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Troy man arrested for felony DWI

On May 5, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper arrived at the scene of a crash involving a red Toyota and a Lincoln County Sheriff’s vehicle at North Lincoln Drive.

When the trooper spoke to the driver, Caleb Schmidt, 42, he noticed a strong odor of alcohol. Schmidt swayed as he stood next to the to the trooper’s vehicle.

When asked to take a breath test, Schmidt refused, and was arrested.

Schmidt was charged with driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender, because it was the second time within a week he was arrested for DWI following a motor vehicle accident.

St. Charles man charged with drug possession

On May 5, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a St. Charles man with drug possession after an incident from last year.

At around 4:11 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2020, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy made contact with a man who was sleeping in a running red Dodge Ram on Highway C in Moscow Mills. 

When the deputy woke up the driver, 22-year-old Joshua Dillon, the deputy saw a firearm inside the vehicle. After detaining Dillon, the deputy was given consent to search Dillon and the vehicle. A glass pipe was found on Dillon, and a search of the truck located a clear container with a white substance, which was sent for testing.

On April 19, test results on the substance came back as methamphetamine.

Troy woman charged with drug possession

On May 5, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Troy woman with a drug charge stemming from an incident last fall.

On Oct. 9, 2020, during a traffic stop on the 600 block of East Cherry Street, a Troy police officer smelled marijuana inside the vehicle, which the driver, 32-year-old Kathleen Pyle said did not exist because there was nothing in the vehicle, and that the vehicle did not belong to her.

Inside the vehicle was a black purse, which contained a syringe filled with clear liquid. Pyle was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and later released, pending testing of the substance.  

Old Monroe man charged with domestic assault

In the early morning hours of May 2, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at a residence at the 100 block of Lisa Lane to find an intoxicated male with his hands raised in the air, saying he had been injured. Two small cuts were found on his arm.

The man, later identified as Ricky Brown, became agitated with further investigation of the situation, and was detained.

The deputy located the victim at a neighboring residence. Areas of her face were red and swollen, and her chest and forearm were also bruised and red. When asked how she received her injuries, the victim said the couple had returned from a wedding reception when she heard the sounds of the buttons gun safe being pushed.

When she attempted to stop, Brown started punching her. Brown’s stepson was a witness to the assault, according to the probable cause statement.

Further investigation found Brown had two loaded semi-automatic pistols in the safe, as well as damage to the house, and damage to the victim’s cell phone – in addition to her injuries. 

Brown has been charged with third-degree domestic assault. The Honorable Gregory Allsberry set bond at $100,000, cash only. 

Moscow Mills man charged with assault

On May 2, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the Lincoln County Jail to investigate an assault between two inmates.

When the officer arrived, he found an inmate with injuries to his face. The inmate was taken to Mercy Hospital Lincoln, where he was diagnosed with a concussion and a fractured nose.

According the probable cause statement, the injuries were caused by 35-year-old John Cheely, who was charged with third-degree assault on a special victim. 

Cheely is currently incarcerated in the county jail after a March arrest for delivery of a controlled substance. In addition to the $25,000 cash-only bond on that charge, The Honorable Gregory Allsberry set a $20,000 cash-only bond on the assault charge. 

Winfield woman held on weapons charges

The Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team began an investigation of a shooting of a residence on Syndorville Road in rural Lincoln County on May 5.

After witnesses described two white males and Rebecca Hanks, 46, get into a vehicle and flee the scene after the shooting of the residence, which had a juvenile inside, the unit went to the 70 block of Chantilly Acres, and located the suspect vehicle.

A search of the residence found an AK-47 and ammunition matching that found at the scene of the shooting. The motive is alleged to be retaliation for a suspected burglary of illegal narcotics.

Hanks has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by discharging it into a home. Bond has been set at $50,000, cash only. 

Montgomery County woman charged with drug possession

Lincoln County Prosecutors charged a Montgomery County woman on May 6 with drug possession stemming from an incident last winter.

On Jan. 9, a MHSP trooper responded to an automobile accident on Route H at Starview Drive in rural Lincoln County. After the driver identified herself as Sierra Renee Oligschlaeger, 20, of Middletown, the officer noticed her swaying and slurring her speech.

Oligschlaeger admitted she had been smoking marijuana, and she was placed under arrest. When the trooper asked if she had any contraband on her, she admitted she had marijuana in the vehicle.

A baggie of marijuana and rolling papers were located in the center console. 


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