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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Weather Update: In A Drought

It's amazing how quickly drought can develop in an area. This graphic depicts percent of normal precipitation values for 7 days, 15 days, 30 days, and 60 days. Note how in the past 60 days, going back to mid-May, many areas still have a surplus of precipitation. But precipitation has shut off in the last 30 days and especially in the two weeks and the images quickly become mostly pink, which indicates 10% or less of normal precipitation. With the extreme dryness in the last month to month and half, much of northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas have ventured back into drought.

Photo: It's amazing how quickly drought can develop in an area. This graphic depicts percent of normal precipitation values for 7 days, 15 days, 30 days, and 60 days. Note how in the past 60 days, going back to mid-May, many areas still have a surplus of precipitation. But precipitation has shut off in the last 30 days and especially in the two weeks and the images quickly become mostly pink, which indicates 10% or less of normal precipitation. With the extreme dryness in the last month to month and half, much of northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas have ventured back into drought. For more information on drought conditions in northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas visit: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/?n=drought

You Just Can't Fix Stupid, But Sometimes You Can Arrest It


You would expect some odd things to happen at the sheriff's office and jail, but some are almost beyond belief. Take a little incident that happened Tuesday for example.

Since the sheriff's office is part of my beat, I'm in and out of the office from time to time. I went out Tuesday to talk to Sheriff Jason Mosher about a recent arrest and a couple of other story ideas. I noticed a couple of young men in a dark car parked beside me. When I got out of my truck I could see a sweating, extra large can of beer in the drivers cup holder. I thought to myself, "Well, that's not real smart," then went on into the jail. They buzzed me in and I signed in as usual.

I was at the desk talking with Sgt. Dan Miller about the DARE program when the sheriff walked up and was immediately told a caller asked to speak to him. They spoke briefly as Mosher tried to convince the caller he was actually the sheriff. The caller apparently didn't believe him.
Mosher discovered the man was in the parking lot and told him to come in and he could verify he was indeed talking with the sheriff.

A man soon came to the window and announced he wanted to speak with the sheriff. He was the same man I has seen in the car parked beside me.
Mosher said, "I am the sheriff" and showed the man his badge much closer than was necessary.

 The man became a bit irate, fidgety and said, " I know the sheriff and you're not him."

Mosher then pressed his photo ID to the window for the man to see. He was still skeptical, and did not believe Mosher, so a deputy went out to speak with him.

Mosher and I went to his office to talk. After a few minutes, a deputy came in and said the man reeked of alcohol. The deputy tried to reason with the man, but he just became more irrational and uncooperative, so the deputy asked him to leave. He left and through the window Mosher and I could see him pacing up and down the sidewalk and shadow boxing.
He was obviously very upset. It seems his wife had been arrested on one drug charge and then charged again in a separate incident. The man was convinced they were trying to charge her twice for the same crime.
He finally got in his car and sped away while we watched. A deputy hustled out of the building to catch him behind the wheel, but that wasn't really necessary because everything the sheriff and I witnessed was captured on the jail's external security camera.

At Austin Boulevard the suspect turned left, the deputy turned right. The suspect only went a block and then turned into a local business to hide. Again, we could see him pacing and boxing. Officers thought they had the car located going west over the overpass on Austin Boulevard, but radio communications relayed the suspects location and deputies moved in. By the time they found him, he had picked up another passenger and someone else was driving. Too late for subterfuge, the man was arrested and taken back to the jail for processing.

The man was placed on a 24-hour hold and Mosher said the sheriff's office is seeking charges. The man's drivers license has been revoked and he was required to have an ignition interlock device on his vehicle to prevent anyone who had been drinking from driving the car.
Instead of doing what he was supposed to do, he ended up in the county jail.

Official Press Release From Sheriff Anderson About The Home Invasion


On 7/18/13, the Bates County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of CR2002 and CR9001 in reference to a home invasion and attempted rape. 

