notified of a burglary at an address of 21500 Highway 28 near Dixon, Missouri. Deputies responded to the scene and began an investigation. The home was determined to have been forcibly entered and the estranged husband was the primary suspect. A second allegation was made that the husband had spoken to and slapped the victim wife.

During the investigation the husband was determined to have been in the area at the time the house was entered. Photographs of footwear impressions left at the residence were taken. The husband was located and admitted entering the house in violation of a full court order of protection.

The deputies submitted a statement of probable cause to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for burglary second degree, domestic assault third degree and violation of an order of protection. The Prosecutor filed on count of burglary in the first degree on Clarence A. Palmer Jr., age 34, of 21500 Highway 28, Dixon, Missouri. His bond was set at $25,000 and he remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of bond.

Please remember that the charge against Clarence A. Palmer Jr. is a mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.



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News Release
Drug Arrest- Methamphetamine
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
May 26, 2010

On May 23, 2010, during the course of a narcotic investigation Pulaski County deputies went to a residence on Cherry Lane in the Dixon, Missouri, area to conduct an interview. During the interview they received permission to search the residence. Items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine were observed and deputies requested an investigator from the Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group (LANEG) assist them with the case.

During the search items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine were confirmed to be in the residence. In addition syringes and a very small amount of a brown powder substance were located in one bedroom. The occupant of the bedroom was taken into custody and transported to the Pulaski County Jail. During the booking search an additional syringe was found on the suspect.

A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges for drug violations. The Prosecutor filed one class C felony charge on Richard William Carver, age 38, of 16253 Cave Road, Dixon, Missouri. Carver remains in the Pulaski County Jail pending the posting of a $30,000.00 bond.

The investigation in this case continues and further news releases will be made when possible. Please remember that the charge against Richard William Carver is a mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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News Release
First Degree Assault- Stabbing Incident
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
May 25, 2010

At approximately 7:30pm on May 24, 2010, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing incident that had occurred at 26601 Samantha Lane, Waynesville, Missouri. The suspect was reported to have barricaded himself in the residence and had made statements that he was not coming out.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies found that the victim had been taken to a hospital in Lebanon, Missouri. A search of the residence by deputies revealed that the suspect had also left the scene. An intense investigation began that ended at approximately 9:25pm when deputies located the suspect in Richland, Missouri, and arrested him. The suspect was taken to the Pulaski County jail.

The victim was later flown from Lebanon to a hospital in Springfield. His condition at this time is unknown. The investigation in this case will continue and additional details will be released when they are available.

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