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Deputies recognized for compassion when dealing with mental health persons

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Two deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department received high recognition in dealing with persons with mental health issues. Since 1987, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri has formally recognized police officers who have shown concern and compassion when assisting a person in psychiatric crisis. In 1989, this act of recognition was officially named the John J. McAtee Award. Over the years, more than 600 officers have been recognized. This

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  • Lincoln County Man Charged With Child Molestation and Enticement

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm


    In late April, investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating 25-year old, Jeremy Wayne Preston, of Elsberry, after receiving a complaint he sexually enticed a child. During a forensic interview with the female victim under the age of 10 told investigators while playing with Preston at a residence along the 1200 block of Riverview Drive, in Elsberry, his pants would fall down exposing his genitals. On one occasion,

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  • McFarlane charged with child abuse

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:30 am


    An investigation by county detectives has resulted in charges brought against a Lincoln County man. On May 4, 2015, detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child abuse along the 2000 block of Highway E in Lincoln County. According to the victim’s mother, she woke up that morning and discovered a hand shaped contusion on her daughter’s face and called authorities. The 10-year old

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  • Elsberry mayor steps down due to health

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Terry Martin has resigned his position as Mayor for the City of Elsberry. According to Martin, he is resigning due to health issues. Martin has served as the Mayor of Elsberry since 2012. Rusty Kinion, Alderman Ward I and President of the Board of Aldermen will act as the Mayor until a special meeting can be called by the Board of Aldermen. At that time a decision will be made

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  • St. Paul Church food pantry receives CREC grant donation

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:38 am

    The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board has approved a $1,000 Operation Round Up grant to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Food Pantry near Old Monroe to purchase food items. According to Food Pantry Chair Mary Anne Lee, funds will help purchase meat, food items and personal supplies for pantry visitors, which increased by more than 30 percent last year. The pantry receives a monthly shipment of food

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  • Moscow Mills board inches closer to website approval

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Moscow Mills Board of Aldermen took action in regards to the medical, dental and other benefits for city employees for the next fiscal year. City Clerk Linda Haynes reported to the board after researching other companies’ coverages. If the city remained with their current provider, the increase  for medical would be only .9 percent higher than this year, dental coverage would increase nine percent and life insurance premiums would be

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  • Wood’s Fort assists sheriff’s camp; Troy Police establishes ‘safe place’ for local Craigslist transactions

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Sheriff Woods Fort

    Lincoln County Sheriff John Cottle and Troy Police Chief Jeff Taylor made two important announcements. Sheriff John Cottle sends his sincere appreciation to the men and women of the Woods Fort Golf Course of Troy, for their generous donation of the youth camp trailer wrap. What onnce was a plain trailer is no more. The Sheriff’s Office supplied Woods Fort Golf Course several pictures of youth camp that represent both

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  • Fugitive caught, girlfriend charged with attempted assault of officer

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a fugitive but encountered some resistance from the subject’s  girlfriend. In the early morning hours of May 14, 2015, detectives and patrol deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, received information that Wade Braungardt, 28, of Lincoln County was staying at a residence along the 200 block of Whippoorwill Drive, in Lincoln County. Unknown at the time,  Kelsey Mathews, 25, of Lincoln County, and

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  • Lincoln County man arrested for enticing a child

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 6:26 pm


    Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a criminal complaint of child molestation. According to the female victim, 41-year old, Randal Eugene Matthews, of Lincoln County, routinely solicited oral sex from her since February of this year. Throughout the months, Matthews would ask the victim about her sex life, slave master roles and “rape fantasy.” As Matthews became closer to the victim he would ask for nude pictures

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