Franklin County MO

Charges Filed In Abduction Of Ellanah Spear - Grandmother Had No Intentions Of Returning Child

Pictured left is Scott Jones. (non-custodial step-grandfather)

Franklin County, Mo. - According to Sheriff Gary Toelke, after 2-year-old Ellanah Spear had been abducted by her non-custodial grandparents early Sunday morning, Spear was found unharmed early this morning at 4:30 a.m. in Jefferson City, Mo.

Sheriff Toelke released a statement moments ago confirming that Spear was with her non-custodial parents when she was found.

During an interview with investigators the grandmother stated that she did not intend to return the child.

BREAKING NEWS: Two Year Old Ellana Spear Found Alive And Well

Franklin County, Mo. -  According to the MSHP, who had issued an Endangered Person Advisory late last night have confirmed that 2-year-old Ellana Jade Spear has been found and is “alive and well”.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, 2-year-old Ellana Jade Spear was found safe in Jefferson City(Correction), Mo sometime this morning.

UPDATED-BREAKING NEWS: Two Year Old Ellanah Spear Abducted By Non-Custodial Grandparents In Franklin County

Ellana has been found alive and well.  Click here for story.

Pictured left is 2-year-old Ellanah Spear who Franklin County deputies are searching for.

Cedar Hill, Mo. - 11:30 p.m. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has just issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Ellana Jade Spear with additional information.

Ellanna is a white 2-year-old female, hgt 3'0', 22 lbs, blonde hair, brown eyes with pierced ears.

According to the MSHP says that the possible suspects or associates are believed to be Coleen Eva Faye Jones, a unknown race, female, age 38, hgt 5' 01", 132 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes.

Scott Russell Jones, a white, male, age 45, hgt 5' 04", 120 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes.

Suspects are believed to be driving a White 1995 Jeep Cherokee bearing MO,  FK4-J7M which was last seen at the Summit Valley Apartments in Gray Summit, MO on Friday February 14, 2014.

Argument Over Money Leads Subject Throwing Ash Tray At Victim

Villa Ridge, Mo. - Sunday evening at approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to the 200 block of Arborview in Villa Ridge, Mo for a report of an assault.

Upon arrival deputies learned that an individual had been struck in the head with an ash tray and a brick had been thrown through the window of a residence.

The victim stated that he had been in an argument with a subject over money that the argument became physical when he forced the subject to the floor. 

The victim stated that he lifted the subject up at which time the subject picked up an ash tray and threw it at him striking him in the head. 

Franklin County's New Burglary Task Force Leads To Eight Arrests

Franklin County, Mo. - Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said, “Over the past few months we had seen an increase in burglaries.  Due to the increase it was our officers who came up with the idea of organizing a Burglary Task Force (BTF).  I know they have worked very hard on this.”

The BTF was established during the first part of January and as a result 8 suspects have been arrested after developing possible suspects and persons of interest from intelligence information received by the Sheriff’s Office.

Toelke said, “The BTF is continuing to go through old case files, which we hope will lead to further arrests in the near future.”

The arrests made were for crimes that crimes include burglary, stealing, receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine precursors, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Freezing Drizzle And Light Snow Possible Overnight

ABC 17’s Meteorologist Neville Miller's Thursday Outlook

One more day of nasty weather is expected to move through overnight before temperatures begin to warm up with highs in the 50’s by Sunday.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued of Franklin and Gasconade Counties beginning at midnight and into Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. as a wintery mix is expected to move through.

Tax Dollars Spent At Cost Of Franklin County Violation Of City Weed Ordinance

Pictured is the property owned by Franklin County when it was finally cut at the cost of tax payers on June 18th.

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - "Uncharted waters" was one phrase Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer used as a reason why the county has not maintained a piece of property (805 Olive Street) they seized after back taxes had not been paid.

As the owner of 805 Olive Street, Franklin County along with all property owners are responsible for adhering to all applicable city ordinances and in this case the county is in violation of the city's weed ordinance.

Local Volunteer Firefighter Trains With Franklin County Homeland Security Response Team

Above shows responders manipulating pipes and fittings using their hands or non-sparking tools to simulate containing a leak from loose piping

Photos courtesy of Brian Strubberg.

Franklin County, Mo. - Franklin County’s Homeland Security Response Team (HRST) is the team is made up of specially trained first responders from around the county. The team is fully equipped to handle any type of biological and/or Hazards Material (HazMat) incidents that may occur in the county.

New Haven- Berger Fire was one of the initial participating agencies when the HSRT was formed and continues to play an active role today.