The following events recently took place here in Johnson County and within the city of Warrensburg.
On November 20, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, executed a narcotics related search warrant in the 200 block of SE 101 Rd., Warrensburg. During the investigation, Jonathan Neil Goodwin, age 36, of Warrensburg, was arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for delivery of a controlled substance (possession with intent to distribute), unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On December 13, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, executed a narcotics related search warrant in the area of SE 13 Hwy and SE 240 Rd., Warrensburg. Arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for delivery of a controlled substance (possession with intent to distribute) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia was Ian Ray Adams, age 22, of Warrensburg.
On December 18, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Warrensburg Police Department Joint Special Weapons and Tactics Team, executed a narcotics related search warrant in the 200 block of SE 121 Rd., Warrensburg. During the search warrant, Jason Reed Noble, age 54, of Warrensburg, was arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and Melvin Leon Jones, age 43, on a 24 hour investigative hold for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On December 19, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the Warrensburg Police Department Proactive Crime Unit initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle in the area of North and Washington Street, Warrensburg. During the course of the stop, Detectives arrested Joseph Michael Harvey, age 34, of Warrensburg, on a 24 hour investigative hold for felony possession of a controlled substance. Subsequently, a narcotics related search warrant was executed in the 900 block of Ridge Drive, Warrensburg. During the search warrant, Detectives located items associated with the distribution and use of a controlled substance.
This continuing effort made by the Sheriff’s Office and the Warrensburg Police Department is a testament of our dedication to the community. “We have observed a direct correlation between the use and/or sale of illegal drugs and the individuals who commit additional crimes related to burglaries, auto thefts, assaults, etc,” says Sheriff Munsterman. Our Departments are committed to continuing these types of crime reduction efforts which help minimize the use/distribution of drugs and criminal activities. With the continuing efforts of the area law enforcement agencies, our communities will be a safer and more secure place to live and raise our families.
Crime Reduction Effort.
On December 6, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and the Warrensburg Police Department assigned additional law enforcement personnel to a special enforcement operation throughout Warrensburg and Johnson County. As a result of the operation, several arrests were made relating to the use, distribution and delivery of controlled substances.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., a Sheriff's Deputy and the Department's K9 Unit attempted to stop a vehicle when Central Dispatch advised the license plates displayed on the vehicle were stolen. When the Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle accelerated and traveled southbound on MO.13 from Warrensburg. The vehicle continued south into Henry County and as it entered into the City of Clinton, Clinton officers deployed four sets of stop-sticks in an effort to deflate the fleeing vehicle's tires. After a successful deployment of the stop-sticks the vehicle's tires began to deflate as it continued southbound on Business Mo.13. The vehicle continued southbound until leaving Business Mo.13 and continued south on 2nd Street to where it came to a dead end at water's edge of Truman Lake. Once the vehicle came to a stop, both the driver and the passenger exited their vehicle and fled on foot into the wetland area. The suspects were then tracked, located and placed in custody by the Johnson County K9 Unit, Clinton Police officers and Henry County Deputies.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Corey Stephen Metcalf, age 39 from Kansas City, Kansas. He was arrested on 24-hour investigative hold for felony resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle, failing to yield to and emergency vehicle and several other traffic violations. Metcalf was also arresting on a Franklin County, Kansas arrest warrant for Nonresidential Burglary and a warrant from the Kansas Department of Corrections for involuntary manslaughter. During the 24-hour investigative hold, Johnson County issued a Fugitive From Out of State Warrant with a cash only bond of $50,000.00.
The female passenger in the vehicle, identified as Nichole Mae Andrews, age 36 from Warrensburg, was also taken into custody and held on a 24-hour investigative hold for resisting arrest/detention/stop.
Sheriff Munsterman would like to thank his Johnson County Deputies, the Warrensburg Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the Clinton Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol as well as the Central Dispatch Centers from both Johnson and Henry Counties for their hard work and dedication during this operation. Sheriff Munsterman states, "One of the greatest tools law enforcement can possess and utilize is the team work among all agencies as well as the citizens they serve". These types of enforcement operations will continue in an effort to deter criminal activity and to apprehend fugitives from justice. Because of operations such as this one, our communities will be a safer and happier place to live and raise our families.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018
PURSUANT TO MISSOURI STATUTE 589.400, THE JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL BEGIN CHARGING AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION. MISSOURI STATUTES STIPULATES THAT A FEE OF UP TO $10.00 CAN BE ASSESSED UPON THE OFFENDERS INITIAL REGISTRATION WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. DURING THE OFFENDER'S RESIDENCY WITHIN JOHNSON COUNTY, ANY REPORTABLE CHANGES MADE, AFTER THE INITIAL REGISTRATION, REGARDING TO THE OFFENDER'S STATUS WILL REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.
ALL SERVICE FEES WILL BE PAID WITH CASH, CASHIER CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY THIS AGENCY.
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Boss has received donation of body armor
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Boss has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “In memories ory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”.
