Busy Holiday for Sheriff Dept.
12/30/2010 @ 8:40 a.m., Gerrald
R. Bogart, 57 of Nevada, MO, was arrested for
Driving While Revoked at Hwy. 96 and CL 274 in
12/30/2010 @ 11:00 a.m., Billy
L. Mills, 49 of Joplin, was arrested for Driving
While Suspended at Hwy. 43 and Hwy. 171 in Jasper
12/30/2010 @ 11:00 a.m., Danny
G. Watson, 57 of Joplin, was arrested for
Possession of a Controlled Substance at Hwy. 43
and Hwy. 171 in Jasper County after being found
in possession of a Fentanyl Transdermal patch,
during a vehicle stop.
12/30/2010 @ 1:25 p.m., Dakota
K. Ogden, 19 of Carthage, was arrested for Felony
Resisting Arrest by Fleeing from Law Enforcement
Creating Substantial Risk of Serious Physical
Injury or Death to Any Person, Illegally Operated
All-Terrain Vehicle Upon Highway, Failed to Yield
to Emergency Vehicle and Operated All-Terrain
Vehicle While Illegally Carrying Passenger at CR
180 and Jayhawk Road in Jasper County, when a
Deputy attempted to stop the ATV, it failed to
yield. The driver then fled on foot and was
12/30/2010 @ 2:55 p.m., Jayma
Jewsbury, 36 of Joplin, was arrested for
Endangering the Welfare of a Child 2nd,
Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia at 404 North Main Street in Joplin
after a Search Warrant was served on her
property. Marijuana and its paraphernalia were
found in the home and it was determined a 4 year
old child lived there as well.
12/30/2010 @ 7:00 p.m., Shawn
D. Houston, 26 of Reeds, was arrested for Felony
Stealing at 5th and Moist in Reeds.
12/30/2010 @ 7:00 p.m., Cloie
Joles, 34 of Pine Bluff, AR, was arrested for
Fraudulent use of Credit Device and Forgery at
5th and Moist in Reeds, after using a stolen
debit card at the Econo Lodge in Carthage.
12/30/2010 @ 8:20 p.m., Megan
Scott, 30 of Joplin, was arrested for
Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance at 709 W.
17th in Joplin.
12/30/2010 @ 8:20 p.m., Steven
Buerge, 42 of Webb City, was arrested for
Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance,
Possession of Ephedrine with Intent to
Manufacture, Resisting Arrest, Assault on Law
Enforcement Officer 3rd, Possession of a
Controlled Substance and Fugitive From Out of
State Warrant at 709 W. 17th Street in Joplin.
Deputies received an anonymous
tip of a meth lab being at the residence. When
Deputies arrived, Buerge fled on foot. Deputy
caught up with Buerge and he became combative.
Deputies applied for and were granted a search
warrant for the residence. A meth lab and other
components associated with a meth lab were
recovered. Pseudophedrine pills and 2 baggies
with white powder residue, believed to be
methamphetamine, were found on Buerges person.
12/31/2010 @ 12:30 a.m., Samuel
L. Baird, 30 of Carthage, was arrested for DWI at
Center and Grove Streets in Carthage.
12/31/2010 @ 8:15 p.m., Garrett
E. Cleveland, 31 of Sarcoxie, was arrested for 1
Traffic Warrant at CR 40 and Indigo Road in
12/31/2010 @ 10:10 p.m.,
Shannon E. Cones, 41 of Joplin, was arrested for
Harassment and 1 Criminal Warrant at 406 S.
Forest Street in Joplin after making repeated
harassing and threatening phone calls to the
12/31/2010 @ 11:50 p.m., Amanda
J. Allen, 30 of Joplin, was arrested for 1
Criminal Warrant at Colonial and MacArthur in
1/1/2011 @ 12:45 a.m., Brandon
D. Cline, 27 of Joplin, was arrested for Driving
While Suspended at Madison and MacArthur in Webb
1/1/2011 @ 5:05 p.m., Jackie R.
