News Ticker

Deputies arrest 23 between August 12 and August 23 for various felonies after investigations

September 3, 2021

23 ARRESTED FOR FELONY CHARGES AFTER CCSO PATROLS AND INVESTIGATIONS

Arrested person information:

Ronald Gleen Hook, 54, of Fulton, MO

Anson Robinson, 58, of Holts Summit, MO

Deric Farley, 37, of Portland, MO

Shawnee Perry, 47, of Auxvasse, MO

Kolton Keeling, 23, of Auxvasse, MO

Johnathon Egloff, 30, of Ashland, MO

Justin Pierce, 24, of Fulton, MO

Jonathan Swims, 30, of Auxvasse, MO

Justin Hessell, 37, of Columbia, MO

Cassie Young, 28, of Fulton, MO

Marcus Benford, 42, of Columbia, MO

Madison Morris, 23, of Wardsville, MO

James Pattillo, 47, of Fulton, MO

Michael Smith, 29, of Auxvasse, MO

Crystal Smithee, 32, of Auxvasse, MO

Dennis Pendegraft Sr., 70, of Galena, MO

Mason Arnold, 67, of Fort Wayne, IN

Chad Grigsby, 43, of Indianapolis, IN

Christopher Larue, 53, of Jefferson City, MO

Mary Cooke, 28, of Auxvasse, MO

Steven Simpson, 47, of Fulton, MO

Anthony Gallup, 30, of Fulton, MO

Rusty Rouse, 46, of Auxvasse, MO

On August 31, 2021, at 7:32 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a follow-up investigation concerning a disturbance in the 7000 block of State Road D.  Subsequently, deputies arrested Ronald Gleen Hook, 54, of Fulton, MO.  The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Hook with the felony offenses of Assault, Armed Criminal Action, and Tampering with a Victim/Witness.  Hook was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody without bond, pending later Court bond review.

On August 30, 2021, at 12:50 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Anson Robinson, 58, of Holts Summit, MO reference a Callaway County felony warrant for Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.  The warrant had been issued as the result of a Sheriff’s Office investigation.  Robinson was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

On August 29, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a burglary investigation in the 1700 block of Old Highway 40.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located Deric Farley, 37, of Portland, MO.  Farley was arrested and transported to the Callaway County Jail.  The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Farley with the felony offenses of Burglary, Stealing, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Farley remains in-custody without bond, pending later Court bond review.

On August 28, 2021, at 6:42 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation at a residence on County Road 2002.  During the course of the investigation, deputies recovered a vehicle stolen from Columbia, MO.  Shawnee Perry, 47, of Auxvasse, MO was arrested for Felony Receiving Stolen Property.  Perry was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.

On August 27, 2021, at 2:17 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a follow-up investigation pertaining to a child sex offense in the Auxvasse area.  Subsequently, deputies arrested Kolton Keeling, 23, of Auxvasse, MO.  The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Keeling with the offenses of Statutory/Attempted Statutory Rape and Statutory/Attempted Statutory Sodomy.  Keeling was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody without bond, pending later Court bond review.

On August 27, 2021, at 1:20 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a follow-up investigation pertaining to a stolen vehicle in the area of State Road Y.  Subsequently, deputies arrested Jonathon Egloff, 30, of Ashland, MO for Felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle (two counts) and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Egloff was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and remains in-custody pending bond post.

On August 27, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the 6000 block of State Road NN. During the course of the investigation, deputies located Justin Pierce, 24, of Fulton, MO. Pierce was wanted reference numerous Cole County felony warrants for offenses including Robbery, Burglary, and Stealing.  Pierce attempted to flee from deputies on-foot. Pierce was apprehended and transported to the Callaway County Jail.  Pierce remains in-custody pending Court proceedings.

