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:

Chesley Rayleen Mincks, 19, Bolivar; two counts class D felony possession of controlled substance; suspended imposition, $300 to county law enforcement restitution fund and $150 lab fees; A misdemeanor resisting arrest, detention or stop; 10 days in jail with credit for time served; B misdemeanor trespassing - 1st degree; $100.

Stephanie Peterson, Bolivar; class C felony second-degree burglary; six years in prison with probation possible after successful long-term drug treatment program. Peterson was found guilty by jury trial Dec. 7 for trespassing and stealing from Walmart on May 4, 2016.

Nicole M. Wallace Maggard, Macks Creek; class D felony possession of controlled substance; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation, $300 to LERF and $150 in lab fees.

Marchea Renee Wampler, 37, Branson; probation violation by failure to maintain residency and employment and failure to report; probation revoked and ordered to serve previously suspended sentence of six years in prison. Wampler was originally placed on probation in August for possession of methamphetamine found in May 2013. She also is a persistent offender with prior tampering charges in 2004 and 2005.

Zachary S. Woodman, Willard; class D felony non-support; suspended imposition of sentence and five years probation.

Cases heard by Senior Judge William J. Roberts:

Eli Shane Humbert, Bolivar; B misdemeanor driving while intoxicated; suspended imposition of sentence, two years probation, substance abuse traffic offender program and $300 to LERF.

Patrick McCarty, 23, Humansville; class C felony possession of controlled substance; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation, and ordered to reside at Lakeshore Residential Facility for serious mental health supervision.

Chad R. Weis, 30, Bolivar; class C felony second-degree burglary; five years in prison, suspended, five years supervised probation.

CRIMINAL CHARGES

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

Charles Christopher Fonteneau Jr., 27, Flemington; two counts class E felony third-degree assault and class E felony resisting arrest; held on $25,000 bond; due in court March 7. The PC statement said that Fonteneau is accused of hitting a victim and twisting another’s arm on Feb. 27 in the 100 block of West Main Street in Flemington after being asked to leave Murphy’s Bar. A short time later, the deputy working the assault was notified that the suspect may have stolen a vehicle, which was found at a residence in the 700 block of South Street in Flemington where Fonteneau fled from officers.

Andrew Olin Holeman, 21, Bolivar; class E felony unlawful use of weapon - while intoxicated; held on $10,000 bond; due in court March 7. The PC statement said that Holeman is accused of discharging his AR-15 rifle and a 9-mm handgun while intoxicated near Stockton Lake access area near South 47th Road and Rt. T on Feb. 28. Upon arrival of a PCSO deputy, he is also accused of fleeing from law enforcement in his pickup truck and driving while intoxicated.

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:

Locke Supply vs. Affordable Electric LLC, Brighton; suit on account; default judgment against Affordable Electric for $15,368 plus interest and attorney’s fees.

Cavalry SPV I LLC vs. Pamela Anderson, Humansville; breach of contract; default judgment against Anderson for $1,135 plus attorney’s fees.

Tower Loan of Missouri LLC vs. Chantelle Baird, Bolivar; promissory note; default judgment against Baird for $2,116 plus interest and attorney’s fees.

Lovett Investments LLC vs. Jason and Jennifer Benedict, Goodson; rent and possession; possession of premises at 1937 E. 350th Road, Goodson.

Clinton Carl Bone, Gerald, vs. Stephanie Bone, Ponca City, Okla.; motion to modify; modification granted.

Kimberly M. Gambriel, Bolivar, vs. Brady F. Gambriel, Bolivar; administrative order; other final disposition.

Virgil L. Honeycutt, Humansville, vs. Katrina Kathleen Hollan, Marshfield; administrative order; other final disposition.

Kevin Conley, Halfway, vs. Amanda Marie McGinnis, Springfield; rent and possession; default judgment against McGinnis for $1,350 in past rent plus attorney’s fees and possession of premises at 1311 E. 475th Road, Unit E, Bolivar.

Capital One Bank (USA) NA vs. Rachael Ryan, Flemington; suit on account; consent judgment against Ryan for $2,701.

Polk County Children’s Division vs. Sean Matthew Scott, Bolivar; administrative order; other final disposition.

Cavalry SPV I LLC vs. Retha White, Brighton; breach of contract; default judgment against White for $760 plus interest and attorney’s fees.

Stephen Charles Rudy, Springfield, and Cynthia D. Rudy, Bolivar; motion to modify; modification granted.

