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Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Fight in the Barton County Jail

On 12-23-2017 a fight was investigated in the Barton County jail by deputies of the Sheriff's Office. At approximately 1:30pm the on duty Jailer Chase Mcclane went upstairs to do a routine check of the inmates. When he got upstairs he could hear an actual physical altercation going on with two men yelling at each other. Jailer Mcclane called for assistance to come and open up the cell block upstairs to deal with the subjects. 

Deputies arrived upstairs and was able to get the two parties separated. One of two parties sustained serve enough injuries to be transported to the hospital for medical treatment. During the interviews with witnesses in the same jail cell it was stated that they did not see anything and that the inmate must have fallen down.  The inmate which was transported for medical assistance denied wanting to file criminal charges against the suspect nor did he want to file a report or make a statement. The parties that we believed was involved with the argument and fight was Carl Dale Carter, and Jerry L. Rowell the two were separated and put in different cell blocks. Rowell was asked for his permission to put the picture of the injury he sustained in the media release and he granted permission too share the information. 

In 2017 we had a record number of inmates being transported out of the county to be housed in other jurisdictions due to all kinds of reasons, but the biggest is the lack of space or ability to segregate certain inmates from others. 

We really try to keep from having these kinds of issues from happening, but as you all know we do run a jail and these things happen. When they do happen though they cost time and money in dealing with. 

In this event we had to call in off duty personnel to go with the inmate to the hospital for medical treatment as well as to deal with the current inmates at the Sheriff's Office.

Armed Robbery in Harrisonville

The Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies and Harrisonville Police Department are on scene of a armed robbery that just occurred at the Jassi Super Mart located at 21406 E 275th Street in Harrisonville.

The subject is said to be a female wearing all black with a black mask and black handgun. After robbing the store the female suspect fled west bound from the store on foot.

Anyone seeing anyone suspicious in this area or with any information about this is asked to contact your local police department.

A perimeter is set up in the area and police are search with a K9 for the suspect at this time. 

Mid America Live News will update when more information and possible a photo is made available to us.

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From the Barton County Sheriff's Office

Obituary - Amanda M. (Powers) Green

Amanda M. (Powers) Green, 39, of Kansas City, Missouri, departed this life, Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the Kansas University Medical Center surrounded with love and family.

Amanda is survived locally in Pleasant Hill by her sister, Sarah Skoropat.

Cremation has been accorded.

A celebration of Amanda's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Visitation will be held form 1:00 p.m. until service time.

A complete obituary will be published here as that information becomes available.

Obituary - Craig Curtis Duensing

Craig Curtis Duensing, age 53 of rural Clinton, Missouri passed away Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and The Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 3 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, Missouri . Family will receive friends from 2-3 at the church on Wednesday. Burial will take place in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Missouri. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.

Craig was born August 1st, 1964 in Clinton, Missouri to Gerald and June (Plemmons) Duesning, He has a life long member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Clinton. Craig love to be in the outdoors hunting and fishing, and working on the farm. He love old cars and working on them.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Fred and Ruby "Killian" Duensing and Lenny and Cleo Plemmons.

Craig is survived by his son Cole Duesning of the home, daughter Amanda Dudley, of Concordia, Missouri. Parent Gerald and June Duensing of the home. Three sisters Christen Wyatt and husband Danny of Orville, California, Cara Beth Duesning of Fort Wayne , Indiana, and Courtney Duesning of Clinton, Missouri. One grandson Alexander and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Rich Hill man arrested in Bates County

On 12/23/17 around 1:44am the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Bates County arrested 39 year old Ellsworth J. Heckadon of Rich Hill, Missouri.

Mr. Heckadon was arrested for 1.)Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine 2.) Possession of less than 10 grams of Marijuana 3.) Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Bates County Jail in Butler, Missouri and later bonded out.

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Disclaimer: 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.

From the Barton County Sheriff's Office

On 12-22-2017 Sheriff Mitchell Shaw went to Webb City Police Department to pick up a man who had been arrested in Webb City on Barton County and City of Lamar Warrants. 

Michael B. Rapue, age 28, of Lamar had been released from the Department of Corrections on 12-22-2017 and rode a bus to the Joplin area. 

He had gone to his probation/parole officer's office and thats when he found out he had the active warrants. 

The Lamar warrants was for failure to pay his court fines on a conviction of assault. His bond amount on that charge was $759 dollars. His County warrant was for failure to appear on a violation of an order of protection (ex-parte) his bond amount is $2000 dollars cash or surety. He was transported to the Barton County Jail and he was processed into the jail and given ourt dates to appear on the charges.

From Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC


Misty Dawn Pendergraph (Montgomery) is wanted for failure to appear on the charge of possession of a controlled substance. 

She is known to be with James Montgomery from Springfield MO. Call or text information. Reward offered

Nationwide Bail Enforcement LLC.

Obituary - Betty Ann Trower

Betty Ann Trower, 84, Nevada, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Freeman Health System in Joplin, MO. Betty was born on August 16, 1933 in Walker, MO to Orville E. and Mary Elizabeth (Ensor) Ogle. She married Leonard S. Trower on May 25, 1951 in Walker and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2004.

Betty graduated from Walker High School. She worked as a dietitian at Nevada Regional Medical Center until her retirement. Betty was an active member of the First Christian Church and enjoyed their Widow’s Group.

Survivors include her four children, Rick E. Trower and his wife Pam, Ozark, MO, Connie L. Shepley, Sheldon, MO, Linda J. Pearson, El Dorado Springs, MO, and Mike D. Trower and his wife Laura, Ozark; and 8 grandchildren, Gail Shepley, Derrick Trower, Deanna Cargill, Danielle Kerns, Rachel Pearson, Dana Chanove, Brittney Trower and Alyssa Trower. In addition to her husband Leonard, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dean Ogle.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Interment will follow in Green Mound Cemetery, Harwood, MO. Friends may call from 8:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday.

Obituary -Mary Jo Poindexter

Funeral services for Mary Jo Poindexter will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be prior to services from 10-11 a.m. at Schowengerdt Chapel. Burial in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri. Contributions to Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences,

Mary Jo Poindexter, age 83 of rural Drexel, Missouri died Friday, December 22, 2017 at her home near Drexel. She was born August 19, 1934 to Charles Joseph and Mary Ethel Carter Hartman in Drexel.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband Philip Poindexter of Drexel, Missouri; two sons, Darrell Poindexter and wife Marion of Drexel, Missouri and Dennis Poindexter of Bush City, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Vickie Poindexter of Harrisonville, Missouri; six grandchildren, Mitchell Poindexter and wife Jen, Lucas Poindexter and wife Shannon all of Houston, Texas and Michelle Poindexter and partner Felice Porrata of Adrian, Missouri, Richard Poindexter of Harrisonville, Missouri, David Poindexter of Drexel, Missouri and Matthew Poindexter and wife Cari of Archie, Missouri; and nine great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Rylee, Cole, Beau, Cody, Christopher, Emily, Haley and Hannah. Also surviving are three sisters; Jane Ellen Lane of Butler, Anna Marie Fink and husband Ernie of Drexel, Missouri and Jeanie Brewster and husband Earl of Adrian, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, J.E. Hartman.