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Deputies arrest three for felony offenses ranging from Unlawful Use of a Weapon to Sex Offender Registration Violations

Date:  November 8, 2019

DEPUTIES MAKE SEVERAL FELONY ARRESTS AFTER INVESTIGATIONS REFERENCE DISTURBANCE WITH SHOTS FIRED, METH POSSESSION, AND SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION VIOLATIONS

Arrested person information:

Steven Thomas Jr., 29, of Fulton

James Harper, 32, of Fulton

Billy Reed, 56, of Jamestown

Narrative: 

On November 8, 2019, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Steven Thomas Jr., 29, of Fulton with felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of assault.  Thomas is being held in the Callaway County Jail without bond, pending further Court review.  The aforementioned charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office in the 7000 block of State Road NN on November 7, 2019 at approximately 6:26 PM.  Deputies initially responded to a disturbance in progress in which shots had been fired.  Upon arrival, deputies encountered Thomas Jr. and took him into custody.

On November 8, 2019, at approximately 3:19 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of County Road 257 and County Road 230 near Millersburg.  During the patrol, the deputy conducted a suspicious vehicle / traffic investigation.  During that investigation, the deputy came into contact with James Harper, 32, of Fulton and located methamphetamine in the vehicle.  Harper was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, transported to the Callaway County Jail, booked/processed, and released with a summons for Court appearance.

On November 8, 2019, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Billy Reed, 56, of Jamestown, MO with the felony offense of Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.  Reed in being held in the Callaway County Jail pending $50,000 bond.  The aforementioned charge is the result of an investigation conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office in the Williamsburg area on November 7, 2019.  Reed had verified his sex offender registration with the Sheriff’s Office proclaiming to reside at a residence in the Williamsburg area.  Upon a Sheriff’s Office criminal investigation conducting a proactive (“cold call”) verification check, it was determined Reed had provided false information to the Sheriff’s Office as to his residency status.

End of media release.

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