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Troop G Headquarters-1226 W. Bus. Highway 60/63-Willow Springs, MO 65793

News Release

For further information please contact: Sergeant Martin K. Elmore
417-469-3121, Ext. 3735
August 24, 2012

EMPHASIS: Drug Investigations Result In Multiple Arrests

In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 23, 2012, officers from multiple state, county, and city law enforcement agencies concluded a series of long-term narcotics investigations in Texas County, Missouri.

Over the course of approximately three years, officers with the South Central Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Texas and Wright County Sheriff‚s Departments, and Cabool, Houston, Licking, Mountain Grove, and Summersville Police Departments conducted a series of narcotics investigations involving the distribution/sales/possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medications.

The investigation involved approximately 46 individuals in and around the Texas County, Missouri area. Grand Jury Indictments for each defendant were obtained through the Texas County Prosecuting Attorney‚s Office prior to the mass arrest operation initiated this morning.

Arrest teams consisted of members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Texas County Sheriff‚s Department, Cabool Police Department, Houston Police Department, Licking Police Department, Mountain Grove Police Department, Summersville Police Department, and South Central Drug Task Force.

Following is a list of individuals arrested and charged with the distribution of a controlled substance:

Dalton R. Backues, 21, Licking, Missouri
Jerry W. Bolden, 60, Houston, Missouri
Christina Brotherton, 42, Licking, Missouri
Jessica N. Brown, 28, Mountain Grove, Missouri
Brandon P. Duneske, 34, Houston, Missouri
Jesse L. Houston, 25, Licking, Missouri
Arthur L. Huffman, 35, Cabool, Missouri
Karen Katzman, 57, Licking, Missouri
William J. Keller, 27, Licking, Missouri
Evelyn R. Klein, 37, Bucyrus, Missouri
Jo A. Korbus, 55, Licking, Missouri
Robert B. Korbus, 52, Licking, Missouri
Dawn D. Lord, 33, Licking, Missouri
Jeffrey A. Mabrey, 42, Houston, Missouri
Thomas R. McGuire, 49, Raymondville, Missouri
Candice D. Mitchell, 40, Cabool, Missouri
Christopher T. Mitchell, 30, Mountain Grove, Missouri
Deeann M. Morris, 31, Licking, Missouri
Craig L. Porter, 42, Edgar Springs, Missouri
Douglas Reeves, 39, Salem, Missouri
James W. Reid, 64, Cabool, Missouri
Jennifer L. Royal, 23, Licking, Missouri
Robin L. Shelton, 30, Mountain Grove, Missouri
Carrie L. Stafford, 33, Mountain Grove, Missouri
Kay Lynn Stalder, 48, Mountain Grove, Missouri
Michael D. Sullins, 41, Licking, Missouri
Wendy L. Sullins, 33, Licking, Missouri
Christina M. Villarreal, 23, Houston, Missouri
Theresa L. Villarreal, 45, Houston, Missouri
James D. Wakenight, 32, Summersville, Missouri
Hal D. Wallace, 38, Mansfield, Missouri
Cassadie L. Washburn, 20, Houston, Missouri
Christine White, 45, Raymondville, Missouri
Diana M. Wilder, 29, Licking, Missouri
Michael W. Wilder, 49, Licking, Missouri
James J. Woolsey, 22, Summersville, Missouri
Matthew J. Young, 30, Bucyrus, Missouri

The following individual was arrested on outstanding warrants from Texas County, Wright County, and the city of Mountain Grove:

Timothy E. Sullins, 32, Raymondville, Missouri

This operation is active and arrest teams are still seeking to arrest those indicted.

The charges for which these individuals were arrested are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.