The female caller stated that she was in the shower when she heard someone tell her to get out of the shower. Thinking that it was her boyfriend she exited the shower to find an unknown male dressed in blue jeans and black shirt, black gloves with a black ski mask on.  She reported that he threw her on the bed and attempted to rape her.

The female was able to call for her dog and it came into the room.  The dog was able to distract the male allowing the victim to get shotgun.  The male fled out the back door in an unknown direction.  The female victim then called her boyfriend who then called the Sheriff’s Office.  No signs of forced entry were found at the house. 

The male described as a white male 6 foot tall, with fairly small build, approximate weight is 160lbs.  No vehicle information can be provided. 

The victim was taken by family to seek medical treatment.

K9 was called to the scene and no scent was able to be located.  Area canvasses to notify the neighbors are being performed and will be conducted through the night.   


If you have any information we encourage you to come forward and call the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232

Home Invasion With Attempted Rape


The Bates County Sheriffs Department just sent out a Nixle Report of a Home Invasion and a attempted rape of a woman. This occured around County Road 2002 and County Road 9001 which is West Of Butler and South of Virgina. The suspect was a White Male around 6ft tall and 160lbs wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. if you have any infomation on this contact the Bates County Sheriffs Department.

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Possible Broken Gas Line At Adrian High School



Adrian Fire Department along with workers from Liberty Utilites is in route to The Adrian High School on a possible broken gas line. A Crew was doing some digging work and struck a gas line. Unknown at this time if they just struck the line or broke the line. Bates County live will update the when more information becomes available.

Nevada Man Arrested On Drug Charges


David Perkey 56, of Nevada Missouri was arrested on Tuesday evening and is being charged with Felony Delivery and Manufacture of a controlled substance. Perkey is being held in the Vernon County Jail on $25,000.00 cash or surety bond only. Bates County Live will update then when and if more information becomes available.


Hay Field Fire West Of Adrian



Adrian Fire Department along with Amsterdam Fire Department is on scene on a hay field fire 10 miles West of Adrian on 18 Highway to County Road 10001 and a half of mile South. The cause of the fire was reported as a tractor and hay baler that caught on fire resulting in the field catching fire. Bates County Live will update this when and if more information becomes available.

CIRCUIT COURT NEWS JULY 15-19, 2013‏

CIRCUIT COURT OF BATES COUNTY, COURT NEWS
JAMES K JOURNEY, JUDGE
Diana L Rich , Clerk
July 15-19, 2013

St v. Shelly Hoss-Hogan-Miller, probation revoked on previous charge of attempting to obtain vicodin, a controlled substance, sentence of 4 years in MDOC imposed.

St v. Shelly Hoss-Hogan-Miller, receiving stolen property, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC, sentence to run conccurently with other sentence. Sentence stayed till 7-18-13 at noon.

St v. Nicholas J Olvera, Jr.,  Felony possession of controlled substance, stanozolol,  found guilty, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete counseling/treatment as directed, be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, to perform 200 hours of community service.

St v. Michael D Cummings II, Felony assault, guilty plea-dismissed Felonious restraint charge, given SIS, placed on probation for 3 years, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches.

St v. Stacey S Thomas, amended charge Felony possession of controlled substance, methamphemines, guilty plea, sentenced to 10 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on probation for 5 years, sentence to run concurrently with other sentences, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, to get substance abuse treatment and aftercare, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches.

St v. Michael D Ritter, Jr., I: Felony DWI, guilty plea, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years probation, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, to get substance abuse treatment and aftercare, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, to not possess/consume any alcoholic beverages or be where sold/served, to perfrom 200 hours of community service.  DWS/DWR charge is dismissed.

St v. Christopher William Young, Felony assault, guilty plea to amended charge, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, to pay $600 restitution within 2 years, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, to attend and successfully complete the Piper Program or anger management program, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, to perform 200 hours of community service, to have no contact with the victim except pertaining to their minor child.

