David Millsap, Sheriff of Laclede County


LEBANON, Missouri- Sheriff David Millsap says his deputies are working hard to solve cases and highlighted some actions taken this week.  “While we certainly won’t solve every case, I have been impressed with the work ethic of the deputies and their efforts to make each case important, ” he said.

Yesterday with the arrest of James Booth, by the Missouri Highway Patrol Millsap says the office was able to do the following:

The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office has presented three probable cause statements to the Laclede County Prosecutor’s Office seeking charges against James P. Booth, 21, of Lebanon. The charges being sought include the theft of a AR-15 rifle stolen from a pick-up truck. The theft of the rifle occurred in the 24000 block of Idaho Road, near Sleeper, and occurred on September 8, 2017.

The second Probable Cause statement presented to the Prosecutor is in reference to a theft in the 19000 block of Equestrian Drive, Bell Plumbing, where a welder and other items were taken. The theft at Bell Plumbing occurred on September 8,2017.

The third Probable Cause statement presented to the Prosecutor is in reference to a theft that occurred in the 17700 Campground Road, Premier Auto, where a generator and other items were stolen and damaged. The theft at Premier Auto occurred on August 23, 2017.

The case have been presented by Booth has not been charged by the Prosecutor. Booth is being held in the Laclede County Detention Center reference a Failure to Appear warrant, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Controlled Substance, in addition to the charges presented to the Prosecutor’s Office by the Sheriff’s Office.

Booth was arrested by the Missouri Highway Patrol on Tuesday after a short foot pursuit on August 19, 2017 on Beck Lane in Lebanon, Missouri, Millsap said.

The sheriff said earlier this week, the agency presented charges for Second Degree Burglary reference several break-ins at a campground near Bennett Springs State Park. The break-ins occurred in the 25000 block of McDonald Drive.

Steven Terry Olin, 28, has been charged by the Laclede County Prosecutor for 2nd Degree Burglary. Olin entered seven camper trailers and storage buildings. Olin is not in custody. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Olin they are asked to contact the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office at 417-532-2311.