Sheriff asks those near Hwy 126 and I-49 to lock vehicles as they search for 2 suspects
BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two people who ran on foot. They’re asking residents near Highway 126 and I-49 to lock up and secure their vehicles.
The Sheriff’s Office posted the following around 11:26 am on October 16th:
“On the morning of 10-16-2019 two subjects fled on foot from Law Enforcement Officers on 126 Hwy west of I-49. Stolen equipment was located at that location and has been removed from the roadway. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers, Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office and the Lamar Police Department have been searching the area. K9 officer Toby Luce and Officer Robert Lawrence has been out searching a wooded area with K9 Hondo. At this time the subjects have not been found. If anybody see’s two male subjects walking in that area or possibly on I-49 or anywhere around the area of SW 15th Ln south of 126 hwy please contact 911 Immediately.
If you live around any of these areas and you have farm vehicles with Keys in them we are asking that you secure your vehicles.
Thank You Sheriff Mitchell Shaw”
The Jasper Police Department says they’re taking precautions at Jasper Schools. They are present and patrolling. Officers will be escorting the bus today that is scheduled for this route and assure the kids are safe.
The Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol is still searching the area as on 1:00 pm.
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