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Press Release - Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle

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May 17, 2017

 

On Tuesday evening Morgan County Deputies took a report of a stolen 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup on Highway C near AA.  The vehicle in question was parked along the road and listed for sale.  Unknown subject contacted vehicle owner and requested to test drive the vehicle.  Subject was allowed to drive the vehicle and never returned.  The vehicle that the suspect drove to and left there was later determined to be stolen from the KC Metro area. 

 

Wednesday morning at 3:10am Morgan County Deputies observed the Dodge Dakota traveling south on highway 5 just north of US 50.  Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle which fled and a pursuit ensued.  Suspect traveled onto US 50 then onto Syracuse Road and several other gravel roads until reaching highway D.  Vehicle continued on highway D south bound. Other deputies were able to deploy stop sticks at Route D and Route Z.  Suspect vehicle continued to south on D to Red ribbon road then turned east on Red Ribbon.  Vehicle entered the driveway to a private residence before crashing into a fence.  Driver then fled on foot and deputies pursued suspect and took a male into custody.  A female passenger remained in the vehicle and was also detained. Deputies located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle as well.  Both subjects were then transported to the Morgan County Jail.  Names of suspects will be released once charges have been filed.

 

 

Sheriff Norman Dills

Press Release - Rasco Arrest

Press Release

 

May 18, 2017

 

Arrest of David Rasco

 

On 5/17/2017 at approximately 9:30PM Camden County Sheriff’s Office received information that David Rasco wanted to turn himself in to authorities.  Information provided that Rasco was at a residence on Purvis Road in Camden County.  Camden County and Morgan County deputies went to the address given and made contact with Rasco.  Rasco was taken into custody without incident. Rasco cooperated with investigators and provided information as to where the pickup used in robbery was located.

 

Morgan County Prosecutor Dustin Dunklee has charged David Rasco with the following:

1-Robbery in the first degree

2-Unlawful use of a weapon

3-Armed criminal action

Total bond on the three charges is $500,000.00

 

Rasco also has a probation violation warrant with no bond.

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I would like to thank the community for their assistance and involvement in this case from the beginning.  I feel that the pressure and attention put on this case, including social media sharing and tips from the community brought this case to an expedient closure. 

 

According to facebook statistics the original post on the Sheriff’s Office page has been viewed nearly 105,000 times and shared 974 times.  That’s community involvement and I can't thank everyone enough.

 

Thank you

Sheriff Norman Dills 

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Press Release - Person of Interest

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May 15, 2017

 

Person of interest-ARMED AND DANGEROUS

 

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has named a person of interest in the armed robbery of Versailles Subway that occurred on May 13, 2017.

 

David Matthew Rasco is described as a white male 35 years of age.  Rasco is believed to be operating a maroon in color 2006 Dodge Ram short bed pickup bearing Missouri license     6DW-821.  Rasco has an active no bond warrant for Probation Violation.  Rasco should be considered armed and dangerous.  If you observe Rasco please do not approach him and contacted the nearest law enforcement agency or dial 911.  

 

Sheriff Norman Dills 

 

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Weekly Report May 6 - 12, 2017

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Press Release - Inmate Roster

March 29, 2017

Versailles, MISSOURI

 

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website Feature

 

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office launched a website in May 2013 and we are pleased to announce that we have now added an inmate roster to the site. We invite the community to visit our site at www.MorganCountyMOSO.org/roster_choose to view the new inmate roster. 

 

Having the inmate roster online will allow the public to view photos and booking details for individuals in the detention center as well as those released within the last 48 hours. 

 

Our Website – www.MorganCountyMOSO.org – provides details on all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office. One of our goals when developing the new Website was to provide a centralized location for current information such as press releases and where sex offenders are living in the county.

 

The Website was developed by MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing, Inc. of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Brooks-Jeffrey specializes in the production of law enforcement and government Website solutions.

