Home Inmate Roster Most Wanted Press Releases Registered Offenders Contact Us

Image of the state

Image of the words Lewis County Sheriffs Office. 573-767-5287
Image of the Sheriffs Patch
View Mobile Site
Frequently Asked Questions Message From The Sheriff

Stealing Arrest

On December 9, 2020, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Canton Police Department, executed search warrants  on three homes in Canton, Missouri in relation to several theft investigations.  The Sheriff's Office and Canton Police Department has received multiple reports of catalytic converters being cut from exhaust systems from several vehicles.  This includes vehicles parked at MFA in Canton, at Mid-America Diesel in rural Canton and NAPA Auto, also outside of Canton, over the past week.  Many of these converters were sold to local metal recycling businesses.  After completion of these residences, two arrests were made.

Franklin W Gollaher, Jr., age 34, of Canton, Missouri was arrested on one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony.  Mr. Gollaher remains lodged in the Clark County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.

Also arrested was Shawn P. Shannon, age 33, of Canton, Missouri on one count of receiving stolen property, a class D felony.  Mr. Shannon remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash only bond.  Mr. Shannon is currently under the supervision of the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office or the Canton Police Department.

Further arrests are pending.

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

Media Kit
Crime Tips HOTline - Submit via Email - click here
Emergency - Dial 911 - Phone 573-767-5287 (24 hours) MO Attorney General      | MO Dept. of Transportation
MO Sheriffs' Association | MO Storm Aware

Phone: 573-767-5287 (24 hours) • Email • 107 South Washington St., Monticello, Missouri 63457 Map
Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm
MostWantedGovernmentWebsites.com by Brooks Jeffrey Marketing, Inc.