Two Arrested in Moniteau County on Multiple Charges
Authorities in Moniteau County recently arrested two people on multiple charges.
The Moniteau County Sheriff's Office says on Tuesday (May 28), deputies were contacted by Tipton Police about a subject who attempted to pass a fraudulent check at a business.
Further information revealed the subject as 34-year old Elizabeth D. Mills, of Columbia, MO. Mills was reportedly staying at Twin Pines Motel in Tipton. It was also learned that she had several outstanding felony warrants.
Through the investigation, authorities also learned that in the early morning hours of May 28, a 911 call was placed by a subject identified as 44-year old Damon L. Turner, of Rocheport, MO. He allegedly stated there was a man with a gun at Casey's General Store in Tipton. However, during that call, authorities could not locate any suspects.
While investigating the fraudulent check incident, deputies also learned that Turner was staying at the motel with Mills. As authorities were about to contact Mills and Turner at the motel, another 911 call came in stating there was a man holding a gun to the head of a female subject at Dave's County Mart in Tipton.
Tipton Police and Moniteau deputies reportedly searched the area but found nothing.
Deputies then returned to the motel to contact Turner and Mills.
Mills was taken into custody for the warrants and fraudulent check. A consent to search the motel room reportedly revealed methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, along with numerous IDs, blank checks and credit cards that did not belong to either Mills or Turner.
Deputies then placed Turner under arrest. He and Mills were taken to the Moniteau County Jail.
It was also learned that Turner had earlier placed both false 911 calls, in an attempt to draw law enforcement away from the suspects location.
Upon speaking with Mills and Turner at the jail, they reportedly told authorities they had been on the run, traveling through multiple jurisdictions and using false IDs to evade law enforcement.
Turner was on probation and has several felony convictions for Forgery, Burglary, Resisting Arrest and Stealing. Multiple felony warrants were issued on both suspects and the investigation into the blank checks and credit cards is ongoing, which involves multiple jurisdictions.
Turner and Mills each have a bond of $50,000.00.