NEW BLOOMFIELD — A Fulton man wanted on a felony warrant was arrested early Thursday, Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism said.
D'Metreous Rashaad Austin, 21, was in a car stopped by deputies including K-9 Iro on Route MM near County Road 371, just west of New Bloomfield.
He was wanted on a probation violation (original charge: distribution/delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance). Austin was taken to jail and later posted a court-set bond of $5,000 and released pending a court appearance.
As previously published in the Fulton Sun, Austin was due in Judge Jeff Harris' courtroom June 4 and failed to appear, and thus a warrant was issued for his arrest.
In September, he was arrested with two other men in connection to a shooting incident at Carrington Pits recreation area, where deputies also found a felony amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and counterfeit money. Prosecutors charged Austin with felony unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, felony forgery, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia/prior drug offense, and delivery of a controlled substance. Austin later posted a bond of $20,000 in that incident. A hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 before Judge Carol England.
In June, he was charged with possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less, pleaded guilty and was fined $150.
In March 2016, Austin was arrested for possession up to 35 grams marijuana and fined $530.50, plus failure to drive on the right side of the road.
According to Missouri Case.net, Austin also was charged with a felony drug charge in 2014, later pleaded guilty and given five years supervised probation.