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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Vernon County Sheriffs Office: Both Missing Juveniles Now In Police Custody

Bates County Live just received confirmation from The Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher that the search for the missing juvenile's that was going on in rural Vernon County is now over. The kids and mother are all in Police Custody at this hour.

A formal Press Release from the Vernon County Sheriffs Office will be sent out when all the details and reports are completed.  


Courtesy of Bates County Live

UPDATE: Missing Children‏ In Vernon County

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office deputies made entry into a home in Milo, Missouri and arrested Kelly Otter. Both juveniles ran from Sheriff deputies. Haley was found a short time later and is in custody. Deputies are still searching for Christopher who ran into some nearby woods. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available from the Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher.

Weather Update: Thunderstorm Chances This Evening

Here is a look at what you can expect rain-wise this evening. Most of the thunderstorm activity will be confined to areas near St. Joseph northward through sunset, but more storms building over central KS may move into the area after dark.No severe storms are expected, but watch out for frequent lightning and gusty winds to 40 mph.

Vernon County Sheriffs Office Most Wanted List


Obituary - Mildred Aileene Mayer

Mildred Aileene Mayer

FUNERAL MASS for Mrs. Mayer will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose, Missouri on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

OFFICIATING will be Father Thomas Hermes.

ROSARY & VISITATION will be at the church on Monday, May 26, 2014 with the ROSARY being said at 6:00 p.m. followed by VISITATION 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

INTERMENT will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri.

The family suggests any MEMORIAL donations be given to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or St. Mary's School. 

Mildred Aileene Mayer, 79, of Montrose, departed this life Friday May 23, 2014 at Golden Living Center – Westwood, Clinton, Missouri.

Mildred Aileene Mayer, daughter of Alfred and Hazel (Steele) Wafel was born June 1, 1934 in Butler, Missouri. Aileene was a 1952 graduate of Appleton City High School. She loved playing the piano and began giving private lessons when she was a senior in high school.

Aileene was united in marriage to Paul Louis Mayer in October 1953 at Immaculate Conception, Montrose, Missouri. They were blessed with three children-Paula, Dennis and Steve. In 1958 they moved to Montrose, Missouri where she continued giving piano lessons, sometimes while holding her own babies on her lap. All three of her children learned to play the piano, organ and guitar. They played the organ for morning masses while they were in grade school at St. Mary’s and guitar in a band-Peace Evaluations. Aileene began playing for Immaculate Conception church in the 1960’s after teaching herself to play the organ and she also taught herself to play the guitar. She played the piano and organ for the adult and children’s choirs, and taught music at St. Mary’s School for over 50 years. She took great pride in teaching music to the school children and teaching them to become excited about music, as she loved it. Through the years, Aileene has taught hundreds of students to play the piano, organ and guitar. Several of her students participated in the music festival at Avila College in Kansas City and music contests at Central Missouri State University. All of her students received good ratings.

Many children, now adults, have told Aileene how much they appreciated her teaching and what an impact she had on their life. Aileene had the honor of playing for over 190 weddings and anniversaries over the years. She had a passion to do her best for each event. She spent countless hours practicing and preparing for these events. Aileene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul and son-in-law Kent Johnson. Survivors include her children: Paula (John) Kinder of Clinton, Missouri, Dennis (Ketra) Mayer of St. Peters, Missouri and Steve (Kelly) Mayer of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren: Chris, Nick and Dustin Johnson of Springfield, Missouri; Megan Mayer currently working in Memphis, Tennessee, Kyle and Danielle Mayer of Lee’s Summit; step grandchildren: Dawn (Josh) Timberlake of Chicago, Illinois, Josh (Mindy) Kinder of Petersburg, Illinois; Jeremy and Nathan Baker of Chicago, Illinois; step-great-grandchildren: Lily and Gabe Timberlake of Chicago, Illinois; Caitlyn Campbell and Kamden Kinder of Petersburg, Illinois. And her beloved pet, Toby. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Weekend Arrest Reports 5/24 / 5/25



  • May 24, Bates County, 1:53 a.m., Michael A. Volner, 27, Hermitage, TN, driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor warrant from Lake Winnebago and driving while revoked. He was transported to the Bates County Jail.


  • May 24, Cass County, 7:43 p.m., Tyler W. Shaffer, 24, Shawnee, KS, driving while intoxicated and failure to stop at a stop sign. Transported to the Cass County Jail.


  • May 25, Cass County, 1:05 a.m., Clayton L. Briscoe, 41, Kansas City, KS, driving while intoxicated, speeding and no insurance. Transported to the Belton Police Department

Missing Children from Vernon County‏

Missing Children from Vernon County:

Kelly Otter


Haley Otter and Christopher Otter Jr



The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two missing
 juveniles that may be with their mother Kelly Otter, a parole absconder. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office believe Otter may have picked up her children, Christopher Otter Jr, and Haley Otter, from two undisclosed locations in the City of Nevada and in the County.  A bolo was sent to law enforcement state wide and to surrounding areas in an attempt to locate Otter and the Children. 

Investigators have information indicating the children went with their mother willingly. The Sheriff’s Office is working the case along with the Nevada Police Department and is asking for anyone with information on the Children or Kelly Otter to contact Western Missouri 911 Dispatch Center at 417-667-6042.


** UPDATE**

The Vernon County Sheriff's Office deputies made entry into a home in Milo, Missouri and arrested Kelly Otter. Both juveniles ran from Sheriff deputies. Haley was found a short time later and is in custody. Deputies are still searching for Christopher who ran into some nearby woods. Bates County Live will update this when more information becomes available from the Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher.

St.Clair County Sheriffs Office: Felony Arrest Warrant Issued

Christian Stoneking

On May 20, Christian Stoneking, 21, Weaubleau, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for failing to appear in court on a class C felony of burglary-second degree. The charge stemmed from an incident in September 2010. Stoneking pled guilty to the charge in December 2010. The imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on five-years probation. In March, Stoneking admitted violation to her probation and a disposition hearing was set for May 5. Bond is set at $5,000 cash only.

Obituary - Dorene C. Freeland


Dorene C. Freeland, 96, Belton, Missouri, formerly of Peculiar, Missouri, died Friday, May 23, 2014. Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville and the service information will be updated when available.