Crime report

Elsberry man charged with domestic assault, armed criminal action

At around 7:28 p.m. on March 8, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence at the 2000 block of North Highway 79.

While the deputy was en route to the scene, Central Communications advised the deputy the reporting person was on the phone with the victim, who told him something was wrong. The reporting person met with the victim and told Central Communications they were driving to Star Hope Church in Elsberry to meet with law enforcement.

The deputy was rerouted to the church, where he met with the victim. She stated Frederick Hausgen Jr, 30, of Elsberry became violent after an argument between them, grabbed a knife and entered the bedroom, making threats to harm her.

The victim then said Hausgen began stabbing the wall, saying he would “slice her throat, and then harm himself. She was then able to flee the residence, and wait for help.

Hausgen has been admitted to the hospital three times for mental health issues in the last month.

Several officers from the LCSO, Elsberry Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troy Police Department and the Winfield Police Department arrived at the scene to assist with the incident.

Due to the serious nature, the deputy activated his emergency lights and performed a callout over his PA system to make contact. After several minutes, the deputy was able to get Hausgen to exit the residence and surrender to authorities.

A check of the residence found nine knife holes in the wall, which were photographed.


Winfield man charged

Lincoln County prosecutors have charged a Winfield man after a February investigation.

After an interview with a student by the Division of Family Services at Winfield Primary School, Winfield Police officers were sent to the 400 block of West Elm Street to assist the DFS for a child endangerment check. 

Once arriving at the apartment, Joshua Sanchegraw, 33, answered the door, and gave permission to do a safety check.

In a drawer, several drug paraphernalia items were found, including a grinder with marijuana residue, a blue metal batty with marijuana residue and a rolled dollar bill with cocaine residue. A Lincoln County K9 Unit was called in, and confirmed the existence of the substances.

The student was placed into the care of a relative. Sanchegraw was not to stay with them, as part of a safety plan while the case was under investigation. It was discovered two days later Sanchegraw had violated the order, and the child was placed into alternate care.

On March 3, Winfield officers received an e-mail from DFS, stating the results of the hair follicle test performed on the student at Mercy Hospital Lincoln on Feb. 21 were positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine.

Sanchegraw has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree with no sexual conduct. 

Sanchegraw also has prior convictions for violating an order of protection in St. Charles County, and possession of a controlled substance in Montgomery County.


Troy man charged with kidnapping, domestic assault

On March 2, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy met with a person inside the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office.

The victim said Randall Momphord, 55, of Troy, attacked her the night before when he placed her in a choke hold, put his knee on her back and pinned her to the ground.

She also said Momphord took her mobile phone and prevented her from leaving the residence or contacting anyone. The victim said Momphord said he was going to kill her, and there would be no witnesses to the crime.

The victim said she escaped when he left to take his granddaughter to the bus stop.

The deputy noticed a red mark on her back where she said Momphord had placed his knee on her back. The victim did not have her mobile phone on her person, or in her vehicle.

Deputies were able to locate Momphord, and he was arrested. Momphord denied having the victim’s phone, and he denied assaulting her.

Momphord was charged with second-degree kidnapping and third-degree domestic assault. He was held on a $10,000 cash-only bond, ordered to wear a GPS-monitoring device and was ordered not to be within a half-mile of the victim.


Two arrested for drug possession

On March 8, a Troy police officer spotted a dark Ford Expedition at a gas station at Merlin Drive at around 12:42 a.m.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he observed Donna Ann Garrett, 39, of Laddonia, in the passenger seat fidgeting with her head on the dashboard. The officer asked her to step out of the vehicle multiple times before she complied.

The officer then made contact with the driver, Daniel Garrett, 37, of Laddonia, who appeared to be sleeping. The officer woke Daniel Garrett and asked him to step out of the vehicle.

When the door was opened, the officer saw four fentanyl pills in plain view on the center console. At this point, another officer arrived on the scene, and the Garretts were placed in handcuffs and secured in the back of each of the cars.

After consent was granted to search the vehicle, officers found, in addition to the fentanyl, a syringe containing a red liquid and two aluminum cans containing fentanyl residue.

One of the officers’ hands was pierced by the broken syringe, and was transported to Mercy Hospital Lincoln for medical treatment.

The Garretts have been charged with possession of a controlled substance. Daniel Garrett has two prior convictions for drug possession in 2012 and 2017. Donna Garrett has been charged in the past with drug possession, delivery of a controlled substance into a corrections facility, domestic assault, stealing and violating an order of protection.

She is currently on felony probation for driving on a revoked license.


Moscow Mills woman charged

At approximately 5:18 p.m. on March 7, a Troy police officer responded to the 200 block of South Lincoln Drive for a call of a woman falling asleep at the wheel in the parking lot.

The officer met up with a second Troy police officer speaking with Lauren Philipak, 26, of Moscow Mills. The officers noticed a plastic bag with gray and green pills on the seat between her legs. 

A background check discovered Philipak had an active warrant for her arrest out of Lincoln County for failure to appear on charges of second-degree burglary and theft of a firearm.

Philipak was asked to open the vehicle, which she did. When she opened the door, officers saw a glass pipe in the door panel, and a blue straw and tampon container with a plastic bag with a black wrapper inside.

Philipak admitted the pills were fentanyl and what was inside the black wrapper was methamphetamine.

She was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.


Moscow Mills man charged

On March 8, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Moscow Mills man after a February incident.

At about 6 p.m. on Feb. 21, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a residence at the 3000 block of Creek Road in Moscow Mills to speak to a man about an attempted auto theft that happened five days earlier.

The deputy contacted the victim, who wanted to file a report, said he arrived home at around 10:13 p.m. on Feb. 16 and saw his Ford F-150 truck partially in the street coming from his driveway.

The victim said the suspect, 25-year-old David Crisel, climbed out of the passenger compartment of the vehicle and said, “he owned the truck, his house and was happy to wait for the police to arrive.”

The victim said Crisel got the keys from his unlocked detached garage, and was actually surprised the truck started due to mechanical issues. 

Crisel was located, and was transported to SSM Health Wentzville for a mental health evaluation. According to the report, the staff is familiar with Crisel, and confirms he has psychological issues.

Crisel has been charged with second-degree burglary and attempted theft of a motor vehicle.


(All persons charged of a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law).