Howell County Sheriff’s Office

January 1
Anthony Wayne Charles Grogan, 40, five-day commit
January 2
Joseph Michael McDonald, 35, driving while revoked or suspended
Toni Marie Boyle, 55, operate vehicle without maintaining financial responsibility
January 3
Donald James Counts, 65, driving while intoxicated – prior
Dravin Matthew Cary Rendell, 26, failure to appear – felony
Brian Oneal Richardson, 49, failure to appear – felony
January 5
Cody James Carter, 30, parole violation
Sheldon Lee Stokes, 30, 48-hour commit
January 6
Robert Paul Besse Sr, 46, 48-hour commit
Emilee Reann Hicks, 23, delivery of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synth cannabinoid, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia 
Austin James Hicks, 35, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synth cannabinoid, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possess weapon and a felony controlled substance 
Marty Ray Brooks, 39, eight-day commit
Amanda Jean Volner-Thacker, 43, fail to appear – misdemeanor, passing bad check - misdemeanor 
January 7
Joshua Michael Ray, 27, driving while intoxicated
Calls for Service
January 1
Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division Investigator Rhonda Harper requested assistance with a hotline her office received in reference possible child abuse. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputy Dylan Webb received a report of a possible violation of protection order. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputy Talon Millard responded to a possible domestic assault that occurred on County Road 8680, West Plains. Both parties denied medical treatment and did not want to pursue charges on each other. Both parties were highly intoxicated and given the 12-hour rule as well as judicial remedies and separated for the night. No charges have been filed at this time. 
January 2
Deputy Austin Ryan took a report of a neighbor shooting a dog. He spoke with both parties, and an investigation is ongoing.
Corporal Dakota Millard is investigating an incident reported at the Howell County Jail.
Deputy Jacob Hamby received a report of identity theft.
Deputy James Wardrip took a report of concerning text messages from one juvenile to another. This report will be forwarded to the Juvenile Office. 
January 3
Corporal Seth Smith served an arrest warrant in Pottersville. During a search incident to arrest officers found and seized a white crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine. Formal charges will be sought. 
Deputy Ryan spoke to a parent wanting to report his child obtaining inappropriate images from the other parent. This case is still under investigation. 
Corporal Smith received calls of a male subject with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on County Road 6970. Investigation ruled the incident accidental. The subject went to OZH for medical treatment.
Corporal D. Millard responded to Mountain View to make contact with a party regarding a possible sex offender. 
Deputy Hamby received notice of a gas drive-off at Conley's Quick Stop #3 in West Plains. Details were collected for a report and identified a person of interest.
Deputy Ryan received a report of identity theft. 
Deputy First Class Travis Weaver responded to the area of US Highway 160 in West Plains for the report of a domestic. They removed the suspect from the residence. The victim did not wish to pursue criminal charges.  
January 4
Deputy Wardrip conducted a death investigation on County Road 3440.
Deputy Hamby received a call for a disturbance between two individuals at State Route OO Caulfield. 
Cpl. D. Millard responded to Mountain View for a report of harassment. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputy Tessa Jens met with Children's Division in reference to possible child abuse. After interviews, the investigation is ongoing as Children's Division continues to look into the allegations. 
While patrolling US Hwy 160 near E Hwy in South Fork, Deputy Timothy Gordon observed a car in front of me that did not have a working third brake light. The vehicle's occupants gave consent for the car to be searched and during this search, controlled substances and a loaded handgun were discovered. The vehicle's occupants were placed under arrest and transported to jail where they were booked on various felony charges. Probable Cause Statements will be forwarded to the HCPA's Office. 
January 5
Corporal D. Millard responded to State Route PP near West Plains for a report of a possible domestic violence issue. 
Deputy First Class Weaver responded to the area of County Road 2350 in Pomona for the report of a domestic. The victim did not want to pursue any charges and separated from the suspect for the night. I advised the victim of judicial remedies.
January 7
Deputy Parrish responded to US Highway 63 north of Pomona for a wellbeing check on a potentially suicidal individual. They transported the individual to Ozarks Healthcare 96-hour psychological evaluation. 
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