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Deputies arrest 14 for various felonies during patrol and investigations

Date:  December 7, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATIONS AND PROACTIVE PATROLS LEAD TO 14 ADDITONAL FELONY ARRESTS ACROSS THE COUNTY

Arrested person information:

Mark Pullum, 57, of Portland, MO

Wally Spencer, 44, of Portland, MO

Justin Stidham, 31, of Columbia, MO

James Egly, 61, of Auxvasse, MO

Rhonda Watson, 48, of Columbia, MO

Brendan Korte, 26, of Warrenton, MO

Jared Wagaman, 40, of Fulton, MO

Deric Farley, 36, of Portland, MO

Andre Anderson, 52, of Quincy, IL

Timmothy Branch, 39, of Holts Summit, MO

Daniel Crosby, 40, of Fulton, MO

Eric Adams, 40, of Dalton, MO

William Wilson, 44, of Portland, MO

Dalton Stuart, 23, of Ashland, MO

Narrative: 

On December 6, 2020, at approximately 10:34 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Mark Pullum, 57, of Portland, MO for the felony offense of Burglary 2nd.  The arrest was the result of a criminal investigation conducted by deputies on December 5, 2020 in the 8000 block of State Road D near Portland.  Pullum was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and released after posting bond.

On December 5, 2020, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Wally Spencer, 44, of Portland, MO with the felony offenses of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession (felon in possession) of a Firearm, and Aggravated DWI, in addition to several misdemeanor assault offenses.  The charges are the result of a weapons investigation conducted by Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Portland on December 5, 2020.  Spencer was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and released after posting bond.

On December 5, 2020, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Justin Stidham, 31, of Columbia, MO with the felony offense of Property Damage, in addition to misdemeanor offenses of property damage and stealing.  The charges are the result of investigations conducted by Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies regarding theft offenses that occurred at car washes in Millersburg and Kingdom City.  Stidman was located by deputies in the Millersburg area during overnight proactive patrols.  Stidham was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and later released after posting bond.

On December 5, 2020, at approximately 11:33 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of State Road E.  During the patrol, the deputy stopped James Egly, 61, Auxvasse, MO for traffic violations.  Egly was found to have a felony Callaway County warrant for Aggravated DWI.  Egly was arrested, transported to the Callaway County Jail, and remains in-custody pending bond posting.

On December 5, 2020, at approximately 1:42 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of County Road 230 and County Road 257.  During the patrol, the deputy stopped a vehicle that had been stolen in Randolph County.  Subsequently, Rhonda Watson, 48, of Columbia, MO was arrested for Tampering 1st.  Watson was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and later released after posting bond.

On December 5, 2020, at approximately 5:28 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was proactively patrolling the area of County Road 134 near State Road D.  During the course of the patrol; Brendan Korte, 26, of Warrenton, MO was spotted on foot.  Korte was wanted reference a felony Warren County warrant, in addition to fleeing from Fulton PD officers earlier in the week.  Korte subsequently again fled on foot.  Sheriff’s Office K9 Krieger tracked Korte approximately ¼ mile and found him hiding in a creek bed.  Korte was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail where he remains in-custody pending bond post.

On December 4, 2020, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Jared Wagaman, 40, of Fulton, MO with the felony offense of Attempted Sexual Abuse 1st.  The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office in Fulton.  Once the charge was filed, deputies arrested Wagaman and transported him to the Callaway County Jail.  Wagaman was later released after posting bond.

On December 4, 2020, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Deric Farley, 36, of Portland, MO with the felony offense of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office deputies in Portland.  Farley was arrested, transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and is being held without bond pending later Court bond setting.

On December 3, 2020, at approximately 12:54 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the Kingdom City area.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Andre Anderson, 52, of Quincy, IL reference a State of Illinois fugitive warrant (theft).  Anderson was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and remains in-custody pending extradition proceedings.

On December 3, 2020, at approximately 12:11 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the Holts Summit area.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Timmothy Branch, 39, of Holts Summit reference a Callaway County felony warrant for Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.  The warrant had been issued as the result of a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office investigation.  Branch was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and later released after posting bond.

On December 1, 2020, at approximately 9:08 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of State Road BB.  During the course of the investigation, deputies arrested Daniel Crosby, 40, of Fulton, MO for felony Callaway County and MDOC warrants – charges of Probation Violation (burglary/assault).  Crosby was transported to the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody without bond pending later Court bond setting.

On November 29, 2020, at approximately 11:38 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was proactively patrolling the Kingdom City area.  During the course of the patrol, the K9 unit made contact with Eric Adams, 35, of Dalton, MO.  Sheriff’s Office K9 Iro alerted to the vehicle Adams was operating and a search ensued.  Several felony level controlled substances were located.  Adams was arrested, transported to the Callaway County Jail, and remains in-custody pending bond posting.

On November 28, 2020, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged William Wilson, 44, of Portland, MO with the felony offenses of Resisting Arrest and Assault.  The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office deputies in the Portland area on November 27, 2020.  Then, deputies attempted to arrest Wilson and he fled on foot.  Deputies, including K9 Iro gave chase, and Wilson was arrested.  Wilson was transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and later released after bond posting.

On November 25, 2020, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office received an arrest warrant for Dalton Stuart, 23, of Ashland, MO concerning two felony counts of Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.  The warrant had been issued as the result of investigations conducted by Sheriff’s Office deputies.  Dalton is currently incarcerated in the Missouri Department of Corrections and will be returned to Callaway County for Court hearing when applicable.

*** The Callaway County Sheriff and his staff continue to work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners to curb criminal activity throughout the county.   Citizens are reminded they can anonymously report criminal activity to Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or online at www.callawaysheriff.org. ***

End of media release.

** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **