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Deputies arrest parole absconder and another fugitive while investigating Auxvasse disturbance

Date:  May 19, 2018

AUXVASSE DISTRUBANCE LEADS TO ARREST OF WANTED PAROLE ABSCONDER CONCEALED IN RESIDENCE.

Arrested person information:

Clifford Cunningham, 44, of Mexico

Melissa Echavarrria, 42, of Auxvasse

Narrative: 

On May 19, 2018 at 3:36 a.m., Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 200 block of North Mary Street in Auxvasse.  Deputies further developed information that Clifford Cunningham, 44, of Mexico — a wanted felon fugitive — may be in the residence.  Cunningham was wanted by the Missouri Department of Corrections – Board of Probation and Parole for parole violations/absconding.

Upon the arrival of deputies to the residence, a deputy saw Cunningham inside.  Deputies subsequently entered the residence and took Cunningham into custody.  Cunningham was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail.  Cunningham is being held without bond and will be returned to the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections next week.

During the initial disturbance investigation, a second fugitive was also located and arrested.  Melissa Echavarria, 42, of Auxvasse was arrested for a Fulton municipal warrant for stealing.  Echavarria was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail where she is being held on a court-set bond of $112.50.

*** Callaway County deputies continue work with other law enforcement agencies and community partners to curb drug abuse throughout the county, which so many times lead to other offenses such as burglary and stealing.  Citizens are reminded they can report drug related activity to Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or online at www.callawaysheriff.org. ***

NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of press release.

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