Press Release – April 28, 2021

St. Joseph resident, 27 year old, Jacob Hunter Andes, has been charged with assault in the first degree.

According to court records filed today, on April 27, 2021, Camdenton City Police met with a reporting party in reference to his girlfriend’s son attempting to cause the reporting party harm by placing peanuts in the reporting party’s canister of coffee, laundry soap, and underwear drawer. The reporting party stated that he has a severe allergy to peanuts and his girlfriend’s son was aware of such.

Camdenton officers seized some of the soap which contained peanuts from the residence and took photographs. They also seized Andes’ phone as he had used it to send text messages and voicemails regarding the peanuts to his mother. Andes had left a voice message stating, “I hope there isn’t anything weird anywhere, or especially everywhere, since I don’t have allergies.”

Andes had been arrested on April 26, 2021 and charged with burglary in the first degree and property damage in the 1st degree for a separate incident in which he kicked in the back door of a neighbor’s residence and entered. As Andes was in the Camden County Detention Center, investigators responded there on April 28, 2021 to interview him regarding the incident. Andes admitted to putting peanuts in the soap, coffee, and underwear drawer, knowing that the reporting party would come into contact with the peanuts. Andes said he had done this for the purpose of hurting the reporting party because Andes thought the reporting party was poisoning Andes. Andes stated that he solves problems by hurting people. Prosecutors requested a no bond warrant on Andes.

Under Missouri law and the Constitution of the United States, Andes is presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Press Release – March 5, 2021

Camdenton resident, 32 year old, Timothy Cole Evans, has been charged with murder in the second degree, delivery of a controlled substance, and tampering in the first degree.

According to court records filed today, on March 1, 2021, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased person in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri. An investigation was conducted and there was evidence that other persons had been present at the time of the victim’s death. The victim’s truck was also missing.

The truck was discovered abandoned behind Walmart Supercenter in Camdenton, Missouri. Surveillance from Walmart allowed officers to find Felix Knight and Timothy Cole Evans. It was discovered that Knight and Evans had been present at the time of the victim’s death. Evans is accused of injecting the victim in the neck with fentanyl, a controlled substance. The victim died almost immediately after the injection. After the death, the victim’s truck was stolen.

On March 4, 2021, a multiagency manhunt was commenced seeking Evans. The Camdenton Police Department, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol all assisted in the successful capture of Evans.

Prosecutors requested a no bond warrant on Evans due to his unstable living arrangements, his propensity to flee, his outstanding felony warrants, and his involvement with the death of the victim.

Under Missouri law and the Constitution of the United States, Evans is presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Press Release – March 5, 2021

Local real estate agent, 43 year old, Leigh Ann Bauman of Lake Ozark, Missouri has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

According to court records filed today, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control were contacted by the attorney of a witness who was solicited to hire individuals to kill Bauman’s ex mother-in-law. The witness recorded Bauman’s request and agreement to pay $1,500 for individuals from St. Louis to make the ex-mother-in-law’s death “look like an accident”. In the recording, Bauman was asked multiple times if she was sure she wanted to hire these people, and she confirmed. Bauman stated specially that she knew as a Christian it was wrong but that she could ask for forgiveness. Bauman sent a text message to Bauman’s daughter reading “your grandmother will die.” Because of the threat, Bauman explained to the witness that she wanted the exmother- in-law killed in Hermann. Bauman believed the ex-mother-in-law was interfering with Bauman’s relationship with her children.

Prosecutors requested a no bond warrant on Bauman due to her ties to multiple states, finances, danger to the victim, and statement she would be getting out very shortly.

Under Missouri law and the Constitution of the United States, Bauman is presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Press Release – March 5, 2021

Osage Beach resident, 29 year old, Julian Hughes Rowland, has been charged with sexual misconduct in the first degree. According to court records filed today, on March 4, 2021, Osage Beach police responded to a local eye-care center. Officers spoke with an employee of...

Press Release – August 6, 2018

On August 4, 2018, the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Allen Loftis with three felony counts of assault motivated by discrimination. It is alleged that Loftis punched three people at a local bar because Loftis believed the victims were homosexual-...

Press Release – July 26, 2018

The Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is announcing the sentencing of Andrew Wayne Lester for multiple sex offenses. On April 17th, 2018, Andrew Wayne Lester was convicted by a jury of his peers of five counts of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree,...

Local Law Enforcement Officer Awards

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is proud to announce several recent awards earned by local law enforcement officers. Prosecuting Attorney Heather Miller presented four awards for outstanding performance to officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Osage...

Press Release – June 28, 2018

On Tuesday, June 26th, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office successfully argued for the maximum sentence for Daniel Pettis. Mr. Pettis was originally scheduled for jury trial beginning the 26th, but late the night before elected to plead open to the charge of assault...

Press Release – June 22, 2018

The Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is announcing the following sentences handed down by the Camden County Courts this week. Steven Edward Beeler, of Camdenton, was sentenced to 3 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the Class C...

Press Release – April 24, 2018

The Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is announcing several recent cases concerning sex offenders in Camden County. Of particular interest to the public are the two sentencing hearings held on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Camden County Justice Center....

Press Release- March 16, 2018

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office, the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have arrested Scott P. Lewis of Edwards, Missouri. According to court records, a search of the vehicle Lewis was driving resulted in 2.14 pounds of...