Crash Injures Camdenton Teenager

A Camdenton teenager is taken to the hospital after a one vehicle accident early Friday morning in Camden County.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says a pick up driven by 19-year old Phillip Feith of Springfield was on Davison Road just west of Route A-A when it missed a curve.  The truck went off the road and hit a tree.  23-year old Wesley Feith of Springfield was injured but refused treatment at the scene.  15-year old Judith Johnisee of Camdenton was taken to an Osage Beach hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Macala Shelton Funeral Plans Announced

Funeral plans have been announced for the Iberia teenager found murdered last weekend. Visitation for Macala Shelton,will be next Tuesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. with interment in Hawkins Cemetery.  The City of Iberia has set up a fund to help pay for Macala’s funeral. Donations can be made in-person or by mail to the Macala Shelton Memorial Fund at the Bank of Iberia, at 841 East Highway 42. 30-year-old Steven Henderson, Shelton’s step-uncle, is charged with first-degree murder in the 13-year-old’s death.

Lake Area Road Work — Week of June 24th


Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic. However, traffic could be stopped briefly to allow equipment to be moved.



Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening work is near completion.  All lanes are currently open on the project. Crews are planning to stripe the new surface in the near future.  The project is scheduled for completion by the end of June.

Route 52 between Route 54 and Route 17 – Roadway surface improvements will take place through Thursday, June 27th.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route V between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway surface improvements will take place through Wednesday, July 3rd. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route HH between Route 52 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway surface improvements will take place through Thursday, June 27th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.


Route 50 at the Lamine River Bridge west of Syracuse and Route 50 at the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge west of Syracuse – Bridge deck replacement continues. Periodic lane closures can be expected and temporary traffic signals will move traffic through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in the fall.

Man Charged with Murder of 13-Year-Old Iberia Girl

Bond is set at $500,000 for a man charged with murder in the death of 13-year-old Macala Shelton of Iberia.  30-year-old Steven Henderson allegedly stabbed the girl to death with a large survival knife.  Shelton had been last seen alive on Friday night at her home in Iberia. She was reported missing Saturday afternoon. Her body was found in a wooded area at an unoccupied farm near Iberia.


Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott held a news conference Monday afternoon.  His office issued this news release:

On June 22, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing 13-year old girl. At that time, a door to door search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the Iberia Volunteer Fire Department and residents of Iberia.
Investigators then began conducting interviews with family and friends as to the possible whereabouts of the missing juvenile. During the course of the investigation, investigators were led to an occupied farm near Iberia. While searching the wooded area of the farm, the body of the missing juvenile was located. The juvenile was identified as Macala Shelton of Iberia.
During the investigation, investigators identified Steven Henderson as a person of interest. Steven Henderson, age 30 of Iberia, was brought to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office for questioning and subsequently placed on a 24-hour investigative hold while evidence was being collected.
A search warrant was later executed at the residence of the missing juvenile, 102 North St. Louis in Iberia. While executing the search warrant of the home, weapons possibly relating to the juveniles death were recovered.
Steven Henderson was interviewed during the course of the investigation and provided a statement concerning the juvenile’s disappearance and death.
On June 23, Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard filed charges of 1st degree murder and Armed Criminal Action against Henderson. Henderson is currently being held in the Miller County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Sheriff Bill Abbott notes that the investigation into the case and forensic testing will be ongoing. Authorities do not currently expect any other charges to be made in connection with the case.


Missing Teen Girl Found Dead; Investigation Continues

More information is expected to be released on Monday afternoon about the discovery of the body of a missing teenage girl in Miller County.  There will be a press conference at 3:00 on Monday afternoon at the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.  Over the weekend, the body of 13-year old Macala Shelton was found in a wooded area at an unoccupied farm near Iberia.  An autopsy is being performed to determine an exact cause of death.  Shelton was reported missing on Saturday afternoon.  She was last seen alive on Friday night at her home in Iberia.  The Miller County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol are conducting the investigation. 

BREAKING: Manhunt in Morgan County Over, Wanted Suspect in Custody

It’s all over. The manhunt for 23 year old Brian Adkison came to an end Friday at 3pm when Lieutenant Mike Nienhuis of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office apprehended the suspect during burglary call near proctor road in Morgan County:

Nienhuis on apprehending the suspect

The house was being renovated to become a rental home by the current owners. When they came to work on it, they noticed a broken window and immediately called police. As to the condition of Adkison when officers took him into custody:

Nienhuis on his condition at time of arrest

As of right now, Adkison will be kept at the Morgan County jail without Bond until his court date. He still faces charges of kidnapping in Caldwell County and Forcible Rape in Boone County:

Nienhuis on Adkison’s stay in Morgan County

The manhunt for Adkison lasted a total of 6 days and the victim 23 year old MU Student Lauren Crawford is still at the Boone County Hospital receiving treatment. Several agencies were involved in the hunt including the Highway patrol, Camden, Morgan and Benton County Sheriff’s offices and the FBI.

Wanted Suspect in Custody

 Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a report of a residential burglary in the Proctor Road area  have apprehended Brian Adkison, the suspect wanted for sexual assault and forcible rape out of Boone County and kidnapping out of Caldwell County.  Adkinson is now in custody at the Morgan County Jail.