Police in northeast Missouri say five suspects were arrested on September 19 on a variety of charges after officers attempted to serve a felony probation violation warrant.

Hannibal Police say 26-year-old Jason Gregory Flowers refused to exit his residence for some time as they attempted to serve the warrant. Flowers was eventually taken into custody and a second suspect, 28-year-old Cassandra Polston, was also arrested for hindering prosecution and resisting arrest. According to police, a search of the residence led to the discovery of a .22 caliber handgun and substance testing positive for methamphetamine. Two children were removed from the home by Children’s Services.

Additional charges are pending on Flowers for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm. Polston was released pending review for hindering prosecution, resisting arrest, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Officers later learned an infant child had recently been moved from that location to another location in Hannibal. Upon further investigation into that matter, officers and Children’s Division staff responded to the second location, where two other children were taken into protective custody and the following subjects were arrested.

    • Kelly D Adams (32 of Barry IL) Felony warrant out of IL for amphetamine possession, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Endangering the welfare of a child.
    • Brittney D Flowers (26 of Hannibal) Possession marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Endangering the welfare of a child.
    • Jayson Michael Flowers (27 of Hannibal) Possession methamphetamine, Possession drug paraphernalia, Possession of marijuana, Endangering the welfare of a child.

Adams was transported to the Marion County Jail for his Illinois warrant. Brittney and Jayson Flowers were released pending review by the Marion County Prosecutor. This matter remains under investigation.

Hannibal Police Department