'We felt that what they did was criminal': Ray County Sheriff discusses audit that found troubling issues
A scathing audit found missing money from the Ray County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office as well as thousands of dollars in “questionable purchases”. Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick’s investigators found the most troubling issues happened from 2018 through 2020 when Garry Bush was sheriff. The audit found...
Injuries reported in accident on MO 13 in Ray County
RAY COUNTY — An accident in a construction area in Ray County left two people injured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a southbound vehicle driven by Deborah Carver rotated and came to rest in the northbound lane of MO 13 after it was hit by another vehicle driven by Manyvon Bunpan.
Ray County Sheriff discusses troubling findings in audit, describes actions as criminal
Discover the shocking revelations from a scathing audit of the Ray County Sheriff's Office in Missouri. With missing money and thousands of dollars in discrepancies, the Sheriff discusses the troubling findings, hinting at potential criminal activities within the department.
Ray County receives 'poor' audit for mismanaged funds, reckless spending
The Missouri State Auditor's Office gave both the Ray County Sheriff's Office and prosecutor's office their lowest rating.
Missouri sheriff’s office spent county money on beer, 15 TVs and 76 hams, audit finds
Missouri Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick gave Ray County a “poor” audit rating — the lowest possible rating from his office.
North Carolina Man Arrested on Multiple Charges In Ray County
A North Carolina man was arrested Monday evening in Ray County and is now facing five charges including two felonies. Troop A of the Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 38-year-old Jacksonville, North Carolina resident Daniel A. Wurdinger at 5:51 P.M. Monday in Ray County for felony possession of a forgery device, felony possession of a controlled substance- pills, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, driving while intoxicated via alcohol and drugs, and not having a valid drivers license.
Audit Accuses Ray County Sheriff’s Office of “Questionable Buys” on Booze, Cigarettes, and Ham
(MissouriNet) A state audit accuses a Missouri sheriff’s office of “questionable buys” on booze, cigarettes, and a lot of ham. A state audit says the Ray County Sheriff’s Office misused thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to buy things like beer, cigarettes, 15 TVs, and 76 hams. State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick says nearly three-thousand dollars in missing money as well as more than 55-hundred dollars in questionable purchases were made by the Ray County Sheriff’s Office from 2018 to 2020. In addition, the audit found office personnel did not transmit more than $2,500 in conceal carry weapon permit fees and about $450 in sex offender registry fees to the County Treasurer. In response, Ray County Sheriff Scott Childers says the expenses were made during a previous administration, under former Sheriff Garry Bush.
Excelsior Springs Girl Hurt In Utility Vehicle Accident
A 12-year-old Excelsior Springs girls was left with minor injuries after a utility vehicle she was a passenger in overturned Sunday evening in Ray County. Troop A of the Highway Patrol says an 11-year-old Excelsior Springs girls was operating a John Deere 825E side by side on Wolf Holler Road east of Highway O in Ray County at 6 P.M. Sunday. That’s when the vehicle began to skid and went off the right side of the roadway, where it overturned.
Audit: Missing money, ‘questionable’ purchases at Missouri sheriff’s office
A Missouri audit found nearly $3,000 in missing money and over $5,000 in "questionable purchases" at the Ray County Sheriff's Office.
Missouri State Auditor uncovers questionable finances in Ray County
(RAY COUNTY, Mo.) The Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick has been running the numbers in Ray County's books and has uncovered missing money and questionable purchases. An audit released from the State Auditor has given Ray County a "poor" score and has identified nearly $3,000 missing and over $5,500 in questionable purchases made by the Ray County Sheriff's Office.
State audit details missing funds, questionable purchases by leaders in Ray County
RAY COUNTY, Mo. — An audit by Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick revealed Ray County has $3,000 missing and the sheriff's office made questionable purchases from 2018 to 2020. The audit states the Ray County Sheriff's Office made over $5,500 in questionable purchases. Among the questionable acquisitions were beer,...
Escaped Phelps County inmate captured
ROLLA, Mo. (KMIZ) Jonathan O'Dell was found Sunday after escaping Phelps County Jail. He was taken into custody without incident in Ray County at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday by the FBI, per the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Ray County Sheriff's Office. Just after 11 p.m. Friday, two inmates escaped the Phelps County Jail The post Escaped Phelps County inmate captured appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
Escaped inmate captured in Ray County
RAY COUNTY, Mo. - The FBI has taken a man who's reportedly a member of a militia group back into custody after he escaped from the Phelps County Federal Prison. An agency spokesperson says Jonathan Schmidt O'Dell was re-arrested Sunday following a pursuit on Bollinger Road in Ray County after he'd escaped Friday. A Facebook posting from the Ray County Sheriff's Department says Schmidt O'Dell was captured after a witness reported seeing him in a stolen truck. Schmidt O'Dell and a second inmate escaped from the jail in Rolla after breaking out of a holding cell. The other inmate reportedly turned himself in.
Escaped inmate sought by FBI, local law enforcement arrested in Ray County, Missouri
RAY COUNTY, Mo. — UPDATE:The Ray County Sheriff's Office said Jonathan O'Dell, who escaped from a federal prison, is back in custody. KMBC is working to gather details of his arrest, but the sheriff's Facebook page posted a picture of him in custody:. This content is imported from Facebook....
Man who allegedly wanted to start war at Mexico border arrested Sunday near KC metro
About 42 hours after breaking out of a Missouri prison cell, a detainee charged with threatening violence and accused of planning to start a war at the Mexican border has been arrested. Jonathan S O’Dell, 33, was taken into custody by authorities including the FBI at about 5 p.m. in...
Ray County Commission meet on Tuesday, October 3
RICHMOND, Mo. – Ray County Commission meet on Tuesday, October 3. According to a tentative agenda, commissioners expect to sign a letter to AECOM, who has been retained by BNSF to review private crossings in Missouri. Commissioner Gains then signs Progress #9 for Christian Road. Also included is approval of payables and minutes.
Man who escaped from Phelps County jail last week now faces new charges
A Benton County man, who escaped from the Phelps County jail last week, is now facing new charges in connection with his escape in Ray County. Jonathan O’Dell, 33, of Warsaw, was charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest Monday. Authorities say O’Dell and another...
Accused Missouri militiaman arrested days after jailbreak
A man who escaped Phelps County Jail late Friday evening is back in police custody late Sunday afternoon.
Federal escapee caught in Ray County, planned to kill migrants, border agents
Johnathan O'Dell, previously charged for threatening to shoot immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexican border as well as any federal authorities who tried to stop him.
Audit: Missouri Sheriff’s Office made ‘questionable’ buys of TVs, hams, beer, cigarettes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - An audit found a Missouri Sheriff’s Office may have misused thousands of dollars in taxpayer money when it bought 15 TVs, dozens of hams, beer, cigarettes, and other items. The Missouri State Auditor reviewed financial records belonging to the Ray County Sheriff’s Office and...