Ralph D. Bowman, Fair Play; adult abuse - stalking; consent judgment against Bowman for full order of protection.

Alicia Snell, Fair Play, and Donnie Snell, Columbia; motion to modify; modification granted.

CIVIL PETITIONS

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

Jimmie Lee Sims Jr., Republic vs. Amanda M. McGinnis, Springfield; motion to modify.

Newk’s Properties LLC vs. Kerry Lee Miller and Laura Jean Person, Pleasant Hope; rent and possession.

Newk’s Properties LLC vs. William L. Lee and Erica C. Schultz, Bolivar; rent and possession.

Wendy J. Wimmer, Pleasant Hope, vs. Jonah and Kelly S. Lawrence, Pleasant Hope; small claims over $100.

Mariner Finance LLC vs. Brandon Jeffrey, Bolivar; breach of contract.

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.

Gerald Joseph Maudlin, El Dorado Springs; amended defective equipment; $147.

Tanja Rose Moore, 38, Columbia; class c felony possession of controlled substance; six years in prison, suspended, five years supervised probation $300 to LERF and $150 in lab fees.

Brittney Elaine Mincks, Halfway; speeding; $71.

James Randall Mincks, Bolivar; wildlife violation; $67.

Erin Elaine McCracken, Ozark; speeding; $56; driving without valid license; $81; no insurance; $61.

Tammy Dawn McGaja, Ash Grove; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; $100; no seat belt; $10.

Joshua Michael Moutrey, Springfield; excessive window tinting; $31; failure to drive in right lane of roadway; $31.

Elizabeth Ann Mozzini, Bolivar; driving without valid license; $91; no seat belt; $10.

Autumn Makinzy Owens, Springfield; failure to display plates; $31.

Kaitlyn Brooke Perry, Republic; amended defective equipment; $122.

Andrew M. Rodiger, Morrisville; wildlife violation; $56.

Brenda Sue Rogers, Brighton; no seat belt; $10.

Melissa D. Rogers, Brighton; no seat belt; $10.

Destini Rose Sawyer, Humansville; no vehicle title; $81; no insurance; $61.

Tracy Lea Schulz, Brighton; failure to display plates; $71.

Melissa Jo Schweitzer, Clinton; amended defective equipment; $122.

Arthur Lee Shimp III, Pleasant Hope; speeding; $156.

Daphney June Simpson, Bolivar; no seat belt; $10.

Chatel Challee Smith, Springfield; driving without valid license; suspended imposition of sentence and one year probation; failure to register vehicle; $31.

Alexander Christian Tate, Flemington; speeding; $$186; no seat belt; $10.

Stephanie M. Thompson, Strafford; unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; $100; no seat belt; $10.

Anthony Valentino Toppin, Elkland; no seat belt; $10.

Aaron Joseph Ulrich, Ozark; amended defective equipment; $174.

Jami Lynn Vance, Hartshorn; no seat belt; $10.

Charles Leo Wilson, Ozark; no insurance; $110; failure to display plates; $71; displayed plates of another person; $131.

Crystal Leann Wilson, Brighton; no seat belt; $10.

Packyleon Timber Wolfe, Springfield; failure to display plates and no insurance; suspended imposition of sentence and three months probation and one year probation, respectively, and $100 to LERF.

Dalton Ray Wright, Springfield; no seat belt; $10.

Arielle Elisabeth Yates, Springfield; no insurance; $111; failure to register vehicle; $81.

Betty Jean Yoachum, Humansville; no seat belt; $10.

Hazel Yoachum, Humansville; no seat belt; $10.

Anthony Matthew Zornes, Bolivar; speeding; $56; failure to display plates; suspended imposition of sentence and three months probation.

POLICE REPORT

The Bolivar Police Department released the following reports for:

Tuesday, Feb. 27

• A Bolivar man was arrested on suspicion of driving while suspended/revoked during a traffic stop in the area of North Park Avenue and Forest Street.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

• A Bolivar man was arrested in the 100 block of West Jefferson Street after officers responded for a report of a domestic disturbance.

• Trespassing was reported in the 800 block of South Pike Avenue.

• Terrell Howell was arrested in the 200 block of South High Street on a Bolivar warrant.

SHERIFF’S REPORT

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

Sunday, Feb. 25

• Amanda Paxston, 29, of Springfield was arrested on warrants for passing bad checks.

• Michael Kirk, 24, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for a traffic violation.

