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Police/Fire Reports

Adair County Sheriff

Raymond Wylie Smith, 22, of Washington, Missouri, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia 8:03 a.m. Feb. 6 in Adair County.

According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers observed a dark-colored SUV approaching their location on Interstate 80. Officers checked the speed at 81 miles per hour in a 70-mph zone. Officers pulled out of the median and caught up with the vehicle. Officers activated lights. The vehicle then slowed but did not yield to the emergency lights. Officers activated the siren to attempt to gain attention of the driver, and the driver pulled to the side of the eastbound Interstate 80.

Upon approach, officers observed a large bud of what was believed to be marijuana. Officers asked the driver if that was marijuana in the center console, and he said it was. Officers then asked for license, registration and insurance, and advised him to go back to the passenger seat of the patrol vehicle. Officers asked if there was more marijuana and he said there was more in the center console.

More officers arrived and ran the K-9, which gave a positive alert. Officers then had the driver, identified as Smith, stay in the vehicle while officers retrieved the marijuana. Also found were multiple pipes, along with two green containers with a green, leafy substance in them. Also located in the vehicle were one red and one silver grinder. 

Smith was released on $1,000 bond.


Charles Ray Balius, 46, 107 N. Division St. Apt. 300, was charged with third-offense operating while intoxicated, driving with license suspended and open container 9:59 p.m. Friday in Adair County.

According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers performed a traffic stop at the intersection of 180th Street and Highway 25. The vehicle was stopped for swerving within the lane, crossing the center line of the highway and almost striking a vehicle in the opposite lane of traffic. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Balius. Balius had a revoked driving status for operating while intoxicated test refusal in 2015. Balius admitted to have been drinking.

Balius was charged and transported to Adair County Jail. A 16-ounce can of Budweiser was located in the vehicle. Once at the jail, Balius agreed to take field sobriety tests. Balius did not perform satisfactorily on the sobriety tests. Balius agreed to take a preliminary breath test and showed a blood-alcohol content higher than the legal limit of .08. 

Balius was released on $5,000 bond.


Dain Elise Saxton, 22, of Leon was charged on an Adair County warrant for third-degree harassment 9:34 a.m. Saturday in Adair County.

Saxton was released on $300 bond.


Brandon Eugene Rudolf, 38, of Leon was charged with driving while suspended 12:41 p.m. Saturday in Adair County.

Rudolf was released


Michael Ross Waddingham, 38, of Orient was charged with driving while barred 2:08 p.m. Saturday in Adair County.

According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers observed Waddingham operate a motor vehicle on Clark Street in Orient. Waddingham is known to officers, and is known to have a driver’s license status of barred in the state of Iowa. Waddingham said he was only driving from his mother’s residence in Orient.

Waddingham was released on $2,000 bond.


Accident, 10:29 a.m., Feb. 5.

Grass fire, 11:16 a.m., Feb. 5.

Grass fire, 2:41 p.m., Feb. 5.

Civil papers, 2:54 p.m., Feb. 5.

Traffic complaint, 4:36 p.m., Feb. 5.

Assistance, 4:50 p.m., Feb. 5.

Medical, 4:52 p.m., Feb. 5.

Theft, 6:06 p.m., Feb. 5.

Assistance, 7:35 p.m., Feb. 5.

Missing juvenile, 9:45 p.m., Feb. 5.

Medical, 11:29 p.m., Feb. 5.

Disturbance, 3 p.m., Feb. 6.

Assistance, 7:53 a.m., Feb. 7.

Extra patrol, 8:45 a.m., Feb. 7.

Criminal mischief, 12:20 p.m., Feb. 7.

Property dispute, 3:45 p.m., Feb. 7.

Accident, 4:47 p.m., Feb. 7.

Medical, 10:38 p.m., Feb. 7.

Accident, 1:20 a.m., Feb. 8.

Assistance, 7:39 a.m., Feb. 8.

Medical, 8:36 a.m., Feb. 8.

Extra patrol, 8:45 a.m., Feb. 8.

Traffic complaint, 10:40 a.m., Feb. 8.

Accident, 10:48 p.m., Feb. 8.

Disturbance, 7:42 p.m., Feb. 8.

Criminal mischief, 2:19 a.m., Feb. 9.

Medical, 2:45 a.m., Feb. 9.

Assistance, 8:51 a.m., Feb. 9.

Assistance, 4:20 p.m., Feb. 9.

Civil papers, 8:50 p.m., Feb. 9.

Civil papers, 8:55 p.m., Feb. 9.

Attempt to locate, 9:07 p.m., Feb. 9.

Domestic disturbance, 9:14 p.m., Feb. 9.

Accident, 1:57 a.m., Friday.

Medical, 2:20 a.m., Friday.

Accident, 5:56 a.m., Friday.

Suspicious vehicle, 2:28 p.m., Friday.

Suspicious activity, 9:37 p.m., Friday.

Attempt to locate, 9:38 p.m., Friday.

Accident, 1:08 a.m., Saturday.

Suspicious person, 1:47 a.m., Saturday.

Attempt to locate, 9:10 a.m., Saturday.

Court order, 9:29 a.m., Saturday.

Court order, 9:39 a.m., Saturday.

Medical, 12:03 p.m., Saturday.

Grass fire, 2:39 p.m., Saturday.

Medical, 4:29 p.m., Saturday.

Accident, 6:52 p.m., Saturday.

Traffic complaint, 6:56 p.m., Saturday.

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