The Barry County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public to keep their vehicles locked and to NOT leave valuables (i.e. money, medication, purses) in your vehicle.
Sheriff Danny Boyd advises everyone to lock your vehicles, do not leave your vehicle running and unattended while you are running in somewhere like the gas station or store, because it will get stolen. Sheriff Boyd advises everyone to lock up your sheds, garages and houses. He states that inflation and rising fuel prices has led to numerous thefts of vehicles, break-ins of garages, outdoor sheds, and vacation homes. If you see something that looks suspicious call 911 and report it.
On Saturday, April 9th, 2022 Deputies were dispatched to Farm Roads 1145 and 2180 for a motor vehicle accident. Deputies arrived and made contact with Lawrence Dwight Gwinup. Gwinup had drove off the roadway and struck a fence causing property damage.
During the investigation, Deputies Michael Stribling and James Meyers uncovered approximately 260 grams of a crystal-like substance that was located in six clear baggies inside Gwinup's vehicle. A baggie containing a large quantity of a crystal-like substance also was located, all the crystal-like substance tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Digital scales, drug paraphernalia, unused clear baggies for packaging and a Smith & Wesson loaded firearm all was located inside the vehicle.
Gwinup was charged with:Drug trafficking Unlawful use of a weapon 6 counts of drug paraphernalia Second degree property damage Driving while intoxicated
Gwinup is being held in the Barry County Jail on a $50, 000 cash only bond.
On March 15th 2022 the Barry County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Cassville Police Department received a report of two people stealing items from a Westco delivery truck. The two, male and female was using a U-Haul box truck to steal and make their getaway.
Shortly after the call was dispatched, Sheriff Danny Boyd located and stopped the U-Haul on Farm Road 2140. Sheriff Boyd identified Jeremy and Jamie Fenley as the occupants and the suspects of the alleged theft. Both, Jeremy and Jamie were taken into custody and transported to the Barry County Jail. The U-Haul was towed to the Sheriff's Office and secured.
Barry County Sheriff's Office Detective Doug Henry executed a search warrant on the U-Haul box truck, recovering sixteen property items. Some of the stolen items were from Westco and a local resident. The property was returned to its rightful owners. Also located were four drug related items.
Furthermore, on March 16th 2022, Detective Henry executed a search warrant on the residence of Jeremy and Jamie Fenley in the Shell Knob area. Twenty-three more stolen items were recovered, including a large China set which were returned back to the owner.
An estimated amount of stolen property of $6,396 was recovered from the Fenleys.
Jeremy was also linked to a stolen U-Haul out of Lawrence County that was located in the close proximity to Jermey's residence, approximately four weeks prior, by finding stolen property in this U-Haul that connected the two cases.
Jeremy and Jamie Fenley are both being held at the Barry County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond for possession of a controlled substance and stealing charges.
The Barry County Sheriff's Office currently has openings for Road Deputies and Jail Correctional Officers. You can print the application from the employment tab on our web page, come by and pick up an application at our office located at 505 East Street in Cassville, MO or you can call 417-847-6556 to have an application mailed to you.
Jail Correctional Officer
The Barry County Sheriff's Office currently has openings for full-time correctional officers. Applicants must be self-motivated and capable of working with others, be able to multi-task as well as possess basic typing and computer skills. All applicants must have high school diploma or GED equivalent and be able to pass a background check and a drug test. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Starting salary 12.50 Hr. Barry County also provides a benefit package which includes paid employee health insurance, CERF Retirement Benefits, paid sick leave, 13 paid holidays and paid vacation leave after 1 year. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications are available 8am to 4pm at the Barry County Sheriff's Office Administration building at 505 East Street Cassville, Mo 65625 or you can call 417-847-6556 to request an application be sent to you. Return all applications to Sheriff Danny Boyd. The Barry County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Barry County Sheriff's Office currently has openings for full-time Patrol Deputies. All applicants must be post certified, have all training hours up to date and be able to work weekends and nights. Starting Salary of $31,800.00 per year. Barry County also provides a benefit package which includes paid employee health insurance, CERF Retirement Benefits, paid sick leave, 13 paid holidays and paid vacation leave after 1 year. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Applications are available 8am to 4pm at the Barry County Sheriff's Office Administration building at 505 East Street Cassville, Mo 65625 or you can call 417-847-6556 to request an application be sent to you. Return all applications to Sheriff Danny Boyd. The Barry County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Press Release by Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader
On Wednesday, July 7th, Deputies from Barry County Sheriff's Office requested assistance in following up on a vehicle that was driven by Ben Reagan during a traffic stop in Eagle Rock when Reagan fled on foot. Stone County Deputies responded with them to a residence at 5621 East Hwy 86 in Lampe, Mo. When they arrived on scene, further investigation led to inconsistencies which led Deputies to believe Reagan was inside the residence. A perimeter was formed around the residence and additional Deputies responded.
