During the week of Sept. 21 -26 , the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office answered 70 Calls for Service, arrested and booked 15 into the Douglas County Jail. There are 20 housed in the Douglas County Jail and one currently held out of county.
On Thursday, Sept. 22 , the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Kootenai County in Idaho regarding a possible subject with warrant that had been living in the area of A Highway in Douglas County and was working at a local convenience store. Follow-up by Sheriff Degase resulted in the following arrest:
Christopher Armbrust, 22, was arrested on an Idaho warrant for felony lewd conduct with a minor under 16, carrying a bond of $100,000 cash. These charges stem from abuse occurring for several years in two states.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be obtaining a Fugitive from Justice warrant from the prosecuting attorney in order to hold Armbrust until he is extradited to Idaho.
On Monday, Sept. 27, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of suspicious activity involving individuals that had possible active warrants. Sheriff Degase and Sgt. Johnson responded and made a traffic stop on West Highway 76 resulting in arrests.
Melvin Thompson, 22 was arrested on a misdemeanor fail to appear conservation warrant out of Douglas County in which Thompson posted bond and was given a court date.
Dean Gower, 25, was arrested on two misdemeanor fail to appear traffic warrants out of Ava Police Department in which subject was booked on and transported by Sgt. Stuart to the Ava Police Department.
Tylor Rynard, 30, was arrested on three misdemeanor fail to appear traffic warrants out of Ava Police Department in which he was released on his own recognizance and given a court date, and a misdemeanor fail to appear traffic warrant out of Taney County which was confirmed; however, during the traffic stop Rynard was found with methamphetamine in his vehicle resulting in pending charges with Douglas County at this time.
Sheriff Chris Degase