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Roundup leads to 32 arrests

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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Cletus Counts
SIKESTON -- A Scott County roundup resulted 32 arrests in a four-hour period Tuesday morning.

Armed with two search warrants, 40 grand jury indictments, along with five parole absconder warrants, officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Probation and Parole, Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety took to the streets while the Missouri National Guard helicopter took to the sky.

All 40 of the indictments were from the Scott County Grand Jury that has been seated since August, and a DPS investigation that has been going on since July.

DPS Director Drew Juden said this was one of the best round-ups to date with this many arrested in such a short period of time.

"Most of the charges were for drug violations which ranged from Class C felonies of possession of controlled substances to the Class A felony of distributing controlled substances in public housing," Juden said. "The two search warrants brought minimal success as a small quantity of crack and some paraphernalia were found."

Juden gave credit to the officers for getting out and getting the suspects in custody in record time.

"We only had one transport van working today, and the officers manning it did at excellent job," Juden said. "The overall coordination was excellent as everyone was finished processing and transporting before lunch, which is a feat which usually will last till the middle of the afternoon on roundups like this."

Dubbed Operation Cold Turkey 2, Tuesday's roundup was a follow-up to last year's Operation Cold Turkey, Juden said.

"We just felt this close to Thanksgiving it was an appropriate name because the turkey has not been cooked yet," Juden said. "So this was our second version which was even better than the first. We like to do this to maintain a proactive stance in the community and use these roundups hopefully to make the holidays a little safer in Sikeston."

Juden said the overall success of the operation has to go to the officers who were out there making the cases, conducting the investigations and making the arrests.

"It was just a great effort by everyone involved," Juden said.

The following individuals were charged Tuesday:

Bobby Anderson, possession of a controlled substance, $50,000 bond; Torress Baker, distribution of a controlled substance, $50,000 bond; Brian Burns, two counts of distribution a controlled substance, $10,000 bond; Casey Burton, 10 counts of burglary and armed robbery with unauthorized use of a weapon, $75,000 bond; Cletus Counts, 11 counts of first degree statutory rape, no bond set; Catina Daniels, distribution of a controlled substance; Christopher Estes, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Larry Fabayan, probation and parole warrant, no bond set; Samantha Freeland, distribution of a controlled substance, $75,000 bond; Andrew Gardner, armed robbery and unauthorized use of a weapon, $150,000 bond; Phyllis Gates, distribution of a controlled substance, $100,000 bond; Bernadette Mansfield, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Glenn Mansfield, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, $250,000 bond; Kevin Martin, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, $300,000 bond; Howard McKinney, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Willie Parker, distribution of a controlled substance, $50,000 bond;

Antonio Parr, distribution of a controlled substance, no bond issued; Isaac Patterson, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Linda Poyner, forgery and attempt to obtain controlled substance, $25,000 bond; Armster Robinson Jr., distribution of a controlled substance, $250,000 bond; Walter Scott, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Christa Sheron, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Michael Sherrod, two counts of burglary and felony theft, $25,000 bond; Melvin Strickland, distribution of a controlled substance, $100,000 bond;

Brenda Toombs, theft of a controlled substance, $25,000 bond; Tambra Turner-Gilmore, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Moses Wheeler, probation and parole warrant, $1500 cash bond; Stephen White, probation and parole warrant, no bond set; Mark Whitley, felony theft by fraud/deception of a business, $25,000 bond; Martez Williams, distribution of a controlled substance, $150,000 bond; Richard Emanual, no bond set; and Matthew Halbert, first degree tampering, no bond set.