Updated August 16, 2018


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Miller County jails a jailer

MILLER COUNTY – A jailer has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a female prisoner.

On August 3, investigators with the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) were provided information that a male Miller County detention officer was having inappropriate contact with a female inmate.

An investigation was started and the detention officer involved was identified as Samuel Evans.

According to the MCSD, multiple interviews were conducted in reference to the allegations and upon interviewing Evans, he admitted to having sexual contact with a female inmate while working.

Evans was placed under arrest following the interview and put on a 24 hour hold while charges were submitted to the prosecutor.

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Woman charged in shooting

MILLER COUNTY - A Marthasville woman has been arrested in a shooting incident last week in Eldon.

On Sunday, August 5, deputies from the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) were dispatched to 315 VFW Road outside of Eldon for a report of a subject with a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, deputies located a victim with a gunshot wound to her left leg.

The victim was flown by Staff for Life to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for treatment of gunshot injuries.

The suspect was identified as Katheryn Neu, 60 of Marthasville, Missouri.

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Fire tax issues pass in August 7 Primary election

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – There were no major surprises in Camden, Miller or Morgan Counties in last week’s primary election but some of them will face off against a candidate from the opposing party in November.

Camden County – Unofficial results. (As of press time the votes had not been certified. Camden County Clerk Rowland Todd said there were only five or six votes that may be added to a candidate’s tally, which will not change any of the results).

Presiding Commissioner

Current incumbent Republican Greg Hasty received 4,298 votes against challenger James Rericha, who brought in 3,856.

Hasty will face off in November against Democrat Sherri Gaddy (who ran alone on the Democrat ticket and received 1,860 votes) and Libertarian candidate Marshall Peterson, who received 21 votes.

County Clerk

Republican incumbent Rowland Todd beat challenger Ernest Calvert in the primary. Todd received 5,324 votes and Calvert received 2,681.

Todd will face Libertarian candidate James O’Brien (who received 21 votes in the primary) in November.

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Man charged in ‘hate crime’

CAMDEN COUNTY - An Ellsinore MO man has found himself behind bars after being arrested for an alleged “hate crime.”

In a press release issued last week from the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and another from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD), Allen M. Loftis, 22, from Ellsinore, MO, was charged in an alleged assault at a lake area business.

On August 4 at approximately 12:15 am, deputies from the CCSD responded to a business on Sweet William Road in Lake Ozark in reference to an alleged assault.

Due to that incident, the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (CCPAO) has charged Loftis with three felony counts of assault motivated by discrimination – 3rd degree and one count of Peace Disturbance, First Offense (misdemeanor).

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$500,000 cash bond set in assault arrest

CAMDEN COUNTY – A disturbance at a residence on Bittersweet Road has landed a man in jail facing numerous charges including domestic assault.

Last Tuesday at approximately 1:00 a.m., deputies from the Camden County Sheriff's Department (CCSD) responded to a call for an alleged domestic assault at a residence on Bittersweet Road.

According to the CCSD, when deputies arrived at the location, the suspect, Kaleb J. Kubalek, 25, of Linn Creek, MO, fled the scene by jumping off a second story balcony.

The victim, who is pregnant, had sustained minor injuries as a result of multiple bite wounds and being struck in the face, the CCSD said.

Kubalek was located at a nearby convenience store where he was taken into custody.

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Man dies when vehicle door opens


 LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A Linn Creek man is dead following an accident last week on Anderson Hollow Road.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) last Monday (August 6) at 8:10 p.m., a 1997 Dodge 2500, driven by Chadrick Byler, 25, of Linn Creek was eastbound on Anderson Hollow Road at East Shivers Road.

The driver than made a u-turn at that junction when the passenger side door failed and opened, ejecting Bentley Byler, 76, also of Linn Creek, MO onto the roadway.

He was transported by Mercy Lifeline to University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The MSHP said he was not wearing a safety device.

In other accidents last week:

Last Thursday at 9:00 a.m., an unoccupied 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 rolled backwards and struck Billie Sass, 61 of Stover, MO. The accident occurred at Wilderness Drive, 68 feet east of Wilderness way in Morgan County.

Sass, a pedestrian, was transported by Staff for Life to University Hospital with serious injuries. No other details were given about the vehicle’s owner or why the vehicle rolled backwards.

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