On 12/22/2017 deputies received a report that a Brumley postal carrier was possibly driving while intoxicated. The report indicated that Thomas Greschner (49) of Brumley was out delivering mail on his route, and that he was possibly intoxicated. A deputy responded to the area, and was able to locate Greschner operating his postal vehicle. The deputy initiated a traffic stop, and upon further investigation, Greschner was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to the Miller County Adult Detention Center. He was processed, and issued a summons for Driving While Intoxicated (Class B Misdemeanor), and released with a court date. A summons is not proof of guilt, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On 12/06/2017 deputies responded to a report of trespassing outside of Eldon. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a male subject identified as John Melton who pulled a fixed blade knife and threatened them. Melton was ordered to drop the weapon, in which he refused to comply with deputy commands. A struggle ensued, and after a brief struggle, deputies were able to take Melton into custody without further incident. After taking Melton into custody, deputies located multiple open knifes and a hatchet on his person. Melton has been charged by the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney with unlawful use of a weapon, and is currently being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond and a no bond probation violation.
On 12/05/2017 Deputies responded to a complaint of suspicious activity outside of Eldon. Deputies made contact with Darren Jameson and through further investigation learned that Jameson had several outstanding warrants out of Clay County, Missouri. Jameson was then taken into custody on the outstanding warrants. A search of Jameson revealed that he had a large amount of methamphetamine on his person. Jameson has been charged by the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney with trafficking drugs 2nd degree and felony delivery of a controlled substance. Jameson is currently being held at the Miller County Adult Detention Center, in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Sheriff Gregoire would like to remind the public to always report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something.
On 12/02/2017 Miller County Detectives responded to an address in Osage Beach in regards to a follow up on a Burglary investigation. Detectives with the assistance of the Osage Beach Police Department and Camden County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant, and were able to locate stolen property from a burglary that occurred within Miller County. At that time, Detectives arrested Christopher Reid and Patricia Reid and transported them to the Miller County Jail. On 12/03/2017, the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney charged both subjects each with one count of Burglary. Both subjects posted a $25,000 bond, and have been released. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Osage Beach Police Department, Camden County Sheriff's Office, and Camden County Prosecutors Office for their assistance with this investigation.
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The Miller County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of The Division of Family Services investigated a report of child neglect. On 10-06-2017 Shainiya Birdtail and Ronald Bowlin where arrested at a residence in Brumley. Birdtail and Bowlin have each been charged by The Miller County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with two counts of Child Endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are being held in the Miller County Jail on a $75,000 bond. The Miller County Sheriff's Office received the report of child neglect from the community, and would like to thank the community for their support.
Any crime tips can be called into our hotline at 573-552-7189. You may also choose to visit our website at www.millercountysheriff.org and submit a tip. As always, you may choose to remain anonymous when submitting tips.
On 09/12/2017 deputies responded to a complaint of child molestation. The victim reported that Edgar Bilyeu 70, had sexual contact with her at an address in Kaiser, at an undisclosed date and time. After further investigation by Detectives, Bilyeu was interviewed and later arrested. Bilyeu admitted to having sexual contact with the victim. Bilyeu was convicted of sexual abuse of a 10 year old in 1990 in Camden County, Missouri, and is a registered sex offender. Bilyeu has been charged with two counts of Sodomy 1st Degree and Child Molestation 1st Degree, and is currently being held on a $200,000 bond in the Miller County Adult Detention Center. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Miller County Children’s Division and Kids Harbor.
On 09/11/2017 Deputies arrested Joseph Dwyer for Burglary. Dwyer was wanted for questioning in reference to several burglaries in the Mt. Pleasant area. Detectives interviewed Dwyer, at which point he confessed to the burglaries. Dwyer is currently being held at the Miller County Adult Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
Miller County Sheriff, Louie Gregoire reports that after completing a several month long investigation, his office and the Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force has made five drug arrests between August 31, 2017 and September 01, 2017.
During the investigations Deputies and Task Force Officers located and seized methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medications, and firearms. The following people are those who were arrested. More charges and arrests are to be expected.
Ruth Allen charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and is being held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond, Christine Cusanelli is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and is being held on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, Carmen Martinez is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and is being held on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, Timothy Nicholas is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful use of a Weapon and has posted a $35,000 surety bond, and Julio Diaz-Balderas was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and has posted a $25,000 surety bond.
Sheriff Gregoire says these charges are only allegations and all those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. However, Sheriff Gregoire appreciates all tips and concerns his office receives and would like to encourage the Citizens of Miller County to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they suspect criminal or suspicious activity at 573-369-2341.