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Culprits defacing election signs will be prosecuted

Defacing or even stealing campaign signs now dotting many private yards at residences throughout Gallatin are not just minor acts of vandalism. Police Chief Mark Richards says in most cases culprits will face misdemeanor charges with penalties up to $500 in fines and/or a one-year sentence in jail if successfully prosecuted.

So far election yard signs belonging to candidates Sally Black and Kevin Heldenbrand are those reported stolen or defaced.

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

10-4-16

9 am – Court in session.

12:40 pm – Verbal disagreement in Jameson.

2:04 pm – Report of traffic violation involving school bus in Winston.

4:15 pm – Report of abandoned vehicle south of Gallatin.

10-5-16

11:02 am – Sheriff out at DDCRJ.

11:46 am – Sheriff out at city hall in Pattonsburg.

2:45 pm – Giving subject ride to Gallatin from Pattonsburg.

7:20 pm – Domestic dispute in

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Braymer man sentenced for $262,000 cattle fraud

A Braymer man was sentenced in federal court on Oct. 3 for a cattle fraud scheme that resulted in losses of more than $262,000 to his victims, according to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Garland Joseph “Joey” Nelson, 22, of Braymer, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Nelson to

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Suspect apprehended on roof of Jamesport school after pursuit

A Brimson man climbed to the roof of the Jamesport school in an effort to elude Daviess County Deputy Todd Watson in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, but was taken into custody on the roof when reinforcements arrived at the scene.

James L. Baker, 55, had fled from his car on foot after he was pursued by Deputy Watson for failure to signal and other traffic offenses.

Initially,

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

9-27-16

12:56 am – Domestic disturbance in Jamesport.

2:19 am – Subject under arrest from above incident and transferred to DDCRJ on 24-hour investigative hold.  Subject later released and issued trespassing ticket.

10:32 am – DDCRJ advising they have picked up Cynthia Williamson, 54, from Women’s Correctional Center in Vandalia, after her release for Daviess County charges of FTA for passing bad checks. Bond is set at $400 cash.

11:35

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Patrolman stops two N.M. vehicles on I-35

Rain K. Cizek, 54, Albuquerque, was charged Sept. 23 with receiving stolen property, felony B, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor A, and possession of marijuana, misdemeanor A, after a traffic stop on I-35.

Two northbound New Mexico registered passenger cars were stopped near the 58 mile marker in Daviess County by Sgt. L. Allen. During the traffic stop he became suspicious of illegal activity occurring in both vehicles. Sgt.

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Three arrests made during traffic stop

Charges were filed against three subjects after a traffic stop for speeding on U.S. 69, north of Highway 36 in Daviess County on Sept. 21. All three subjects are being held at the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail.

Cynthia Lee, 46, Bethany, was driving without a valid license. Trooper M. Neely observed her eyes were bloodshot. Her answers to questions were unusual and had no relevance to the question that

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

9-20-16

9 a.m. – Court in session.

2:30 p.m. – Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (SO)  arrested Gary Huff, 65, Weatherby, on a Daviess County warrant with charges of unlawful use of weapon, felony D and assault 3rd degree, misdemeanor A. According to the probable cause statement, Huff threatened two adults and two juveniles with a gun near Weatherby on Aug. 31. Bond of $15,000 cash was posted at the SO,

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Vehicle window shot out with BB gun; juvenile suspect identified

A Gallatin woman reported the back rear window of her vehicle was shot out as she was driving along Hwy. MM at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25.

According to a Gallatin Police Department report, Nicole Gann was approaching the Highway 6 overpass when she heard a loud noise. One of her children in the back seat screamed that the window was broken out. She pulled over next to

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