CRIMINAL CHARGES

The following new felony charges have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court:

Sean M. Manley, New Braunfels, Texas, born 1991; class E felony domestic assault - third degree and felony armed criminal action; warrant served; due in court Sept. 12.

CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS

The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in addition to the fine. Amended charges were amended by the prosecutor.

Cases heard by Associate Circuit Judge John C. Porter:

William T. Howell, West Plains, born 1980; class D felony non-support; suspended imposition of sentence, five years probation and ordered to pay at least $405 child support per month.

Cases heard by Associate Circuit Judge Elizabeth V. Rohrs:

Jeffrey Lee Coop, Springfield, born 1988; probation violation; probation revoked and ordered to serve previously suspended seven-year prison sentence pursuant to completion of a two-year long-term drug treatment program. Coop was originally placed on probation in April for class D felony tampering with motor vehicle - first degree.

Angela J. Ramsey, Dunnegan, born 1983; class D felony stealing - controlled substance; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation and $300 law enforcement restitution fund.

Cases heard by Senior Judge William J. Roberts:

Shannon Jack Shaffer II, Walnut Grove, born 1991; class C felony tampering with motor vehicle - first degree; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation, $238 restitution, $300 LERF and 30 days shock detention with credit for time served.

Cases heard by Circuit Judge Michael O. Hendrickson:

Matthew Harley Davis, Springfield, born 1991; probation violation; probation revoked and ordered to serve previously suspended five-year prison sentence. Davis was originally placed on probation in January 2012 for class C felony theft/stealing.

Robert Henry Harris, Bolivar, born 1977; class D felony possession of controlled substance (2); four years in prison on each count.

Joyce Carol Kirkham, Springfield, born 1985; class D felony possession of controlled substance; seven years in prison, suspended, five years supervised probation, 10 days shock detention with credit for time served and restitution.    

CIVIL ACTIONS

The following civil suits have been disposed in Polk County Circuit Court with Associate Circuit Judge Elizabeth V. Rohrs (unless otherwise noted) presiding:

Christy Chastain, Fair Play, vs. Eric Brannum, Cardwell; administrative order; other final disposition.

Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, San Diego, California, vs. Susan Buckner, Aldrich; breach of contract; consent judgment against Buckner for $3,756.

Justin Lahr, Bolivar, vs. Lori Combs, Bolivar; property damage; default judgment against Combs for $6,097.

Tower Loan of Missouri LLC doing business as Tower Loan of Springfield, Springfield, vs. Valerie Gusler, Bolivar; promissory note; consent judgment against Gusler for $2,214.

Cach LLC, Chicago, Illinois, vs. Heather M. Langeberg, Pleasant Hope; suit on account; default judgment against Langeberg for $548.

Best Value Mobile Storage LLC, Marshfield, vs. Christopher Lee Mitstifer, Pleasant Hope; replevin; default judgment against Mitstifer for $3,083 or possession of storage container, $360 rent plus interest, attorney’s fee, court costs, process and sheriff’s fees.

Anne Letterman, Fair Grove, vs. Willy J. Wilson and Landsey Faye Righter, Walnut Grove; unlawful detainer; default judgment against defendants for possession of premises at 5366 Hwy. JJ, Walnut Grove (Hendrickson presiding).

Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California, vs. Jessica K. Siler, Bolivar; suit on account; default judgement against Siler for $576 plus court costs and server fees.

CIVIL PETITIONS

The following civil cases have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court:

DD Properties & Investments vs. Brad Rinehart et al; rent and possession.

Jimmy Bartholomew et al vs. K Akin (Minor) et al; partition.

Ginger L. Huerta vs. John C. Porter; other extraordinary remedy.

Amy L. Welch vs. William P. Welch; motion to modify.

Capital One Bank USA N.A. vs. Barbara Gorski; suit on account.

Capital One Bank USA N.A. vs. Mary Polly; suit on account.

Lester E. Cox Medical Centers vs. Elaine D. Stafford; breach of contract.

Midland Funding LLC vs. Robert Pounds; suit on account.

Midland Funding LLC vs. Clifton Bell; suit on account.

LVNV Funding LLC vs. Mary Hagan; suit on account.

DISSOLUTIONS

The following couples have filed for dissolution of marriage in Polk County Circuit Court:

Robert W. Foreman and Christina J. Foreman.

ASSOCIATE COURT

The following people pleaded guilty to traffic citations and misdemeanors in Polk County Circuit Court, Associate Judge John C. Porter presiding. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in addition to the fine. Amended charges were amended by the prosecutor.

Gary Dwight Allison, Flemington; defective equipment; $123.

Gage L. Ashlock, Bolivar; no seat belt; $10.

Jacob John Bean, Forsyth; failure to transfer plates; $31.