Officers from Stone County Sheriff's Office, Barry County Sheriff's Office, Mo State Highway Patrol and the US Marshalls all responded to assist. After several hours, phone contact was made with Mr Reagan. After speaking with him, he was negotiated into walking out of the residence. Mr. Reagan walked out with his hands up and surrender without incident.
Ben Reagan is currently incarcerated at the Stone County Jail on multiple warrants from both Missouri and Arkansas. They include:
Parole Violation, Original Charge Dangerous Drugs, Felony, No Bond
Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Shoot from a Motor Vehicle towards or at a Motor Vehicle or Person, Class B Felony, No Bond
Unlawful use of a Weapon, Exhibiting a Weapon, Class E Felony, No Bond
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Class D Felony, No Bond
Property Damage 1st Degree, Class E Felony, No Bond
Driving while Suspended or Revoked, Class A Misdemeanor X 2
Operating a Motor Vehicle without Financial Responsibility, Class D Misdemeanor X 2
Bond of Misdemeanors set at $5,000 cash or surety
Arkansas Warrants include:
Attempted Murder of a Police Officer X 2
Possess Firearm by Certain Persons
Fleeing on Foot
Misdemeanors form Arkansas include Failure to appear X 4 on Obstruction of a Government Official, Fleeing, Driving on Suspended License, No Insurance, Theft of Property
Arkansas Warrants are from an incident on June 12th when Reagan was attempting to kidnap and individual in Carroll County. When Deputies arrived on scene, he fired his rifle at them multiple times and then fled into the woods.
When Reagan was stopped in Barry County and fled on foot, multiple weapons, along with C4 Explosives, were located in the vehicle he was driving.
Ben Reagan has been a priority for Law Enforcement to apprehend since that occurrence. He has been tracked in both Mo and Arkansas over the past weeks by the Federal Marshals, State Patrol and Stone, Barry and Carroll County Deputies.
Sheriff Doug Rader
Stone County Sheriff's Office
The Barry County Sheriff's Office has been working diligently on getting drugs and drug dealers off the streets!
On May, 23, 2021, Deputy Anthony Larson conducted a traffic stop on Farm Road 1090 near Exeter, MO. The driver, Dale Silva along with his passenger were revoked drivers. Deputy Larson located a bag of suspected methamphetamine inside the car. A summons was sent to the county prosecutor for charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
On June 5, 2021, Deputy Larson observed the same subject Dale Silva driving a white Ford Flex. Deputy Larson remembered Silva having a revoked drivers license and conducted a traffic stop on State Highway 112. After further investigation, Deputy Larson located more suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and also charged Silva with Driving While Intoxicated.
Dale Silva is currently being held in the Barry County Jail on several warrants that have a NO BOND and other warrants with bonds totalling $50,900.00 cash only.
The Barry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible homicide that occurred in the area of Farm Road 1078 and Farm Road 2140. The Sheriff's Office wants to assure citizens that this is a targeted event, and there is no ongoing threat to the public.
On May 28th, at approximately 1802 hours, Barry County 911 received a call of a deceased person in a field by the road. After arriving on scene, the Sheriff's Office determined that a possible homicide had occurred and requested assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers, and investigators from the Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control unit, responded to assist. The victim, Daylon Michael Anderson, white male age 25, of Monett, Missouri, was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
The man arrested in connection with the incident is identified as Dylan Rixon Williams, white male age 21, of Monett, Missouri. He is charged in Barry County Circuit Court with 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. He is being held without bond.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Barry County Sheriff's Office at 417-847-3121.
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of these charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction.
Sheriff Danny Boyd
Barry County Sheriff's Office
The Barry County Sheriff's Office responded to 280 calls for service for the week of 5/09/2021 thru 5/16/2021. The CAD events created by central dispatch are the Calls for Service Barry County Officers respond to everyday, included in those calls are Alarms, Assaults, Burglaries, Domestic Disturbances, DWI's, Stealing, Harassment, Medical Issues, Paper Service, Prisoner Transports, Suspicious Persons, Traffic Stops and Warrant Service. Reports are not generated on all the calls for service. The following reports were generated from the above 280 calls.
