School of the Osage on lockdown due to active police chase
LAKE OZARK - School of the Osage officials got word Monday afternoon a suspect with warrants out for his arrest had been spotted behind a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Osage Beach. Law enforcement told the schools which neighborhoods they suspected he might be hiding in.
Superintendent Brent Depree said School of the Osage would call this a "soft lock down situation."
The district contacted parents of students in those neighborhoods and decided to hold students in their supervision until the suspect was caught or until students' parents picked them up.
According to Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott, the suspect - identified as Michael Regehr - has outstanding warrants in Camden County and other areas. In a press release sent out Tuesday, Abbott Regehr, also known as Michael Thompson, is wanted by another agency for numerous felonies, and is a suspect in various property crimes in Miller County.
At one point, the search for Regehr included Missouri State Highway Patrol, police in Osage County and near Lake of the Ozarks. He said they also have a helicopter in the air and a canine unit looking for him.