MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Division of Drug and Crime Control - P.O. Box 568 - Jefferson City, Mo. 65102
For further information please contact: Sergeant Erik Eidson
Octoer 5, 2012
EMPHASIS: DDCC Investigation Results In Arrest Of California, MO, Man
Captain Sarah L. Eberhard, director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control, announces the arrest of Travis R. Smith, 42, of California, MO.
On Monday, October 1, 2012, members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Travis R. Smith, 42, of California, MO, for six felony counts including forcible rape and statutory rape against multiple victims. Smith was turned over to the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department. The arrest follows a lengthy investigation by members of the Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control.
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.