On March 9, 2018, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Kenneth P. Bringer, age 27, of La Grange, Missouri on one count of abuse or neglect of a child, a class D felony. This arrest was subsequent to an investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office and the Missouri Children's Division in which he is alleged to have struck a child causing injury.
Mr. Bringer was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
On March 4, 2018, Wendy A. Kent, age 39, of Kirksville, Missouri and Wade J. Rodriguez, age 32, of Kirksville, Missouri were both arrested on one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony and one count of trafficking in the first degree, a class A felony.
While on routine patrol, a deputy observed a traffic violation committed by Mr. Rodriguez. The vehicle was stopped in Lewistown, Missouri and, after further investigation, two plastic containers were discovered inside the vehicle. Approximately 135 grams of methamphetamine were located in the containers. Several other items of drug paraphernalia were also located.
Kent and Rodriguez remain lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $75,000 cash only bond each.
On March 3, 2018, Lewis A. Bradley, age 52, of La Belle, Missouri was arrested on one count of driving while intoxicated, aggravated offender, a class D felony, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a class D felony.
While on patrol in La Belle, Missouri, a deputy observed a traffic violation committed by Mr. Bradley and, after making contact with Mr. Bradley, he was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. While conducting this investigation, the deputy also located a loaded .38 caliber handgun in his pocket. Mr. Bradley has several prior DWI arrests.
Mr. Bradley was lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.
On January 15, 2018, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel E. Hartgrave, age 57, of rural La Belle, Missouri. The Sheriff's Office received a call from a medical facility regarding a female who had sustained major injuries from a domestic incident that occurred at a home at 29248 State Highway D, La Belle, Missouri. Upon further investigation, sheriff's deputies learned that Mr. Hartgrave had struck the female with two different objects causing major injuries. He was arrested on one count of assault in the 1st degree, a class A felony.
Mr. Hartgrave remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash only bond.
Williamstown Residential Burglary Arrest
On January 4, 2018 the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Dakota Stark, age 25, of Alexandria, Missouri on one count of burglary in the second degree, a class D felony. This arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office in October 2017. At that time the victim reported a person had entered their residence and taken tools and household items including surveillance cameras.
Stark remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash only bond.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office assisted with this investigation.
On December 31, 2017, Thomas D. Hurley, age 54, of Quincy, Illinois was arrested in Adam's County, Illinois on one count burglary in the 1st degree. Mr. Hurley is alleged to have committed burglary in rural Lewis County Missouri on November 2, 2017. Mr. Hurley is believed to have removed a heating unit from a residence in rural Lewistown, Missouri.
Mr. Hurley remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash only bond.
On the evening of December 26, 2017, Erik Hickerson turned himself in to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizens who contacted the office with information. The Sheriff's Office is grateful this arrest was made without incident.
On December 21st, 2017 members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and NEMO Drug Task Force were investigating the distribution of illegal drugs at the residence of Erik P. Hickerson. located at 29480 Magnolia, Durham, Missouri. While conducting surveillance at the residence they observed Mr. Hickerson drive near his property and when they approached him he fled the residence in his pickup.
A second individual, identified as Derrill Jackson, also drove onto the Hickerson property in a separate vehicle. A NEMO Drug Task Force Officer located drug paraphernalia on Mr. Jackson's person. Mr. Jackson then also attempted to flee from the area. He also placed the office at risk of harm as he fled in his pickup. Jackson attempted to flee into Marion County on Magnolia but was blocked by a Lewis County Deputy. The deputy had previously terminated his pursuit of Mr. Hickerson due to the dangerous conditions and was returning to assist the task force office. Jackson was then taken into custody.
Mr. Jackson, age 39, of Palmyra, Missouri remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 cash only bond. He is currently charged with one count of fleeing to avoid arrest, a class E felony, and one count of assault in the second degree, special victim, a class B felony.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Erik Hickerson is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the West Central Illinois Drug Task Force assisted with this investigation.
The Sheriff's Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of Erik P. Hickerson, age 37, or 29480 Magnolia, Durham, Missouri. Hickerson is wanted for fleeing from a Lewis County Deputy and the NEMO Drug Task Force on December 21st, 2017. This is the second time he has fled from law enforcement in the past three months. He is also wanted for possession of controlled substance, namely methamphetamine.
Hickerson is approximately 5'08" and 220 pounds. He is a white male with brown hair and brown beard or mustache and wears glasses. He is known to drive a 1999 charcoal Chevy pickup. The pickup has major damage.
The general public should not attempt to make contact with Hickerson but are asked to contact their local law enforcement if they see him or have information as to his whereabouts. Anyone with information is also asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 573-767-5287 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can leave an anonymous tip on our website.
On December 14, 2017, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Shawn R. Knight, age 38, of Lewistown, Missouri. An alert deputy noticed Mr. Knight near a field near Lewistown. Mr. Knight was wanted for failure to appear on a leaving the scene of an accident case. He was also wanted for the theft of construction tools. Mr. Knight was located hiding in a ditch and taken to the Lewis County Jail.
Mr. Knight is currently being held on two counts of stealing, both a class D felony. Knight is alleged to have taken construction equipment, including generators and hand tools, from a construction site near Lewistown. He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $27,500 cash only bond.
On December 17, 2017, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Tamara R. Cibert, age 23, of Lewistown, Missouri on two counts of stealing, both a class D felony. She is an accomplice of Mr. Knight. She remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash only bond.