• Burglary was reported on Rt. Z, Halfway.

• Theft was reported in the area of South 237th and East 525th roads, Halfway.

Monday, Feb. 26

• Ricky Herbert, 48, of Bolivar was arrested on warrants for possession of controlled substance, a conservation violation, stealing and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Tina May, 55, of Humansville was arrested on a warrant  or a seatbelt violation.

• Samantha Mann, 30, of Pleasant Hope was arrested on a warrant for a traffic violation.

• Gerald Ratcliffe, 56, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for probation violation.

• A 33-year-old Bolivar woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Justin Ward, 27, of Elkland was arrested on a warrant for tampering.

• Michael Morey, 47, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for a traffic violation.

• Property damage was reported in the area of South 19th and East 470th roads near Aldrich.

• Burglary was reported on Rt. J, Halfway.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

• A 19-year-old Bolivar man was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Charles Fonteneau Jr., 27, of Humansville was arrested on a warrant for assault, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

• Whitney Lelei, 31, of Buffalo was arrested on a warrant for burglary.

• Joshua Parks, 42, of Bolivar was arrested on warrants for driving while intoxicated, stealing and traffic violations.

• Jasmine Crowder, 33, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for theft.

• Assault was reported on West Main Street, Humansville.

• Stealing was reported on South 120th Road, Bolivar.

• A walk-in filed a report of fraud.

COMMISSION MINUTES

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

Tuesday, Feb. 13

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Danny Crites for an update on the conditions of county roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed South 132nd Road.

• Received training certificates from Presiding Commissioner Hancock, North Associate Commissioner Kyle Legan and South Associate Rex Austin for completing 20 hours of training as required per Chapter 49.082(3).

• Received bids for 1 new 4-wheel drive (4x4) style crew cab truck for the sheriff’s department as follows (Sheriff Danny Morrison was present for bid opening): Bill Roberts Chevrolet, Bolivar - Bid did not meet specifications; Bill Grant Ford, Bolivar - $30,283. Commissioner Legan made a motion to accept the bid from Bill Grant Ford. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Received bids for (1) 12-passenger transport van for the sheriff’s department as follows: Bill Grant Ford - $30,020; Bill Roberts Chevrolet - $28,120 (2018) and $23,320 (2017). Commissioner Legan made a motion to accept the bid from Bill Roberts Chevrolet for the 2018 passenger van for $28,120.  Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

Friday, Feb. 16

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Danny Crites for an update on the conditions of county roads and bridges.

• Received bids for PhotoStat Book Scanning as follows: Sutterfield Technologies, Duncan, Okla. - $18,153.60; US Imaging, Saginaw, Mich. - $16,148.60. Commissioner Legan made a motion to accept the bid from US Imaging. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Received bids for diesel to be used at the road and bridge department as follows: Ozark Mountain Energy, Mt. Vernon - $2.1380; Rex Smith Oil, Springfield - $2.1374. Commissioner Austin made a motion to accept the bid from Rex Smith Oil. Commissioner Legan seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

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

• Received the 2017 Financial Statement, 2018 Budget and 2018 CART Contracts from Humansville Special Road District, and the 2017 Financial Statement was forwarded to the State Auditor’s Office.

• By order of the commission, the Polk County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of the President’s Day holiday.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on the conditions of county roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed East 514th Road. Crites and Commissioners Hancock and  Legan viewed East 380th, East 390th and South 155th roads.

• Met with David Fieth, Business Scents LLC, regarding air treatment for the courthouse and other county facilities.

Friday, Feb. 23

• Clerk Robertson presented invoices for approval and payment. Commissioner Austin made a motion to approve and pay the invoices as presented.  Commissioner Lean seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Visited with Randy Butts regarding county employment. Commissioner Legan made a motion to rehire Randy Butts for the road and bridge department. Commissioner Austin seconded the motion. Vote was 3-0.

• Visited with John Kirby, Springfield, regarding the maintenance of fence rows along county roads.

• Met with Public Works Supervisor Crites for an update on the conditions of county roads and bridges. Crites and Commissioner Austin viewed South 26th Road.

• Visited with Darin Thomason, Fair Play, in regard to installing a culvert.

• The oath of office was given to Effie Pendergraft, Polk County elections clerk.

• Visited with Emergency Management Director Robert Dickson in general discussion.  

• Visited with Chris and Jessica McKinney, Fair Play, in regard to the petition process to close South 42nd Road (dead-end road) south of East 400th Road.

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