Officials report the arrest of an Adair County couple on December 1st following a report of a gas drive off in Downing. Also a Shopko employee who was arrested on December 4th, is facing a felony stealing charge.
The two from Adair County were arrested by a Memphis Police Department officer who was following up on a report of a gas drive off Saturday afternoon December first from The Cheese Post in Downing.
21 year old Robert B. Helton of Brashear was driving the vehicle involved in the incident.
During an investigation, a search of the car, a passenger, 20 year old Katelyn Bowens of Kirksville was charged with possession of up to 35 grams of Marijuana, a misdemeanor. Bowens was also issued a warrant for possession of any Methamphetamine precursor drug with intent to manufacture, a class “D” felony. Bowens was also cited for being a minor, visibly intoxicated.
The Memphis Ploice Department was assisted in this instance by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department.
A court date for Bowens was set for December 18th.
Shopko Employee 28 year old Ashlee Danielle Stott of Arbela was arrested December 4th at the Shopko Store in Memphis by officers of the Memphis Police Department. Company personnel at the store recently uncovered nearly $2,000.00 missing from the store’s registers over a three month period. The shortages were traced back as far as October. Video footage from the store helped identify Stott as a suspect.
Stott has been charged with a class “C” felony of theft and stealing over $500.00 and less than $25,000.00.
Overall, $1,845.00 was reported stolen in six separate incidents.
Stott was booked at the scotland County Sheriff’s Office, and released on her personal recognizance.
Arraignment for Stott has been set for December 18th at 9:00 a.m. in Scotland County Court before Judge Karl DeMarce.
Information on both of these arrests was provided by the Memphis Police Department as well as the Memphis Democrat newspaper, and through the Missouri Courts Systems Casenet reports.