An early morning traffic wreck, on Wednesday, takes the life of a Tuscumbia woman. Highway Patrol reports indicate that it happened on Route-A, east of Mount Zion in Miller County, when the car driven by 32-year-old Rebecca Drum traveled off the road. Drum overcorrected sending the car off the opposite side of the road before overturning. Drum was not wearing a seat belt and ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s been mentioned before that the roads in Camdenton are getting busier every year. City Administrator Jeff Hancock says as development continues outside the city, we’ll see more of that traffic as time progresses.
Hancock goes on to say that a plan to combat the traffic needs to be in the works.
Information from the Closed Session during the Camdenton Board of Aldermen Meeting Tuesday night has been released. City Clerk Renee Kingston says they have hired Katie Phelps as the new Code and Fire Official for the City of Camdenton. The hire of Phelps is one of the many steps the city has taken to finalize the merger of the Camdenton Fire Department and the Mid-County Fire District.
Certified Neighborhood Watch groups have proven to be a good deterrent for crime. Captain Bill Moulder with the Camden County Sheriff’s Department believes the need for Neighborhood Watch groups stems back to losing touch with the people around us.
Captain Moulder goes on to say neighborhoods where the neighbors are closer on a personal level tend to have fewer incidents.
A Tipton man faces charges in Miller County after an incident Tuesday night in Lake Ozark. Police Chief Gary Launderville says officers responded to a report of a domestic incident at the Osage National condos and, upon arrival, confronted Justin Allen Cantrell.
The resisting continued in the patrol car with Cantrell allegedly spitting at, and kicking, officers. Cantrell was eventually taken to the Miller County Jail and is charged with two felony counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. Bond was set at $50-thousand.
Felony drug charges are filed against two Lake Area residents after the Miller County Sheriff’s Department executes a search warrant in Eldon. According to probable cause statements filed in the courthouse, the warrant was served on Tuesday with a search of the bedroom uncovering several small bags containing a white crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as another small bag with vicodin and xanax pills and a small bag of marijuana. Scales, a loaded syringe, more marijuana and various paraphernalia were also discovered. 45-year-old Sherry Albert is charged with a class-B felony for distribution of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Also arrested at the scene was 32 year old Richard Gilbert when a search of his vehicle, in the driveway, allegedly uncovered a broken glass pipe which also tested for meth. Gilbert, who accused the officer of planting the pipe, is charged with felony possession. Bond for Albert was set at $50-thousand while bond for Gilbert was set at $25-thousand.
A Lake Area firefighter was killed yesterday evening after being run over. 37 year old Francis Geilfuss, a firefighter for the Mid-County Fire Protection District, was standing in a driveway on Big Allen Drive around 5 o’clock when an unoccupied Ford F-550 rolled across the road and into the driveway, striking Geilfuss. He was pronounced dead at the scene.