 

For more information about the Website please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 573-378-5481 or visit

www.MorganCountyMOSO.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          

Press Release - Pursuit

On 03/21/2017 at 03:11am, Morgan County Deputies were advised by dispatch of a pursuit that began in Benton County. Benton County Deputies were involved in a pursuit with a white Ford F-150. The pursuit started after law enforcement were dispatched to a gas station for a vehicle leaving and not paying for fuel. Morgan County Deputies were advised the vehicle had stolen license plates out of Jackson Missouri.


A short time later, Benton County Sheriff’s Office ended the pursuit and were searching a wooded area on foot for the vehicle. At approximately 3:50am, Morgan County Deputies located the vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 135, south of Stover. Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop.


The vehicle turned down a county road and continued to attempt to evade law enforcement. The driver of the vehicle lost control and the vehicle ran through a large metal fence post. The vehicle continued to travel off the road, driving through fences and barbed wire, causing deputies to lose the vehicle.


At 06:07am, Morgan County Deputies located the vehicle in a creek bed, however, there was no one inside the vehicle so deputies began to search the area.


At 07:59am, Morgan County Deputies located the two occupants of the vehicle after a brief foot pursuit. The subjects were located in the area of the vehicle. The males were identified as Michael Slack and Joey Hays. Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Morgan County Jail.


Joey Hays had seven misdemeanor warrants out of Pettis County and Slack had a felony warrant out of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and is currently on probation for theft and property damage.


Joey Hays, age 26, from Jefferson City Missouri
Charges: Tampering with Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree, class D felony, bond - $25,000, 10 % cash or surety.


Michael Slack, age 41, from Sedalia Missouri
Charges, Tampering with Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree, class D felony, bond - $25,000, 10 % cash or surety.

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Press Release - Narcotics Search Warrant Served

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On 3/01/2017 at approximately 10:00PM members of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Swat Team served a narcotics search warrant at a residence near the intersection of Lakewood Shores and Everglades Road in Sunrise Beach MO.  Five people were present inside the residence at that time.  Deputies located methamphetamine, paraphernalia, marijuana and mushrooms.  Arrested inside the residence and charged were:

 

Joel Morris

Possession Control Substance

Endanger Welfare of a Child

Bond $30,000

 

Julia Schank

Possession Control Substance

Endanger Welfare of a Child

Bond $30,000

 

Eric D Carlson

Possession Control Substance

Endanger Welfare of a Child

Bond $30,000

 

Darrell B Lowe

Possession Control Substance

Bond $30,000

 

Deputies also encountered two females sitting outside the residence in a car.  One female inside the car was arrested on a Laurie Police Department warrant for FTA on Misdemeanor Stealing.  Charges have also been filed on her stemming from the incident on Easter Hollow Road last week.  She is identified as: Haley C Robertson

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Resisting/Interfering with Arrest

Bond $30,000

 

 

Sheriff Norman Dills

 

  Joel Morris

 Julia Schank

 Eric Carlson

 Darrell Lowe

 Haley Robertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Press Release - Police Academy

Press Release

 

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Sheriff’s Association have joined together to bring an opportunity to Versailles/Morgan County and surrounding area. The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is a 10-month program that begins August 2017.  It focuses on all the fundamentals of law enforcement, including Constitutional law, firearms training, vehicle stops, emergency response, report writing, DWI, criminal and domestic violence investigations. 

The training also involves physical training and first responder training.  Sergeant Skyler Viebrock is the local site academy coordinator and various employees of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, federal law enforcement officers,  juvenile officers, judges, prosecutors, EMT’s, firefighters, attorneys and other professionals local to the communities will be instructors during the academy.  Upon completion of the academy, the students will have the necessary qualifications to obtain a Class “A” peace officer license and are able to seek employment in the State of Missouri as a law enforcement officer. 

