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Trespassing Arrest

On May 21, 2024, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office received a report of trespasser at a residence near Williamstown, Missouri.  The caller stopped a female suspect from driving away in his vehicle.  Upon arrival, the deputy arrested the suspect identified as Kasey Crandall, age 24, of Keokuk, Iowa. 

Miss Crandall was formally charged with a class E felony of Tampering with a motor Vehicle - 1st Degree by Lewis County Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger.  The Honorable Corey Moon issued a warrant with no bond authorized.

Miss Crandall remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail.

 

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

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Circuit Court News

Lewis County Circuit Court News

 

On May 15, 2024 the Honorable Matthew Wilson, Circuit  Judge, conducted court proceedings in Lewis County.  Prosecuting attorney, Chelsea Fellinger, represented the State of Missouri on several criminal matters.  This report only includes criminal matters where formal disposition was entered. 

LaCrisha M. Wagy, age 41, of La Grange, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of stealing, a class D felony, punishable by up to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Mrs. Wagy, the former Executive Director of Heartland Resources, admitted to stealing Heartland Resource funds for personal reasons.  This included paying her cell phone bills, utility bills, making purchases at local businesses and Amazon purchases using the Heartland Resources company credit card.  Heartland Resources is a nonprofit organization that serves seniors in many ways including Meals on Wheels and in home care. 

Wagy was sentenced to a suspended imposition of sentence and placed on five years supervise probation with the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole. She is required to serve shock and incarceration, pay court costs and meet other probation requirements. Wagy was also required to pay full restitution, in the amount of $6546.14, to Heartland Resources.  This amount has already been paid.

This matter was the result of a lengthy investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office. 

 

Thomas L Butler, of Maywood, Missouri pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, a class D felony, punishable by up to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.   

Butler was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and was granted a suspended execution of sentence (SES).  He was placed on supervised probation with the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office assisted the La Grange Police Department with this investigation. Butler was found to be in possession of a firearm as a felon during a routine traffic stop that occurred in La Grange in 2023.

Domestic Disturbance Leads to Arrest

On May 14th, 2024 members of the Lewis County Sheriff's office responded to a 911 call in Ewing, Missouri.  The female victim reported she had been assaulted by her male boyfriend and he had fled the scene.  The deputies responded to the residence and made contact with the victim.  The suspect, identified as Austin Davis, was then observed driving through Ewing and leaving the area.  The victim reported the suspect was armed and dangerous and had stated the cops were going to have to shoot him.   A deputy located Mr. Davis traveling west of Ewing, on State Highway 6, and apprehended Mr. Davis without incident.  Mr. Davis was then lodged in the Lewis County jail.

Mr. Davis, age 22, of Ewing, Missouri was formally charged with assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, by Lewis County Prosecutor Chelsea Fellinger.  Associate Court Judge Corey Moon issued a warrant for Mr. Davis and he remains lodged in the Lewis County jail in lieu of $2500.00 cash only bond. 

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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

On May 3, 2023, a Lewis County Sheriff's Office deputy conducted a traffic stop for speed in rural Lewis County.  Upon contact, the driver was identified as Leslie A. Kirby, age 41, of Canton, Missouri.  After further investigation, it was determined Miss Kirby's Illinois driver's license had been revoked and she was placed under arrest and transported to the Lewis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges.  Upon arrival at the jail, Miss Kirby was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, Methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. 

An arrest warrant was sought through Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Chelsea Fellinger.  The Honorable Corey Moon issued a warrant alleging one count of Possession of Controlled Substance, a class D felony.

Miss Kirby has previous convictions in Adams County, Illinois for both Manufacturing and/or Delivering Controlled Substance and Possession of Controlled Substance, Heroin.  She has a prior conviction in Hancock County, Illinois for Manufacturing/Delivering Controlled Substance.

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

 

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

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Stealing Arrest

On April 22, 2024, Pharris D. Goodwin, age 36, of Kahoka, Missouri was arrested by the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Knox City, Missouri in relation to an outstanding Lewis County warrant.  Mr. Goodwin was wanted for stealing.

In February, 2024, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate the theft of a steel logging trailer from a rural property east of Williamstown.  After further investigation, Mr. Goodwin was identified as the primary suspect and an arrest warrant was sought through Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Chelsea Fellinger.  The Honorable Corey Moon issued a warrant alleging one count of stealing, a class D Felony.

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

The Sheriff's Office has reason to believe there are other suspects involved and are seeking to identify them.  The public is asked to contact the Lewis County Sheriff's Office if they have further information.

 

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

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Forgery Arrest

On April 8th, 2024, Nicole L Bresnahan, age 40, of Quincy, Illinois was arrested on 3 counts of Forgery, all class D Felonies.  Ms. Bresnahan was extradited from the state of Illinois after being taken into custody on the Lewis County warrant.

This arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office that began in September, 2023.  Ms. Bresnahan is alleged to have opened accounts at the United State Bank in Canton, Missouri using fictitious checks.  She then made cash withdrawals before the checks were returned.

Ms. Bresnahan was released after posting $5,000 cash bond.

 

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

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Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Press Release

On February 8, 2024, the Honorable Matthew Wilson, presiding Circuit Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, sentenced Kimberly D. Hickman to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on the class B felony of driving while intoxicated resulting in the death of another, and 5 years on a class D felony of possession of a controlled substances, those sentences to run consecutive.  The State, by Prosecuting Attorney, Chelsea Fellinger, filed the aforementioned charges against Hickman following an investigation conducted by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol into a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic fatality on August 11, 2022, wherein Hickman was determined to have struck a male juvenile child with a vehicle she was operating in an intoxicated condition; further investigation yielded that Hickman was also in possession of cocaine.  On December 7, 2023, Hickman pled guilty as charged.  At sentencing, Fellinger sought the Court impose upon Hickman the combined maximum sentence of 22 years.

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Felony Warrant Arrest

On January 31, 2024, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, along with the  Missouri State Highway Patrol and the NEMO Drug Task Force, arrested Trent N. Glaves, age 54, of Lewistown, Missouri.  Mr. Glaves was wanted on an active St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance.

Mr. Glaves was taken into custody without incident and was lodged in the Lewis County Jail. 

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Domestic Assault Arrest

On January 31, 2024, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a domestic assault in progress and responded the Lewis County Nursing Home in rural Canton, Missouri.  Upon further investigation, it was determined to be an altercation between a husband and wife.  A  two year old child was also present during the altercation.

Cruze R. Fox, age 32, of Canton, Missouri was arrested for domestic assault and placed on a 24 hour hold. 

On January 31, Prosecuting Attorney Chelsea Fellinger filed formal charges including Domestic Assault-3rd Degree, a class E Felony;  Stealing - Physically Take, a class D Felony;   Domestic Assault - 4th Degree, a class A Misdemeanor and Endangering the Welfare of a Child - 2nd Degree, a class A Misdemeanor . The Honorable Corey Moon issued a warrant for these charges.

He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $17,500.00 cash only bond.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Canton Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 

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

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Felony Arrest

On January 26, 2024, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Joshua A. Campbell, age 30, of Lewistown, Missouri in relation to a child abuse investigation. 

Mr. Campbell has been formally charged by Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney Chelsea Fellinger with two counts of Child Molestation, in the 2nd degree, child less than 12 years of age, a class B felony, and one count of Sexual Abuse, in the 1st degree, a class B felony.  The Honorable Corey Moon issued a warrant for Mr. Campbell with no bond authorized.  Mr. Campbell remains incarcerated in the Lewis County Jail.

The investigation was primarily conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control with the Sheriff's Office assisting.

 

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

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