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Pursuit Arrest

On August 25, 2021, 7:00pm, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to a report of domestic violence on Clow Street in Ewing, Missouri.  Upon arrival, the victim reported her husband had thrown things at her and shoved her down.  The husband, identified as Ronnie L Atteberry, age 79, of Ewing, had left the residence and then returned.  When the deputy walked toward him to speak with him, he fled.

Mr. Atteberry led law enforcement on a low speed pursuit for over an hour.  During the course of this pursuit, Mr. Atteberry turned his vehicle around in a private drive.  He then struck a Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle and disabled it.  He also left the scene.

Members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol continued to search for Mr. Atteberry and located him after he returned home.  He was taken into custody at approximately 11:55 p.m.

On August 26, 2021, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney  Chelsea Fellinger  filed formal charges and a warrant was sought.  Associate Judge Corey Moon  issued a warrant for Resisting Arrest/Detention, Stop by Fleeing - Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury/Death to any Person, a class E felony and for Assault - 2nd Degree  of a law enforcement officer, a class B felony.

He remains incarcerated in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.

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Rural Patrol Arrest

On August 24, 2021 Deputy Jason Slater and Deputy Steve Battaglia were patrolling in rural Lewis county North of La Belle.  This was in response to citizen complaints about illegal driving. 

While on patrol, Deputy Slater observed Bryan E. Wurtzberger, age53, of La Belle, operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.  Mr. Wurtzberger attempted to flee and drove into a field entrance.  Deputy Slater and Deputy Battaglia were able to apprehend Mr. Wurtzberger at the scene. 

Wurtzberger had previously been arrested on July 28, 2021 for DWI and possession of methamphetamine.  He had been released on August 2, 2021 after posting a $25,000 cash bond. 

Mr Wurtzberger has been formerly charged with one count of no valid license, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop, a class A misdemeanor.

He remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail on a no bond warrant issued by the Honorable Corey R. Moon.

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BOND VIOLATION/POSSESSION ARREST

On August 22, 2021, members of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael R.  Henson, age 57, of 614 Nesmith Street, Canton, Missouri for possession of methamphetamine.  Deputies were conducting a bond check on Mr. Henson as he had previously been arrested on August 2, 2021 for possession of methamphetamine by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  He was subsequently released on his own recognizance on August 10, 2021 and when released by the court, he was required to be on house arrest in Canton.  Henson was found in violation of this bond condition and was also found in possession of a controlled substance once again.

Mr. Henson was formerly charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a class D felony and was also charged with failure to obey a Judge's order, a class D felony.

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

 

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

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NARCOTICS ARREST

NARCOTICS ARREST:   On July 28, 2021, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office placed Bryan E. Wurtzberger, age 53, of La Belle, Missouri under arrest stemming from a citizen contact in La Belle, Missouri.   While on routine patrol, Sergeant Devon Willis observed Mr. Wurtzberger operating a motor vehicle on Missouri Highway 6. and pull into a local business. Believing Mr. Wurtzberger did not have a valid license, Sergeant Willis spoke with Mr. Wurtzberger at the business in regards to his driver license status as it had previously been suspended or revoked. During his investigation, it was determined that Mr. Wurtzberger was operating the motor vehicle without a valid license and was intoxicated. Mr. Wurtzberger was also found in possession of methamphetamine. Mr. Wurtzberger was taken into custody and subsequently charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony, one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine , a class D felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, a class E felony.   The arrest of Mr. Wurtzberger led to the issuance of a search warrant for a rural La Belle, Missouri residence. Further charges are pending as a result of the search warrant.   Mr. Wurtzberger remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail on a no bond warrant.
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La Belle Death Investigation

La Belle Death Investigation:

On July 16th, 2021, emergency personnel were called to the William C. Steffen residence near La Belle, Missouri.  Mr. Steffen, age 81, was found deceased outside his residence.  Lewis County Coroner, Larry Arnold, pronounced Mr. Steffen deceased at 9:01a.m.

Due to the suspicious nature of his injuries, an autopsy was completed on July 20th at the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office.  Further and final results are pending until forensic analysis is completed.

This matter remains an open investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office or the MSHP Division of Drug & Crime Control located at Troop B in Macon, Missouri.

Arrest

On May 24, 2021, the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a suspicious person at Johnnie's Station in Ewing, Missouri.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered Nicholas Colt Carper, age 28, of rural Ewing.  Mr. Carper appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance and a subsequent investigation led to his arrest for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance identified as Alprazolam.  A small child was taken into protective custody and given to a relative. 

Carper was formally charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony and released on a $5000 bond with 10% cash allowed.

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Wanted Subject for Assault

Wanted Subject for Assault   At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning the Sheriff's Office was called to a domestic disturbance in rural Lewis County near Durham. The Deputy Sheriff and Trooper located a female victim who had significant injuries. She reported she had been assaulted by Daniel Noe, her boyfriend.   Noe is now wanted for Domestic Assault in the First Degree and is believed to be in the Quincy area.   Mr. Noe, age 40, is a white male, approximately 6 foot tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.   If anyone has information about Noe's whereabouts please contact your local police department or our office at 573-767-5287.   "All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."
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Arrest on Multiple Charges

On April 21, 2021, David C. Arch II, age 31, of Canton, Missouri was arrested by a Lewis County Sheriff's Office deputy at 404 Clark Street, Canton, Missouri.  Mr. Arch was wanted on numerous charges out of Lewis County for violating conditions of his bond.  Previously, he was charged with two counts of burglary - 2nd degree, a class D felony, one charge of possession of burglary tools and one count of resisting a felony arrest, both a class E felony.  This dates back to May, 2020.   

He is also on supervised probation from a May, 2015 forgery case.  He is alleged to have violated numerous conditions of his probation as well.

Mr. Arch is additionally charged with one count of burglary - 1st degree, a class B felony and one charge assault - 3rd degree, a class E felony.  These charges stem from an incident that occurred in the Lewis County Jail in March, 2021.  He is alleged to have assaulted another inmate without provocation.

Mr. Arch remains lodged in the Lewis County Jail in lieu of a $45,000 cash only bond.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Canton Police Department.

 

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

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Stealing Arrest

Eric A Graham, age 37, of Quincy, Illinois was charged with one count of stealing and one count of burglary - 2nd degree, both a class D felony, stemming from incidents which took place in the rural Canton, Missouri area on March 11, 2021.  Mr. Graham was released after posting 10% of a $10,000 bond.

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

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Stealing Arrest

Joshua R Calvert, age 47, of Quincy, Illinois was charged with one count of stealing and one count of burglary - 2nd degree, both a class D felony, stemming from incidents which took place in the rural Canton, Missouri area on.  Mr. Calvert was released after posting a 10% cash bond of $1000.

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

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