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Domestic Assault Arrest

On May 29, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office were called to the Deer Ridge Conservation Area in rural Lewis County for a domestic disturbance.  A female victim was found with injuries to her face.  After further investigation, Jeremy D. Waddell, age 42, a homeless person was arrested for domestic assault - 2nd degree, a class D felony.

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

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Vehicle Break-in Arrests

On May 28, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office responded to the Ewing Senior Housing in Ewing, Missouri.  Three male subjects were seen breaking into vehicles in the area.  Witnesses were able to identify the three male subjects.  The Sheriff's Office discovered at least eight vehicles had been entered and items had been stolen.  After further investigation, Caleb K. R. Griffin, age 18,  Christopher M. Shepherd, age 18, both of La Grange, Missouri and Gavin M. Scott, age 18, of Ewing, Missouri were arrested.  All three subjects were formally charged with two counts of stealing and one count of property damage in the 1st degree, all class D felonies along with two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle in the 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor.  The Lewis County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

All three subjects remain lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond each.

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Domestic Assault Arrest

On May 25, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance at 403 Liberty in La Belle, Missouri.  After further investigation, Alexus P. Bunch, age 18, of La Belle, Missouri was arrested on one count of domestic assault in the second degree, two counts of assault in the 3rd degree, both class D felonies, and resisting arrest, a class E felony.  Miss Bunch is alleged to have assaulted two victims in the home and, after being arrested, she resisted arrest by biting and kicking the deputies on scene.

Miss Bunch remains lodged in the Marion County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash only bond.

Narcotics Arrest

On May 26, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office were called to a traffic crash on US Highway 61 north of Canton, Missouri.  While investigating the traffic crash, drug paraphernalia was located in the 2008 Jeep.  The occupants of the vehicle, identified as Steven J McIntosh, age 36, of Evansville, Indiana and Krystal L. Thornton, age 34, of Henderson, Kentucky were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a class D felony.

Both were lodged in the Lewis County Jail and were released on a personal surety bond on May 28, 2019.

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Enticement of a Child Arrest

On May 23, 2019, members of Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested James D. Starr, age 29, of La Belle, Missouri on one count of attempted enticement of a child, an unclassified felony.  This investigation  began in September of 2018 after the Sheriff's Office had received a referral from the Kirksville Regional Cyber Crimes Unit.  Mr. Starr is alleged to have attempted to meet an underage female at the city park in La Belle in October, 2018.  Mr. Starr was actually communicating with a Kirksville police officer.  Starr was communicating via the internet.  Mr. Starr also faces similar charges in Adair County, Missouri.  The Lewis County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Kirksville Police Department.

Starr was held in the Lewis County Jail until May 28, 2019.  He was released on his own recognizance. 

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Narcotics Arrest

On May 15, 2019, a Lewis County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a routine traffic stop in La Belle, Missouri.  The driver, identified as Pharris D Goodwin, age 31, of La Belle, was found to be in possession a controlled substance.  Goodwin, who is currently under the supervision of the Missouri Probation Department, was found in possession of Methamphetamine.  Goodwin was subsequently charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

Mr. Goodwin remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash only bond.

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Outstanding Warrant Arrest

On May 19, 2019, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office formally arrested Matthew A. Wisdom, age 35, of Hannibal, Missouri.  Mr. Wisdom had previously been taken into custody by the Quincy Police Department after being found in Quincy, Illinois.  Wisdom is currently charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, a class B felony.  Wisdom is alleged to have endangered the welfare of a 13 year old female in May, 2018 in Taylor, Lewis County, Missouri.  Wisdom was in charge of the care of the 13 year old and, during this time, the 13 year old became extremely intoxicated and was later taken to a medical facility for treatment purposes.

Wisdom remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash only bond.

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Search Warrant Arrest

On May 5, 2019, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and the Canton Police Department executed a search warrant at 320 Jefferson Street, in Canton, Missouri.  During the search, law enforcement located illegal drugs in the residence.  After investigation, James O. Allen, age 34, of the residence was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine and prescription medications.

Mr. Allen remains lodged in the Clark County Jail in lieu of a $20,000  cash only bond.

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Domestic Assault Arrest

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office was requested to conduct a check well being on an individual in Ewing, Missouri.  After further investigation, Brian J. Reed, age 48, of Ewing, Missouri was arrested for one count of domestic assault - 2nd degree,  a class D felony.

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

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