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Deputies Seize Over a Pound of Methamphetamine on Two Traffic Stops

Two car stops on Sunday March 15 by deputies in the Aurora area led to the seizure of over 1 pound of Methamphetamine. 

Two people were taken into custody and formal charges are pending.  Street value of the seizure is believed to be between $4,000.00-$5,000.00.

Photo of part of the seizure below:

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Changes in Operations at the Lawrence County Judicial Center

Per order of Judge Jack Goodman, changes are now in effect regarding the daily operations at the Lawrence County Judicial Center.

These changes are a result of the COVID-19 situation.  These changes may cause some inconvenience to citizens and we apologize in advance for these issues. 

Public safety is of the utmost importance and we hope these are only temporary restrictions.

 

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Sheriff's Association Releases Information Regarding the Missouri SAPA.

The Missouri Sheriff's Association has released information regarding the Missouri SAPA bill.  This release is to dispel any rumors that Missouri Sheriff's were against the 2nd amendment.  Please see the attachment below for the full press release.

 

MSA Press Release

 

Missouri Sheriff's United to Hold Press Conference at State Capitol

March 4, 2020

 

Missouri Sheriff's United

 

On March 11, 2020 Missouri Sheriff's will hold a press conference at the Missouri State Capitol on behalf of Missouri law abiding citizens. Sheriffs will unite to discuss the state of public safety as seen at the local level from all corners of the state. Sheriffs will be discussing the catch and release policies of the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Supreme Court bond reform, and the millions of dollars owed to local taxpayers who are merely upholding the rule of law.

 

Sheriffs hope to directly communicate with Senators and Representatives about the impact of the criminal justice reform measures taken over the past year including how this affects local citizens in our own neighborhoods.  

 

Sheriffs will be announcing the formation of a new organization titled Missouri Sheriffs United. Missouri Sheriffs United will enhance Sheriffs ability to impact decisions made at the state level and will allow Sheriffs to be more of a voice for the law-abiding taxpayer.

 

Sheriffs also hope to hear good news regarding the $30 million owed by the state to local law-abiding citizens for the housing of state prisoners. Governor Parson has asked for $22 million to pay toward the debt this legislative year and has committed to working with Sheriffs to ensure the jail reimbursement is funded correctly every year.

 

Sheriffs will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the House lounge located on the third floor of the Capitol.

 

Any questions should be directed to Sheriff David Parrish, President or Executive Director Kevin Merritt, MSA.

February 2020 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC February 2020
DWI 1
DWR/DWS/NO DL 1
SPEEDING 27
FAIL TO REGISTER 14
LANE VIOLATION 2
FAIL TO STOP 3
NO INSURANCE 2
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 1
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 10
NO FRONT PLATE 1
INVESTIGATIVE 4
WARRANT ARREST 1
OTHER HMV 1
OTHER NON HMV 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 67
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 9
TOTAL WARNINGS 62
CALLS FOR SERVICE February 2020
STEALING/THEFT 13
BURGLARY 9
PROPERTY DAMAGE 10
ASSAULT 2
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 31
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 7
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 4
ALARM 23
FIRES 8
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 30
TRESPASS 3
CIVIL MATTER 35
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 89
DEATH 4
MOTORIST ASSIST 10
911 HANG UP 24
CHECK WELL BEING 21
ANIMAL 24
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 10
MEDICAL 30
CHECK VEHICLE 28
CITIZEN CONCERN 57
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 1
MISCELLANEOUS 56
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 1
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 525
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 14
   

 

