A local trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division recently returned to work after a handcuffed Iowa man drowned while in his custody at the Lake of the Ozarks. Anthony Piercy had been placed on administrative leave after the incident that occurred may 31st. Piercy had arrested 20 year old Brandon Ellingson on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. Piercy was taking Ellingson for a field sobriety test when Ellingson allegedly stood up, stepped on the edge of the boat, and fell or jumped overboard. Ellingson’s life vest came off, and his body was recovered on June 1st.