LAMAR, Mo. —
UPDATED, 4:47 p.m.: Charges of murder in the first degree, statutory rape and forcible rape are being filed this afternoon against Bobby D. Bourne, 34, Lockwood, in the death of Adriaunna Horton, 12, of Golden City. The charges are in addition to a kidnapping charge filed against Bourne earlier this week.
The announcement was made by Steven Kaderly, Barton County Prosecuting Attorney.
UPDATE, 3:13 p.m.: Search warrants have been served following the disappearance and death of Adriaunna Horton, 12, of Golden City, earlier this week, according to Barton County Prosecuting Attorney Steven Kaderly.
Kaderly declined to provide details about the warrants, such as where they were served and on what grounds, saying a judge has sealed records in this case.
Normally, search warrants are a matter of public record.
Kaderly also said despite the body having been found in Dade County, "the crime occurred in Barton County."
He did not specify what he meant by "crime."
During a press conference in Lamar this afternoon, authorities declined to address the state of the body, the cause of the death or whether the girl had been sexually assaulted.
The body was found at an unspecified location on private property southeast of Golden City in woods in Dade County.
Dade County Coroner Gary Banta said the victim was clothed and there was only a crude attempt to cover the body with brush and natural cover.
Kaderly also said additional charges could be filed, perhaps yet this afternoon or early next week.
Bobby D. Bourne, 34, Lockwood, is currently facing a kidnapping charge in the disappearance of Horton, who was last seen getting into a vehicle Monday evening at Hazel Park in Golden City. Horton's body was found Wednesday afternoon.
Sgt. Mike Watson with the Missouri Highway Patrol attempted to clear up confusion over the timeline with regard to the girl's disappearance. Authorities now believe Horton was seen getting into a vehicle at Hazel Park at 4:55 p.m. Adriaunna's father, James Horton, called 911 at 5:34 p.m.
At 7:05 p.m., Bourne was stopped by a Barton County deputy on Mill Street in Golden City, a few blocks from where the girl was last seen.
Bourne has been held since then and was taken to the Jasper County jail in Carthage overnight.
Positive identification was done Thursday via a DNA sample taken to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab in Springfield.
UPDATE, 2:58 p.m.: Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw said at a press conference today that Bobby D. Bourne, 34, Lockwood, was moved to the Jasper County jail overnight for a couple of reasons.
He said Barton County has a small jail with limited staffing, and Jasper County has a larger, more secure jail for a high-profile inmate.
He also acknowledged that emotions are running high in the community and there have been threats made against Bourne, but the sheriff would not be specific.
At this time, Bourne is facing a kidnapping charge.
Adriaunna Horton, 12, was last seen getting into a vehicle at before 5 p.m. Monday at Hazel Park in Golden City. Her body was found Wednesday afternoon in nearby Dade County.
UPDATE, 10:30 a.m.: Authorities with the Jasper County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that Bobby D. Bourne, 34, Lamar, was transferred to the Jasper County jail overnight.
Bourne is facing a kidnapping charge in the case of Adriaunna Horton, 12, who was last seen getting into a vehicle at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Hazel Park in Golden City. Horton's body was found Wednesday afternoon in nearby Dade County.
Derek Walrod, captain with the Jasper County Sheriff's Department, said Barton County officials wanted Bourne transferred to a larger, more secure jail.
Bourne had been on probation related to convictions in Cedar County for assault on an El Dorado Springs police officer, resisting arrest and domestic assault. A probable-cause affidavit states that on Oct. 30, 2011, in a parking lot of a supermarket in El Dorado Springs, he grabbed his girlfriend, Brandy Bench, by her jaw and shoved her.
A police officer responding to the scene arrested Bourne for domestic assault, and he was taken to the El Dorado Springs Police Department, where he got into a scuffle with the officer. During the scuffle, he tried to grab the officer's Taser, according to the affidavit.
In 2012, he was arrested for another domestic assault in Lockwood involving a stepdaughter, according to court records.
A few more details were released late Thursday night about the death of Adriaunna Horton, 12, whose body was found Wednesday after three days of searching.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the body was actually found by law enforcement officers in a wooded area southeast of Golden City, in rural Dade County near the Barton County Line. The identification of the body was confirmed Thursday night.
Horton was reported missing at about 5:30 p.m. Monday and she was last seen getting into a vehicle near Hazel Park in Golden City.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the FBI, the Barton County Sheriff's Department, officers with the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad, and several other area law enforcement and fire agencies, along with several hundred volunteers, searched the past three days until the body was located. The Patrol's helicopter and marine operations officers were also used during the search.
A news conference is scheduled later today in Lamar.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Barton County Sheriff's Department at 417-682-5541 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop D Headquarters at 417-895-6868.
Bobby Bourne, 34, Lamar, remains in custody on kidnapping charges.