Pulaski County Missouri

Jimmy Bench Sheriff

On 9/10/2020, at approximately 1145 hours, Pulaski County Deputies assistedSt. Robert Police Departmentwith a search warrant in the 25000 block of Ratchet Lane, in reference to a pending St. Robert Police Department homicide investigation.

Evidence was located and seized with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Dive Team, South Central Drug Task Force, and St. Robert Public Works Department.

This investigation is pending, and more information will be released at a later time. Probable Cause Statements were forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office, and charges are expected to be filed.

Thank you to all the agencies who assisted with this investigation.

Sheriff Jimmy Bench

On 8/25/2020, at approximately 1530 hours, members of the South Central Drug Task Force and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant in the 15000 block of Hardin Lane.

Two subjects were taken into custody.

77 grams of Fentanyl and 14 grams of Crack Cocaine were seized.

On 8/26/2020, Judge Long issued the following warrants:

Thomas Spence -

  • 2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Bond set at $250,000 cash or surety

Diana Shafer -

  • 2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Bond set at $250,000 cash or surety

Both subjects remain incarcerated at the Pulaski County Jail.

On 7/16/2020, the South Central Drug Task Force concluded a long term narcotics investigation in Pulaski County. This investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Phelps County Sheriff's Office, Dent County Sheriff's Office, Rolla Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Over the course of approximately 20 months, undercover operatives with South Central Drug Task Force conducted a series of covert illicit narcotics investigations involving at least 53 loosely affiliated individuals in Pulaski County.

Investigative reports and arrest warrant requests for the involved suspects have been submitted to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney for prosecution.

                                                              PRESS RELEASE

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

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