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Search nets one arrest; another still sought

Search nets one arrest; another still sought

November 8th, 2018 by Jenny Gray in Local News

Photo by News Tribune /Fulton Sun.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol Wednesday with a search near Kingdom City ending in the arrest of one individual.

The other is still being sought, according to patrol Sgt. Scott White. He said a description of the second subject was not available.

"But we do have a name we're following up on," he added.

Troopers arrested Kenneth V. Hall, 24, of St. Clair, charging him with felony probation parole violation, second-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting or interfering with arrest, stealing, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Callaway County Jail with no bond.

At 10:59 a.m. Wednesday, a state trooper spotted a vehicle with stolen license plates on Interstate 70, just west of Kingdom City. As the trooper began following the vehicle, the vehicle purposefully drove off of Interstate 70 and crossed a ditch to access a county road.

Soon after, troopers found the vehicle abandoned near the intersection of County Road 220 and County Road 210, southwest of Kingdom City. It is believed the vehicle was occupied by a man and woman, according to a sheriff's report.

Troopers and deputies conducted an extensive search of the area with the assistance of MSHP aircraft and the Callaway County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. Area residents were reminded to lock their vehicles and report any suspicious activity to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

At 3:18 p.m., suspect Hall was detained in Kingdom City while the search continued for the second suspect. In an update about an hour later, deputies said officers believed the second suspect had departed the Kingdom City area and troopers would continue the investigation.