January 2020 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC January 2020
DWI 3
DWR/DWS/NO DL 2
SPEEDING 24
FAIL TO REGISTER 10
LANE VIOLATION 7
FAIL TO STOP 1
NO INSURANCE 2
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 5
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 7
NO FRONT PLATE 0
INVESTIGATIVE 5
WARRANT ARREST 5
OTHER HMV 1
OTHER NON HMV 4
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 66
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 10
TOTAL WARNINGS 56
CALLS FOR SERVICE January 2020
STEALING/THEFT 26
BURGLARY 5
PROPERTY DAMAGE 13
ASSAULT 5
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 24
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 4
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 10
ALARM 23
FIRES 14
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 9
TRESPASS 11
CIVIL MATTER 62
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 72
DEATH 2
MOTORIST ASSIST 14
911 HANG UP 14
CHECK WELL BEING 22
ANIMAL 19
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 31
MEDICAL 36
CHECK VEHICLE 29
CITIZEN CONCERN 57
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 3
MISCELLANEOUS 65
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 2
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 568
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 25
   

 

December 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC December  2019
DWI 1
DWR/DWS/NO DL 4
SPEEDING 33
FAIL TO REGISTER 13
LANE VIOLATION 6
FAIL TO STOP 2
NO INSURANCE 2
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 1
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 9
NO FRONT PLATE 3
INVESTIGATIVE 4
WARRANT ARREST 6
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 6
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 84
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 17
TOTAL WARNINGS 72
CALLS FOR SERVICE December 2019
STEALING/THEFT 20
BURGLARY 5
PROPERTY DAMAGE 10
ASSAULT 3
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 22
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 0
NARCOTICS 7
HARASSMENT 4
ALARM 20
FIRES 22
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 12
TRESPASS 4
CIVIL MATTER 30
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 83
DEATH 1
MOTORIST ASSIST 11
911 HANG UP 22
CHECK WELL BEING 27
ANIMAL 17
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 25
MEDICAL 28
CHECK VEHICLE 23
CITIZEN CONCERN 69
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 3
MISCELLANEOUS 65
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 2
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 533
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 20
   

 

Sheriff's Office Releases 2019 Vehicle Stop Report

As required by Missouri law, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has submitted its' 2019 Vehicle Stop Report to the Missouri Attorney General. 

The report that was submitted is attached.

2019 Vehicle Stop Report

Missing Person Case Turns Into Homicide Investigation

A phone call to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office on December 1, 2019 to report a missing person has now been turned into a possible homicide case.

The Sheriff's Office was contacted by a family member regarding the possible disappearance of one of their relatives.  This family member had not heard from the victim for several weeks and contacted the Sheriff's Office on December 1, 2019 to file a missing persons report.

As detectives began the investigation, information was discovered regarding the victim including use of their vehicles and financial information that led detectives to conduct further investigations with the assistance of the Greene County Sheriff's Office because of possible ties to Greene County.

As those investigations progressed and persons of interests and witnesses were interviewed, information was obtained as to a possible location of human remains.

With the assistance of the Greene County Sheriff's Office crime scene and detective unit and the Newton County Sheriff's Office detective unit and dive team, what are believed to be human remains were located.

Those remains have been collected and sent to various locations for identification. 

At this time, two persons of interest are in custody at the Lawrence County Jail but no formal charges have been filed at the time of this press release.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

November 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC November 2019
DWI 3
DWR/DWS/NO DL 0
SPEEDING 22
FAIL TO REGISTER 19
LANE VIOLATION 6
FAIL TO STOP 8
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 2
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 18
NO FRONT PLATE 2
INVESTIGATIVE 3
WARRANT ARREST 4
OTHER HMV 2
OTHER NON HMV 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 87
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 13
TOTAL WARNINGS 74
CALLS FOR SERVICE November 2019
STEALING/THEFT 26
BURGLARY 10
PROPERTY DAMAGE 13
ASSAULT 11
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 45
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 1
NARCOTICS 6
HARASSMENT 3
ALARM 19
FIRES 7
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 13
TRESPASS 6
CIVIL MATTER 38
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 88
DEATH 3
MOTORIST ASSIST 7
911 HANG UP 17
CHECK WELL BEING 23
ANIMAL 23
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 24
MEDICAL 23
CHECK VEHICLE 36
CITIZEN CONCERN 71
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 7
MISCELLANEOUS 39
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 1
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 559
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 24
   

 

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