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Bates County deputies find methamphetamine in Adrian


On June 15, 2014 Bates County deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call. Once deputies arrived in the area of County Road 15004 in Adrian, MO, they made contact with a male subject who appeared to be nervous. During the investigation deputies located a methamphetamine pipe and methamphetamine near the male subject. He was identified as Ryon A. Hough from Rockville, MO. Hough was arrested and is being held at the Bates County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond. He was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance which is a class C felony.

On June 15, 2014 a Bates County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make traffic stop on a 1992 Toyota Camry that was headed southbound on interstate I-49 just south of Rich Hill, MO. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop. The deputy pursued the vehicle from Bates County into Vernon County until it came to a stop at the Horton exit. The vehicle caught on fire and burned until the fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. The driver exited the vehicle and the Deputy was able to apprehend him. He was identified as Steven A. Horning from El Dorado Springs, MO. Horning had three failure to appear felony warrants from Cedar County and one failure to appear felony warrant from Dade County. Bates County charges are currently pending.

For the full story please see the June 19 issue of The Adrian Journal.


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