Camden County, MO

Fugitive wanted for violating probation captured in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Mo. — A northeast Missouri man wanted for violating probation in Camden County, Missouri, was caught Friday afternoon in Memphis. Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney told KTVO Christopher Daniel Smith, 47, of Alexandria, Missouri, was arrested without incident at 1:15 p.m. Friday on Adams Street. Smith had earlier...
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Camdenton woman seriously injured in crash

NEW BLOOMFIELD — A Camdenton woman was seriously injured in a crash Thursday afternoon in Camden County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 47-year-old William Baur was driving eastbound on Westwood Drive & Dry Ridge Road when his Chevrolet Suburban traveled off the left side of the road. The...
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Woman hurt after crash in Camden County

CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) A woman was hurt after a single-vehicle crash in Camden County on Thursday afternoon. The crash happened just before 2:10 p.m. on Westwood Drive at Dry Ridge Road, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers said an SUV driven by William F. Baur, 47, of Camdenton, hit an embankment after The post Woman hurt after crash in Camden County appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Suspect In Biker Shooting On The Strip Fails To Appear In Court

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The man accused of a fatal shooting on the Lake Ozark Strip has been arrested for failing to appear in court for a traffic violation. Tonka Way-Con Ponder, 51, was charged last summer for the shooting death of one person and the injury of four others outside of Casablanca Pub and Grill. Ponder is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. This case is set to be heard in St. Charles County.

All in with Longhorns

RICHLAND, MO. – After retiring, Rusty Clark was looking for something to do. He had spent a career in the marine industry, but it was time to try something new, something different. “I have always been intrigued by Longhorns,” Rusty said. “One day, I was visiting a friend who...

Two suspects charged after Camden County traffic stop

CAMDEN COUNTY − Two suspects are in custody after a traffic stop Friday morning in Camden County. Columbia resident Mark Helmich, 35, and Hartsburg resident Crystal Sawyer, 25, were arrested Friday after an investigation. Helmich is charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving with a suspended or revoked...

Boone County man, woman charged in Camden County drug bust

A Boone County man and woman are charged in connection with a drug bust in Camden County last week. On Friday, the Camden County Sheriff’s office announced that they’d stopped a driver on Osage Beach Parkway and found narcotics in the vehicle. Their investigation led deputies to the Hawk’s Nest Lodge, where the driver was staying. Deputies found controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and stolen goods that had been taken from the Osage Beach area. Two people were arrested.

Camden County man pleads guilty in death investigation from 2021

CAMDENTON, Mo. (KY3) - A judge sentenced a Camdenton man to prison for a death investigation in 2021. Timothy Evans, 31, pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in the death of Dennis Born. The judge sentenced him to 15 years behind bars. Born’s mother addressed the court during the pleading...

Camdenton man gets 15 years in prison for fatal injection of Fentanyl

A Camden County man accused of injecting a fatal dose of fentanyl is headed to prison. Timothy Evans, of Camdenton, pleaded down Monday to first-degree involuntary manslaughter. He’d originally been charged with second-degree murder. Evans also pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance and tampering with a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.

Sunrise Beach Police Department updates radios to improve inter-agency communication

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Camden County Commission approved Sunrise Beach Police Department to get updated radios. “They work on the new most when a network as well as the regular one that we’re on now, to where it will allow us to speak with fire, EMS, and also Highway Patrol water patrol during state events that we have, and emergencies,” said Corporal Scott Craig with Sunrise Beach Police Department.
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Suspects Named in Drug Bust and Recovery of Stolen Items

The two suspects arrested late last week in connection to drugs and stolen items being recovered from the Hawks Nest Lodge in Osage Beach have been identified. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department says 35-year-old Mark Helmich, of Columbia, and 25-year-old Crystal Sawyer, of Hartsburg, have formally been charged in associate court. Helmich is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanors for driving revoked or suspended and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia…he’s being held on a $25,000 bond. Sawyer is charged with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia…she’s being held on a $15,000 bond. The stolen items were identified as being taken from the Osage Beach area.

Cars collide Sunday in Camden County after one failed to yield; sends man to the hospital

CAMDEN Co., Mo. (KMIZ) A man is in the hospital after a car hit another in Camden County Sunday because they failed to yield. The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Route MM at Shawnee Bend One. One car failed to yield to another car when attempting a left-hand turn. The driver of The post Cars collide Sunday in Camden County after one failed to yield; sends man to the hospital appeared first on ABC17NEWS.

Kansas man seriously injured in Camden County crash

An out-of-state man is seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Camden County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Blake Hearn, 23, of Olathe, Kansas, was driving on Route MM near the Shawnee Bend access of the Lake of the Ozarks in Sunrise Beach around 1:30 in the morning Sunday when the crash occurred. Troopers say another vehicle failed to yield to Hearn and the two collided.