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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report


10:20 am – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) with damages to mailbox on Highway J north of Kidder.

10:42 am – Walk-in to SO regarding vandalism to house and property south of Winston.

1:02 pm – Grundy County advising they have subject in custody on Daviess County warrant. Ryan Southard, 22, McFall, was transferred to DDCRJ on $500 cash bond. The charge is class A misdemeanor fraudulent use of

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Gallatin Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

Bryan Scott Carter, a Gallatin man who plead guilty last month to assault first degree, amended from statutory rape, and one count of incest in a 2013 case involving his then 4-month-old child, appeared in court Feb. 11 for sentencing.

43rd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Thomas Chapman presided during the case in Daviess County and announced a sentence of life in prison for Carter on Wednesday afternoon.

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report

James D. Whitt, 19, Trenton, was arrested Feb. 5 for the June 24, 2014, burglary of the Jamesport Country Store on State Highway NN. According to the probable cause report, Whitt gained entry into the store by breaking a window and stole $600. Laboratory results from DNA evidence collected at the scene matches Whitt’s DNA. He has been charged with 2nd degree burglary, class C felony, stealing, class C felony

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DWI Saturation in Livingston County

During a DWI saturation that was conducted by the MSHP in Livingston County 11 p.m. Feb. 6 to 3 a.m. Feb. 7, four patrolling officers made seven criminal arrests, and issued 13 citations and 16 warnings: 2 – Driving while intoxicated arrests; 1 – Minor in possession arrest; 13- Summonses issued for traffic violations; 4 – Felony warrant arrests; 16 – Warnings. “Impaired driving poses a significant threat to motorists

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road & bridge supervisor, and crew are performing maintenance on equipment and will continue to build shelving in the storage unit.

Bills were reviewed and approved.

The Consumer Price Index was certified by the State Tax Commission for December 2013 to December 2014 period at eight-tenths of

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Troop H Involved in Pursuit of Murder Suspect

On Feb. 4, 2015, around 10 p.m., Troop H of the MSHP received information which included the possible location of a murder suspect, Michael D. Burkman, from Wayne County, Mo. A warrant indicated that Burkman was wanted for 1st degree murder and armed criminal action in Wayne County, and assault on law enforcement officers in Bollinger County. Troop H officers soon observed Burkman southbound on I-29 in Andrew County, in

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report

Joshua Stewart, 28, Albany, was taken into custody following a traffic stop Jan. 30 made by Trooper A. J. Webb on Route C, west of I-35 in Daviess County. Stewart was stopped for failure to dim lights within 500 feet and failure to have approved headlamps. He has been charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, both class B felonies.

Stephanie Elizabeth Spears, 21,

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Calves Missing, $10,000 Reward Offered

Walt Morrell lost one round hay bale to fire on Jan. 29, on property adjacent to Barney and Shay Esbeck’s. (See our previous post about the Esbeck hay and tractor fire HERE.)

In a separate incident, he lost one round hay bale, plus gates and fencing, and a brass mail box, which were stolen about two months ago.

Mr. Morrell thinks it is the same vandals responsible for both

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Arson Suspected in Hay, Tractor Fire, Reward Offered

Updated 2/3/15: The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information the public might have regarding a suspected arson fire that happened over Thursday night, Jan. 29. A tractor and eight round hay bales were set on fire sometime between 4 p.m. in the afternoon Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday morning.

The tractor and hay belong to Shay Esbeck and are located at 230th Street and Midway outside

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