Author: Bill

Ava home invasion suspect found sleeping on porch

AVA, Missouri- On December 2, 2018, the Ava Police Department contacted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to alert them that they were actively looking for an individual in a home invasion that included a hatchet. Later in the day, Deputy Harley responded to a car jacking victim in the Squires area. After speaking to the victim, it was determined that David Miller age 27, of Squires, was involved in both incidents. After speaking to the victim, Deputy Harley then responded to a call involving a male who had dumped a car and taken off into the woods. Upon arriving, the...

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Lebanon man discovered shot on Fowler Street

LEBANON, Missouri- Lebanon Police say in a report that they responded Saturday to the 700 block of Fowler Street for a report of a male shooting victim. Upon arrival, police found the victim, a 26 year-old male who has been identified by friends as Allon Campbell, sitting on a chair in the kitchen. police say Campbell had an entry wound gunshot to the right center area of his chest from a small caliber weapon. There was an exit wound at his top right shoulder. Police questioned the victim about who had shot him, but he said he did not...

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Police report alleges store security officer assaulted during theft attempt

LEBANON, Missouri- A Lebanon Police report says that on Saturday about 8pm, officers responded to the 1800 block of South Jefferson Ave for a  theft and assault in progress. A female suspect allegedly stole items from the store and then assaulted a loss prevention officer when the guard attempted to detain her. The woman then fled the location by car. The report says the security officer was able to get license plate information and the identity of the subject has been confirmed by police. Police say the suspect is being mailed a citation. The report did not say if the security...

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27 year-old Lebanon woman victim of apparent homicide

LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Police Department is currently investigating an alleged homicide that occurred on North Street. According to a released report, officers responded at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to a call about an unresponsive individual inside a residence in the 300 block of North Street. Upon arrival, officers determined that the 27-year-old woman was “the victim of a homicide.” She has been identified as Laquita Marie Williams. Recent online court records indicate her address as 391 North Street Apt. A. According to those same records, she pleaded guilty to assault in June, 2017. There was also a trespassing charge in...

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Missouri sheriff shares heartbreaking message about loss of son to addiction

PULASKI COUNTY, Missouri-  Pulaski County (MO) Sheriff Jimmy Bench’s son Ryan lost his battle with drug addiction. The following letter is from Sheriff Bench: Tragedy struck our family several years ago when one of our adult sons started his battle with a drug addiction. Sunday morning his battle with addiction ended with the death of Ryan Bench. Ryan was our foster son who we adopted many years ago. We loved Ryan but we are also dealing with his loss. One our other adult sons wrote on his social media page some of the emotions that we were all feeling...

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