El Dorado Springs man arrested for Terrorist Threats in VernonCounty

An El Dorado Springs man is being held in the Vernon County Jail as a result of threats
that were made against the Juvenile Office at the Vernon County Courthouse last week.
Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office was notified last Thursday, June 9th
of a possible threat being made and assigned his investigations unit to the case. Mosher
said the doors to the courthouse were locked that day and security personnel in the
courthouse were placed on alert out of an abundance of caution while the investigation
was being conducted.
The investigations unit, working with Cedar and St. Clair Counties began gathering
information and monitoring the movements of the suspect involved in the threats. On
Monday the 13th Detectives and members of the Sheriff’s Office tactical unit responded
to a residence on South 2581 Road in rural Milo, MO and placed the suspect under arrest.
The suspect, identified as 43-year-old David A Arduser Jr of El Dorado Springs, MO,
was charged with Terrorist Threat – 1
st Degree and Tampering with A Judicial Officer.
Arduser Jr also had outstanding warrants from St. Clair County and was out on bond
from Cedar County on charges that included Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and
Domestic Assault 2nd
Arduser is being held in the Vernon County Jail without bond on charges related to this
incident. Mosher said the details of the exact threats being made have not been released
pending the completion of the investigation and the following criminal proceedings.
*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any
names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.