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Cooking oil thief sentenced to prison

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:32 Published in Local News

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man will serve one year and one day in prison with no chance of parole for evading federal reporting rules to conceal a scheme to sell stolen cooking oil.

The U.S. Attorney's office says in a news release Monday that 46-year-old Jesse Arnold of Sarcoxie was sentenced Friday. He also must also forfeit $207,817.

Arnold operated 4 States Grease Company, which collected spent cooking oil for recycling. He admitted last December that he knew he was buying old cooking oil that had been stolen by various drivers from businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Prosecutors said Arnold avoided federal reporting requirements by making withdrawals from his business checking count for less than $10,000. Banks must file a currency transaction report for any financial transaction over $10,000.

Father of child left in car, out on bond

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:16 Published in Local News

Wayne Hubert, the man who allegedly left his son in a sweltering car last week, is out on bond.

Police say Hubert loaded his 23-month-old son in the car, then went inside and forgot about him. The boy was found until hours later, and died. The inside of the car reached over 100 degrees. Investigators say Hubert was drunk when they arrived.

He faces involuntary manslaughter charges.

Missing Missouri girl found dead

Monday, 24 June 2013 12:10 Published in Local News

IBERIA, Mo. (AP) - A missing 13-year-old girl has been found dead in rural central Missouri.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that the body of the girl was found in a wooded area at an unoccupied farm near Iberia.

Macala Shelton has been reported missing Saturday by her grandmother, and the sheriff's office had issued an endangered person advisory for her. The grandmother told authorities that Macala had gone to bed shortly before midnight Friday but was not there the next day.

The sheriff's office says an autopsy is being conducted.

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