Brain Jacob Blair, Independence; speeding; $57.

Kylee Nicole Bosworth, Raymore; defective equipment; $123.

Timothy Lloyd Brady, Kansas City; defective equipment; $123.

Shaylene L. Buckner, Dunnegan; speeding; $81.

Miranda Lynn Carter, Bolivar; failure to transfer plates; $21.

Evelyn Jean Cline, Humansville; no insurance; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation; no seat belt; $10.

Brandon R. Clymore, Bolivar; speeding; $300.

Wendi Marie Cockrum, Springfield; driving without a valid license; $41.

Teresa A. Collins, Louisburg; no insurance; $61.

Julia B. Cornelius, Halfway; speeding; $54.

Troy Shane Cox, Bolivar; no seat belt; $10.

Dustin Allen Crews, Brighton; driving without a valid license; $41.

Scott Michael Dodds, Bolivar; failure to display plates; $21.

Austin Lee Doke, Polk; no seat belt; $10.

Jason Michael Hahn, Springfield; no insurance; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation; no seat belt $10.

City of Fair Play vs. Michael L. Hall, Purdy; defective equipment; $110.

Marcus Maurice Lemuel Hamilton, Kansas City; speeding; $300.

Amanda Joy Hayward, Pleasant Hope; defective equipment; $123.

Susan Kathleen Hood, Shawnee Mission Kansas; parked in prohibited area; $123.

Brad A. Hudson, Springfield; no insurance; $61; driving without a valid license; $61; no seat belt; $10.

Amber Nicole Johnson, Springfield; no insurance; $61.

Blake Brian Johnson, Springfield; speeding; $81.

Gary Eugene Johnston, Buffalo; no insurance; $59; driving without a valid license; $39.

Larae Dawn Jones, Republic; defective equipment; $95.

Zachery W. Kelley, Pittsburg; failure to display plates; $21; no insurance; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation.

Taylor Marie Kemna, Stockton; following too closely; $81; failure to display plates; $71.

Jessica Lorraine King, Bolivar; failure to drive within right lane; $100.

Danelle Loraine Komer, Springfield; failure to display plates; suspended imposition of sentence,one year probation; no insurance; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation.

Tara Jo Lamer, Kansas City; defective equipment; $123.

Courtney Ray Little, Brandon, Mississippi; speeding; $81.

Diana Lynn Looker, Harrisonville; no seat belt; $10.

Anshul Sunil Luthra, Kansas City; possession of marijuana; suspended imposition of sentence, two years probation; no insurance; suspended imposition of sentence; one year probation; speeding; $56.

Roland Eugene McKay Jr., Lone Jack; speeding; $57; no seat belt; $10.

Derik Wendell Moffett, Bolivar; driving without a valid license; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation.

Chelsea Rene Moore, Springfield; no seat belt; $10.

Jesse Elyse Morse, Bolivar; driving without a valid license; $91.

Adam L. Nathan, Lawrence, Kansas; speeding; $186.

Aleha Elain Overcast, Pleasant Hope; driving without a valid license; suspended imposition of sentence; one year probation.

Chad Robert Edward Owings, Bolivar; no seat belt; $10.

Steven Lee Peterson II, Bolivar; no seat belt; $10.

Robert Beech Reagan, Kansas City; defective equipment; $123.

Joseph M. Routenberg, El Reno, Oklahoma; no seat belt; $10.

Brandon Lee Jebidiah Sanders, Springfield; speeding; $31.

City of Fair Play vs. Stuart D. Shaver, Excelsior Springs; defective equipment; $135.

James Brian Stokes, Kansas City; defective equipment; $123.

William Kirk Storment, Bolivar; driving without a valid license; $91.

Miranda E. Taylor, Fillmore; speeding; $186.

Matthew Scott Tuesburg, Stockton; failure to display plates; $21.

Allyson Danielle Wagner, Branson; failure to register vehicle; $29.

City of Fair Play vs. Jeffri D. Wilder, Springfield; speeding; $135.

Joseph Howard Wimberly; Odessa; speeding; $148.

Tamara Dee Wood; Pleasant Hope; failure to yield; $100.

Jordan Leigh Wrinkle, Springfield; driving without a valid license; $91.

Gabriele Dawn Zimmerman, Bolivar; defective equipment; $148.

SHERIFF’S REPORT

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports for:

Wednesday, Sept. 5

    •    Jami Miller, 26, of Springfield was arrested on suspicion of failure to affix vehicle/trailer plates, operating a vehicle with no insurance and violation of education requirement for a child.

    •    Matthew Brim, 37, of Kansas City was arrested on suspicion of failing to pay child support.

Thursday, Sept. 6

    •    Andrew Johnson, 28, of Springfield was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    •    Marjorie Arnold, 27, of Bolivar was arrested on suspicion of passing bad checks.

