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Nevada man picks wrong time to run from deputies

A Nevada resident is in jail after a vehicle pursuit early Saturday morning. According to Vernon County Sheriff’s Officials, a deputy began pursuing an SUV after he attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of 1525 and Lady roads in Vernon County. The Sheriff and Patrol Lieutenant were notified and responded to assist along with multiple other units. According to Sheriff Jason Mosher, the driver did not pick the best time to run from deputies. “We had three deputies getting ready to end their shift and two more that were just coming on duty when this guy ran. The Sheriff said deputies set up stop sticks ahead of the pursuit that resulted in three of the four tires being deflated. The pursuit ended in the area of 1238 and Lefler Roads. Suspected methamphetamines were located in the vehicle.

 

The driver has been identified as 25-year-old Cody M Bowles of Nevada. Charges were issued later in the day for Driving While Revoked and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond has been set at $25,000 cash only. Sheriff Mosher said he would have preferred the vehicle stop, but if they are going to run, shift change is the best time.

 

Pursuit ends after vehicle turns down dead-end road

Two people have been charged after a vehicle pursuit with Vernon County Deputies ended Tuesday afternoon. According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were notified that a red Dodge passenger vehicle had just fled from Nevada Police when a deputy spotted the vehicle near 1550 and Panama Road. The license plates on the vehicle did not match the vehicle and came back as stolen. The vehicle fled from the deputy when he attempted to make a traffic stop. Additional units from the Sheriff’s Office responded to assist in the pursuit. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, the vehicle turned down a dead-end road where a short foot pursuit took place. “The vehicle attempted to turn around by driving through a ditch when they realized there was nowhere to go” said Mosher. The Sheriff said the vehicle became stuck in the ditch and both passengers fled on foot but were apprehended by deputies shortly after. Mosher said a firearm was also located in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and suspected methamphetamine's were also found during the incident.

 

The driver has been identified as 32-year-old Joshua A Warner, of Fort Scott KS and the passenger Necole L Brown, 33, of Milo MO.

Warrants were issued Wednesday charging Warner with:

      Unlawful Possession of a Firearm       Possession of a Controlled Substance       Resisting Arrest

His bond has been set at $25,000 cash or surety

 

Brown has been charged with:

Possession of a Controlled Substance Resisting Arrest

Her bond has been set at $25,000 cash or surety

 

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Independence man charged with stabbing father near Sheldon MO

An Independence man is in custody after deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 16th. According to Sheriff’s Office Officials, the incident took place on 1725 Road near Sheldon Mo where the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Richard A Kirkham, was arrested at the scene of the incident. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher says Kirkham was the son of the victim and believes the stabbing took place after Kirkham broke into his father’s residence. Mosher said the victim was treated at the hospital and is expected to recover.

 

Warrants were issued Tuesday afternoon charging Kirkham with:

1st Degree Assault Armed Criminal Action 2nd Degree Domestic Assault 1st Degree Burglary.

Kirkham is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $75,000 cash only bond.   

 

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Update on Officer involved shooting

Some information was released Tuesday morning regarding the officer involved shooting that took place on 6/21/2017 in Vernon County. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that their investigation surrounding the 911 call that was placed, and the pursuit that followed has been completed. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation into the shooting that took place after the pursuit ended.

 According to the press release, the Vernon County 911 dispatch center received a call at approximately 2:23 am on 6/21/2017 regarding a stolen mini-van in the area of Montevallo, Mo in Vernon County. It was reported the driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to run over the owner during an altercation in which the owner was trying to keep his vehicle from being stolen.

 The responding deputy located the vehicle on E Hwy not far from the location that resulted in the 911 call. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and notified dispatch that he was in pursuit when the vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle pursuit ended on Stockade road when the suspect drove off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle, who has been identified as Brandon Lukenbill, fled on foot. During the foot pursuit, a physical altercation took place between the deputy and Lukenbill resulting in Lukenbill being fatally wounded by a gunshot.  

 Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said he requested the Missouri State Highway Patrol conduct the investigation into the shooting incident.   

