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Authorities Arrest Two For Alleged Drug Distribution

Christopher Nash, 34 Kyle Wallen, 27 Crawford County authorities arrested two Steelville men Aug. 26 after finding methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia used for the distribution and consumption of meth and several firearms. Kyle Wallen, 27, and Christopher Nash, 34, are charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful use of firearms. Nash is being held on a $35,000... 

Tennyson Plaza In Cuba On Fire

Sullivan fire is assisting Cuba fire on a major commercial structure fire off Highway 19. Fire began before 1 pm Friday at the Tennyson Plaza, 609 North Franklin St. Cuba. Business in the plaza are Edward Jones, KXM Radio, Meramec Package Liquor Store, Tim’s Pizza and a Certified Resale and Consignment. Photo by James Johnson.  Read More »
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Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Deputy, Take Loaded Gun Into Jail

A man is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun into jail, threatening a deputy and saying that he should’ve used the weapon to kill the deputy. Steven R. Volner, 20, Springfield, has been charged with attempted assault on a law enforcement officer and attempt to possess a weapon in jail. He is being held on a $125,000 bond. According to the probable cause statement, Volner was being dressed... 

Investigation Into Drug Distribution Results In Arrest Of Leasburg Woman

A Leasburg woman was arrested Aug. 19 after members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, Bourbon Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Franklin County Narcotics Unit and Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine. Kimberly C. Badger, 28, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute and released on... 

Crawford County Man Indicted On Federal Drug and Weapons Charges

Steven Maserang was indicted on multiple charges involving has alleged illegal activity on May 5, 2015, in Franklin County.  Maserang, 30, Leasburg, MO, was indicted by a federal grand jury August 19th on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine, one felony count of possession with intent to distribute in excess of 100 grams of heroin and two... 
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Sullivan Man Charged With Burglary

On August 22, at approximately 10:18 PM., deputies responded to the 1000 block of East Springfield Road outside of Sullivan in reference to a peace disturbance and property damage. Upon arrival, Sullivan Police Officers were already on the scene who had arrived to assist.  Deputies made contact with a male subject in one of the apartments stating that someone had stolen his money.  The subject appeared... 
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Woman Accused Of Giving Gun To Man Charged With Murder

A St. James woman is accused of giving a gun to a man and encouraging him to use it in the April 23, 2014 murder of a Rosati man. Bebee Arenz, 57, has been charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit assault. Arenz is being held on a $100,000 bond. Arenz is alleged to have encouraged Oryon Guinn, 31, to confront a St. James man in April 2014. Guinn went to the residence of Herman Ilges, 58, and... 

Deputies Respond To a Domestic Assault on the Meramec River

A Hollister, Mo., man was arrested Saturday after allegedly holding a woman’s head underwater. Nathan Mitchell, 32, is charged with domestic assault. His bond has been set at $75,000. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the area of the 1000 block Highway W in Stanton for a domestic assault. Witnesses said at one point Mitchell began pushing the female’s... 
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Man Tries To Flee Police On Bike

A Bourbon man allegedly tried to flee police on a bicycle, but was later apprehended and found with meth. Jerry A King, Jr., 48, is charged with resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance. He is being held on a $5,000 bond. According to the probable cause statement, a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop King, who was riding a bike on Pine Street in Bourbon Aug. 8. King had active warrants... 

Fire District Places Chief On Administrative Leave

By James B. Bartle On Monday, August 10, the Sullivan Fire Protection District met in closed session following their regular meeting for personnel where they placed Sullivan Fire Chief Rich White on Administrative leave. Following the meeting a text message was sent out to fire personnel that stated, “The Board has placed Chief White on administrative leave until their next meeting. 801, Larry Flesher,... 
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