BREAKING NEWS Schuyler County Sheriff Arrested For Tampering With A Victim/Witness And Permitting Escape

BREAKING NEWS Schuyler County Sheriff Arrested For Tampering With A Victim/Witness And Permitting Escape

UPDATE – Posted at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014

According to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Louis Perez, Josh Dole will resume his role as the Schuyler County Sheriff as soon as he is released from the custody of the Clark County Jail – unless an injunction to prevent Dole from taking back the authority of the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office is filed.

Photo courtesy of KTVO TV News

Photo courtesy of KTVO TV News

Perez has been the Acting Sheriff of Schuyler County since about 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014, around the time Sheriff Dole was arrested.

According to Perez, the Adair County Prosecutor Matt Wilson is the point of contact for the media and further inquiries should go through him. We have not been able to get into contact with Wilson at this time.

Dole is being held on a $50,000 bond. More information will be released when it becomes available. See original story below.

Posted at 9:30 p.m. – Wednesday, July 9, 2014

According to court documents, the Schuyler County Sheriff Josh Dole has been arrested and charged with multiple felony counts including two Class C felony counts of tampering with a victim/witness and three Class D felony counts of permitting escape.

The charges were filed in Schuyler County Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

A representative of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Dole is in custody in the Clark County Jail, but would not release a mug shot of Dole at this time referring the inquiry to the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.

According to information on the Missouri courts website case.net, Dole was taken into custody at 5:50 p.m. and his bail amount has been set at $50,000.

Judge Rick Roberts ordered him to be kept in the Clark County Jail due to the fact that Dole is the Schuyler County Sheriff.

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Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010