St v. Christopher William Young, Felony assault, guilty plea to amended charge, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, to pay court costs, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/treatment as directed, to attend and successfully complete the Piper Program or anger management program, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, Defe. shall be able to reside with Nancy Grimm.

St v. Christopher L Foster, Felony assault, reduced to Misd. Assault, guilty plea, sentenced to 6 mos. In Bates Co Jail, given SES, to pay court costs before 11-18-13 or be present in court, to perform 80 hours of community service, standard other conditions.

St v. Michael D Ploeger, probation revoked, found guilty of non support, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC, given SES, placed on 5 years probation, to serve 50 days in Bates Co Jail, to pay $250/month on child support beginning 9-1-13,  to pay court costs within 2 years.

St v. Haley S Olsen, I: Felony possession of controlled substance, methamphetamines, II:Felony possession of controlled substance, hydrocodone, found guilty, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation, to pay court costs, to pay $150 on State Forensic Laboratory account, to attend and successfully complete any counseling/ treatment as directed, to get substance abuse treatment and aftercare, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, shall not consume/possess any alcoholic beverages or be where sold/served, to perform 200 hours of community service.

St v. Roger Lee Tucker, I: Felony DWI-found guilty, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC, given SIS, placed on 5 years probation,  II: Driving While Suspended—found guilty, fined $200; III: Failure to drive within right lane—fined $300, pay court costs,  to pay restitution at $100/month beginning 9-1-13, to be subject to random drug testing, random home/vehicle searches, Defe. shall not possess/consume or be where sold/served any alcoholic beverages.

St v. Tamara D Perkins, probation revoked, previous sentence of 4 years in MDOC invoked. To pay restitution of $1,235, 90 day call back option, court recommends Institutional Substance Abuse Treatment Program .

St v. Melanie L Frost, Felony distribution of controlled substance, clonazepam; Ct. II endangering welfare of child dismissed; found guilty, sentenced to 5 years in MDOC, sentences to run concurrently, 120 day call back option.

St v. Melanie L Frost, probation revoked, sentenced to 4 years in MDOC, to be served concurrently with other sentences.

St v. Melanie L Frost, probation revoked, sentenced to 7 years in MDOC on each of the 4 counts, to be served concurrently with other sentences.

St v. Alyssa N Sines, probation revoked, previous sentence of 5 Years in MDOC invoked, to be served concurrently with sentence out of Vernon County.

St v. Shelly D Hoss/Hogan, Felony receiving stolen property.

Brodi Leeann Miller(Tippie), Petition for  Name Change filed.



Press Release From Sheriff Chad Anderson‏

Ted Jacobs

William Swarnes

On Friday July 12, 2013, Deputies were dispatched to CR7508 and CR1007 just north of Rich Hill.  The call was in reference to two suspicious subjects riding four wheelers in the area.  The Deputy arrived and initially did not find the subjects.  The Deputy then began doing an area canvass to notify the residents in the area of the suspicious activity.  A few minutes later a citizen called stating the subjects were going down the gravel road.  The Deputy then made contact with the subjects at CR7508/CR1007.  The Deputy requested identification of both subjects.  As the Deputy returned to his car to run checks on them, one of the males ran from the scene.  The Deputy detained one subject placing him into custody and called for assistance. 

The suspect that was in custody was identified as, William Swarnes, 9/10/86 of Rich Hill Mo. The suspect that ran gave false information as to his identity.  Assisting Deputies that knew the two suspects was able to confirm the second subjects identity as Ted Jacobs, 10/5/76, of Rich Hill,Mo.  Mr. Jacobs ran from the scene because he had $19,000 cash warrant out of Barton County for Larceny.  Both Jacobs and Swarnes are on supervision with the Probation Parole for previous crimes committed.   Violation reports have been sent to the Probation Officer on both subjects.

A Nixle Alert was sent out by the Bates County Sheriff’s Office based on Jacobs’ criminal history of being known to be violent. 


