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Three arrested after narcotics search warrant

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During the afternoon hours on 05/04/2021, Miller County Deputies and the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force executed a narcotic search warrant at an address off of Brushy Creek Road in St. Elizabeth. During the search deputies located methamphetamine, marijuana, other controlled substances, and a firearm possessed by a felon. Three individuals were arrested and transported to the Miller County Jail. Bobby Reed was arrested and charged with Distribution of a controlled substance, hindering prosecution of a felony, and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently being held in the Miller County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Also arrested was Jackie Bonnett on a Osage County Warrant and Harley Gabbard on a Cole County warrant. Gabbard also faces additional felony charges.

 

All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sheriff Gregoire thanks the vigilant citizens of Miller County, and encourages anyone with information about criminal activity to contact the Sheriff's Office 573-369-2341 or you can leave an anonymous tip by visiting the Sheriff's Office website www.millercountysheriff.org.

Jackie Bonnett Harley Gabbard Bobby Reed
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One charged with trafficking drugs

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On 03/07/2021 deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 42 in Iberia. During the stop, deputies located almost a pound of methamphetamine, cocaine, and other controlled substances. The driver Jeffrey Allen 38 of Camdenton was arrested and transported to the Miller County Adult Detention Center. He has been charged with one count of trafficking drugs 2nd degree and five counts of possession of a controlled substance and is currently being held in lieu of a $175,000 bond. This was a joint investigation involving the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force and Lake Ozark Police Department. 

 

 

-Sheriff Gregoire

 

 

 

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Jesse Scott captured after vehicle pursuit

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On 03/03/2021 while on patrol in Brumley, a Miller County deputy observed Jesse Wayne Scott traveling eastbound on Highway 42. Scott was wanted on several Miller County warrants and fled from Cole County deputies on 03/02/2021. Scott is also wanted in relation to several vehicle thefts in multiple counties. The deputy attempted to stop Scott who fled at a high rate of speed, causing one crash and endangering other motorist. Scott fled from the vehicle on foot, and thanks to the assistance of a vigilant citizen, Scott was taken into custody and transported to the Miller County Adult Detention Center where he is being held on a no bond probation warrant. Additional felony charges are expected out of Miller and Cole Counties.

 

-Sheriff Gregoire

 

Jesse Wayne Scott

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Four charged after narcotics search warrant

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On 02/23/2021 the Miller County Sheriff's Office and Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at an address off Village Marina Road in Lake Ozark. During the search, deputies located suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other controlled substances. In recent years, deputies have responded to this same address for multiple overdoses and a death. Four individuals have been charged: 

Anthony Gimello Sr. 2 counts delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts possession of a controlled substance, and 1 count unlawful possession of a firearm, $100,000 bond.

Anthony Gimello Jr. 1 count delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts possession of a controlled substance, $75,000 bond.

Katie Griffin Held on Camden County warrants. 

Allison Gimello 1 count possession of a controlled substance, 1 count endangering the welfare of a child.

 

Illegal Drugs Destroy Families and Communities-Sheriff Gregoire wants to remind those who choose to sell drugs in Miller County, you will be identified, caught, and prosecuted. If you suspect criminal activity in your area, please contact the Miller County Sheriff's Office and remain anonymous by emailing us at tips@millercountysheriff.com or calling the office and speaking with a deputy. 

Allison Gimello

Anthony Gimello Jr. 

Anthony Gimello Sr. 

Katie Griffin

 

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Suspect arrested for Drug Trafficking and Child Endangerment

 

 

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During the afternoon hours on 02/16/2021 deputies responded to a welfare check at the Super 8 Hotel outside of Eldon. The caller reported that an unclothed toddler was roaming the hotel unsupervised. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with the mother identified as Brandy Batchelder 43 of Barnett. During their contact with Batchelder, deputies developed probable cause and requested to search the hotel room. During the search, deputies located over four pounds of suspected methamphetamine and other equipment used in the sale and distribution of narcotics, with an approximate street value of over $100,000. Batchelder was arrested and transported to the Miller County Adult Detention Center, where she is currently being held on a $250,000 bond. Batchelder has been charged with trafficking drugs 2nd degree and endangering the welfare of a child 1st degree. Deputies were assisted by the Eldon Police Department and Mid Missouri Drug Task Force.  

 

 -Sheriff Louie Gregoire

 

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Halloween Safety Tips

SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

 

Halloween is approaching, and we expect large groups of children to be out and about that evening, enjoying the festivities. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, we would like to offer the following safety tips. It is a good idea to review these with your children before they begin their trick-or-treat adventure.

 

Fake knives, swords, guns, and other costume accessories can potentially cause injury. Make sure they aren’t too long for the costume and review with your child that they are part of the costume and not a weapon. Make sure they are made out of cardboard or other flexible materials.

