The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported eight arrests across north Missouri between October 22 and October 24, 2023. These arrests, conducted over the span of three days, encompassed various charges ranging from misdemeanor warrants, failure to register motor vehicles, driving while intoxicated (DWI), felony possession of controlled substances, and various traffic violations.
On October 22, Marc P. Carpenter, 35, from Saint Joseph, Missouri, found himself in custody. Carpenter was detained at the Buchanan County Law Enforcement Center for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant related to traffic violations issued by the Saint Joseph Police Department. He was listed as bondable, indicating the possibility of release upon payment.
In a separate incident on October 24, Christopher B. Blanchard, 43, also from St. Joseph, Missouri, faced multiple charges. Officers brought him into the Buchanan County Law Enforcement Center on a 24-hour hold. His offenses included a warrant for failing to register a motor vehicle, driving while intoxicated by drugs, and felony possession of a controlled substance, specifically methamphetamine.
Holt County’s operations also led to the arrest of Michael D. Holliday, a 22-year-old from Kansas City, Kansas, on October 24. Holliday was placed in Holt County Jail, with his charges stemming from a Clay County misdemeanor warrant for failing to appear in court and additional charges of trespassing. His status, too, was designated as bondable.
Shelby County witnessed the arrest of Angela M. Franco, a 30-year-old female from Moberly, Missouri, on October 22. Franco was held at the Macon County Jail under a 24-hour hold, facing serious charges including felony domestic assault in the third degree, driving while intoxicated by drugs, two counts of felony possession of controlled substances (methamphetamine and heroin), misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, careless and imprudent driving, and neglecting to wear a seatbelt.
Another incident in Adair County on October 24 involved Kendall N. Russell, 65, from Unionville, Missouri. Russell was processed at the Adair County Sheriff’s Office and subsequently released. His charges included driving without a valid license, failing to maintain financial responsibility, and failing to register a motor vehicle.
In Linn County, Dan G. Martin, a 57-year-old male from Saint Catherine, Missouri, was apprehended on October 24. Martin was taken to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office with no option for bond, facing charges of driving while his license was revoked and a felony warrant from Green County for resisting arrest.
The same day, Macon County authorities detained Shannon W. Seiger, 46, of Marceline, Missouri. Seiger was held at the Macon County Sheriff’s Office on a 24-hour hold. He faced multiple charges including felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident (second offense) and driving while revoked. Additional charges included careless and imprudent driving, following too closely, and not wearing a seatbelt.
Lastly, Jonathon P. Hatstat, 41, from Pryor, Oklahoma, was arrested on October 24 in Linn County. Hatstat was held at the Macon County Sheriff’s Office on a 24-hour hold for a felony probation and parole warrant.
These arrests highlight the ongoing efforts by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and local counties’ commitment to addressing various infractions, aiming to uphold traffic regulations and combat drug-related crimes.