    •    Michael Keith, 26, of Humansville was arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender and fraud.

    •    William Storment, 31, of Bolivar was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle without a valid license.

    •    Crystal Wilson, 38, of Morrisville was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle with no insurance.

    •    Claude Jarnagin, 50, of Halfway was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked/suspended and a seat belt violation.

Friday, Sept. 7

    •    Destini Sawyer, 29, of Dunnegan was arrested on suspicion of failure to register a motor vehicle, no insurance and creating a nuisance.

    •    Stormie Watson, 22, of Humansville was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance.

    •    A 27-year-old man from New Braumfels, Texas, was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and armed criminal action.

Saturday, Sept. 8

    •    Robert Thomas, 22, of Greenfield was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

    •    Richard Todd, 46, of Buffalo was arrested on suspicion of passing bad checks.

    •    A 55-year-old Bolivar man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    •    Sunday, Sept. 9

    •    Cameron Redburn, 38, of Brighton was arrested on suspicion of operating a motorcycle without a valid license and no insurance.

    •    Clifford Dixon, 39, of Bolivar was arrested on suspicion of failure to register as a sex offender.

    •    Curtice Alderman, 36, of Springfield was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

    •    Felix Tapia, 38, of Humansville was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to register as a sex offender.

    •    Timothy Mundy, 35, of California was arrested on suspicion of deceptive business practice and financial exploitation of elderly/disabled people.

    •    Bailey Goodale, 19, of Springfield was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

    •    A 29-year-old Buffalo man was arrested on suspicion of distribution of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance and resisting arrest.

COMMISSION MINUTES

Polk County Commissioners Shannon Hancock, Rex Austin and Kyle Legan conducted the following business during recent meetings of the commission:

Monday, Aug. 20

    •    The Tax Levy Hearing was held at 9:30 a.m.

    •    Joe Long, Aldrich, visited with the commission regarding South 11th Road.

    •    The County Clerk’s Division of the 2017 Flood Lease Funds was forwarded to Treasurer Vonna Jones.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

    •    Cathy Nugent, representative from Cooley Public Strategies and Anne Andrews, senior partner Andrews/Thornton, visited with the commission regarding opioid litigation relating to counties.

    •    Commissioner Legan made a motion to enter into closed session per 610.021(2). Commissioner Hancock seconded the motion. Vote 2-0 with Austin absent. Commissioner Legan made a motion to go back into open session.

    •    Commissioner Hancock seconded the motion. Vote 2-0 with Austin absent.

    •    Sheriff Danny Morrison visited with the commission regarding a dispatch agreement with the E-911 board.

    •    The commission met with Paul Long, Jeff Chronister and Cameron Black, representatives from Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance Company, regarding services they provide.

Friday, Aug. 24

    •    Caleb Wilson visited with the commission regarding county employment.

    •    Neal DeShazo, community outreach director, updated the commission on services provided to the community.

    •    Thomas J. Leach, Golden Hieller and Antognoli PC, visited with the commission -Opioid Litigation Presentation.

Monday, Aug. 27

    •    Bids were received for repair of the following hot mix roads in Polk County: East 430th and South 120th: Hutchens Construction, Cassville, $21,811.20.

    •    Commissioner Legan made a motion to accept the bid from Hutchens Construction. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote 3-0.    

    •    Public Works Supervisor Danny Crites updated the commission on county roads and bridges. Crites, Commissioner Hancock and Commissioner Legan viewed the following county roads with Cody Stice, representative from Hutchens Construction: East 430th, South 120th, South 115th, East 318th and S 124.

    •    The 2018 Collector’s Tax Sale was at 10 a.m. on the front steps on the North side of the Courthouse.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

    •    Russ Martin visited with the commission regarding bus routes in the county.

    •    Commissioner Hancock and Commissioner Legan attended District “O” meeting in Springfield.

    •    Public Works Supervisor Danny Crites updated Commissioner Austin on county

    •    roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed the following county roads: South 232nd, South 95th, East 530th and East 508th.

Friday, Aug. 31

    •    Arlo Pelley Jr., Humansville, visited with the commission regarding a culvert.

    •    Public Works Supervisor Danny Crites updated Commissioner Austin on county roads and bridges.

    •    Invoices were presented for approval and payment. Commissioner Legan made a motion to approve and pay the invoices as presented. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote 3-0.

    •    Discussed September payroll. Commissioner Legan made a motion to allow Presiding Commissioner Hancock to approve the processing of payroll on Sept. 12 in the absence of both associate commissioners. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote 3-0.

    •    Collector Debbi McGinnis visited with the commission regarding what Saturday in December to be open for tax collection. Commissioner Legan made a motion to open the courthouse on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon for tax collection. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote 3-0.

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