On February 2, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office located two subjects trespassing at the old Prairie View rest home on Lewis County property near Lewistown, Missouri. Both James Murry, age 34, of Canton, Missouri and Larissa Roberts, age 26, of Barry, Illinois received summonses to appear for trespassing in the 1st degree. They were released at the scene.
The public is reminded that this old nursing home, located west of the Lewis County Fairgrounds, is off limits to the public. The property has been boarded and is dangerous to enter. Anyone located in or on the property will be subject to arrest.
On February 3, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Amanda M. Blake, age 35, of Kirksville, Missouri and Christopher Lake, age 34, of La Plata, Missouri. Officers were checking on a stranded motorist near State Highway 6 and Evergreen east of Lewistown. They then discovered Blake & Lake to be in possession of a controlled substance. Miss Blake and Mr. Lake were both charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a class D felony.
Both remain lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash only bond each.
On February 2, 2019, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas B. Wolf, age 40, of Taylor, Missouri for felony driving while intoxicated. While on patrol on US Highway 61, a deputy observed several traffic violations. After further investigation, the deputy arrested Mr. Wolf for DWI. Mr. Wolf has two prior convictions for DWI as well.
Wolf remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.
On January 31 ,2019, a member of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office was called to a report of a suspicious person on 250th street south of Lewistown, Missouri. The deputy located Rodney R. Fifer, age 56, of Ewing, Missouri, walking on 250th street. Mr. Fifer reported his vehicle was stuck in a yard nearby. After further investigation, the deputy discovered illegal substances in Mr. Fifer's possession. Fifer was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, a class C felony.
Fifer remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash only bond.
UPDATE: Blake Brotherton turned himself in to the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on January 30, 2019. He is being held on one count of domestic assault - 2nd degree, a class D felony. He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.
The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is seeking the location of Blake M. Brotherton, age 27, of Ewing, Missouri. Brotherton is wanted on one count of domestic assault in the 2nd degree, a class D felony. Brotherton is alleged to have assaulted a family member on January 16, 2019. He is aware of the warrant and has been in contact with law enforcement, but has refused to surrender himself. He may be in the Quincy, Illinois area.
Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to contact your local law enforcement agency or the Lewis County Sheriff's Office.
On January 23, 2019, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate suspicious persons near La Belle, Missouri. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a male and female subject and discovered they were in possession of an illegal substance. Deputies arrested Gayla A. Velasquez, age 34, of Amarillo, Texas on one count of possession of a controlled substance, mainly methamphetamine, a class D felony. The male subject, Andrew S. Fisher, age 32, of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of the state of Texas. He is awaiting extradition to Texas.
Velasquez remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.
On January 9, 2019 a member of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office was serving an arrest warrant to Jeffrey A. Bruhl, age 38, of Ewing, Missouri on one count of failure to pay child support. While communicating with Mr. Bruhl about the warrant he resisted arrest and attempted to run from the deputy.
The deputy chased Bruhl into a field north of Clow Street, near Ewing, Missouri until he was apprehended.
Bruhl remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail on one count of failure to pay child support, a class E felony, as well as resisting arrest by fleeing, also a class E felony.
On January 8th, 2019 members of the Sheriff's Office arrested David Kenny, age 71, of La Belle, Missouri for theft of livestock, a class C felony.
In December 2017, Sharpe Land and Cattle, of rural La Belle, Missouri reported three black Angus cows and four black Angus calves had stolen from a pasture in rural Lewis County. Law enforcement discovered Mr. Kenny had picked up the cattle without permission and transported them to an undisclosed location.
Mr. Kenny was released on January 9, 2019 after posting bond.
His next court appearance is scheduled for January 22nd, 2019.
On January 4, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office were called to a domestic disturbance on Waverly Street, Ramsey Jones Trailer Park, near La Grange, Missouri. The female victim reported she had been punched in the stomach and elbowed.
Deputies arrested Nicholas P. Andrews, age 35, of La Grange, Missouri for domestic assault. He was formally charged with one count of domestic assault in the third degree, a class E felony.
Andrews was released from jail on an O.R. bond after court on January 7, 2019.