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Silex man charged with kidnapping, domestic assault

At about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of a subject being held captive at the 100 block of King Drive in Troy.

When the deputy made contact with the reporting party, the witness said his friend had contacted him through text Justin Linson, 41, of Silex, was about to take her phone from her – and to call her son.

A background check of Linson indicated he had an active warrant for second-degree kidnapping and second-degree domestic assault.

The deputy met with the victim’s son, who said he witnessed a red Ford Taurus with the two of them in it, heading to an unknown location. Further investigation located the vehicle heading north on Bunker Hill Road.

The deputy exited the vehicle, and told Linson to exit the vehicle, then placed Linson in handcuffs. 

When the deputy spoke with the victim, she said she was at a gas station earlier that evening when Linson pulled up in another vehicle. He told her to get into her vehicle – and start driving.

He then got into her vehicle. She did as instructed, because she was frightened for her wellbeing, according to the probable cause statement.

The victim said Linson told her he was going to kill her for cheating on him, and he took her cell phone to prevent her from calling for help.

At one point, she tried to get away, but he grabbed her, and dragged her back to the vehicle.

Linson has been charged with second-degree kidnapping and two counts of domestic assault, third offense.

 

Wright City man charged with kidnapping

On Oct. 5, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Wright City man after an incident a few days earlier.

At around 11 a.m., on Sept. 29, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy met with a person in the lobby of the Lincoln County Jail to report an assault from the night before. The victim said at about 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, Jerry Thompson, 61, under the influence of alcohol, pinned her against the washing machine – and tried to have sex with her against her will.

The victim also said he attempted to use a stun gun on her. She tried to run away from him, but she tripped, causing injuries to her tail bone, left shoulder and left ankle. 

According to a probable cause statement, Thompson ripped her dress and tried to tie her up while the victim kicked him and screamed for him to stop. The victim then said Thompson then attempted to cut her dress off with a kitchen knife. 

The deputy noticed injuries consistent with her story.

Thompson was interviewed on Oct.4 at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office regarding the incident. Though he admitted being at the residence, he denied having any part of the victim’s allegations.

Thompson was charged with second-degree kidnapping.

 

Winfield woman charged with harassment

On Sept. 29, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Winfield woman following an incident from six weeks earlier.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, a Lincoln County Sheriff deputy responded to a call of a peace disturbance at the 50 block of McClay Road involving a woman and three victims.

Once the deputy arrived, the victims advised the deputy the suspect, later identified as Lynn Herzog, 58, of Winfield, was outside causing a disturbance, and it had been an ongoing issue for several years.

The witnesses said Herzog will wait for them to come outside, threatens them and tries to get them to fight her. They have said Herzog bangs pots and pans at all hours of the night to disturb them – and shines lights in their bed room windows.

One victim has said with a six-year-old present, Herzog grabbed her private parts in an effort to provoke the victim into a fight.

Herzog has been charged with first-degree harassment.

 

Troy man charged with drug possession

On Sept. 19, at about 9:20 p.m., a Troy Police officer spotted a male walking the middle the street on Annie Avenue.

When the officer advised the subject of the violation, the male, later identified as 54-year-old Virgil Sydnor, attempted to continue walking away from the officer. However, when he was asked to stop, he complied.

Sydnor was asked to empty his pockets, and he complied. In the presence of backup units, Sydnor pulled out a clear, plastic bag with a green, leafy substance consistent with marijuana. He also pulled out a white tube.

The officer opened the tube and found six clear capusules and one blue capsule. Sydnor admitted it was fentanyl. A field test of the contents confirmed it was fentanyl.

On Oct. 1, Lincoln County prosecutors charged Sydnor with one count of possession of a controlled substance.

 

Troy woman charged with felony traffic violations

On Oct. 5, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Troy woman after a traffic stop seven months earlier.

At around 11:45 p.m. on March 5, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper made a stop on a Toyota Corolla on Highway 61 at Highway 47. 

When the deputy ran a background check on the subject, Lincoln County Central Communications returned the subject, later identified as Amber Taylor, 33, had a revoked driver’s license.

Taylor was given a citation at the scene.

Taylor has been charged with felony driving on a suspended or revoked license.

 

Winfield man charged with felony traffic violations

On Sept. 29, Lincoln County prosecutors charged a Winfield man after an incident nearly one year ago.

At about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2020, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a disturbance in a vehicle at the 1200 block of East Highway 47 in Troy. Upon arrival, the van had left the scene, and headed west on Hwy 47.

The deputy located the van on Cedar Lane, and spoke to the driver, Douglas Weber II, 40, who provided his license. A record check came back Weber’s driving privileges had been suspended.

The deputy wrote Weber a citation at the scene.

Weber has been charged with felony driving on a suspended or revoked license. He has been convicted three times for the same charge, in 2018, and twice in 2020.

 

Elsberry man charged with felony traffic violations

On Sept. 29, Lincoln County prosecutors charged an Elsberry man after a traffic stop nearly one year ago.

At around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2020, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy made a stop near Third Street on a Craftsman lawnmower. When the deputy ran a background check on the subject, Lincoln County Central Communications returned the subject, later identified as Raymond Robison III, 59, had a revoked driver’s license.

Robison was given a citation at the scene.

Robison has been charged with felony driving on a suspended or revoked license.

 

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

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