CRIME & SAFETY
Charges now filed against two suspected gang members shuttling Fentanyl into Jefferson City
Charges are filed against two Jefferson City men for shuttling more than 900 Fentanyl pills into town. It was Thursday evening when detectives assigned to narcotics detection initiated a traffic stop on Industrial Drive. The officers report that after they pulled the vehicle over, they noticed three occupants in the back seat making frantic movements.
Moniteau County pair arrested following nearly 50-mile police chase around Jefferson City
Two Moniteau County residents are arrested following a 45-minute police chase around Jefferson City. It was last Thursday afternoon when an officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Dalton Fisher of California. Fisher was wanted on a no bond felony warrant for a probation violation in reference to an assault of a special victim.
Cole County couple pleads guilty after infant daughter digests methamphetamine
A Cole County couple pleads guilty to contributing to the death of their two-month-old daughter. Cole County Prosecutor Locke Thompson says Kayla Brewer pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter. She’d originally been charged with second-degree murder but pleaded down after agreeing to testify against the father of her child, Jason Williams.
Cole County woman pleads guilty to baby's death, gets five years probation
Kayla Brewer, the Cole County woman charged with the death of her 2- month old child pleaded guilty to recklessly causing the death of her baby. A Cole County Grand Jury indicted Brewer and her partner Jason Williams in February 2021 for the September 2020 death of their child after an autopsy found the infant died with "a significant amount" of meth in the infant's system.
Moniteau County woman wanted for leaving the scene of a Cole County accident arrested with methamphetamine
A Moniteau County woman wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Cole County for leaving the scene of an accident is arrested with methamphetamine. The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office reports it was early Monday morning when deputies conducted a traffic stop on Lookout Trail for a speeding violation. Deputies learned the driver, Jamie Earnheart, 28, of California, currently had a suspended driver’s license, no insurance for her vehicle, and was currently on probation and parole for possession of a controlled substance.
Eugene woman sentenced to two years in prison for ramming Jefferson City police cruiser
A Cole County woman accused of ramming a parked police car with her vehicle pleads guilty. Chelsea Morris, of Eugene, pleaded guilty last Wednesday to resisting arrest and first-degree property damage. She was sentenced to two years in prison on both charges. Morris also pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and...
Bond set for two gang members linked to Fentanyl pills recently seized in JC
Bond is set for two men recently arrested with almost three ounces of Fentanyl. Troy Sharkey, 22, of Jefferson City, and Niquerion Ousley, 19, of St. Louis, were arrested May 18 shortly after crossing into Jefferson City from the Missouri River Bridge. Both are charged with second-degree drug trafficking. On...
Mid – Mo bust grabs one pound of meth
A Holts Summit man faces drug charges after a Wednesday traffic stop. Police pulled over 46 – year old Lloyde Thomasson after they were alerted he may have been driving on a suspended license. During the stop they found about one pound of meth and thousands of dollars in cash in his vehicle. Thomasson faces drug and resisting arrest charges.
Judgement in case of Jefferson City shooter reversed, sent back to Cole County court
The case of a Jefferson City man, sentenced to prison for two separate shootings, is sent back to Cole County court. Jaquan Whirley, 22, was sentenced to seven years in prison last year after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon. Whirley was charged in connection with a shooting that happened in December of 2018 on Case Avenue. Over a dozen shell casings were found and one person was hurt but did not need hospitalization. A home and some vehicles were hit by gunfire.
Jefferson City woman accused of ramming boyfriend's vehicle, assaulting him and woman
A Jefferson City woman faces multiple charges for allegedly ramming her vehicle into her boyfriend’s vehicle and assaulting him while drunk. Roxanna Strapko is charged with second-degree assault, second-degree domestic assault, first-degree property damage, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a revoked or suspended license. She is being held without bond but does have a bond hearing set for today and a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 1.
