Home

Press Releases

767-5287

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On May 20th, 2022, a Lewis County deputy was on patrol in the La Belle, Missouri area when he observed a vehicle known to be driven by an individual who does not have a valid driver's license.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, who was identified as Gerald D. Lloyd, age 60, of La Belle,  was subsequently arrested and placed on a 24 hour hold for the charges of no valid operator's license and possession.

Mr. Lloyd was formally charged with one count of Possession of Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, a class D felony.  His bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

On May 23rd, 2022, Lewis County Judge, Cory Moon, authorized an O.R. bond and Mr. Lloyd was released from the Lewis County Jail.

Image 1

Sheriff's Report

SHERIFF'S REPORT

It's been a busy week for the Sheriff's Office.  The following arrests were made this past week:

Domestic Assault Arrest:

On May 16th, 2022, deputies responded to a 911 call from rural La Belle, Missouri for a domestic disturbance.  The caller alleged that her husband had physically assaulted her.  Upon further investigation, deputies arrested Douglas R. Geisendorfer, age 49, of La Belle for Domestic Assault.

On May 17th, 2022, formal charges were filed by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Chelsea Fellinger.  Mr. Geisendorfer was formally charged with one count of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony.

Lewis County Judge, Cory Moon, issued a warrant for Mr. Geisendorfer with a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

Mr. Geisendorfer was released on May 19th after posting bond at the Lewis County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

(Picture not available)

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Reckless Burning:

On May 18th, 2022, members of the Sheriff's Office were called to a report of a burned-out vehicle located near a bridge on Olive Street in rural Maywood, Missouri.  Deputies located a 2010 Chevrolet car that was completely burned.

After further investigation, deputies learned the vehicle owner, Danielle R. McDonald, age 29, of La Grange, Missouri had set her own vehicle on fire.

Ms. McDonald was issued a citation for recklessly burning, a class B misdemeanor.  She was then released.

Robert's Garage removed the vehicle from the scene.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Stealing Arrest:

On May 19th, 2022, the Sheriff's Office received a call from a homeowner in rural Lewistown, Missouri reporting their Ford F-150 had just been stolen.  The owner was able to stop the vehicle on Cactus Street.

 

Once on scene, deputies arrested Ethan T. McChristy, age 22, of Lewistown for stealing.

On May 20th, 2022 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Chelsea Fellinger, filed formal charges.  Mr. McChristy was charged with one count of Stealing a Motor Vehicle, a class D felony and one count of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, a class D felony.

The Honorable Cory R Moon issued a warrant for Mr. McChristy and bond was set at $10,000 cash only.

Mr. McChristy remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest

On May 17th, 2022 members of the Sheriff's Office, NEMO Drug Task Force, and Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Ronald L Breault and Laura M. Carlton for drug violations as part of an on-going narcotics investigation.

On May 18th, 2022, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Chelsea Fellinger, filed formal charges and sought warrants for both suspects.  Ronald L. Breault, age 55, of rural La Belle, was charged with one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, a class C felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, a class E felony.

Laura M. Carlton, age 45, of Quincy, Illinois was also charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, namely methamphetamine, a class C felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, a class E felony.

Lewis County Associate Judge, Cory Moon, issued warrants for both subjects and set bond at $10,000 cash or corporate surety.

Mr. Breault remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail while Ms. Carlton was released after posting bond from the Clark County Jail on May 19th.

This investigation continues.

 

***All Subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***

Image 1
Image 2
Image 3

MULTIPLE FELONY ARREST

March 23rd, 2022

 

On March 22nd, 2022, members of the Sheriff's Office went to Ewing, Missouri to serve a Knox County, Missouri arrest warrant to Charles Stanley Bunfill.  He was alleged to have violated a full order of protection in Knox County. 

Mr. Bunfill was located at his apartment and, while serving the arrest warrant, Bunfill was found near a loaded revolver.  The Sheriff and Chief Deputy also observed several firearms and illegal drugs in the living room. 

Mr. Bunfill was transported to the Lewis County Jail and members of the Sheriff's Office completed an affidavit for a search warrant for the apartment.  Lewis County Assistant Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger then applied for the search warrant and search warrant was then granted by the court.

During the course of the search; handguns, shotguns, rifles and ammunition was located.  Illegal narcotics were located, as well, and included methamphetamine, marijuana, smoking devices, pills and other paraphernalia. 

On March 23rd, 2022 Assistant Prosecutor Fellinger filed charges and sought a felony warrant for Mr. Bunfill.  The Honorable Judge Tom Redington issued an arrest warrant that included one count of possession of controlled substance, (methamphetamine), one count of possession of controlled substance, (alprazolam), both class D felonies, and fourteen counts of unlawful use of a weapon, (for possessing a firearm and controlled substances), all class E felonies.

Mr. Bunfill, age 68, remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail on no bond.

 

"All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law."

