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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Suspect in custody in Bates County

On 8/15/18 around 1830 hrs Bates County Sheriffs Office received a call in reference to the Michael Runions subject who had ran from Bates County Sheriffs Deputies after a police chase earlier in the day. The caller stated they observed the subject in the trees. 

Deputies responded to the area and set up a perimeter waiting for K-9 units to arrive. K9 Lector and his handler arrived on scene and began to track from the subjects last known location. 

K9 Lector located the subject behind a tree line peeking around the tree looking at the deputy in the roadway. As K9 Lector was attempting to apprehend the suspect, Runion struck K9 Lector in the eye socket cause a small laceration over his eye. K9 Lector held the suspect on the ground until he was secured in handcuffs by the deputies.

Runions was transported to the Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment from the dog bites. Runions was released from the hospital and then transported to the 

Bates County Sheriffs Office where he was booked on his warrants and may face additional charges of felony fleeing, child endangerment, resisting arrest and animal cruelty.

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Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Help Wanted in Bates County

Help wanted ... Carpet installer helper, pay is commission based. Hours vary, no experience necessary but a plus. Must be customer friendly and dependable, with the ability to lift 100 plus pounds. this position requires a strong back and knees. 

Criminal backgrounds will be checked. Having a valid drivers license is a plus also. 

Please call or text 660-464-0411, or send private message on facebook. This position is a contract help job. No insurance or benefits offered. NO DRUG USERS!

Obituary - Myrtle E. “Beth” Jones

Myrtle E. “Beth” Jones, 94, Bronaugh, MO passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada following a brief illness. Beth was born May 13, 1924 in Pittsburg, KS to Edgar and Mary Agnus (McNamara) Carter. She was united in marriage to Norman Jones on June 30, 1942 in Arizona and he preceded her in death on December 30, 2011.

Beth was raised in the Pittsburg and Mindenmines area. She graduated from Mindenmines High School in 1942. Beth lived all of her adult life in Bronaugh. She taught in the Bronaugh School District for 15 years. Beth enjoyed square dancing and was member of the Mo-Kan Squares. Other memberships included Eastern Star in Nevada and Bronaugh Methodist Church. She also enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Coonrod and her husband Bill, Bronaugh, Jacque Gordon and her husband Rick, Springfield, MO; three grandchildren, Michael Kabonic and his wife Katie, Christopher Kabonic, and Michael Coonrod, all of Springfield, MO; two great-grandchildren, Evelyn, and Oliver.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August, 18, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Ed Post officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, KS. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to Vernon County People for Pets in c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

Update: From the Bates County Sheriff's Office

On 8/15/18 a deputy with the Bates County Sheriffs Office attempted to stop a red Pontiac firebird for dispalying plates of another vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for the deputy and exited off 49 at Passaic. The pursuit traveled westbound on F Hwy to county road 5001. 

During the pursuit speeds exceeded 130 mph. The driver jumped out of the vehicle on a gravel road and ran into the tree line next to the road. The vehicle, still occupied by the passenger and the driver’s 2 year old daughter, continued to roll down the road until it came to rest partially in the ditch.

The female was taken into custody for outstanding warrants. The juvenile was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where she was released to her grandmother. The driver was identified as Michael I Runions of Independence Missouri who had multiple warrants with a caution indicator stating he was known to be armed and dangerous.

Sheriff Anderson says “its extremely disturbing that this gentleman placed the general public and his own 2 year old daughter in so much danger to keep from being arrested for his warrants in which he could could have simply bonded out on.”

Wow! This isn't acceptable

If you have any information on the recent vandalism at the Osceola Cemetery please contact City Hall.

This is not acceptable!

If you did this damage, imagine if it was your parent, or grandparent, or child! 

How would you feel? What if someone did this to your stone someday?

Obituary - JoAnn Laura Bearce

JoAnn Laura Bearce, 76, Harrisonville, MO, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. 

Funeral services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 

Service times and a complete obituary will be posted when information is available.

From the Belton Police Department

On 8-15-18 at 12:50 a.m. the Belton Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Lakewood Terr. on a report of shots fired. 

Upon arrival, officers contacted a male party who had been shot in the chest. Belton EMS arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The officers’ investigation revealed that two male parties were observed running from the scene. These parties are both considered persons of interest and their involvement in the incident is unknown at this time.

The Belton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. Those with information may contact the investigations division at the Belton Police Department at 816-331-1500 or you may contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477)

Bates County Sheriff's Office searching for subject who fled after police chase

The Bates County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a unknown male subject that fled on foot after a police pursuit which ended off TT Highway and CR 5001 NW of Butler at this time.

The male is said to be in his 30s and have blue jeans and a maroon colored shirt on at this time. Possible name Michael Runions.

If you see anyone suspicious walking in this area please contact the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us by the Bates County Sheriff's Office.

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Obituary - Richard William Chinn

Richard William Chinn, 69, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Shelter #2 at the Harrisonville City Park. Contributions may be made to Serenity Care Hospice.

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