Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nevada Police Make Arrests in Auto Theft

William R. Howard III
The Nevada Police report that they have concluded an investigation resulting in an auto theft report from a local car dealership located in the 100 block of E. Atlantic. Investigating officers determined that two suspects searched the lot for unlocked cars and located a set of cars keys which led to the theft of a 2006 Honda.

A short time later, the Nevada Police observed the vehicle driven in an erratic manner and attempted to execute a traffic stop. The car sped off and both the passenger and driver abandoned the car and fled on foot, leaving the unattended car to crash. 

A subsequent search by law enforcement was conducted to avail.
Police recovered the damaged stolen car, processed it for evidence and later returned the vehicle to the owner.

Barryn Reign McDonnell
Relying on a tip from the community, police developed a lead on two suspects in this auto theft case.
Arrested by the Nevada Police and charged as follows:

1. Barryn Reign McDonnell – a 17 year old Nevada resident. Warrants issued by the Vernon County Associate Court include:
a. Leaving the Scene of an Accident
b. Property Damage 2nd Degree
c. Tampering w/ a Motor Vehicle
d. Resisting Arrest by Fleeing
McDonnell was booked into the Vernon County Jail and held on $5,500 Cash or surety bond.

2. William R. Howard III – an 18 year old Nebraska resident
a. Leaving the Scene of an Accident
b. Property Damage 2nd Degree
c. Tampering w/ a Motor Vehicle
d. Resisting Arrest by Fleeing

Howard was booked into the Vernon County Jail and held on $6,000 Cash or surety bond.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

To report criminal activities to the dispatch center call 417-448-2710 or use the Tip Hotline at 417-448-5117. All information will be kept confidential.