Image 1

Drug Interdiction Leads to Arrest

On March 3, 2022, members of the Sheriff's Office conducted drug interdiction patrols in Lewis County.  While patrolling in La Belle, they observed a silver Dodge Durango with a defective headlight and taillight.  The vehicle stopped at the corner of State Highway 6 and N 5th Street and as the Sheriff's Office was executing a traffic stop, they observed what appeared to be a drug transaction.  A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Logan M Miller, age 21, of Knox City, Missouri on several charges.  They include possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony; delivery of a controlled substance to a person less than 17, a class B felony and possession of a weapon and a felony controlled substance, a class D felony.

Mr. Miller is alleged to have sold Xanax pills to a juvenile.  He was also in possession of a .223 caliber AR rifle along with a semi-automatic handgun.

The juvenile was turned over to the juvenile authorities.

Mr. Miller remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

Assistant Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger filed the charges and the Honorable Thomas Redington issued the warrant.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted with this investigation.

*****All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.*****

Image 1

Possession of a Firearm by a Felon Arrest

On December 14, 2021 the Lewis County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of shots being fired near a residence located west of Ewing near 200th Avenue.  The victim alleged his neighbor, Larry McCracken, had fired a gun into a wooded area near the victim's home after he had threatened to harm the victim.

A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Larry McCracken, age 82, of rural Ewing, Missouri for possession of a firearm by a felon, a class D felony.  Mr. McCracken has a prior federal firearms conviction.

On December 15, 2021 Mr. McCracken was formally charged for unlawful possession of a weapon by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Chelsea Fellinger.  A warrant was issued by Judge Cory Moon.  Mr. McCracken also received a summons for assault in the 4th degree. 

Mr. McCracken was released on December 27th after posting a $20,000 cash only bond.

 

***All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***

Image 1

Warrant Arrest

On December 15, 2021 Dewan A Lloyd, age 34, of La Belle, Missouri was arrested in La Belle, Missouri on outstanding warrants out of Lewis County, Missouri.  Mr. Lloyd was wanted for failure to appear in relation to resisting arrest and drug charges pending in Lewis County.

He continues to be lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $15,500 cash only bond.

***All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***

Image 1

Stealing Arrest

On December 10, 2021, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office received a report of an employee stealing lottery tickets from  Casey's General Store in La Belle, Missouri.  After an internal investigation, management at Casey's requested law enforcement involvement.

Members of the Sheriff's Office determined the theft occurred on December 7, 2021 and the suspect took approximately $120.00 worth of lottery tickets.

On December 11, 2021, Ashlee Bruner, age 46, of La Belle, Missouri was arrested and issued a summons for stealing, a misdemeanor.

 

***All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***

Image 1

Trespass/Peace Disturbance Arrest

On  November 9, 2021, the Sheriff's Office was called to a farm located north of Monticello at approximately  4:30am.  A resident had located a male subject in a drug induced state wandering in the yard of his residence.  The subject was speaking incoherently and was uncooperative.

Upon arrival, the deputy arrested Douglas K. Howes, age 50, of  rural La Belle, Missouri on two outstanding Lewis County warrants.  Mr. Howes was wanted for failing to appear on a prior trespass case and for stealing fuel from County Market Express in Lewistown.  After being taken into custody, the deputy applied for further warrants for trespass and peace disturbance. 

Assistant  Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger filed formal charges and a warrant was subsequently issued by Judge Moon for trespass and peace disturbance. 

Mr. Howes remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $1250 cash only bond on all counts. 

Mr. Howes is currently out of the Missouri  Department of Corrections on parole.  Since his release, he has been arrested on several occasions leading to the above mentioned charges.  Previously, Mr. Howes had been sentenced to 3 years in the Missouri  Department of Corrections for possession of controlled substance.  Mr. Howes is a known felon and has numerous prior felony convictions and has served several prison sentences in the past.

 

*****All subjects are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.*****

Image 1

Attempted Burglary Arrest

On October 28, 2021, Lewis County deputies arrested Briana L. Stanislaw, age 20, of Ewing, Missouri for attempted burglary in the second degree.

Deputies had investigated a report of a female attempting to burglarize the Gustavabell Farm Stand in Ewing during the night of October 27, 2021.  Ms. Stanislaw was caught on surveillance video attempting to break into a lock box.  Ms. Stanislaw was located in Ewing, Missouri and taken into custody without incident.

On October 28, 2021, formal charges were sought by Assistant Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger and a warrant was issued by Associate Judge Corey Moon.  Ms. Stanislaw was charged with one count of attempted burglery, a class E felony.

Ms. Stanislaw remains in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $5000 cash only bond.

 

***All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***

Image 1

Domestic Assault Arrest

On October 25, 2021, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office received a report of a domestic disturbance in progress in rural La Belle, Missouri.  Upon arrival, the Lewis County deputy encountered Luke  J. Mullikin, age 35, and Sara J. Mullikin, age 36, who had been involved in a physical altercation. 

Following an investigation, Luke Mullikin was taken into custody and lodged in the Lewis County Jail on a 24 hour hold.  He was subsequently charged with domestic assault -4th degree, a class A misdemeanor. 

As of this release, Mr. Mullikin has posted bond and been released from the Lewis County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

*****All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.*****

Image 1
Load More