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Recent Arrests Boost County Jail Population

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Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase released information this week on numerous arrests that have been made recently. Some of the charges resulted from investigations conducted by officers, others from tips from citizens, and another was the result of a grand jury indictment.
On  June 6, Douglas County Sheriff’s officers arrested Jordan L. Green, age 23, of Ava, and Courtney Jean Smith, 22, of Thornfield on drug charges.
Both Green and Smith were charged with manufacturing or attempting to possess with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia involving amphetamine or methamphetamine. Bond was set at $30,000 cash only. The crimes were committed in the county; however, both subjects were arrested in Ava.
Smith has posted bond and Green is still incarcerated in lieu of bond.
The arrest came after Sgt. Vernon Johnson responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle that pulled into a field. All subjects fled upon the arrival of deputies.
The investigation and search warrant that was served on the vehicle revealed a methamphetamine lab inside a duffle bag in the vehicle.
Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase contacted the South Central Drug Task Force which assisted in dismantling the meth lab, the seizure of the chemicals and methamphetamine.
As a result of the investigation, a third subject, Cory Goodman, 30, of Ava, was arrested on June 11,  by Sgt. Johnson and charged with manufacturing or attempting to possess with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia involving amphetamine or methamphetamine. Bond was set at $40,000 cash only.
On June 3, Sheriff Degase arrested Leonord J. Scislowicz, 56, of Ava,  for forcible sodomy- deviate sexual intercourse by force or compulsion.
This arrest came after a recent grand jury indictment which resulted from an investigation conducted by Sgt. Johnson that began in January of this year. Scislowicz is currently incarcerated in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond.
On June 18, Douglas County deputies Chris Page and Dakota Mings arrested Clifford Allan Williamson, age 55, of Mtn. Grove, for second-degree elderly abuse.
That arrest came after an investigation conducted by Deputy Page and the Division of Aging.  Williamson is incarcerated in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond.
On June 13, Douglas County Deputy Nathan Long responded to a burglary complaint in the Vanzant community on Highway 95  where a gun safe and several guns were reported stolen.
On June 14, his investigation led him to the Texas County area where he interviewed a man who had recently moved to the community from California. Subsequently, Kenneth Kelly, 47, of Vanzant, was arrested for  second-degree burglary, stealing of a firearm, felony possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Kelly is currently incarcerated in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $60,000 cash bond.
Also arrested on June 13 for his involvement in the burglary was Gary Holman, 51 of Cabool. Information revealed during the interviews led Deputy Long and Cabool police officers to a motel in Cabool where Holman resided, A majority of the guns taken in the reported burglary were recovered there.
Holman was charged with second-degree burglary and stealing a firearm. He is currently incarcerated in lieu of a $25,000 cash only bond.
On June 18, Deputy Long and Texas County deputies served a search warrant on a residence in northern Texas County where additional evidence of the burglary was discovered.
Sheriff Degase commended Deputy Long on his hard work on this case and also expressed appreciation to Texas County Sheriff James Sigman and his deputies for their assistance, as well as Cabool Police Chief Sigman and his officers.

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