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Domestic Assault Arrest

On October 15, 2018, Jamie L Brumbaugh, age 31, of Durham, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on one count of domestic assault, a class E felony.  The arrest stems from a domestic dispute that occurred on October 14, at the subject's home, in rural Durham, Missouri. 

Mr. Brumbaugh remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.

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Felony Arrest

On October 7, 2018, Jesse L. Huckaby, age 42, of Ewing, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on two counts of attempted statutory rape in the second degree, both class E felonies. and one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.  On October 6, the sheriff's office received information that an adult male was sending lewd photographs to two juvenile females.  The sheriff's deputies then posed as the juvenile females via text messaging or social media.  Huckaby then drove to a cemetery where he thought he was meeting the juvenile females for sexual relations.  Lewis County deputies then took Mr. Huckaby into custody.

Huckaby remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

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ARREST

Lewis County Man Arrested


(Kirksville, MO) – On October 2, 2018 at approximately 1500 hours the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit (KRCCU) arrested James Starr (Age:28) near the city park in La Belle, Mo. Starr had arranged to meet a female he thought was 13 years old to engage in sexual contact.

In July the KRCCU began an undercover investigation of Starr’s social media profiles after it received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). A social media website reported to NCMEC possible illegal activity by a profile that was traced back to Starr.

An Adair County arrest warrant was issued for Starr in reference to this investigation for Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child which held a $5000 cash only bond. Subsequently a Lewis County search warrant was issued for Starr’s residence in La Belle. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the KRCCU, and the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force executed the search. Several computer related items were seized and sent to be analyzed at the KRCCU lab.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Arrest

On September 28, 2018, John D Hardy, age 34, of Canton, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony, and one count of possession of a controlled substance, heroin, a class D felony.  The arrest stems from a traffic stop made by a deputy  in Canton, Missouri.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Canton Police Department.

Hardy remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash only bond.

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Investigating Break-Ins

The Sheriff's Office is investigating several reported break-ins that occurred outside of Canton on the night of June 29, 2018.  Several garages and vehicles were entered and some items of small value may have been taken.  As part of the investigation, a suspect vehicle was identified.  The Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify the occupants of a Honda Ridgeline pickup that was seen at or near one of the burglaries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lewis County Sheriff's Office at 573-767-5287.

Burglary Arrest

On July 1, 2018, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested David J Schmidt, age 21, of Maywood, Missouri and Daniel O Schmidt, age 19, of Maywood, Missouri on one count of attempting to commit burglary in the 2nd degree, a class E felony. This arrest stems from an incident which occurred on May 19, 2018. The Schmidt brothers were caught by a local citizen trespassing at an abandoned house near Maywood.Upon further investigation, it was discovered they were attempting to enter the property in order to steal copper.

Both individuals remain lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash only bond each.

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Public Safety Awareness

Since the end of the school year, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office have seen minors and children operating golf carts, ATVs, scooters and side by sides on city streets throughout the county.  Parents are reminded that this is a violation of Missouri law.  Licensed drivers must be operating these types of vehicles.  Children operating these vehicles pose a danger to themselves and others.  Parents may be held responsible for repeated violations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 573-767-5287.

Drug Arrest

On June 20,2018, members of the Sheriff's Office arrested Laura Berry, age 53, of Lewistown, Missouri for delivery of a controlled substance, a class C felony.  Berry is alleged to have distributed a prescription medication, namely the generic form of Zanax, to another person on April 28, 2018.

The Sheriff's Office as assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the NEMO Drug Task Force.

Berry remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.

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Vehicle Theft Arrest

On June 18, 2018, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen truck from the Beilstein Camper Sales parking lot.  The owner of the stolen truck attempted to chase the vehicle on US 61 but was unable to catch the suspect.  A member of the Palmyra Police Department located the stolen vehicle at the Wilco gas station in Palmyra.

Upon investigation, Christopher E. Guzman, age 18, of Fort Madison, Iowa was arrested for stealing the Ford F150.  The Sheriff's Office also located a stolen 2014 Jeep Compass near Beilstein Camper Sales.  The Jeep was stolen out of Donnellson, Iowa.  Stolen items from several Canton residents were located in the Jeep.  There were also stolen items from the Lee County, Iowa area as well.  The Sheriff's Office continues to investigate this matter along with the Canton Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the Fort Madison Police Department.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Palmyra Police Department assisted with this investigation.

Guzman remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 cash only bond.

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Vehicle Break Ins

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate vehicle break ins in the Durham and Ewing areas.  Over the past few months, the Sheriff's Office has received over a dozen reports.

In all of these investigations, the consistent similarity is that the vehicles were left unlocked.  Locked vehicles are generally left alone.

The suspects generally look for prescription drugs, small amounts of money and small items of value.

Please lock your vehicles in an attempt to deter criminal behavior.  Don't be an easy target!

Contact the Sheriff's Office if you have information regarding these break ins.

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