Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
SCOTT MUNSTERMAN  ( read  )
Phone
Emergency: 911
660-747-6469 (24 Hours)
660-747-TIPS (8477)
(Crime Tips)
Address
278 SW 871
Centerview, Missouri 64019
Administrative Office Hours:
M-F 8am - 4pm
03/23/2018

Very Active Week

It has been a very busy week for area law enforcement agencies here in Johnson County.  Below are a brief synopsis of some of the investigations that have taken place within the past few days.

 

Holden Area Narcotics Investigation and Search Warrant

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control with a narcotics related investigation. During the investigation, the Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop with Lucas Moore and Jamie Bratten on 50 Hwy, in Johnson County. Arrested during the traffic stop was Lucas Moore, age 30, Holden, on a 24 hour investigative hold for 2nd degree trafficking drugs and Jamie Bratten, age 26, Pleasant Hill, on a 24 hour investigative hold for felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

In connection with the investigation, the Highway Patrol, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Johnson County S.W.A.T. Team (which is made up of Warrensburg Police Officers and Johnson County Deputies), executed a search warrant at the residence belonging to Moore in the 600 block of SW 1251 Rd., Holden. Within the residence, law enforcement located additional controlled substances and equipment used in the production, preparation and propagation of a controlled substance. On March 16, 2018, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office charged Lucas Moore with 2nd degree trafficking, with a $20,000 cash only bond.  Also charged was Jamie Bratten with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, with a $4,500.00 cash or surety bond.

 

Kingsville Area Search Warrant and Vehicle Pursuit

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Johnson County S.W.A.T. Team (which is made up of Warrensburg Police Officers and Johnson County Deputies), executed a stolen property and narcotics related search warrant in the 400 block of NW 1821 Rd., Kingsville. During the execution of the search warrant, several items of stolen property, narcotics, stolen firearms and drug paraphernalia were located and seized. As a result of the search warrant, Warren Lockard, age 27, Kingsville, was arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for unlawful possession of a firearm, felony possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. On March 17, 2018, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office charges Lockard with unlawful possession of a firearm, with a $15,000.00 cash only bond. A second subject, age, 58, Kingsville, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The subjects name has been omitted as formal charges have not been sought by the Sheriff’s Office at this time.

 

While responding to the above address in the 400 block of NW 1821 Rd., Kingsville, to execute the search warrant, deputies observed a vehicle leaving the area that was associated with the address. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle however the vehicle failed to yield to emergency vehicles. The vehicle was pursued into Jackson County where the Missouri State Highway Patrol successfully deployed a tire deflation device and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office took over the pursuit. The vehicle eventually came to a complete stop and the driver, Tony Lawson, age 41, Stover, was taken into custody. During a check of the vehicle’s V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number), the vehicle was previously reported stolen. On March 17, 2018, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office charged Tony Lawson with tampering with a motor vehicle with a $5,000.00 cash only bond.

 

Culton Street, Warrensburg, Search Warrant

 

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Warrensburg Police Department with a narcotics related search warrant in the 200 block of E. Culton Street, Warrensburg. During the execution of the search warrant, felony controlled substance, misdemeanor controlled substance, equipment used in the production, preparation and propagation of a controlled substance and firearms were located. Four subjects were taken into custody, each on a 24 hour investigative hold for charges ranging from manufacturing a controlled substance to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The names of the subjects have been omitted as formal charges have not been sought by the Police Department at this time.

 

Gay Street, Warrensburg, Search Warrant

 

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Warrensburg Police Department with a narcotics related search warrant in the 300 block of E. Gay St., Warrensburg. During the execution of the search warrant, officers located felony controlled substances, firearms, narcotics packaging material and drug paraphernalia. On March 22, 2018, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office charged Dennis Delapp, age 45, Warrensburg, with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, with a $20,000.00 cash only bond. A female, age 25, Warrensburg, was arrested on a 24 hour investigative hold for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The name of the female has been omitted as formal charges have not been sought by the Police Department at this time.

 

The Sheriff’s Office cautions that the charges contained in this press release are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented before a court with competent jurisdiction, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence. 

 

Sheriff’s Munsterman says, “I would like to thank these law enforcement agencies, as well as the Sheriff’s Office, and applaud these men and women for all of their hard work and dedication. This type of team work between agencies will ensure Johnson County continues to be a safe place to live and not a safe haven for criminals or criminal activity.”

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