On February 23, 2017 Tonya N. Barnes, age 35, of Kirksville, Missouri, was arrested in Kirksville, Missouri on a warrant out of Lewis County. On January 25th, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of a stolen vehicle from the La Grange, Missouri area and also recovered a stolen truck out of Centerville, Iowa. Ms. Barnes is charged with one count of stealing a motor vehicle, a class D felony and two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle - 1st degree, also a class D felony. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the La Grange Police Department.
Ms. Barnes remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash only bond.