Date Offense & Address
5/10/21 Burglary 2nd Degree -Washburn
5/10/21 Trespassing 2nd Degree -Golden
5/10/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Eagle Rock
5/10/21 Assault -Butterfield
5/10/21 Assault 3rd Degree -Butterfield
5/10/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Cassville
5/11/21 Tampering with Motor Vehicle -Cassville
5/11/21 Endangering Welfare of Child -Jenkins
5/11/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Washburn
5/12/21 Stealing -Verona
5/12/21 Stealing -Seligman
5/12/21 Death Investigation -Aurora
5/12/21 Assist Other Agency -Exeter
5/12/21 Animal Complaint -Golden
5/12/21 Statutory Rape -Jenkins
5/12/21 Check Well Being -Cassville
5/13/21 Stealing -Seligman
5/13/21 Trespassing 1st Degree -Seligman
5/14/21 Death Investigation -Cassville
5/14/21 Stealing -Shell Knob
5/14/21 Intoxicated Person -Shell Knob
5/14/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Butterfield
5/14/21 Abuse -Cassville
5/14/21 Mental Person -Washburn
5/14/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Seligman
5/14/21 Trespassing 2nd Degree -Eagle Rock
5/15/21 Supplying Liquor to a Minor -Cassville
5/15/21 Fail to Maintain Insurance -Verona
5/15/21 Stealing -Golden
5/15/21 Assault 1st Degree -Wheaton
5/15/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Purdy
5/15/21 Burglary 2nd Degree -Cassville
5/15/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Golden
5/16/21 Traffic Stop -Aurora
5/16/21 Officer Assist -Monett
5/16/21 Suspicious Person -Purdy
5/16/21 Operate Vehicle Without Valid License -Cassville
5/16/21 Disturbance -Cassville
5/16/21 Domestic Assault 3rd Degree -Aurora
5/16/21 Domestic Assault 3rd Degree -Shell Knob
5/16/21 Domestic -Cassville
5/16/21 Harassment -Shell Knob
5/16/21 Recovered Property -Exeter
5/16/21 Theft -Cassville
5/16/21 Domestic Verbal -Pierce City
5/16/21 Intoxicated Person -Monett
5/16/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Seligman
The Barry County Sheriff's Office responded to 270 calls for service
for the week of 5/03/2021 thru 5/09/2021. The CAD events created by central dispatch are the Calls for Service Barry County Officers respond to everyday, included in those calls are Alarms, Assaults, Burglaries, Domestic Disturbances, DWI's, Stealing, Harassment, Medical Issues, Paper Service, Prisoner Transports, Suspicious Persons, Traffic Stops and Warrant Service. Reports are not generated on all the calls for service. The following reports were generated from the above 270 calls.
Date Offense & Address
5/3/21 Stealing -Purdy
5/3/21 Traffic Stop -Wheaton
5/3/21 Theft -Seligman
5/3/21 Assault 4th Degree -Aurora
5/3/21 Driving While Revoked -Cassville
5/3/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Washburn
5/4/21 Tampering with Motor Vehicle -Star City
5/4/21 Stealing -Shell Knob
5/4/21 Assault 3rd Degree -Cassville
5/4/21 Stealing -Eagle Rock
5/4/21 Structure Fire -Cassville
5/4/21 Sexual Assault -Cassville
5/4/21 Intoxicated Person -Eagle Rock
5/4/21 Stealing $750 or more -Cassville
5/4/21 Possession of Controlled Substance -Eagle Rock
5/4/21 Possession of Controlled Substance -Eagle Rock
5/5/21 Delivery of Controlled Substance -Eagle Rock
5/5/21 Driving While Revoked -Washburn
5/5/21 Death Investigation -Cassville
5/5/21 Info -Eagle Rock
5/5/21 Resist Arrest -Verona
5/5/21 Littering 1st Offense -Wheaton
5/5/21 Burglary -Cassville
5/5/21 Stealing$750 or more -Golden
5/6/21 Stealing Motor Vehicle -Monett
5/6/21 Fail to Register as Sex Offender -Golden
5/6/21 Stealing Motor Vehicle -Exeter
5/6/21 Burglary -Cassville
5/6/21 Suspicious Person -Shell Knob
5/6/21 Domestic -Exeter
5/7/21 Driving While Revoked -Purdy
5/7/21 Lost/Stolen License Plate -Golden
5/7/21 Burglary 2nd Degree -Golden
5/7/21 Peace Disturbance 1st Degree -Wheaton
5/7/21 Disturbance -Verona
5/8/21 Follow Up -Cassville
5/8/21 Traffic Stop -Cassville
5/9/21 Traffic Stop -Cassville
5/9/21 Domestic Assault 4th Degree -Eagle Rock
5/9/21 Burglary -Exeter
George Dittmar IV
In the early morning hours of Wednesday May 5th, 2021, the Barry County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant on Farm Road 1218 in Eagle Rock, MO 65641.
Deputies Noah Whitehead, Anthony Larson and Stephen Nelson made two traffic stops where drugs and drug paraphernalia were discovered in the vehicles that came from the suspected residence. With that information, Deputy Whitehead asked for a search warrant which was granted.
Sheriff Danny Boyd, Chief Deputy Angela Cole and the above-named deputies served the search warrant at 29482 Farm Road 1218. During the search of the property, suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia and guns were located.
Deputies arrested George Phillip Dittmar IV of Eagle Rock, Ashley Renee West of Eagle Rock, Shelley Wilburn of Eagle Rock and Dyan Miller of Eagle Rock.
George Phillip Dittmar IV is being held in the Barry County Jail on a $75,000.00 cash only bond for, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of a Weapon-by possessing weapon with a felony controlled substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.
Ashley Renee West is being held in the Barry County Jail on a $35,000.00 cash or surety bond for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession, Transport, Manufacture, Repair or Sale of Illegal Weapon, Unlawful Use of Weapon by possessing weapon with a felony controlled substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana.
Both Shelly Wilburn and Dyan Miller were booked and released from the Barry County Jail with charges pending.