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Death Investigation

Death Investigation

On November 10, 2018 at approximately 4:20 a.m. members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office were called to 19920 State Highway Y, in rural Lewistown, Missouri to a report of a man being shot.  Upon arrival officer's discovered a male subject who was deceased.

After further investigation the male was identified as Randell J. Reising, age 52, of Arnold, Missouri.  Mr. Reising had died from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced  deceased by Lewis County Coroner Larry Arnold at 5:22 a.m. 

Preliminary findings indicate Mr. Reising was in a hunting cabin with friends.  After waking up at 4:00 a.m. to prepare for the morning hunt, he was accidentally shot by a fellow hunter and friend, Steven A. Lewis, age 50, also of Arnold, Missouri. 

This investigation continues pending an autopsy to be performed at the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lewis County Ambulance Service.

Nothing further at this time.    

David Parrish

Sheriff

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Outstanding Warrant Arrest

On October 30, 2018, Curtis J. Fields, age 35, of La Belle, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding warrant and charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, a class D felony, and one count of unlawful transfer of a weapon to felon, fugitive, addict or incompetent person, a class D felony. 

Mr. Fields was released after posting bond.

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Arrest

On October 29, 2018, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Kelly A. Siltman, age 37, of Fowler, Illinois on one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony.  The sheriff's office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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

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Felony Arrest

On October 24, 2018, Clayton A. Wainwright, age 43, of La Belle, Missouri was arrested by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding warrant for one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, a class D felony and one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the NEMO Drug Task Force.

Wainwright remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $10000.00 cash only bond.

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Part-Time Cook Position

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for a part time cook working approximately 23 hours every other week.  Starting pay for this position will be $9 per hour.  Anyone interested in this position should call (573) 767-5287 or come to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office for an application.  The Sheriff’s Office accepts applications year round. The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is an EOE.

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.

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