 

Only purchase costumes and accessories that are marked flame-resistant.

 

Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls. 

 

Try using makeup instead of a mask. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, which can be dangerous when kids are crossing streets and going up and down stairs.

 

Costumes with light colors and/or reflective tape are best. Someone in the group should carry a flashlight. Consider putting reflective tape on their candy bags too. 

 

Children should always trick-or-treat in groups, rather than alone, preferably with adult supervision. Children should carry a cell phone for quick communication.

 

Parents should select the safest route for children to take. Children should stay on sidewalks (where available) or on the shoulder of the roadway facing traffic. Children should avoid walking in the roadway, in alleys or poorly lit areas, and be cautious not to dart from behind shrubs or parked vehicles.

 

Drivers should slow down and use extreme caution, especially in neighborhoods where children are sure to be located.

 

Children should be instructed to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. They should also be advised to NEVER go into a home or car to collect treats. They should not stop at houses that are dark or do not have the porch lights turned on.

 

As an alternative of going door-to-door, parents can take their children to community-sponsored events such as those hosted by community centers, churches, schools, etc. Trunk or Treats!

 

Children should not eat any treats until they get home and a parent or adult can examine them. 

 

Children (and adults) should only consume unopened candies and treats in original wrappers. Treats with open packaging or torn wrappers should be discarded.

 

For more Halloween safety tips, please visit https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips 

 

With a little preparation, communication and diligence, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

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Chicago man charged with murder in relation to June Homicide

On 06/11/2018 the Miller County Sheriff's Office received information about human remains in a rural area of Miller County. The Miller County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation and is being assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control. The death has been ruled as a homicide and the human remains were identified as Tyler J. Worthington from the State of California. Based on information and witness statements gathered during the investigation, Miller County Prosecutor Ben Winfrey issued and arrest warrant for Joseph P. McKenna of Chicago, Illinois. McKenna was taken into custody without incident for the murder of Worthington. Joseph McKenna is being held on a $750,000.00 bond for 2nd degree murder and is awaiting extradition. 

No photo of McKenna is available at this time

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

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Eldon man apprehended after all day manhunt

During the afternoon hours of 09/18/2018, deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Route M and Adams Road. The female victim was reporting that she had been physically assaulted and was being followed down the highway by the suspect in a black GMC pickup. Upon deputies’ arrival to the area, they located the suspect driving the pickup. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputies pursued the suspect on foot and lost sight of him in the dense forest. The suspect that fled was identified as Gabriel Harris, 37 of Eldon, who had several felony warrants for his arrest out of Miller and Camden counties. A police K-9 and air support was requested. A citizen later located Harris in the area of Adams Road and Bax Road. Deputies and Troopers responded to the area. While searching the area, a deputy and trooper located Harris hiding in a hay barn. With the assistance of local farmers and their equipment, and after removing over half the round bales in the barn Harris was located hiding between the hay bales and taken into custody at 11:29 pm without incident. He is currently being held on a no bond warrant and a $100,000 warrant. Additional felony charges are expected to be filed in the near future. I would like to thank the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eldon Police Department, and local farmers and citizens for their assistance in apprehending this suspect.

 

Sheriff Gregoire

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Shooting suspect Devin Mckie apprehended and charged

 

 

On 08/18/2018 during the afternoon hours, Devin Mckie was located and arrested in Jefferson City without incident. Mckie is being held at the Miller County Jail, and has been charged with two counts of 1st degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Bond has been set at $300,000.

 

I would like to thank all the citizens that have provided information on Mckies whereabouts, which ultimately lead to his arrest. I would also like to thank the Cole County Sheriff's Office, Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Eldon Police Department, Jefferson City Police Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol for their assistance.

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

Miller County Sheriff's Office

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Suspect wanted for shooting two people outside of Eldon

During the evening hours of August 17th, 2018, the Miller County Sheriff's Office received information from Lake Regional Hospital that they had two patients with gunshot wounds that had been transported to the hospital by private conveyance. After deputies arrived at the hospital, they were able to obtain information on the crime scene location and the identity of the suspect shooter. The shooting occurred in the area of VFW Road in Miller County. Through witness statements, a physical altercation occurred between the two victims and the suspect, that escalated to the suspect shooting the victims multiple times. The suspect who fled the area after the shooting, has been identified as Devin Mckie, an 18 year old white male from the Eldon area. Devin Mckie has not been located at this time. Devin Mckie is possibly armed and is considered dangerous. If you have information on the whereabouts of Devin Mckie, please do not attempt to contact him, and call the Sheriff's Office at 573-369-2341 or at the tip line at 573-552-7189. 

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

 

Devin Mckie 

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