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01/04/2021

Burglary Arrest

On January 3, 2021, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary in progress in rural Lewis county, north of Canton.  A land owner's security camera had captured several subjects on his property.  Upon arrival, two subjects identified as Colten Sturm and Dwight Woodbury were being held at gunpoint by the land owner. 

A third subject, Christopher Batley, was found hiding on the property by law enforcement and , while being taken into custody, assaulted a police officer.  After being taken into custody, Mr. Batley was found in possession of a handgun.

Christopher M Batley, age 32, of Kahoka, Missouri was charged with one count of burglary - 1st degree, a class B felony; one count of armed criminal action, a felony and one count of assault - 3rd degree, a class D felony.  He remains lodged in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

Colten S Sturm, age 30, of Wayland, Missouri was charged with one count of burglary - 1st degree, a class B felony and one count of burglary - 3rd degree, a class D felony.  He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

Dwight K. Woodbury, age 30, of Keokuk, Iowa was charged with one count of burglary - 1st degree, a class B felony and one count of burglary - 3rd degree, a class D felony.  He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.

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

 

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

 

Mugshot order in media kit is Batley, Woodbury, Sturm

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