Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Driver Arrested During Traffic Stop Near Sheldon MO

A Monett resident is in custody following a traffic stop by a Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy near N HWY and 1575 RD just West of Sheldon in Vernon County Wednesday morning. According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, a deputy observed a 2008 Chevy Impala make several minor traffic violations and using the computer in his vehicle, checked the registration, which came back as stolen from Barry County. The deputy then made a traffic stop and was able to place the driver into custody without incident. Suspected methamphetamines were also located in the vehicle.

The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old James D Riley.
A warrant was issued by the courts Wednesday afternoon, charging Riley with; Tampering With a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Revoked.
Riley is being held in the Vernon County jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.