UPDATE: Arrests Made in Rural Butler on Several Counts

Bates county sheriffs office
Ryan A. Gabriel
Melissa J. Stanley

On 10/11/22 the Bates County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 4075 NE CR 3 Butler Missouri, in reference to a burglary in rural Cass County.   Items from that theft were recovered at the residence.  Three subjects were taken into custody with two being transported to the Bate County Sheriff’s Office. 

As the search was being conducted illegal narcotics and paraphernalia were observed in plain view so a second search warrant was applied for and granted.  Numerous items of narcotics, paraphernalia, scales and firearms were recovered.  

Melissa J Stanley was arrested on 5 Butler warrants for traffic violations.  She is being held in the Bates County Jail on $800 bond. 

Ryan A Gabriel was charged with one count of possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a dangerous felon and one count of controlled substance.  Gabriel is being held in the Bates County Jail on a $30,000 cash only bond. 

The third subject was released at the scene due to being a victim of a gunshot wound the day prior.   Charges on this subject is being reviewed by the prosecutor.  

Charges from the Cass County burglary are being submitted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.