 

Officer Involved Shooting

For immediate release:

In the early morning hours of June 21, 2017, a deputy with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high-speed pursuit. At the termination of the pursuit, the deputy and the suspect were involved in a physical altercation. During that altercation, the deputy fired his weapon and the suspect was fatally wounded.  The involved deputy, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. This office will have no further comment until that investigation has been completed.

Deputies recover stolen firearms, arrest suspect

A Nevada man is in custody for Burglary, Stealing of Firearms, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Sheriff’s Office Officials have identified the suspect as 36 year-old Gerald L Deeser of Nevada. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said deputies had taken a theft report in the county and quickly identified Deeser as the suspect. Mosher said his office is still searching for one missing firearm, but the other firearms have been recovered and returned to the owner.

 

Deeser is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.

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Wanted fugitive captured in building near Nevada School

Brenden M Loveall, 18, of Nevada, who was wanted on a felony warrant for failure to appear on charges of Sexual Misconduct Or Attempt Involving A Child Under 15, was arrested by Sheriff’s Office personnel in a building near Truman Elementary Monday afternoon. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, his office received a tip of the location where Loveall was hiding. “Loveall tried giving us a fake name but he was identified by photo” said Mosher.

Loveall was a suspect in a foot pursuit from early Monday involving deputies South of Nevada. Loveall is being held in the Vernon County Jail with no bond.

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Pursuit leads to three arrests after help from local citizens

Three people were taken into custody Saturday afternoon thanks to the help of area citizens. According to a press release issued Monday morning, Vernon County Sheriff’s Officials are saying a vehicle pursuit was called out when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a pickup after he confirmed the tags did not come back to that vehicle. The pursuit went North on I49 and ended east of Harwood when it attempted to drive through a field and became stuck. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said a deputy was given a ride into the field by a citizen who had a vehicle capable of driving through the mud, and was able to locate one of the suspects. A second deputy was offered the use of an ATV and assisted with transporting the suspect out of the field and back to the vehicle. According to Mosher, a second suspect was arrested a short time later with third suspect still on the loose.

 

Mosher said the third suspect was taken into custody by deputies several hours later after they received a report that he was spotted on foot near the area. The three people have been identified and the following charges filed:

 Jerrold C Miller-Biggs, 23 of Walker     Resisting Arrest $5,00 cash bond

William C Noel, 29 of Nevada  Resisting Arrest $5,000 cash bond

Michael O Gilbert, 34 of El Dorado Springs  Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Controlled Substance $7,500 cash bond

 

All three suspects are being held in the Vernon County Jail. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said he would like to thank the citizens for their help in the capture of the suspects.

 

 

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Pursuit ends with one in custody, deputy receives injuries during foot pursuit

A Vernon County Deputy received injuries following a foot pursuit early Sunday morning. According to Officials with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, A deputy attempted to make a traffic stop after seeing a truck run a stop sign at 1900 and Oldtown Road. The vehicle failed to yield and the deputy began pursuing the vehicle northeast of Nevada. Multiple county units responded to assist in the pursuit and the vehicle went off the road at 2350 and Dalton Road, in Vernon County. The driver then fled on foot into a field where he was apprehended by deputies a short time later. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said a deputy received injuries to his leg during the foot pursuit and has received medical treatment. Sheriff Mosher also said suspected methamphetamines were recovered. “We found suspected methamphetamines in the truck and they will be sent to the lab for analysis.”  

 

The driver has been identified as 26 year-old Stephan E Householder, with an address listed in Joplin, Mo. Warrants were issued Sunday evening charging Householder with Resisting Arrest, Driving While Revoked, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Householder is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.       

 

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Nevada resident charged with Trafficking in Stolen Identities

A Nevada resident is in custody following an investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. According to officials, warrants were issued for Cole S Ogle, 26 of Nevada Friday afternoon charging him with Stealing, and Trafficking in Stolen Identities. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, Ogle was located and taken into custody Friday afternoon by Nevada Police and turned over to the Vernon County Jail. Mosher said Ogle was a suspect in several cases and his office received information from Nevada Police Detectives that helped lead to the charges. Ogle is currently being held on cash only bonds totaling $26,000.

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