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May 10, 2012

Warrant Service Ends in Arrest of Memphis Couple on Drug Charges

The attempt to serve an out-of-county felony warrant resulted in a pair of local arrests after residents of a Memphis property failed to cooperate with law enforcement officers.

According to court documents, officers from the Memphis Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were attempting to apprehend a subject on an Adair County felony warrant.

On May 2, 2012, the Memphis Police Department received a tip that Brett Shinn, was in Memphis and at a residence at 208 1/2 E. Jefferson Street. When the officer arrived at the property, he spotted Shinn on the porch and saw him enter the home.

Despite these facts, the residents of the property, Brent Newcomer and Rhonda Hoskinson, both stated that they had not seen Shinn and that he was not in the property, refusing the law enforcement officers access to apprehend Shinn.

Ultimately Shinn answered the officers verbal commands to exit the home, and he was taken into custody on felony warrants for unlawful possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property.

After transporting Shinn to the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, the officers returned to the scene and placed Newcomer and Hoskinson under arrest for hindering the prosecution of a felony.

During the interview process, information regarding drugs surfaced, and a search warrant was sought for the property.

The execution of the search warrant resulted in the recovery of drug paraphernalia and other items.

Both Hoskinson and Newcomer were charged with the class C felony of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor. The hindering prosecution charge is a class D felony under Missouri statute.

Shinn was extradited to Adair County where he is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. Newcomer is being held in the Scotland County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond and Hoskinson is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on a similar bond.


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