Vernon County News

Three Subjects From Most Wanted List Taken Into Custody By Joint Agency
Effort.According to Officials, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team coordinated with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and executed a search warrant early Wednesday morning, which resulted in the capture of three suspects that were on the Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted List. During an investigation, Vernon County Detectives were able to develop a location of the suspects in Cedar County. Contact was made with Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, who was then able to obtain a search
warrant for a property on S. 625 Rd. in rural Jerico Springs. The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office then requested the Vernon County SRT team to assist in the operation. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, two tactical teams were used during the operation. Mosher said the residence was surrounded by one team while another team, using an armored vehicle, approached the residence while using a
loudspeaker to attempt to call the subjects out of the residence. Mosher says that one team was able to locate one subject asleep in a camper trailer on the backside of the
property. The other team was able to take another subject into custody that exited the residence as instructed. The third subject refused to exit the residence, which resulted in a team entering the residence and taking the subject into custody without incident. Suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was also located. Mosher says he would like to thank Cedar County Sheriff Jim McCrary for the great
teamwork during the apprehension of three Vernon County fugitives.
The suspects have been identified as 29-year old Cole Ogle of Nevada, 28-year old Cody Bowles of Nevada, and 35-year old Amanda King. All three subjects are currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on multiple Felony warrants, all with no bond.
*Disclaimer: This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sherif ’s Of ice for information
only. Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Investigating an Officer Involved Shooting

Cass Co – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an officer involved shooting after two officers with the Peculiar Police Department were shot Saturday night responding to a call of an armed subject on the SE Outer Road near S. Hedgewood Hills Road.

Two officers with the Peculiar Police Department were dispatched to the area around 8:30 pm on Saturday and located a male subject armed with a shotgun.  During the encounter, the suspect and officers exchanged gunfire.  Both officers were struck and sustained minor injuries.  The suspect was not struck. Numerous law enforcement officers from Cass County and Kansas City responded to the scene.

A negotiator with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office talked with the subject while a Kansas City Police Department Helicopter and tactical units contained and monitored the armed subject as he stood on the SE Outer Road for nearly 2 hours.  Around 10:30 pm, KCPD Swat took the subject into custody.

Both officers were treated and released from an area hospital.  The subject arrested was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. His name is not being released until formal charges are filed.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation.

UPDATE: Oct. 7, 2020 @ 12:45 pm

The man charged in this incident is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.  Matthew Carl Good, 29, Clinton Missouri was booked into the Cass County Jail today on a warrant for Class E Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 2 counts of Class A Misdemeanor Assault 4th Degree.  Bond set at $7500.00 Cash Only.

Local Butler Bear Football Sponsors Memo to Clients

The Butler Bears Sports Sponsors are a group of local businesses that choose to support the live broadcast of each Butler Bears Football and Basketball game, in the form of advertising from the studios of FM 92.1

 The Butler Bears Sports Sponsor  ads are aired during each game and additional advertising during daytime hours Tuesday through Saturday, to provide continued advertising for a situation such as what is happening with the October 9th Football game.

The Friday night Butler Bears Football game was officially cancelled due to illness for the October 9th Game.

We want to inform all local businesses that advertise during the games, that their ads will play during daytime  hours and will be used between 7 and 9 pm on Friday night in place of the actual game.

We appreciate the Butler Bears Sports Sponsors and will make sure your commercials air even though the October 9th Butler Bears Football Game will not air as scheduled.

The Butler High School will keep us informed as to when the team will go back to the field.

Carl Grainger, 80, of Rich Hill

Carl’s wishes were to be cremated.  Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri.  There is no visitation.  Inurnment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Friendship Full Gospel Church.  Online condolences,

Carl Lester Grainger, age 80 of Rich Hill, Missouri died Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Medicalodge of Butler.  He was born July 3, 1940 to Lester Golden and Bonnie Newman Alexander Grainger in Parkville, Missouri.

Carl is survived by his brother, Harold Grainger and wife Barbara of Butler, Missouri; and nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Edith Rinehart; nieces, Tammy Riddel and Jessica Lee Ann Evans; and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Norma Grainger.

At the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, we practice social distancing, recommend face masks and discourage hugs and hand shakes.  A card or phone call to the family would go a long way in remembering their loved one.  If you don’t have family addresses, feel free to mail cards to us at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (1301 N. Orange St., Butler, MO  64730) and we will send to the family.