A Camdenton man is behind bars following a drug bust on Tuesday. According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a residence in the 5000 block of North State Highway 7 regarding a traffic warrant arrest. Police then found 9 pounds of processed Marijuana, 18 pot plants along with 18 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and 24 Rubbermaid tubs containing mushroom spores. Adam Blake Stutesman was taken into custody and is currently being held without bond on charges of intent to distribute a controlled substance.
A suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion in the state of Kansas led Law Enforcement on a chase across the Lake Area and into southern Jefferson City on Thursday. According to reports, the Highway Patrol spotted a car matching the description released by Kansas officials and attempted to pull it over. The driver refused to stop and a high speed chase on Highway 54 ensued. Police were eventually able to stop the vehicle by using spike strips. The suspect has been taken into custody.
A Morgan County man found guilty of murder and child abuse will be sentenced today (Friday). Thomas “T.J.” Presley was found guilty in January for the 2012 beating death of 3 year old Blake Litton. Presley attempted to cover up the murder by telling police the child was the victim of a hit and run driver. An autopsy later revealed the toddler had been beaten to death. Presley will learn his fate this afternoon and faces up to life in prison. The child’s mother, Jamie Litton is also facing murder charges in connection with the case and is scheduled to go on trial in August.
A $3 million dollar grant for the Rocky Mount sewer project has been approved. The Sewer District’s Chairman Red Jennings credits the support of residents, the board along with the ongoing direction and technical advice from Schultz Surveying and engineering for seeing the project thru. The grant money will help fund the first phase of the project. The Rocky Mount Sewer District encompasses about 1,900 homes in Morgan County on the eastern side of the Gravois Arm. In 2004, voters approved $24 million dollars in revenue bonds to fund construction of the system.
Missouri is facing a big problem with transportation funding. MoDot is responsible for maintaining 34-thousand miles of roadway and want to make investments on about one-forth of those roadways. MoDot needs additional funding in order to keep what they call paved roads from turning into gravel like roadways. Bob Lynch with MoDot says the situation is dire…
A bill has been introduced that proposes a two-cent per gallon fuel tax increase for three years to help fund the state’s transportation system…
Eleven people are facing various charges by the Camdenton Police Department. According to their weekly report, 26 year old Katie Bianco of Lake Ozark is facing charges of stealing animals and endangering the welfare of a child while 22 year old Dillon Monroe of Camdenton was charged with tampering, property damage and trespassing. 29 year old Kendell Bellamy of Linn Creek is facing charges of DWI and possession of Marijuana and 55 year old Brian Lewis of Camdenton has been charged with assault. Two others are facing charges of possession of Alcohol by a minor; one individual has been charged with supplying alcohol to minors and two others are facing charges of stealing.
The old Chinese Restaurant located on the Osage Beach Parkway next to the airport is in the process of being torn down. City Administrator Jeana Woods says this is something they’ve been planning on doing for quite some time.
Woods says the city was able to obtain an Aviation grant thru the state which paid for 90% of the amount needed to purchase the land and also demolish the old building.