The Bates County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for Jacobs.  If you know the where abouts of Ted Jacobs please contact the Bates County Sheriff’s Office at 660-679-3232, you can remain anonymous with your information.

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We are Looking for someone to install window tint on a 31" X 75 1/2" office window. Tint provided, will pay. Serious inquiries only. Must have references. Call 660-679-3500 ask for Jack Thanks!!!

Obituary - Donald R. Cameron

Donald R. Cameron 75 of Archie, Missouri departed this life on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with interment in Austin Cemetery near Archie, Missouri. Family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.

Water Main Break In Butler


The Butler Street Department along with the Water Department is on scene of a water main break on High Street at Vine Street here in Butler. If you are traveling on High Street there is one lane you can get through on however on Vine Street is blocked. Bates County Live will update this when more information is available.

Bates County Sheriffs Posse Would Like To Thank The Following

The Bates County Sheriff's Posse had another successful Ultimate Horsemen's Challenge.  We had 100 riders.  They traveled from Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri to compete with us.  We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped the Sheriff's Posse make this event happen:
 
H3 Grafix
Casey's
Cook Insurance
Osage Valley Electric Coop
Flaming Lantern
American Western Bonding
Adrian Bank
Sheriff Chad Anderson
Bates County Fair Board
Bates County Sheriff's Office Employees
Bates County Road & Bridge
Butler Fire Dept.
City of Butler
Butler Masonic Lodge
Josh Rushing & Scott Sims for setting up the courses.
U.H.C.A. for allowing us to bring this event to the Bates County Fair.
and finally to all the Competitors who traveled hundreds of miles to race with us and who spent their money in Bates County and supported our local businesses!
 
We are already in the planning stages of next year's event and are hoping to make it bigger and better!

UPDATED: Obituary - Marian "Eileen" Griffith

Marian “Eileen” Griffith, 75, Adrian, Missouri, died Monday, July 15, 2013 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, with visitation from 10:00-11:00. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

Eileen was born December 10, 1937 in Greenwood, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Glenn and Mary Maria (Kennedy) Hamilton. She married Lloyd C. Griffith of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, on April 6, 1958, at Greenwood Christian Church. They were married for close to 34 years before he passed away at 56 years of age on March 5, 1992.

Eileen worked at Unity School of Christianity as a graphotype typist for three years after graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1955. She quit working to be on the farm with her husband from April 1958 until the fall of that year, and then she went back to work at Unity for two more years until their first child, David Lloyd Griffith, was born on May 8, 1960. Two and a half years later, Susan Eileen Griffith was born on December 14, 1962. Eileen worked with her husband on farms at Greenwood, Pleasant Hill, Drexel, Lacygne, KS, Butler, and finally, Adrian, where they had a dairy farm for 16 years.

Eileen accepted Christ at 10 years of age on October 3, 1948. She was a member of the Adrian Christian Church. She enjoyed church activities, Solo Club, flower gardening, and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lloyd C. Griffith, one brother, Robert H. Hamilton, one sister, Hanna Nadine Jones, and her son, David Lloyd Griffith. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Eileen Taylor and her husband, Bart, Adrian, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, Amy Michelle Griffith, Melissa Ann Griffith, Joshua David Griffith, Benjamin Lloyd Griffith and David Taylor Griffith; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Marie Greene and her husband, Don, Pleasant 

Obituary - Colleen Christopher

 Colleen Christopher 83 of  Nevada Missouri passed away Wednesday at Freeman-West Hospital, Joplin. The Funeral Arrangements are under direction of Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill, and service plans are to be announced later.

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Weather Update: No Escaping The Heat

There's just no escaping this heat! As high pressure drifts over, 90+ degree temperatures will continue to spread across most of the country this afternoon. Where would head for vacation today if you had the choice?

Photo: There's just no escaping this heat! As high pressure drifts over, 90+ degree temperatures will continue to spread across most of the country this afternoon. Where would head for vacation today if you had the choice?