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Multiple arrests made after search warrants served

CAMDEN COUNTY - Two men have been arrested after a search warrant allegedly turned up drugs and firearms.
Last Wednesday, September 1, members of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant at residence in Camden County.

According to the CCSO, officers located and seized 304 grams of methamphetamine, $16,775 in United States Currency and three firearms.

Two white males were placed under arrest for the aforementioned charges, transported to the Camden County Jail and placed on a twenty four hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Camden County Prosecutor.

As of press time, the CCSO has not released the names of the individuals arrested

MILLER COUNTY – Two separate search warrants have resulted in the arrest of four individuals.

Last Thursday, September 2, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force and an Eldon Police K9 Unit executed two narcotic search warrants. The first warrant was executed at an address on Noel Road outside the City of Eldon.

In completion of that warrant, the MCSO said deputies seized methamphetamine, pills and other narcotics. Also seized was an illegal firearm possessed by a felon. As a result, three individuals were arrested and have been charged.

Jesse Scott was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant and has been charged with Possession of a controlled substance, he is being held with no bond. Donald Shawler was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. He also is being held with no bond. Gregory Davis was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance. He is being held with no bond.

The second warrant was served at an address on East Lakeview Drive. Deputies said they seized methamphetamine and other narcotics, along with a firearm possessed by a felon.

Troy Braun was arrested at that address and transported to the Miller County Jail. He has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being held with a $25,000 bond.

All subjects remain in custody at the Miller County Jail in lieu of their respective bonds.

These charges are mere accusations and all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Two-vehicle accident leaves two Iberia men dead

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – Two Iberia men are dead following a two-vehicle accident last Sunday, August 29.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) at 12:50 p.m. on Highway 42 east of Spring Branch Road in Miller County, a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Thomas Spencer, 41, of Iberia, MO, was eastbound when the vehicle went off the right side of the road.

Spencer overcorrected and returned to the road and crossed the centerline and hit a 2011 GMC Canyon, being driven by Zachary Patro, 31, also of Iberia, MO.

Spencer and Zachary Patro were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:05 p.m., by acting Miller County Coroner Joshua Wilson. The MSHP said neither was wearing a seat belt.

A passenger in the Canyon, Jeffrey Patro, 57 (father of Zachary) suffered serious injuries and was transported by MU Air to University Hospital in Columbia, MO. The MSHP stated he also was not wearing a seat belt.

This is Troop F’s 37th and 38th fatality for 2021.

A Stover man started September with minor injuries after a one-vehicle accident.

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Man drowns after jumping off cliff

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - A Missouri man has drowned after jumping off a cliff.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) On Saturday August 28 at 5:16 p.m., Thomas Painter, 41, of Bosworth, MO, jumped from a cliff that was approximately 125 feet in the air at the 64.5 Mile Marker of the Main Channel.

Painter did not resurface after the jump.

The MSHP reported that this is the fifth drowning in August but according to their accident reports, it is actually the sixth drowning, all of which happened on The Lake of the Ozarks.  This is also the 12th drowing this year in Troop F’s territory with 11 occurring on the Lake and one on the Osage River in Miller County.

The Mid-County Fire Protection District, the Northwest Camden County Fire Protection District and the Gravois Fire Protection District assisted at the scene.

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