K9 Boss is a 4 year old Belgian Malinois and has been an employee of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office for 2 years. K9 Boss has the ability to be deployed to track down violent/armed offenders and also serves on the Johnson County/Warrensburg SWAT team. This vest will keep K9 Boss safe when dealing with violent offenders in dangerous situations.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA
On Tuesday, October 2nd, Mr. Dakota Welch presented Major Hugh Fowler with the Sheriff's Office with a check to cover the purchase of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator Device). Mr. Welch is a Financial Services Officer for FCS Financial. Approximately four weeks ago Ms. Cheryl Crudup with FCS approached the Sheriff's Office and expressed their desire to make a donation to the Sheriff's Office for the purchase for a piece of equipment which would help it's officers perform their duties here in Johnson County. It was decided that a vital piece of equipment which would or could help anyone at any given time would be an AED. FMS agreed to cover the cost of a complete AED System which includes the AED, adult and child pads and other accessories an officer may need when attending someone in cardiac distress.
Sheriff Munsterman is very thankful to FCS Financial for their generous donation. It is wonderful to see the generosity of others and the desire to help the citizens of Johnson County on a daily basis. The purchase of the AED System will be there if and when it is needed. Our goal is to have an AED in every patrol car in our fleet. Due to the cost involved, it is a process that takes time to complete. Thanks to FSC Financial and their employees, we are a little closer to making that goal a reality.
For officer safety and site security, the Sheriff's Office has implemented a new correspondence policy for written communications between the inmates and the public. This policy has been put in place to help prevent contraband and other items from being sent to the inmate through the US Mail secreted in a sealed envelope. Beginning October 10, 2018, only standard postcards will be delivered to or received from an inmate with the exception of Legal Documents to or from the Courts or the inmates Attorney.
Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Interdiction On September 18, 2018, Johnson County Narcotics Detectives conducted narcotic interdiction within Johnson County. This was conducted in an effort to reduce the illegal production and distribution of narcotics and illegal activity that precede these types of illegal activity.
At approximately 2:45 p.m., a search warrant was executed in the 300 block of SW 101 Rd., in rural Warrensburg. During the search warrant, Detectives located nearly 300 suspected marijuana plants, harvested marijuana plants, equipment used to propagate, cultivate and grow marijuana. During a search of the residence, a stolen firearm was located. Arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold was Tammy Williams, age 54, of the residence, for manufacturing a controlled substance.
On September 19, 2018, at approximately 1:15 a.m., a search warrant was executed in the 700 block of SW 1601 Rd., in rural Johnson County. During the execution of the search warrant, Detectives located over 50 adult marijuana plants, over 100 youth marijuana plants, harvested marijuana, a firearm and equipment used to propagate, cultivate and grow marijuana.
On September 20, 2018, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Narcotics Detectives located two vehicles covered and concealed in a wooded area in the 1500 block of NW 910 Rd., rural Johnson County. Both vehicles were confirmed stolen out of Kansas City and were recovered.
Sheriff Munsterman says “I would like to thank the Warrensburg Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance District, Holden Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Kansas City Police Department in their assistance with these investigations. Being pro-active in the pursuit and interdiction of narcotics often requires assets beyond our agency. Without the continued support and assistance from area law enforcement, these types of operations would not be possible. The Sheriff’s Office remains committed to keeping drugs off our streets and securing a clean future for our families and children.”
The above listed investigations remain ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Maintenance Position Posting.doc
Johnson County is hiring a full-time employee for maintenance at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department/Jail. The successful applicant will have knowledge of general equipment maintenance with basic electrical and plumbing skills a plus. Applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office, Johnson County Courthouse, 300 N Holden, Warrensburg or on the county website at www.jococourthouse.com/services or www.jocomosheriff.org. Applications should be returned to Sheriff’s Department, 278 SW 871 Rd, Centerview, MO 64019 by October 10th for consideration. Johnson County is an equal opportunity employer.
Scott W. Munsterman Sheriff
As some of you may have heard of or seen on the KCTV5 news broadcast on 07-30-2018, which reported two(2) inmates escaped confinement at the Johnson County Jail. What KCTV5 reported was only partially correct. KCTV5 failed to emphasize that the incident they were reporting on actually took place on June 23, 2018. By not doing enough research and reporting solely on "Official Court Documents" all they succeeded in doing was cause an unnecessary alarm and concern to the citizens of Johnson County. KCTV5 reported the inmates had gone through the ceiling, through an emergency exit, over a fence and escaped. This was only partly true. Yes they did go through a ceiling and exited the building through a door leading into the recreation yard. They did scale the recreation yard fence but were still confined within the facility by another higher and more secure fenced. Only one inmate had made it over the recreation yard fence and he was apprehended within just a few seconds of hitting the ground. The second inmate became entangled in the razor wire which topped the recreation area fencing. At no time did either of the inmates ever escape the confinement area of the facility.
If KCTV 5 had delayed reporting the incident until they had spoken to either the Sheriff or one of his administrative staff before actually televising their incomplete and inaccurate story, this would have been a much clearer picture for the viewers to understand. Instead, they attempted to make headlines out of something that occurred on June 23, 2018.
As the Sheriff of Johnson County, rest assured, if there was something that directly impacted or caused any type of danger to the citizens, I would immediately put that information out. At no time did this incident pose a threat to any of the citizens, and at no time were any of the inmates outside the containment area of the Jail.
Scott W. Munsterman, Sheriff