Men Arrested for Growing Marijuana and Setting Fire

3 years 4 months 2 days ago Sunday, May 18 2014 May 18, 2014 Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:50:00 PM CDT May 18, 2014 in News
By: Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MACON COUNTY - The Macon County Sheriff's Department made several arrests over the past two days after investigating a domestic assault and a fire incident in Atlanta, Mo.

Sheriff's deputies said they arrested 46-year-old Todd Becker, of Atlanta, for manufacturing and producing a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Macon County Sheriff's Department said it responded to an alleged domestic assault at Atterberry Street at 11:45 Saturday morning.

According to the Sheriff's Department, the alleged victim said Becker was growing marijuana plants inside their house. During the investigation, Sheriff's deputies found 24 actively growing marijuana plants, two separate growing operations and drug paraphernalia located inside the suspect's residence.

Deputies said they took Becker to the Macon County Jail with a $45,000 bond.

The Macon County Sheriff's Department also made two arrests following an investigating of an intentional structure fire in Atlanta.

Sheriff's deputies said they arrested 22-year-old James Fisher, of Atlanta, for second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and stealing Friday afternoon.

The following day, Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of the Kirksville Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office, also arrested Charles Reed on four active Macon County warrants, including second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and non-payment of child support.

Authorities said Fisher is being held in the Macon County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond, and Reed is being held in the Macon County Jail on bonds totaling $15,000.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Josh Hawley announced his office's investigation into Equifax Tuesday, along with attorneys general from 43... More >>
28 minutes ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:48:25 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - They are becoming a common sight, tattoos and piercings. According to medical professionals, more young adults and adolescents... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:49:00 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
FULTON - Tuesday, Callaway County Commissioners announced the change of ownership for the Fulton Medical Center to a rural hospital... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:45:00 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The state trooper who had Brandon Ellingson in his custody when he drowned in 2014... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:21:00 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Rock Bridge Christian Church is now a sanctuary space. Sunday, the congregation voted in favor of the decision... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:18:00 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
HANNIBAL — Cave enthusiasts are gathering in northeastern Missouri this week for a national cave convention. The Herald-Whig reports... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:30:29 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
ROGERSVILLE — A Missouri mother whose baby died while sleeping in an adult bed is charged with child endangerment. ... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:59:25 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Officials with the Jefferson City Public Schools said they are disappointed by a photo posted on social... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:27:00 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
ST. JOSEPH — A company has agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims that its butter flavoring chemicals harmed... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:16:18 PM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
POPLAR BLUFF — A southeast Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 85-year-old bedridden father... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:59:43 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas has suspended a Missouri doctor's medical license for 90 days for failing to preserve a fetal... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:44:46 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A suspect police said is connected Friday's night homicide in the 1800 block of Mckee Street has been... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:34:00 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA — A second church in Columbia is now designated as a sanctuary church. Members of Rock Bridge Christian... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:05:21 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY — Authorities say a Kansas City cellphone store employee was killed when he rushed to the aid of... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:34:00 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Two men were shot on Rangeline Street late Monday night, just before midnight. One victim was a... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:11:00 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in Top Stories
SALISBURY - Two youth football teams raised more than $600 recently, and will donate the money to hurricane relief efforts.... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:59:00 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bob Evans Farms is being sold to cereal maker Post in in a deal worth about... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:44:00 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS — Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis to show solidarity with those who remain behind... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:37:00 AM CDT September 19, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 86°
6pm 86°
7pm 81°
8pm 78°
9pm 77°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
6:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 6
5:00p
American Dad!
5:30p
American Dad!
6:00p
Family Guy

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
9:01p
Will & Grace Paley Center Special
7:00p
The Flash
8:00p
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld