Search For Three Armed Suspects Underway In Clark County

At approximately 2140 hours, after a controlled buy of approximately 1 gram of crystal methamphetamine, in the area of Alexandria, Missouri, a vehicle, of 4 occupants left the location, before they could be apprehended. Clark County Sheriff’s Office got into a pursuit with the vehicle, headed west on US Hwy 61. The pursuit ended on a dirt road, approximately 1 mile northwest of Running Fox School, when the vehicle got stuck in deep, muddy ruts in the road.

The driver of the vehicle, Michela Helenthal, age 30, of Hamilton, Illinois was arrested at the scene and is being held on a 24 hour investigational hold, while an arrest warrant can be sought.

The other 3 occupants, all white males, escaped on foot, and should be wet, cold and muddy. They are all believed to be armed and dangerous. Together, they are suspected of steeling several vehicles in the last week, in and around Lee, Hancock, and Clark Counties.

A perimeter was immediately set up by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Kahoka Police Department, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. K-9 dogs responded from Monroe City and from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and a search of the area began. After searching until approximately 0156 hours, we called off the search, when the trail became cold.  We will continue to patrol the surrounding area and respond to tips, given by the public.

The 3 suspects, wanted for questioning are:

Jasen Scott Tripp, age 40, of Keokuk, Iowa
Trenton Ray Kindhart, age 21, of Keokuk, Iowa
Weston Jaycob Schorr, age 19, of Alexandria, Missouri

I encourage the public to take their keys out of their vehicles, lock their vehicles and lock their homes. Please report any suspicious individuals and/or activities to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, by calling 911 or (660) 727-2911.

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