The Jefferson City Police Department is asking for lake area residents to keep an eye out for a missing person. 23 year old Christopher Cray was last seen on May 20th in Jefferson City. He was seen driving a White Ford Crown Victoria and might have been with several other people. Police found his car a few days later, but at this point, they don’t know crays whereabouts. The Jefferson City Police are investigating his disappearance as suspicious circumstances, and do not believe Cray ran away. since his disappearance, Cray has missed his birthday, and the birth of his child.
A former Macks Creek English Teacher accused of statutory rape was sentenced this morning to 5 years in the Department of Corrections. 41 year old Jenner Shaffer recently pled guilty to second degree statutory rape following an investigation dating back to 2012. He allegedly had sex with a student who was fifteen years old at the time and who also allegedly told investigators she gave birth to a baby as a result of the relationship. the case has been sent to the Sexual Offenders Assessment Unit to determine if Shaffer will have the possibility of parole.
A Laclede County Man has been charged for supplying liquor to minors in surrounding counties. Dustin Iseman is charged in connection with an incident that occurred in the 100 block of Cedar Crest in which he alledgedy supplied liquor to teenagers. One of the teenagers was taken to the hospital while another was found with a large wound on his forehead. Iseman has been charged with 3 counts of supplying intoxicating liquor to a minor.
One of the lakes oldest locally owned and operated stores will end its grocery operations. Carl Williams started his journey in the 1950’s when he opened up Carls’ as a one room store at the junctions of highway 54 and 42. Throughout the years’ Willams maintained his store as a one-stop shop for locals. In 1982, Tilliams built Carl’s Village which started as a grocery store, and later added on a hardware store in the lower level. The Williams family has decided to get rid of the grocery store and move the hardware store to the upstairs at Carl’s Village. The store will still continue to sell certain things such as ice, beer, milk, snacks, and other items, but will no longer be a grocery store. The official moving of the hardware store started today and should be complete by the end of the week.
A former Macks Creek English teacher accused of statutory rape is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning in Camden County circuit court. 41 year old Jenner Shaffer recently pled guilty to second degree statutory rape following an investigation dating back to 2012. He allegedly had sex with a student who was fifteen years old at the time and who also allegedly told investigators she gave birth to a baby as a result of the relationship.
A 75 year old Laclede county man has received a seven year prison sentence for possessing child pornography. Rene Harvey pled guilty to the charges before his trial was scheduled to begin last week. Harvey was originally arrested in September of 2012 after a one year investigation in which detectives found more than a hundred images of child pornography on his personal computer.
A two car vehicle accident in Sunrise Beach sent one person to the hospital by helicopter, and another person to jail. 48 year old Jeffrey Moffit was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Pickup on route TT near Putt N Bay Drive when he failed to negotiate a turn and ran off the roadway. Moffit then over corrected crossing the center line and hitting 18 year old Andrew Caddell who was driving a 2009 Nissan. A passenger in Caddell’s car, 17 year old Megan Rice, sustained serious injuries and was flown by Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital for treatment. Caddell sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment. Moffit sustained minor injuries and refused treatment. Moffit was also arrested on two counts of assault in the second degree and failure to have insurance. He was put on a 24 hour hold in the Camden County Jail.