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Sex offender arrested at Eldon pool

07-11-2018

Ref: Sex Offender Violation and Arrest

 

 Press Release

On July 9th, 2018, the Miller County Sheriff's Office completed an investigation on a registered sex offender for failing to properly report change of address to the Sheriff's Office as mandated by federal and state sex offender registry law.

 

During the course of their investigation, Miller County Deputies located Steven D. Thompson, 54 of Eldon, at the Eldon Aquatics Center where he was arrested for the charge of Failure to Properly Report Change of Address and Living within 1,000 Feet of a School.  Additional charges were sought through the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for Steven Thompson being at the Aquatics Center, a protected location.

 

Steven Thompson was convicted in 1994 for Sexual Abuse of a Minor; the victim being a 13-year-old female.  Steven Thompson was charged with three counts:

Sex Offender Reside Within 1,000 feet of a School after Conviction, a Class E Felony Fail to Register as a Sex Offender, a Class E Felony Sex Offender Physically Present at Park with Pool, a Class E Felony

Steven Thompson is being held at the Miller County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond.

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

Miller County Sheriff's Office

Steven Thompson

 

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Homicide victim identified

The human remains found in Miller County on 06/11/2018 have been identified as 34 year old Tyler J. Worthington from the State of California. Mr. Worthington's family has been notified and the investigation is ongoing. The Miller County Sheriff's Office and the Division of Crime and Drug Control are currently working on more than 60 leads at this time. Investigators are looking for the vehicle that Mr. Worthington was possibly driving while he was in Missouri. The vehicle is described as a 2018 white Toyota Corolla with Illinois registration AW70304.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of the vehicle or any other information pertaining to this investigation, please contact the Miller County Sheriff's Office 573-369-2341 or Darrin Haslag with the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 573-526-6329 ext. 3630.

Tyler Worthington 

 

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July 4th DWI Campaign

**July 4th DWI Campaign**

06/29/2018 to 07/04/2018

 

This weekend through the July 4th Holiday, Deputies will be out in force, making sure Miller County roadways are safe from impaired drivers. In 2017 alone, 173 people were killed, and 522 seriously injured by impaired drivers statewide. Sheriff Gregoire would like to remind everyone this holiday weekend to make smart decisions, and not drive impaired. Together we can make our roadways safer!

 

This campaign was made possible by a grant provided to the Sheriff's Office by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Human Remains Identified

After an autopsy was completed on the 13th of June, investigators with the Miller County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, have identified the human remains as a male individual that had been entered into the National Missing Persons Database. Investigating agencies are ruling the death as a homicide, but are not releasing the actual identity of the person due to the ongoing investigation and until all family notifications have been made. Nothing further will be released at this time. 

Human remains found, investigation underway

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 after confirming the human remains, and is being assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control. Identification of the body or cause of death has not been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be scheduled and more information will be provided at a later time. 

Four arrested after drug investigation

The Miller County Sheriff's Office, along with the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force arrested Jeffery Barlow, Abigail Haslag, and Scott Howell in conjunction with a drug investigation involving the distribution of methamphetamine. On 06/07/2018, Officers conducting the investigation witnessed suspected drug transactions taking place and made contact with the subjects involved. Officers made arrest after searching and finding suspected methamphetamine. Officers also took Brian Stogsdill into custody during the drug investigation on several outstanding warrants. Barlow is being held on a $75,000 bond for two counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance, and also has a no bond parole warrant. Scott Howell is being held on a $50,000 bond for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Abigail Haslag is being held on a $25,000 bond for one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. The Miller County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the following agencies and would like to thank them for their assistance. Cole County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, ATF, Mustang Drug Task Force, and the Eldon Police Department. The Miller County Sheriff's Office has zero tolerance when it comes to drug use and is committed to helping fight the addiction and destruction of its causes. If you have knowledge of criminal activity, please contact the Miller County Sheriff's Office. 