This 700 plus hour Basic Law Enforcement Academy is funded from the tuition of students.  Financial aid is available through Missouri State University in West Plains for those who qualify.  The instructors during this entire 10 month academy are working on their time off and as secondary employment to their full time jobs.  The employment of the individuals is not an expense to Morgan County or other entities they are employed by. 

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Sheriff’s Association are both pleased and excited to offer this opportunity to area residents.  Potential applicants can find information regarding the academy at www.morgancountymoso.org. Additional questions can be answered by contacting Sgt. Skyler Viebrock at 573-378-6860 ext. 1230.

Press Release - Mullins

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February 28, 2017

 

On 2/21/2017 Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.  The pursuit started at a residence located on Easter Hollow road off S Buck Creek.  The pursuit was terminated near Mill Creek road and Adkinsvillage Road.    The vehicle was later recovered near Gibson Point at the end of route P and was unoccupied at that time.

 

 Deputies returned to the residence where the pursuit began to interview witnesses.  During the course of this investigation deputies discovered methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and paraphernalia at that residence.  Arrested at the house were Janet Mills and Pamela Englehart.  Both females have been charged with possession of control substance, bond set at $20,000.   Investigators developed a suspect in the stolen vehicle/pursuit case that was identified as Richard Mullins, a white male 23 years of age.  Mullins had an active warrant for absconding from parole.  Deputies followed up on several leads on Friday and through the weekend but were unable to locate Mullins.

 

On 2/27/2017 deputies were able to get information that Mullins was now operating a stolen corvette and was in the Clinton Mo area.  It was also learned that Mullins was going to a residence just East of Stover on Highway 52.  A four man arrest team was then deployed into the woods surrounding the residence.  At approximately 5:00pm deputies located in Stover, observed a red Chevrolet Corvette traveling East on 52.  A few moments later the arrest team observed this vehicle pull into the residence on Highway 52.  Two males were observed exiting the vehicle and started walking toward the house.  At that time the arrest team made contact with these subjects.  Both subject resisted arrest and one male fled on foot.  After a short foot chase and struggle both men were taken into custody.  Arrested were: Richard Mullins, 23 of Gravois Mills and Brandon Van Blaricon, 37 of Clinton Mo.  Both men had active warrants for absconding from parole.  The vehicle had been stolen from Lake Ozark Mo on 2/26/17 and had not been discovered stolen by the owner until contact by this office.  Found inside the vehicle was approximately 1 ounce of methamphetamine, paraphernalia and what is believed to be a stolen handgun.  Several charges are expected to be filed on these men. 

 

 

Sheriff Norman Dills

 

  Janet Mills

 Pamela Englehart

 Brandon Van Blaricon

 Richard Mullins

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Press Release-Drug Arrests

Press Release

 

February 2, 2017

 

 

On January 19th 2017 Deputies recovered stolen property from an address on Beautyview Lane in Gravois Mills, MO.  Based on information recovered from the suspect, Christopher Closterman, a search warrant was granted for his residence on Beautyview Lane. 

 

On January 31st, 2017 Morgan County Deputies and Detectives executed the search warrant at this residence for stolen property.

 

While searching the residence, deputies located a metal container.  Inside the container was a crystal substance that field tested positive as methamphetamine.  The substance was weighed and it was over 14 grams.  Also inside the container, deputies located plastic baggies and weight scales. Also discovered in the search was a stolen handgun from Buffalo MO.

 

Christopher Closterman and Heather Johnson were arrested at the residence and transported to the Morgan County Adult Detention Center.

 

Morgan County Prosecutor, Dustin Dunklee charged Heather Johnson with: Delivery of Controlled Substance except 35 Grams of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid {Felony C Rsmo: 579.020} Bond set at $50,000, 10% cash or surety. Dunklee also charged Closterman with:  Delivery of Controlled Substance except 35 Grams of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid {Felony C Rsmo: 579.020} as well as Stealing a firearm, a class D Felony.  Closterman bond was also set at $50,000 10% cash or surety.

  

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