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Monday, June 1, 2015

St. Clair County Sherriff's Office:Arrest warrant issued for kidnapping

Joseph Daughtery
On May 29, a St. Clair County arrest warrant was issued for Joseph Daughtery, 33, Clinton, charging him with three felony charges stemming from an incident on May 26. Daughtery is charged with a class A felony of kidnapping, a class B felony charge of burglary-first degree, and a class D felony of resisting arrest by fleeing.

In the early morning hours of May 26, St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to a residence on E Highway in reference to a domestic assault in progress. As deputies were responding to the scene, information was received the suspect had left driving a white Cadillac. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle, but it was able to elude the deputies.

At the scene it was reported Daugherty, was an ex-live-in-boyfriend of a female living at the residence. He allegedly entered the residence carrying a hand gun, threatened to shoot the family members, and attempted to abduct a female.

Additional charges are pending on Daugherty following incidents on May 29 when a St. Clair County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driving down E Highway. The driver attempted to elude deputies and ended up crashing the vehicle on SW 101 Road and fled into the woods. Evidence was located inside the vehicle that identified Daugherty as the driver.

Information was received Daugherty was seen riding an ATV in the area. Later the same day, an ATV was recovered near the junction of B and E highway. The investigation discovered the ATV was stolen from Lana Sheldon’s garage on SW 101 Road, Osceola.

Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information concerning Daughtery’s location to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to

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