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El Dorado Springs man arrested for Terrorist Threats in Vernon County


An El Dorado Springs man is being held in the Vernon County Jail as a result of threats that were made against the Juvenile Office at the Vernon County Courthouse last week. Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office was notified last Thursday, June 9th, of a possible threat being made and assigned his investigations unit to the case. Mosher said the doors to the courthouse were locked that day and security personnel in the courthouse were placed on alert out of an abundance of caution while the investigation was being conducted.

The investigations unit, working with Cedar and St. Clair Counties began gathering information and monitoring the movements of the suspect involved in the threats. On Monday the 13th Detectives and members of the Sheriff's Office tactical unit responded to a residence on South 2581 Road in rural Milo, MO and placed the suspect under arrest.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old David A Arduser Jr of El Dorado Springs, MO, was charged with Terrorist Threat - 1st Degree and Tampering with A Judicial Officer. Arduser Jr also had outstanding warrants from St. Clair County and was out on bond from Cedar County on charges that included Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Domestic Assault 2nd.   

Arduser is being held in the Vernon County Jail without bond on charges related to this incident. Mosher said the details of the exact threats being made have not been released pending the completion of the investigation and the following criminal proceedings.


*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.