Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Citizens and Law Enforcement team up together to take suspected thieves into custody!

Several weeks ago the Bates County Sheriff’s Office began seeing Facebook post with video surveillance footage of a truck suspected in multiple burglaries and thefts in and around Bates County and Henry County. 

In a joint operation with Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Detectives set out to identify the subjects in the truck and match them with multiple surveillance camera footage. During this time, multiple citizens called Detectives with information about the owners of the truck and last known location of them. Several times the Sheriff’s Office received calls about the area of the truck but when deputies arrived the truck had fled the area.
On 11/28/2022 at approximately 930 AM a K9 unit received a call from an observant citizen who led the Deputies to the area of where the truck was located. Once in the area deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped and the two subjects inside taken into custody. The driver was arrested for Felony Driving While Revoked. 

The passenger was also arrested for two traffic warrants. Once the two were in custody, Detectives notified Henry County Detectives and they responded to the area to assist in the investigation. 

During the investigation the Detectives were able to link a third subject to the thefts and burglaries. The driver of the truck was identified as Dallas Gamblin of rural Archie Mo. Gamblin is being held in the Bates County Jail on a $2500 Cash Bond.

The passenger was identified as Hannah M Briggs of rural Archie Mo was released after posting bond on $250 traffic warrants.
The Detectives and Deputies from Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Bates County Sheriff’s Office began looking for the known associate of the above two people. At approximately 3:30pm a Detective patrolling the area observed the third person driving down a gravel road. The Detective made a traffic stop on the vehicle he was driving. That subject was identified as Joshua E Brown of Holden, Missouri. 

Josh Brown is known to the Sheriff’s Office from a previous extensive investigation of multiple burglaries and thefts that spread from 2011 to 2012 and across two states. Mr. Brown was eventually taken into custody in a joint operation with Kansas Authorities and Bates County Sheriff’s Office in 2012.
Josh Brown has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Unlawful use of Paraphernalia, Failed to register motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance. His bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only set by the Honorable Judge Highley.

Both Brown’s and Gamblin’s vehicles were towed from the scene.

The theft investigations with Henry County and Bates County are ongoing and additional charges are being sought by law enforcement to each county’s respective Prosecuting Attorneys.

"This is a great example of Law Enforcement working together with our citizens and each other to stop rural thefts in our counties. We could not be successful without the great relationship we have with our citizens." Says Sheriff Anderson

Courtesy of the Bates County Sheriff's Office 

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.
 Joshua E Brown

Hannah M Briggs

 Dallas Gamblin

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