Pulaski County Missouri

Jimmy Bench Sheriff

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Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has received multiple reports of stolen catalytic converters since the first part of 2020. Several local and surroundings agencies have come together to investigate these thefts. 

On 06/07/2020, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau, submitted nine separate Probable Cause Statements to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review, pending warrant application.

Names are not being released at this time, and should warrants be issued, further information will be released. 

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the hard work of our Detective Bureau and our local and surrounding agencies who assisted in these investigations.

Sheriff Jimmy Bench

On 03/31/2020, at approximately 1611 hours, Pulaski County Deputies were dispatched to the 20000 block of Skyview Drive for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, Deputies located a male with a gunshot wound to his right rib area. The Victim, who is not being identified at this time, was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

At approximately 1623 hours, Waynesville Police Officers located a vehicle near the intersection of Southside Road and H highway, matching the description of the vehicle given by Witnesses. Four subjects were detained for questioning.

There’s no further information being released about the Victim at this time.

On 04/01/2020, Judge Long issued the following warrants, in reference to yesterday’s shooting:

Justin Young -
- Assault 1st Degree
- Robbery 1st Degree
- Armed Criminal Action
Bond set at $500,000 cash or surety

Jysyry Stewart -
- Assault 1st Degree
- Robbery 1st Degree
- Armed Criminal Action
Bond set at $500,000 cash or surety

Lavanta Gordon -
- Assault 1st Degree
- Robbery 1st Degree
- Armed Criminal Action
Bond set at $500,000 cash or surety

Trevon Issac -
- Assault 1st Degree
- Robbery 1st Degree
- Armed Criminal Action
Bond set at $500,000 cash or surety

All subjects remain incarcerated at the Pulaski County Jail.

We would like to thank all agencies who assisted with this investigation, as well as the citizens and their quick actions and descriptions, which helped us detain these subjects quickly.

Sheriff Jimmy Bench

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On 06/07/2020, at approximately 1605 hours, Pulaski County Deputies were requested to assist the Pulaski County Jail, with a disturbance within the secured area of the facility.

Upon arrival of Deputies, an inmate was currently being restrained within a cell, after assaulting two Correctional Officers. The inmate was secured in handcuffs, and extracted out of the cell, without further incident.

It was determined through further investigation, Inmate Shawn Burroughs, was causing a disturbance within his assigned cell. Correctional Officers responded, giving verbal commands to Burroughs, who did not comply with directives given by Officers. When Officers attempted to regain control of the situation, Burroughs became aggressive and assaulted Correctional Officers by striking them with a closed fist and kicking them. Burroughs was able to be restrained within the cell by these two Correctional Officers, until further Deputies arrived to assist.

On 06/08/2020, Judge Long issued a warrant charging Shawn Burroughs with the following:

  • Assault 3rd Degree (Special Victim)

  • Assault 3rd Degree (Special Victim)

  • Bond set at $75,000 cash or surety.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department would like to commend the Correctional Officers and Deputies involved. The proper training and experience helped our Correctional Officers and Deputies regain control of the situation, and safely restrain Burroughs without further injury. Our Correctional Officers were evaluated by medical, with reported injuries. Burroughs reported no injuries.

Burroughs was already being held in the Pulaski County Jail on charges of Domestic Assault 2nd Degree.

Sheriff Jimmy Bench

Thank you! The Salvation Army fed our staff today, and we are so grateful!                                                Thank you for your support!

 

SCAM ALERT

 

It’s come to our attention, our Jail Administrator’s office phone number may have been “spoofed” and is calling Pulaski County citizens about payment for warrants.

Please remember, our Department will never contact you by phone and request personal information or payment over the phone. If you are contacted by our Department, you always have the right the verify the identity of the person you are talking to by calling our Dispatch at 573-774-6196.

Please do not share personal information with anyone, and should you receive a suspicious call, please notify our Department.

Thank you to a concerned citizen for alerting us so we can share this information with our citizens.

Sheriff Jimmy Bench

PCSD  would like to take the time to thank Johnny Burgess and the Pulaski County Ambulance district for hosting CPR and Narcan training for members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

On 5/18/2020, at approximately 0911 hours, Pulaski County Deputies were dispatched to the area of Spring Road, near the Gasconade Hills Resort, for a reported water rescue.

The initial reports stated a subject was sitting in the bed of a pickup, which was currently in the water, and another subject had made it out of the water to the bank.

Upon arrival of the first Deputy, it was confirmed one subject made it out of the water, and against the advice of law enforcement, the second individual waded through the water to the opposite bank of the Deputies, where he remained.

Waynesville Rural Fire Department, Tri-County Fire Department, and Laclede County Sheriff’s Dept assisted with this water rescue.

The PCSD would like to remind citizens of the ongoing water levels.

At this time, it is reported the following levels are expected:

  • Spring Road will hold steady, not expected to rise

  • Big Piney at Edgar Springs has peaked

  • Big Piney will slowly rise and expected to peak around mid day Tuesday

  • Small rise in Gasconade in northern part of Pulaski, expected to peak around midnight tonight

Please be cautious of low water crossings and be prepared to take another route. Please do not attempt to cross any road that is covered in water.

Sheriff Jimmy Bench