Three Suspects Arrested for Stealing
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Information Provided by Shelbina Police Department
At approximately 2:03 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2022, the Shelbina Police Department was contacted by Shelby County Joint Communications requesting the officer to be on the lookout for a vehicle which could be associated with criminal activity within Monroe County, Missouri. Shelby County Joint Communications further advised of information regarding a possible witness/victim following the potential suspect vehicle.
A Shelbina Police officer was able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle on South Douglas Street within the City of Shelbina, Missouri. Upon contact and inquiry with the occupant(s) of the vehicle, the officer placed one adult male and two juvenile males into custody after observing and locating evidence of criminal activity within the vehicle.
Thomas A. Williams, 18, Shelbina, was arrested for the Class D Felony of Stealing-All Other Property Under 570.030.5 (3) and the Class D Misdemeanor of Purchase/Attempt to Purchase or Possession of Liquor by Person Under 21 years of age.
Williams was incarcerated in the Shelby County Jail on a 24-hour hold. Formal charges were later filed and a warrant was issued for Williams. He continues to be held at the Shelby County Jail on a $10,000.00 cash only bond.
The two juvenile males were arrested on the same charges as Williams. The two juveniles were released to the 41st Circuit Juvenile Office pending disposition within the Juvenile Justice System.
The investigation continues into criminal activity alleged to have occurred within Monroe and Randolph Counties. Additional charges from those jurisdictions could be forthcoming pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Shelbina Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol worked together to locate the vehicle and occupants resolving the ongoing situation.
All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court.