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Indictments Remain Sealed Until Warrants are Served
A grand jury empaneled in late November by Circuit Judge John Moody returned 24 indictments, it was revealed last week.
The grand jury was requested by Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney Roger Wall.
On Nov. 30, the grand jury was sworn and received testimony on 29 various criminal matters. The grand jury returned 24 indictments and four “no true bills”, which means no indictment was returned.
The cases ranged from rape, sexual assault, financial exploitation of the elderly, felony theft of timber, auto tampering, robbery, felony stealing and possession and production of methamphetamines.
Prosecutor Wall said all indictments are sealed until the warrants are served by law enforcement.
The cases submitted to the grand jury were a culmination of investigative efforts undertaken by the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, the Ava City Police, and the Missouri Department of Social Services – Division of Aging.