Jefferson City woman suffers moderate injuries in crash on W. Truman Boulevard
A Jefferson City woman totals her SUV on W. Truman Boulevard just west of the Capital Mall. The Jefferson City Police Department reports Michelle Pleus, 52, was driving on W. Truman around 1 p.m. Thursday when she attempted to turn into a private drive and then pull into a parking space. But police say Pleus confused the accelerator for the brakes and drove through a raised grass median, then skid clockwise through an adjacent parking lot. The police report says Pleus’ SUV then skidded into a light fixture, then an internet power box, before it struck a tree.
JCMO man faces drug and weapons charges after domestic arrest
A Jefferson City man faces drug and weapons charges after a Sunday incident. Chaquan McClain is accused of threatening his girlfriend’s father with a gun at a home on East Dunklin. Officers say he was arrested and they found Fentanyl pills and a pistol that had been modified to fire fully automatic in McClain’s backpack.
Woman injured after SUV goes through median, hits tree in parking lot
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A Jefferson City woman suffered moderate injuries in a crash Thursday afternoon in the 3200 block of West Truman Boulevard. Michelle Pleus, 52, was hurt in the crash and taken to an area hospital by ambulance, according to a crash report from the Jefferson City Police Department. She was wearing a The post Woman injured after SUV goes through median, hits tree in parking lot appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
(AUDIO): Jefferson City’s police chief says awards exemplify the compassion his officers have for the community
Jefferson City’s police chief has high praise for the heroism and professionalism displayed by his officers in numerous difficult circumstances during the past year. Police chief Eric Wilde is grateful to the 17 JCPD employees and 911 operators who were honored last week. “It’s the day in the life...
TWO SUBJECTS ARRESTED IN SEDALIA TRAFFIC STOP
The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office arrested two subjects after conducting a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle on May 23. According to a probable cause statement, deputies patrolling in Sedalia initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was believed to be reported stolen out of Jefferson City. The occupants of the vehicle, Jordan Willis, of Jefferson City, and Jessica Collins, of Sedalia, were arrested after dispatch confirmed the vehicle. Deputies located a small clear baggie containing methamphetamine on the center console in plain view.
Man charged with manslaughter in girlfriend's death in court on Tuesday
The Cole County man charged with the involuntary manslaughter of his girlfriend was in court on Tuesday. Joshua Wilbers is also charged with Armed Criminal Action for the death of Hallie Phillips on November 26, 2022. Wilbers had a Plea/Trial Setting scheduled for Tuesday, May 30. That hearing has been...
Two men pulled over near bridge are caught with Fentanyl
Two men are in the Callaway County Jail after being arrested with Fentanyl. Police stopped Niquerion Ousley and Troy Sharkey while driving over 90 – miles per hour headed into Jefferson City at the Missouri River bridge. Investigators say Ousely was found with a bag containing nearly three ounces of Fentanyl. Both men were identified as members of the ‘OMB’ gang.
Jefferson City teen arrested for trying to steal a vehicle in Moniteau County
A Jefferson City teen is arrested for trying to steal a vehicle in Moniteau County. The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to School Street in Jamestown on Friday about an attempted vehicle theft. A witness told deputies that he saw a suspect, later identified as Brandon Higgins, 19, trying to get into a parked vehicle. The witness confronted Higgins, who took off running.
Grieving parents share evidence from son's drowning, call attention to lack of summer camp regulation
ST. LOUIS — Travon and Olga Mister thought they had a slam dunk as they walked the legislative hallways of the capitol building in Jefferson City late last year. They were armed with a bill to make summer camps safer than the one where their 6-year-old son drowned in south St. Louis County.
Man seriously injured after crash in Miller County
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ) Brian R. Kliethermes, 55, of Eugene is recovering from serious injuries after a vehicle crash in Miller County on Wednesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Report, the crash happened at 4:00 p.m. on Route 17. Troopers say Kliethermes was traveling south when he attempted to make a left The post Man seriously injured after crash in Miller County appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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