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May 20, 2006

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Arrest made in probe of cattle thefts

Members of the Governor's Cattle Theft Task Force have arrested a Polk County man after a two-month investigation that may involve cattle thefts in Jasper County, according to an announcement by Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Replogle.

Ronnie E. Summers, 32, the suspect, was arrested May 16 in Vernon County on felony charges of passing bad checks, according to the patrol's news release. "Summers allegedly purchased cattle by writing checks on insufficient funds and closed accounts. The livestock were then quickly resold at area sale barns."

Summers remained in custody Saturday at the Dallas County Jail at Buffalo, Mo. He is facing a charge of passing bad checks, and his bond was set at $20,000, according to a jailer.

The investigation is continuing in Pettis, Shannon, Texas, Polk, Dallas and Jasper counties, according to the patrol's news statement.

"He's a person of interest; we'd like to visit with him," said Jasper County Chief Deputy Sheriff Kelly Stephens about Summers.

Jasper County Lt. Aaron Richardson said there have been three incidents of cattle theft, and an estimated 20 to 25 head have been stolen in the eastern part of the county in the last 14 months.

The cattle were less than two years old, and none was branded, Richardson said.

Weapons stolen from police station

MARIONVILLE, Mo. - Marionville police and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department are searching for two people who forced their way into the Marionville Police Department and Court Building and took two weapons.

Police received a report from a citizen about the burglary at the police station early Saturday. Entry was made through the front door. Evidence at the scene suggests to police that two people were involved in the break-in.

An inventory of weapons in the department indicates that two weapons were taken. Police did not disclose the type of weapons taken.

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