Month: April 2018

Sheriff says bond arrest subject may be connected to theft of vehicles, fuel and firearms

“We are continuing to work other cases we believe Miller has been involved in and I anticipate we will be forwarding Probable Cause Statements to the Prosecutor’s Office on those cases in the near future, “ said Sheriff David Millsap. LACLEDE COUNRT, Missouri- Sheriff David Millsap said today in a press release that deputies arrested Charles Miller, 22, of Lebanon on April 21, 2018 on a bond violation, as well as two counts of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. Since his arrest the Sheriff’s Office has forwarded four probable cause statements to the Laclede County Prosecutor’s Office for the...

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Funeral set Wednesday for Attorney David Wilhite

LEBANON, Missouri- The funeral service for former city attorney David Wilhite is set for Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Visitation will be held prior to memorial service, commencing at 12:30 p.m. Wilhite passed away April 26th. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Ferguson and her husband Aaron of Chesterfield, MO; a special granddaughter, Rachel Ferguson; his sister, Susanne Smith of Springfield, MO; a niece, Kristin Ratliff and her husband Josh, and nephews, Daniel Garrison and Scott Garrett and his wife Abby, all of Springfield, MO; other relatives and a...

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Four seriously injured in head-on 32 crash, allegedly intoxicated driver may face charges

LEBANON, Missouri- Four individuals were seriously injured in a head-on crash on East 32 Thursday evening that possibly involved alcohol. Three victims from Falcon were transported by air ambulance following the collision. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says William Essary, 44, Billy Ford, 78, and Joan Ford, 74, were all transported by air to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Nicholas Crowe, 37, of Lebanon, who was driving the vehicle that struck the Ford car was also injured but was taken by regular ambulance. Troopers say Crowe went off the right side of highway and then returned striking the SUV driven...

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Manhunt underway after Maine deputy sheriff shot and killed

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine – This morning, April 25, 2018, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Cpl. Eugene Cole was shot and killed in the town of Norridgewock say Maine State Police. “What we know right now is that the suspect involved in the shooting stole Cpl. Cole’s fully marked cruiser, drove to the Cumberland Farms in Norridgewock and committed a theft.” The suspect then fled Cumberland Farms driving Cpl. Cole’s fully marked cruiser, the agency said in a press release. Authorities say shortly after 5 a.m., the cruiser was located abandoned off of the Martin Stream Road in Norridgewock. “We...

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Deputy Casey Lee Shoemate, 1992-2018

ELDON, Missouri- Casey Lee Shoemate, 26 years old, was called to live with Jesus on the 20th day of April, 2018, doing what he loved most, serving his community. Casey was born on the 15th day of February 1992 in Jefferson City, MO. He attended Cole R-5 in Eugene, MO through 6th grade when his family moved to Lake Ozark, where he attended School of the Osage and graduated in 2010 from Eldon R-1. Casey graduated from The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy in 2013. After graduating, he became a Police Officer for the City of Eldon and became...

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