On Sept. 8, 2017, Deputy Stroud made a traffic stop that resulted in using K9 Yadi, who alerted on the car. After the search of the vehicle, Sean Partaker of Nixa, age 44, was arrested and is currently being held on possession of controlled substance Felony D, fail to drive on right half of roadway, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, fail to display plates on motor vehicle. Bond has been set at $15,000 10% cash or surety with CPS supervision.
On Sept. 10, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist with getting approximately 105 FEMA semis on the road headed to Florida for disaster relief. The trucks left from County Road 130, and were pulling out from a blind spot and needed assistance to ensure safety of everyone leaving.
On Sept. 11, Sheriff Degase along with Sergeant Johnson and Deputy Reed attended the Ava Elementary Patriots Day event. The elementary choir sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and honored law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMS in honor of 9-11.