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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Arrest warrant issued for El Dorado Springs man who fled from deputies in St.Clair County

Dennis Spiva
On July 22, a St. Clair County warrant was issued for Dennis Spiva, 38, El Dorado Springs, charging him with class C felony possession of a controlled substance and class D felony resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony. Bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

The charges stem from an investigation the previous day on Highway 82 near SW 651 Road between Roscoe and Tiffin. After receiving a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area, a St. Clair County deputy met with Spiva who stated he parked his vehicle while he and a friend were walking the creek looking for arrowheads. 

During the investigation a glass pipe and a plastic container with approximately 21 grams of white crystal substance was located in Spiva’s possession. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine. 

The moment when these items were discovered, Spiva fled on foot into creeks and timber. An extensive search of the area was conducted utilizing several officers and a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter. Spiva was not located.

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

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