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Deputies catch multi-county fugitive during rural patrol outside of Williamsburg

Date:  December 5, 2019

DEPUTIES NAB THREE COUNTY FUGITIVE FROM KANSAS CITY AREA DURING RURAL AREA PATROLS

Arrested person information:  

Richard Harmon, 36, of Warrensburg, MO

Narrative:

On December 4, 2019, at approximately 11:44 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was proactively patrolling the area of County Road 134 and County Road 135 near Williamsburg.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked in a farm entrance and made subsequent contact with the vehicle occupants.

During the course of the investigation, Richard Harmon, 36, of Warrensburg, MO was identified as a vehicle occupant.  It was determined that Harmon was a wanted felon/fugitive in three counties; Lafayette, Johnson, and Carroll counties.  Harmon was wanted reference numerous felony charges; including Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Non-Support, and Probation Violation.

Harmon was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail.  On December 5, 2019, custody of Harmon was transferred to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.

At the time of Harmon’s arrest, he was under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections – Board of Probation and Parole.

*** 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. ***

NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.

End of media release.

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