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Stolen vehicle recovered, driver arrested during traffic stop near Sheldon MO


A Monett resident is in custody following a traffic stop by a Sheriff's K-9 Deputy near N HWY and 1575 RD just West of Sheldon in Vernon County Wednesday morning. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, a deputy observed a 2008 Chevy Impala make several minor traffic violations and using the computer in his vehicle, checked the registration, which came back as stolen from Barry County. The deputy then made a traffic stop and was able to place the driver into custody without incident. Suspected methamphetamine's were also located in the vehicle. The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old James D Riley.

A warrant was issued by the courts Wednesday afternoon, charging Riley with; Tampering With a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Revoked. Riley 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.