Explosives Found in Vehicle Following Pursuit

Cass Co – Around 7:30 pm Thursday, a Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a driver of a red 1988 Chevy S10 truck for a traffic violation in the area of 7 Highway and S. Walker Rd. near Harrisonville. The driver refused to stop and sped away.

Deputies continued pursuing the vehicle for nearly 20 minutes on numerous gravel roads in the Garden City and Dayton area before the driver lost control and crashed.

The driver, Vance G. Gayle, 57, Blairstown, MO was taken into custody.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered suspected narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Deputies also located explosives consistent with dynamite. The Lee’s Summit Police Department Explosives and Ordinance Disposal Team was contacted to respond to the scene. Lee’s Summit Police EOD members detonated the items on scene due to the potential hazard of transporting the objects.

The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office charged Vance Gayle with Class D Felony, Unlawful Possession, Transport, Manufacture of Illegal Weapon and Class E Felony, Resisting Arrest By Fleeing Creating a Substantial Risk of Serious Injury/Death.

Vance Gayle is currently in custody at the Cass County Jail. His bond has been set at $5,000 10 % Cash Only.

“Every day that our deputies go to work they encounter a variety of unknown circumstances. This is an example of how a seemingly routine stop for a traffic violation exposed a dangerous, convicted felon, fleeing deputies and putting our community in danger. Thanks to the good work of law enforcement no one was injured and this person is in jail,” Sheriff Jeff Weber.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Tight End and Super Bowl Champion Travis Kelce Teams Up with Midwestern Retailer Hy-Vee to support the work of Kelce’s foundation 87 & Running

Super Bowl champion Travis Kelce has joined forces with
Midwestern grocery retailer Hy-Vee for the upcoming football season through 2025 for promotional and
charitable campaigns supporting Kelce’s foundation 87 & Running.

Beginning this season, Hy-Vee will donate
$1,000 to 87 & Running for every touchdown scored by the Pro Bowl tight end. Hy-Vee will also carry Kelce branded product with part of the proceeds benefitting 87 & Running and support other events incorporating
Kelce’s newly built Ignition Lab at Operation Breakthrough.

“I’m excited to be partnering with Hy-Vee because from the start they were interested in how they could
support my foundation and the work we do in the community,” Kelce said. “I also know how impactful the Hy Vee brand is. By working together, we’ll be able to connect with a lot of Chiefs’ Kingdom across the Midwest,
which is important to me.”

In addition to the charitable components, Kelce will appear in Hy-Vee’s promotional materials including
commercials, store appearances and social campaigns.

“When we saw the outreach that Travis was doing in his local community, we knew we wanted to support his
efforts,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman, CEO and president. “Not only is Travis talented on the field, he
also serves as a true role model and sports icon for the families who visit our stores, making him a great partner
for us at Hy-Vee.”

Kelce’s foundation 87 & Running was established in 2015 with the mission of empowering underserved youth to
achieve success by providing resources and support to their communities and cultivating their talent and
interest in the areas of education, business, athletics, STEM and the arts.

Partnering with Kansas City
cornerstone Operation Breakthrough, Kelce and his foundation’s newest project is the Ignition Lab – a co working space where teens will have the support, resources, and opportunity to explore careers in STEM, launch
their own entrepreneurial ventures, and gain real-world experience.

Hy-Vee has more than 280 grocery stores throughout eight Midwestern states. The retailer is also a sponsor of
the Kansas City Chiefs

Arthur Franklin Zschintzsch Arrested on Several Counts

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 3:16 p.m. a warrant for the arrest of Arthur Franklin Zschintzsch was issued by the Associate Circuit Court of St Clair County. T

he warrant for Zschintzsch shows the following charges:

Burglary 1st Degree B Felony

Tampering With Motor Vehicle 1st Degree D Felony

3 Counts-Child Abduction E Felony

Violation Of Order Of Protection For Adult A Misdemeanor

There was no bond on this warrant.

The warrant was issued after charges were filed by St Clair County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Dysart in relation to events earlier in the day, Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Sheriff Lee Hilty stated, “Because of information received by a citizen in response to a text caster message sent by the St Clair County Sheriff’s Office and good working relationships between law enforcement agencies, this situation was brought to an end with no one injured”.

Sheriff Hilty recognized the St Clair County dispatchers and deputies for their diligent work on this situation.

Sheriff Hilty also gives credit to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Circuit Clerks Office for their filing of criminal charges in a timely matter.

Asian longhorned tick confirmed in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture, working in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri State University, has confirmed the first finding of an Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) in Missouri. Missouri becomes the 16th state with a presence of the tick species, following the first confirmed report of the Asian longhorned tick in the United States in 2017.

Asian longhorned ticks are light brown in color and are very small, often smaller than a sesame seed. Unlike other ticks, a single female Asian longhorned tick can produce offspring (as many as 1,000 at a time) without mating. That means individual animals could host thousands of ticks, which can cause great stress on a heavily infested animal.

The Department encourages producers to continue protective measures and to check their livestock regularly for ticks. Keeping grass and weeds trimmed and clearing away brush are important tick prevention practices. If you spot any unusual looking ticks or large infestations on your animals, contact your local veterinarian.