Fennimore, 60 of Carthage, was arrested for
Assault 3rd, Driving While Intoxicated by Drugs
and Possession of Marijuana at Hwy 249 and Zora
in Jasper County after an individual witnessed
Fennimore smoking marijuana in his vehicle. The
witness questioned Fennimore about what he had
seen and Fennimore charged toward him, then fled
in his vehicle. When Deputies found and stopped
the vehicle, a bag of green leafy substance was
found in the vehicle. Fennimore did not
satisfactorily complete the field sobriety tests.
1/2/2011 @ 1:40 a.m., Bryon A.
Hansen, 28 of Joplin, was arrested for DWI and
Driving While Suspended at Hwy. 171 and Hwy. 43
in Jasper County.
1/2/2011 @ 12:50 p.m., Lonnie
L. Boyd, 29 of Joplin, was arrested for No Valid
Drivers License at 7th and Maiden Lane in
1/2/2011 @ 8:15 p.m., Blake A.
Pugh, 27 of Carthage, was arrested for Domestic
Assault 3rd at 1330 W. Budlong #9 in Carthage
after beating on the door and throwing rocks at
the residence, he grabbed victim and shook her
while screaming at her.
1/3/2011 @ 1:05 a.m., Jennifer
L. Henson, 26 of Joplin, was arrested for
Domestic Assault 2nd at 1662 S. Black Cat Road in
Jasper County after kicking in the door,
threatening victim with a bat and knife.
1/3/2011 @ 2:45 p.m., 4
individuals were arrested after a Sheriffs
Deputy attempted a vehicle stop near the
intersection of Hwy. 43 and Gum Road in Jasper
County. The stop was in reference to careless and
imprudent driving by excessive speed and passing
vehicles on the shoulder, nearly causing
Justin C. Cochran, 18 of
Pittsburg, KS, was the driver of the vehicle. He
failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and fled
on foot from Deputy. Cochran is being charged
with Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, Failure to
Yield to an Emergency Vehicle and Careless and
Dakota Clay, 20 of Pittsburg,
KS, was also in the vehicle and fled from Deputy
after vehicle stopped. Clay is being charged with
Resisting Arrest by Fleeing and a Fugitive From
Devin Clay, 17 of Pittsburg,
KS, was in the vehicle and fled from Deputy after
vehicle stopped. Devin is being charged with
Resisting Arrest by Fleeing.
Justin N. Havens, 17 of
Pittsburg, KS, also fled from Deputy. A plastic
baggie with a green leafy substance was found in
Havens pocket. Havens is being charged with
Resisting Arrest by Fleeing and Possession of
The charges for which the above
were arrested are mere accusations and are not
evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the
charges must be presented before a court of
competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine
guilt or innocence.
NASCAR THIS WEEK
Still a Winner With Fans
At the moment, there is no
direct correlation between popularity and
performance at NASCARs level.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won a
fan vote to become the Sprint Cup Series
Most Popular Driver for the eighth year in a row,
finished a mere 21st in the point standings. The
season wasnt without its high points:
Earnhardt had a pole, three top-five finishes and
eight top 10s. He failed, however, to make the
Chase for the second time in as many years and a
fourth time in the past six.
The third-generation driver --
father Dale won seven championships and
grandfather Ralph was a legendary short-track
champion -- has won just one Cup race in the last
"My fan base has stayed
strong," said Earnhardt Jr. " Its
become an important honor each year for me, and
Im glad that fans still feel their support
for me. I appreciate their dedication and
Believe it or not, Earnhardt
isnt the all-time leader in Most Popular
Driver awards. Bill Elliott, still active at age
55, won the award 10 years in a row and 16 times
overall before "withdrawing from
consideration" after claiming the award for
the 16th time in 2002.
The latest attempt to get
Earnhardt back "up to speed" is a
change of crew chiefs. Three of the four drivers
at Hendrick Motorsports will be matched with
different crew chiefs. Steve Letarte, formerly
with Jeff Gordon, will now direct
Earnhardts efforts. Lance McGrew moves to
Mark Martins team, and Alan Gustafson will
now work with Gordon.
For obvious reasons, the
pairing of five-time champion Jimmie Johnson with
Chad Knaus will remain intact.
Earnhardts star has
dimmed since he finished third in the 2003
standings and won a career-best six races the
following year. He hasnt won more than a
single race in any season since. His career
victory total, 18, ranks him in a tie for 38th