A soldier stationed at Fort Leonard Wood is facing 33 charges that could turn into a 275 year prison sentence. According to the Fort Leonard Wood public affairs office, Staff Sergeant Angel Sanchez is charged with six counts of sexual assault, nine counts of maltreatment, nine counts of abusive sexual contact and a count each of attempting to commit indecent viewing, abusive sexual contact and assault. If convicted, Sanchez not only could face the prison time but also a reduction in rank, dishonorable discharge and a forfeiture of pay.
It was a very busy week for the Camdenton Police Department. Between August 20th to the 26th, officers responded to 626 calls and arrested 10 individuals on various charges include assault, property damage and disturbing the peace. Officers also arrested 31 year old Ryan Jarboe from Crocker on a warrant out of Pulaski County. They also arrested 49 year old Ronald Martin and 41 year old Michelle Sinclair both from Camdenton on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Over 4,000 signatures were sent to the United States Army Environmental Command following a public comment period regarding cuts at Fort Leonard Wood. Earlier this month residents where asked to weigh in on the army’s proposed cuts that could result in 5,400 civilian and military positions removed by 2020. Local and Statewide politicians also have voiced their thoughts in protecting the fort’s position and the growth it brings to the communities it surrounds. Roughly 2,000 people submitted hand written letters to the Army and 1,800 citizens just signed the petition.
The Department of Transportation has made a decision on when to close a bridge for repair work in Hermitage. The Route 254 bridge that crosses Pomme De Terre river will be closed following the labor day holiday and will remain closed for 35 days and is expected to be reopened in October. MODOT officials are planning to replace the deck, walls and repair the girders underneath. Officials say they chose these dates to avoid the holiday traffic as well as summer tourists.
An Ozarks man may have had a tad bit to much to drink after he strips and takes a dip in a water fountain. According to reports, the man whose name is not being released was handcuffed and placed into a police car after he removed all his clothing and took a swim in a public water fountain early this week. According to State law, being naked in public is a misdemeanor and can result in up to six months in jail.
A racer that was injured in a crash during this weekend’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has died. 44 year old Michael Fiore of Bristol, Rhode Island died Tuesday night at University Hospital in Columbia due to complications from surgery. Authorities say Fiore was aboard a racing boat that flipped at a high rate of speed Saturday morning. They say wind may have played a role in the crash. Funeral arrangements for Michael Fiore are pending at this time.
Versailles Police are investigating the recent dumping of trash behind the American Legion Post # 104. According to a report, officials with the American Legion located several vehicle tires, a/c units, propane tanks and additional automobile trash that were dumped on their property behind the building on Alum Springs road. If anyone has any information, they are asking you contact the Versailles Police Department.