Abigail Haslag

Brian Stogsdill

Jeffery Barlow

Scott Howell

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5 arrested after end to long term drug investigation

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office and the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force have ended a long term narcotics investigation after receiving information about a suspected heroin and fentanyl drug ring inside Miller County. On 06/04/2018, as part of the drug ring investigation a person of interest was identified which led to a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Stefanie Cavanaugh. Officers searched the vehicle and found suspected heroin in Ms. Cavanaugh’s possession. Ms. Cavanaugh was taken into custody. Ms. Cavanaugh is being held on a $50,000 class C felony bond for delivery of a controlled substance.  In the evening hours on 06/04/2018, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 794 S. Eastview in Eldon. During the search warrant officers found suspected methamphetamine and heroin in the residence and on multiple suspects.  Kathryn Wilson was taken into custody and is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond for class D felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Lenita Ginger was taken into custody and is being held on a $50,000 dollar bond for a class C felony, delivery of a controlled substance. Edgar Walters was taken into custody and is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond for class D felony possession of a controlled substance. Jeffery Moad was taken into custody and is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond for class D felony possession of a controlled substance. A search of Todd Ginger’s bedroom was conducted and during the search suspected methamphetamine was found along with drug paraphernalia that indicated the distribution and selling of narcotics. Todd Ginger is being charged with a class C felony delivery of controlled substance. Todd Ginger is not in custody and information on his location should be directed to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

As the Sheriff of Miller County, I’m dedicated to getting drugs out of Miller County and protecting its hard working residents. If you have information on possible drug dealing, please call the Miller County Sheriff’s Office and let’s work together for a better tomorrow.

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

Miller County Sheriff Office

 

 

Stefanie Cavanaugh

Kathryn Wilson

Jeffery Moad

Lenita Ginger

Edgar Walters

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Suspect wanted after fleeing deputies

During the early morning hours of 06/05/2018 the Miller County Sheriff’s office along with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force was notified of suspected drug transactions taking place at the El-rancho truck stop outside of Eldon. The sheriff’s office has received multiple complaints in the past about suspected drug dealing at the truck stop. Officers responded to the location and made contact with the driver of an out of state vehicle that was parked in a parking space. The driver was identified as Michael Regehr. During the investigation the officer attempted to arrest Michael Regehr for suspected drug possession and Mr. Regehr resisted arrest and fled the scene. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Rebecca Vize and was taken into custody after officers found suspected methamphetamine in her possession. Rebecca Vize is being held on a $25,000 bond and has been charged with a class D felony of possession of controlled substance. Michael Regehr has been charged with a class D felony count of possession of controlled substance and 1 class E felony count of resisting/interfering with an arrest. Michael Regehr is not in custody and information on his whereabouts should be directed to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Sheriff Louie Gregoire

Miller County Sheriff Office

 

     

         Rebecca Vize              Michael Regehr

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Brumley Postal Carrier Arrested and Charged with DWI

On 12/22/2017 deputies received a report that a Brumley postal carrier was possibly driving while intoxicated. The report indicated that Thomas Greschner (49) of Brumley was out delivering mail on his route, and that he was possibly intoxicated. A deputy responded to the area, and was able to locate Greschner operating his postal vehicle. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, and upon further investigation, Greschner was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to the Miller County Adult Detention Center. He was processed, and issued a summons for Driving While Intoxicated (Class B Misdemeanor), and released with a court date. A summons is not proof of guilt, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Eldon man charged after pulling knife on deputies

On 12/06/2017 deputies responded to a report of trespassing outside of Eldon. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a male subject identified as John Melton who pulled a fixed blade knife and threatened them. Melton was ordered to drop the weapon, in which he refused to comply with deputy commands. A struggle ensued, and after a brief struggle, deputies were able to take Melton into custody without further incident. After taking Melton into custody, deputies located multiple open knifes and a hatchet on his person. Melton has been charged by the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney with unlawful use of a weapon, and is currently being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond and a no bond probation violation. 

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