Bates County Sheriff’s Office Assisted in Pursuit by MSHP and Kansas Wildlife

On September 27, 2017 Deputies responded to the Merwin area to assist in a vehicle pursuit that was initiated by a KS Game Warden.  The suspect’s car was parked near the railroad tracks in Merwin.  Additional Deputies and Agencies were called to the scene to assist in the search for the suspect.  All of the houses in the immediate area were searched for the suspect with negative results.  A short time later a man meeting the description of the suspect was seen walking along a ridge to the west of the scene.  A Deputy made contact with the suspect who was hiding behind a cluster of trees.


The suspect was identified as Matthew Scott Joiner (DOB 10/1/1968).  Joiner complied with the Deputy’s commands and was taken into custody.  While they were leaving the trees a black bag was discovered that held a syringe and what appeared to be methamphetamine in it.  The Deputy tested the syringe and the crystal substance and it tested positive for methamphetamine.

Joiner was transported to the Bates County Jail where he remains in custody.  He was charged in Bates County with Possession of a Controlled Substance except 35 grams or less of Marijuana and for Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  His bond was set $10,000.00 cash or surety.

The Bates County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Kansas Department of Wildlife.

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Taberville Fish Fry Benefit for Paula Gray October 7th

Taberville Park will be the location for the Paula Gray Fish Fry Benefit. Paula is battling cancer. The community is raising funds to defray medical expenses.

The Taberville Fish Fry will be Saturday October 7th ,  at the Tabervile Park, located just north of Taberville on highway H .

Join them as they offer their support for this very strong woman.

Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Adults $10.00, 12 and under $5.00 and under 3 will eat free.

That’s the Paula Gray Fish Fry Saturday October 7th in Taberville.


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Butler: City Schedules Limb and Brush Pick Up Dates

The City of Butler is going to do a brush pickup.
The City Crews will pick up the South Side of Fort Scott Street in Butler the week of August 28.
City Crews will pick up the North side of Fort Scott Street in Butler during the week of Sept 4th.

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Henry County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: Fugitive Apprehended

On September 27, 2017 just after 09:30 a.m. the Henry County and Johnson County Sheriff’s Offices conducted a search of property in the 200 block of NE 600 to locate a person wanted on several warrants and investigation of making an “improvised explosive device” (IED).

Charles Dale Parker, age 44 of Clinton was taken into custody in the 200 block of NE 600 just after 10:00 a.m.  Parker was found hiding in a wooded area south of a residence where he had been residing.  Parker is charged in Henry County with the felonies of resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal weapon.  Parker is also wanted on a Jackson County warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.

The apprehension operation was conducted by members of the Henry County and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.  Parker remain in custody at the Henry County Detention Center.

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