On August 27, 2021, at 7:49 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a follow-up investigation concerning a vehicle theft in the area of State Road E.  Subsequently, deputies arrested Jonathan Swims, 30, of Auxvasse, MO for Stealing a Motor Vehicle.  Swims was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

On August 25, 2021, at 11:52 PM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 299.  During the course of the investigation, deputies searched a residence and located Justin Hessell, 37, of Columbia, MO.  Hessell was a noncompliant, registered sex offender wanted in Boone and Shelby counties for felony charges of Fail to Register as a Sex Offender.  Hessell was arrested and later transferred to the custody of Boone County authorities.

On August 25, 2021, at 2:15 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling County Road 211.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped Cassie Young, 28, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  Methamphetamine and other felony level controlled substances were located.  Young was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, and later posted bond.

On August 24, 2021, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office investigators traveled to Madison County, Tennessee to conduct follow-up investigations concerning Marcus Benford, 42, of Columbia, MO.  Benford was captured and arrested in Madison County, Tennessee reference numerous Callaway County warrants for Felony Stealing and Forgery.  These charges were the result of investigations of fraud at several Callaway County businesses.  Benford will later be extradited to Callaway County to answer to the Court reference the felony charges.

On August 23, 2021, at 9:00 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation on County Road 4039.  During the course of the investigation, multiple felony level controlled substances were located.  Madison Morris, 23, of Wardsville, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Morris was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

On August 20, 2021, at 7:23 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a drug search warrant in the 6000 block of State Road Z.  The search warrant had been issued as the result of an ongoing Sheriff’s Office drug investigation.  Methamphetamine was discovered.  James Pattillo, 47, of Fulton, MO was arrested for Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Felony Tampering with Evidence.  Pattillo was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.

On August 20, 2021, at 2:47 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 260.  During the course of the investigation, methamphetamine and a firearm were seized.  Michael Smith, 29, of Auxvasse, MO was arrested for Felony Unlawful Possession (felon in possession) of a Firearm.  Smith remains in-custody at the Callaway County Jail without bond, pending later Court bond review.  Crystal Smithee, 32, of Auxvasse, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Smithee was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later released with summons for Court appearance.

On August 18, 2021, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office investigators contacted Dennis Pendegraft Sr., 70, of Galena, MO at a residence in Stone County, MO.  Pendegraft Sr. was subsequently arrested for Felony Statutory Sodomy 1st.  An arrest warrant had been issued as the result of a child sex investigation being conducted by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.  Pendegraft Sr. was subsequently released on bond with Court conditions pending appearance.

On August 17, 2021, at 10:37 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling the area of US Highway 54 and Interstate 70.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped Mason Arnold, 67, of Fort Wayne, IN for a traffic violation.  During the course of the investigation, methamphetamine and other controlled substances were located.  Arnold was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.  Chad Grigsby, 43, of Indianapolis, IN was arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.

On August 15, 2021, at 9:17 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 1017.  During the course of the investigation, the deputy located Christopher Larue, 53, of Jefferson City, MO.  Larue was wanted reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Larue was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.

On August 15, 2021, at 2:30 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted an investigation in the area of County Road 337 and County Road 318.  During the course of the investigation, deputies came into contact with Mary Cooke, 28, of Auxvasse, MO.  Cooke was wanted reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.  Cooke was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.

On August 13, 2021, at 1:47 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling State Road F.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped Steven Simpson, 47, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  A substantial amount of methamphetamine was located.  Simpson was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for Felony Trafficking Drugs, and later posted bond.

On August 13, 2021, at 1:14 AM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling State Road J.  During the course of the proactive patrol, the deputy stopped Anthony Gallup, 30, of Fulton, MO for a traffic violation.  Gallup was wanted reference a Callaway County warrant for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Gallup was arrested, booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail, and later posted bond.

On August 12, 2021, at 7:29 AM, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies – in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fulton Police Department – executed a drug related search warrant at a residence on County Road 2002.  As a result of the search warrant execution, methamphetamine and stolen vehicles were recovered.  Rusty Rouse, 46, of Auxvasse, MO was arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Rouse was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail and later posted bond.  Criminal charges against other subjects are pending and the investigation continues.

*** 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 **