KRMS News has learned that seven more individuals have been added to an indictment along with eight individuals who have already been charged, stemming from an investigation into the Eldon Puff N Snuff over the sale of K2 or synthetic drugs earlier this year. According to U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson, 31 year old Jessica Lovett, 27 year old Wesley Upchurch, 27 year old Sharon Harrington, 49 year old Jimmy Moore and his wife 44 year old Tina, 29 year old Michael Sosnowiski and 34 year old Travis Lovett have all been indicted along with those involved with Puff N Snuff. Additionally the indictment allowed the government to seize an property of the conspiracy which included over $400,000 from Puff N Snuff’s bank accounts.
The Highway Patrol released the autopsy results from a man who was found floating in the Lake last month. According to the results, 55 year old David Martin of Kaiser received extensive internal injuries that would have been the result of falling from a high location. It is likely those injuries could have caused him to drown to his death. Martin was discovered by an area resident in the Big Niangua Arm. Toxicology results have yet to be released and the investigation is ongoing. At this point the Patrol believes foul play was not a factor in his death.
The official numbers are out and it appears to have been another recording breaking year for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. According to Ron Duggan of Captain Rons, the event organizer, this year’s total money raised was $125,000 which will be broken up between 19 local charities and all our area fire departments. That’s not the only record to be broken, this year the race had more boats and more volunteers. There were to big stories to come from the event, one being the biggest highlight of the Sheikh Hassan Al-Thani crushing the top gun by 20 miles an hour setting a new all time high of 244MPH to beat in future races. Sadly the excitement was shattered by the loss of Outerlimits Racer Mike Fiore following an accident on the water. Fiore was recovering at University Hospital in Columbia when complications arose during surgery. His race partner Joel Begin survived the crash.
No charges will be filed, no punishment will be given. That was ruling that came out yesterday in regards to a substitute teacher from the Maries County Prosecuting Attorney Terry Schwartze. According to reports, Sheriff Chris Heitman investigated reports of a male substitute teacher who allegedly walked into the girls locker room at the Maries County R-2 School in Belle, while they were changing. Reports say that the girls requested he leave and he refused to do so. Schwartze says according to state law, there is not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt that the actions occurred. Superintendent of schools Patrick Call says the decision was the right thing to do.
Morgan County R-2 Schools responded quickly after bus driver is alerted by student of a possible gun on the bus. The district sent home a letter to the parents about the incident which occurred on Friday last week. According to that letter, a student informed the bus driver that he though he saw what looked like a gun. The driver promptly stopped the bus, called school officials and remained there until Police could inspect the bus. Police discovered an air soft gun along with a knife inside a duffel bag outside the bus after the investigation was completed. At this time no names are being released.
Schools across the Lebanon area did not have recess today after a fugitive couple decided to hide out in town. According to the Lebanon R-3 school district, school resource officers where made aware of two individuals involved in an investigation of a homicide in Springfield who were hiding somewhere in Lebanon. Early this morning, police discovered their gold Toyota Camry at 4th and New Buffalo abandoned. For safety reasons, the schools went on a Mini lock down, keeping student’s inside only today and allowing no visitors inside. School officials say parents will be able to pick up their children like normal. Police believe that the man and woman may still be in the area on foot or could have taken another vehicle. The male is described as a white man with a bald head, a goatee and a tattoo on his left hand. The woman is described as heavy set with red and brown hair. The victims in the homicide were taken to the hospital for treatment where one passed away.
A man suspected of felony stealing at the Osage Beach Wal-Mart and stealing a car out of Holts Summit is in custody. According to the Osage Beach Police Department, the vehicle, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra was stolen from Holts Summit Sunday night. The suspect then came into the Osage Beach area Monday and committed felony stealing. The man was eventually apprehended in Cole County by the Highway Patrol and is now behind bars.