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Special Response Team takes fugitive into custody during search warrant

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office Special Response team arrested a wanted subject early Friday morning who had been placed on the Vernon County’s Most Wanted list last month. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, Michael Allen Porter, 43, of Nevada was arrested during the execution of a search warrant at a home on Panama road west of Deerfield. Mosher said Porter attempted to escape through a window in the back of the house but ran back into the home when he saw deputies waiting in the back yard. Because children were suspected to be in the home, deputies did not follow but tried calling him out instead. “We didn’t want to go bursting into the home if we didn’t have too. After we called out on a speaker that the home was surrounded, he surrendered without incident” said Mosher.

 

Porter was wanted in Vernon County for Felony Domestic Assault, the City of Nevada for Failure to Appear, and Bates County for probation violation on an original charge of Felony Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 

Porter is being held in the Vernon County Jail with bonds totaling $8,145.52

 

 

*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

DARE Graduation class gets pizza party with help from Domino’s

Today was the 5th and 6th grade DARE graduation and pizza party at the Bronaugh school! The kids had a great time and played some games with the School Resource officer. Thank you to Dominoes Pizza for helping us out by donating pizzas to the kids for this fun event!

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Three people charged after shooting incident West of Nevada

Three people have been charged after Vernon County Communications received a call that a person had been shot. According to Sheriff’s Officials, Deputies were dispatched to a call Monday afternoon involving a theft that occurred from a vehicle. According to investigators, items had been taken from a vehicle west of Nevada and as the vehicle drove away, it was followed by the victims. Deputies were notified the suspect’s vehicle had wrecked at the intersection of H and 54 Hwy’s and the suspects had fled from the vehicle into the Deerfield area but were located shortly after by law enforcement. Deputies were also notified that one person had been shot in the arm during the incident while trying to stop the suspects. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, a Nevada Police detective, who responded to assist, took one suspect into custody and the remaining suspects were arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies. “All of the suspects were located in Deerfield and taken into custody without incident and the firearms used were also located and seized” said Mosher.

 

Charges were issued Tuesday afternoon for the following:

 

Blane Jones, 19 of Nevada: Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Armed Criminal Action, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, and Stealing. Bond has been set for Jones at $250,000 cash only. Jones is being held in the Vernon County Jail.

 

Wesley Eugene McCown, 17 of Nevada: Accessory to Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Accessory Armed Criminal Action, two counts of Accessory Unlawful Use of a weapon, Accessory Receiving Stolen Property and Accessory Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Bond has been set for McCown for $250,000 cash only.

 

Daniel Albert Hankins Jr, 17 of Nevada: Receiving Stolen Property and stealing Bond for Hankins Jr. has been set at $25,000 cash only.

 

 

*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Arrest made after large drug seizure in Vernon County

One person was taken into custody Thursday morning after investigators served a search warrant at a rural Nevada home resulting in a large seizure of suspected methamphetamines. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, approximately one and a half pounds of suspected crystal meth were seized during the search warrant on E 54 Hwy. “Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Detectives from the Nevada Police Department located a large amount of methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded firearm” said Mosher. The suspect has been identified as 61-year-old Roger M Collins, of Nevada. Collins has been charged with Drug Trafficking – A Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance – D Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm – D Felony. Mosher said Collins is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond.

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Drugs, firearms seized in multi-agency raid of rural Nevada home

Charges have been filed against a rural Nevada resident after the execution of a search warrant Monday morning by Detectives of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Police Department and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, who has been identified as 64-year-old James A Pryor was taken into custody during the execution of the search warrant on E Panama Rd just outside Nevada. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, suspected methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia and several firearms were seized by investigators. Pryor has been charged with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Illegal Weapons. Pryor is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.  

 

*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Sheldon man on Most Wanted List taken into custody by multi-jurisdictional team

A Sheldon resident has been taken into custody by a multi-jurisdictional team after being placed on Vernon County’s Most Wanted list. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, 35-year-old Carl A Bogart was taken into custody early Friday morning after a search warrant was served at a home on South 1525 Road in Vernon County. Mosher said members of the Vernon County Special Response Team, Nevada Police Department, and the Bates County Sheriff’s Office conducted the raid just before sunrise. “Mr. Bogart was able to get underneath the trailer and hide when we called for him to come outside, but was found a short time later and taken into custody” said Mosher. Bogart was wanted on multiple felony warrants that were issued after he failed to appear for his court hearing in December. Bogart is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail with no bond.  

 

*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

More than a ¼ pound of meth seized in joint operation Monday evening

Charges have been filed against a Kansas resident after a lengthy multi-agency investigation. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office along with the Nevada Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations, and the CNET Drug Task Force have been conducting an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics that led to the arrest of a suspect and the seizure of suspected methamphetamines. Mosher said a team of investigators, surveillance personnel and the VCSO Special Response team executed the arrest in a joint operation Monday evening and located the largest drug seizure by the Sheriff’s Office this year. “We recovered more than ¼ pound of suspected methamphetamines that would have been distributed throughout our county and other communities.”

 

Warrants were issued Tuesday afternoon for the suspect, who has been identified as 32-year-old Jordan Vender, of Bronson, KS. Vender has been charged with felony counts that include:

Trafficking Drugs

Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Unlawful Use of a Weapon

    

Vender is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond..

Vernon County Sheriff's Office K9 Rika has received body armor

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rika has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Diezel, Umass Amherst Police Department”.

 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,800 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.4 million dollars.

 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

 

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

 

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Two arrested, drugs seized after search warrant in Nevada

Warrants were issued over the weekend after detectives with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Police Department served a search warrant at a residence on the 100 block of North Clay Friday afternoon. According to officials, suspected methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia were recovered during the search warrant. Warrants were issued for the suspects, who have been identified as Bryon E Foster, 61 of Nevada and Heather L Blurton, 42 of Nevada. Both Foster and Blurton have been charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and are being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.   

One in custody after search warrant served in Stotesbury, Mo

A Stotesbury, Mo resident is in custody after a search warrant was served on a residence just off D Hwy in Stotesbury Monday morning. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, Deputies recovered suspected methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia during the search. Warrants were issued Tuesday for 38-year-old Michelle L Rees, charging her with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Keeping or Maintaining a Public Nuisance. Rees is being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.  

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