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Updated Octobert 13, 2022

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Camdenton considers removing sitting alderman

CAMDENTON – The quiet city is facing controversy with the possibility of removing a current alderman due to his postings on social media.

 Various people spoke during the beginning of last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting and all were in favor of Alderman Daniel Ousley, who is the one being discussed. At the meeting, an attorney for Ousley spoke at length and said the city would be removing Ousley due to his exercising of his First Amendment right of free speech.

The meeting also had a bill on the agenda adding a section to the city code entitled “Section 110.195: Elected Official Code of Conduct.” The submitted Bill would require all elected official to abide by a code of conduct even in their personal life and their social media comments.

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Duncan found guilty in 2021 funeral home shooting

MILLER COUNTY – A man who fired shots in an Eldon funeral home in 2021 has been found guilty.

According to Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Ben Winfrey, last Wednesday (October 5) a Moniteau County jury found Bradley E. Duncan guilty of First-Degree Domestic Assault, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. 

The jury recommended a prison sentence totaling 34 years in prison. 

Specifically, the jury found the Defendant guilty of attempting to kill his former wife on April 21, 2021, in Eldon, Missouri. 

The trial was heard in Moniteau County after a change of venue.

On April 21, 2021, Eldon Police were dispatched to the Mallard-Rekus Funeral Home for a report of shots fired in the business.

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Two people are dead in three vehicle accident

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – Two people have died in a three-vehicle accident last Friday in Camden County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) at 6:08 p.m. on Northbound Highway 5 north of Mt. Horeb Road, a 2006 Chevrolet HHR, driven by Ashley Dinkins, 24, of Camdenton, MO, was traveling south when she attempted to pass a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Samantha Lucas, 32, of Falcon, MO.

The HHR was struck by a northbound 2020 International LT625, driven by Joel Montgomery, 40, of Birmingham, AL, ejecting two passengers in the HHR.

The HHR then hit the front of the Ford Edge.

Jasmine Chaplain, 21, of Sunrise Beach, MO and Christopher Trout, 26, of Lake Ozark, MO, were pronounced dead at the scene by Crystal Lloyd with the Camden County Medical Examiner’s office. The MSHP said neither was wearing a seat belt.

Dinkins received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MO. She was wearing a seat belt.

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Three arrested after Lake Ozark search warrant served

CAMDEN COUNTY – Three people have been arrested after a search warrant was served at a residence in Lake Ozark last week.

On Wednesday afternoon (October 5) deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Task Force Officers from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group served a search warrant at an apartment on Casa del Rio Drive in Lake Ozark.

As a result of the search warrant, law enforcement officers said they recovered and seized fentanyl, cocaine, psylocibin mushrooms, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia commonly used in the distribution and consumption of controlled substances.

Arrested at the scene were Drew C Caudill, 32; Gino O Johnson, 35; and Chloee E Brummitt, 20.  

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