A Camden County Man has been sentenced to over twelve years in prison for drug distribution and illegal possession of a firearm. 37 year old Donald George Laflamme III was arrested back in 2010 following a domestic disturbance at a hotel in Lake Ozark. When police searched the hotel room they found a 32 caliber revolver and methamphetamine. Laflamme pled guilty in November to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan sentenced Laflamme to 12 years-seven months in federal prison without parole.
A Morgan County Pastor facing numerous sex crime charges will be back in court tomorrow. A pre-trial conference for 43 year old Travis Smith of California has been scheduled in Moniteau county circuit court. Smith is facing several charges including forcible rape, second degree statutory rape, second degree statutory sodomy and sexual abuse from incidents dating back to 1998, 1999 and 2005. if convicted, he faces up to life in prison. Smith was found not guilty of child molestation charges in 2011.
A number of items are on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Stoutland Board of Education. Topics of discussion include student accident insurance, reading scores along with concession stand restrooms and the copier machine situation. The Administrator’s Report will also be given. Tonight’s meeting of the Stoutland Board of Education begins at seven o’clock at the central office.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced that Bill HRJ68 was passed by the Missouri General Assembly Wednesday afternoon. The bill imposes a 1% temporary sales tax increase to be used for transportation projects. Area Engineer Bob Lynch says this bill must now be voted on by the public:
They are working with planning partners to determine the best way to use the money for local projects including the Transportation Advisory Committee who has already submitted ideas for lake area roadways. These ideas should be out to the public in June.
A bid award and ordinances were the topics of discussion at the Eldon Board of Alderman meeting Tuesday night. Eldon City Clerk Fran Suttmoller says they accepted one of the two competing bids:
Vance Brothers bid was the lowest of the two with a bid of $118,000. Suttmoller says all four ordinances on the agenda were also passed including a resolution allowing the mayor to put together funding for the community development block grant program.
A 48 year old Mexican national who was arrested in Morgan County last year on drug charges has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Maria Teresa Marrufo was arrested in August for delivery of methamphetamine after police found 224 grams of pure Meth in her possession. Marrufo was a fugitive for 12 years after being previously convicted for drug trafficking. She was deported in 2012 but soon returned to the U.S. and resumed her illegal drug activities. Marrufo was sentenced to federal prison yesterday after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and to illegally re-entering the country.
The search continues for the body of a Springfield woman who jumped last week off the community bridge in Lake Ozark. Missouri State Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Paul Reinsch says marine operation troopers are still looking for the body of 20 year old Jaspreet Kaur.
Kaur is believed to have drowned after jumping off the community bridge on May 5th in an apparent suicide.