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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


On October 2, Rolla Sweiger, 30, Pattonsburg, was stopped in Pattonsburg by Cpl. J. Cross for not displaying any registration. According to the probable cause report, Sweiger performed poorly on several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. During a search, the trooper also located three marijuana pipes.

After Sweiger was secured in handcuffs in the front seat of

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Poker Run Proceeds for Special Olympics Over $6,000

It was a beautiful day for the Second Annual Off-Road Poker Run held Sept. 28, 2014, sponsored by Special Olympics, Rob’s Cycle and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

The event drew a large crowd of various sizes and makes of ATVs and UTVs. The gates opened at noon and the run started at 2 p.m. Over 250 poker hands were sold, with the winning hand awarded $320.

There was a

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Will the 911 Antenna Ever Find a Home?

Todd Watson advised the Daviess County Central 911 Board during their Aug. 28 meeting that the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) owns the land around the Winston water tower and has to approve a repeater antenna being put on the tower.

Earlier this summer, Mr. Watson began working out details to move the Lock Springs radio repeater as the Lock Springs area was covered by the Jamesport tower.

He had

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


9:45 am – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding threatening text messages and harassment.

1:15 pm – Walk-in to SO regarding theft of cash and firearm from residence near Weatherby. Suspect is known to victim.


7:53 am – MSHP bringing subject in for Harrison County warrant. Ragan Toombs, 38, Gilman City, posted $250 cash bond for FTA on misdemeanor passing bad checks and was released.

3:56 pm –

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Results of DWI Saturation on Interstate 35

Captain McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H out of St. Joseph, announced the results of a DWI saturation conducted on Interstate 35. The saturation was held from 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 29, to 2:00 a.m. on Sept. 30. During this enforcement operation, four officers patrolled Interstate 35 with a goal of detecting impaired drivers and other traffic violations that contribute to traffic crashes. As a result, there was one arrest

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Church Burglaries Reported

Within the last couple weeks, police in Grundy and Sullivan counties have received reports of break-in and/or burglary at five separate churches; one in Trenton, the others in nearby rural areas. It is unknown whether they are connected. Small amounts of cash as well as electronics and more have been taken, with damage done to windows and doors. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact law enforcement.

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Jail Staff, Inmates Will Help with Car Show, Anniversary

Discussion was held on inmates at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail assisting with the set up of chairs and clean up during the Pattonsburg 20-year anniversary celebrating the move out of the flood plain, to be held on Oct. 11. The jail will check with the judge to first receive his permission and then get a list of the prisoners who will be allowed to participate.

The jail staff will pop

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Maryville Murder-for-Hire Thwarted

Kristina M. Swinford, 32, Maryville, was arrested on Sept. 19, 2014, and charged on Sept. 22 in federal court in a murder-for-hire scheme. The federal criminal complaint charges Swinford with contacting two individuals to kill the wife of her ex-boyfriend. Swinford met three times with an undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent to negotiate the deed. A filed affidavit says Swinford also discussed the job with 

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


12:20 pm – Walk-in to Sheriff’s Office (SO) regarding theft of gasoline in Jamesport.

3:40 pm – Walk-in to SO regarding C&I driver in Jamesport.

6:57 pm – Complaint regarding dirt bike in Winston.

8:26 pm – C&I driver on I-35.


12:40 pm – Removing abandoned vehicle east of Pattonsburg.

3:03 pm – C&I driver on I-35 at the 75mm.

4:12 pm – Two-vehicle accident on Highway 6

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