Date: February 8, 2018
Arrested person information:
Justin Rothove, 28, of Portland
On February 6, 2018 at approximately 12:16 p.m., a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy investigated a suspicious vehicle in the area of County Road 133 and State Road O near Steedman. During the investigation, deputies contacted a male subject who originally provided a false name to deceive the deputy. After further investigation, deputies eventually determined the male to be Justin Rothove, a wanted felon fugitive.
Rothove was subsequently arrested on two Callaway County warrants – original charges of Felony Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Stealing Motor Fuel. Rothove was further wanted reference a Boone County warrant for Possession of a Controlled substance. Rothove was released to the Callaway County Jail for a total court-set bond of $6,193.50, of which $5,393.50 is cash only.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT THIS TIME.
*** The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to report suspicious activity immediately to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at 573-642-7291. ***
End of press release.
** All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law **