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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
Testimony has concluded in the Morris McCabe triple-murder trial at the Camden County courthouse. The prosecution and defense both gave their closing arguments today. McCabe is charged with the December, 2010 shooting deaths of Donald Meyer, Donald Young and Sally Amos inside a mobile home in Stoutland. McCabe waived his right to a jury trial, and the case is being decided by Judge Kennth Hayden. He expects to announce his verdict when court resumes on Tuesday, July 9th.
Grand Glaize Beach in Lake of the Ozarks State Park has been closed again by the state Department of Natural Resources because of elevated E coli bacteria levels. Results of water samples taken Monday indicated bacteria levels higher than those recommended for waters used for swimming. This is the second time this year the beach has been closed due to water quality issues. The other swimming beach in Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Public Beach No. 1, located in Kaiser, remains open.
Missouri State Park beaches at Harry S Truman located in Warsaw, Pomme de Terre’s Pittsburg beach in Pittsburg, St. Joe’s Monsanto Lake beach in Park Hills and Wakonda located in La Grange are also closed. Once tests indicate the bacteria levels are within the standard suitable for swimming, the beaches will reopen.
MAP testing protocols are currently under investigation at the Camdenton Middle School. In a statement, Camdenton R-3 Superintendent Tim Hadfield says the district’s legal counsel and officials from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are conducting an investigation about isolated incidents to follow testing protocols. After conducting an initial investigation, the District self-reported these alleged irregularities to DESE. No decision by DESE has been issued regarding the status of test scores which may have been impacted by a possible breach in testing standards. Hadfield says the investigation is being taken very seriously and that they strive to ensure the highest academic standards for their students. Since this is an ongoing investigation, the school district will not be able to comment any further at this time.
Two suspects in a double homicide earlier this year in Morgan County will be back in court in August. 29-year old Mandy Mitchell and 45-year old Garland Mitchell, both from Jefferson City, were in court on Tuesday for a motion hearing. The state was granted a continuance in the case. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for the Mitchell’s on August 27th. Both are charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in the deaths of Carol and Freddie Wilson in February. The Wilson’s were found shot and stabbed inside their home south of Versailles. Mandy and Garland Mitchell are being held at the Morgan County Jail on a bond of one million dollars each.