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Henry County Sheriff seeks public’s help with shooting, theft cases

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The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating suspects connected to multiple recent incidents.

According to a news release, John Robert Scott, 29, of Clinton, has been charged with counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as single counts of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. The charges stem from ongoing criminal investigations into two separate shooting incidents that both occurred on Friday evening, April 23 in the southeast portion of Henry County. Scott is being held at the Henry County Detention Center with no bond.

Kevin Lee Thornburg, 32, is still wanted on an active felony warrant for a parole violation (original charge of second-degree burglary), which was issued on Jan. 8, as well as other municipal warrants, and is still being considered a person of interest and needed for questioning regarding his knowledge of the April 23 incident which occurred on Southeast 250 Road in the Coal area.

The release states law enforcement believes Thornburg may have been transported to the Clinton area after he showed up at a residence in western Henry County near the Bates County Line asking for a ride due to his vehicle being stuck in a field. He was reportedly dropped off near the western edge of Clinton, where he walked into the timberline.

Thornburg’s vehicle has been located in the western portion of Henry County after the sheriff’s office drone assisted with locating the vehicle during an aerial search.

The sheriff’s office urges extreme caution if coming into contact with Thornburg for any reason.

In a separate case, Katelin R. Dugan, 20, of Deepwater, has been charged with second-degree burglary. The charge stems from an ongoing criminal investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday evening, April 9 on Southwest 250 Road in the Ladue area. Dugan was released from the Henry County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 surety bond.

Trail cameras set up on the property captured photos of a female perpetrator reported to be Dugan, as well as a male accomplice driving a white, full-sized Chevrolet pickup truck with stolen items visible in the bed of the truck that were taken from the victim’s outbuilding. The photos were posted to social media and the female suspect was identified as Dugan by numerous persons who contacted the victim and the Sheriff’s Office, as well as being identified by sheriff’s office deputies.

The sheriff’s office is still investigating this incident and is seeking the identification of the male perpetrator.  

Anyone with information regarding any of these ongoing investigations is encouraged to contact Henry County Central Communications at 660-885-5587 or their local law enforcement agency. 

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