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Galena, Missouri 65656

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          Earl Hall

    Richard Wrinkle

Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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On Monday, January 30th, 2012, an observant citizen noticed a red truck parked behind a residence which seemed out of place. The citizen knew the owner of the residence and decided to stop and inquire who was in the truck. As they pulled into the drive, they noticed two males leaving an outbuilding behind the residence, throwing items from the outbuilding in the back of the truck, and then get in the truck and speed away. The citizen then contacted 911 and advised them which direction the vehicle was heading and gave them a description of the vehicle and its occupants.

Deputy Brandon Flack was patrolling in the Galena area and heard the dispatch as it was given to another deputy. Being close, he proceeded to the area the truck was headed and observed the vehicle as it ran a stop sign at Mo 176 and Bass Hollow Road as it headed east towards Galena. He then turned around and made a traffic stop on the vehicle at KK Highway and Mo 176.

The occupants were identified as Richard Duwayne Wrinkle, a 29 yr old male from Reeds Spring, and Earl Dwayne Hall, a 54 yr old male from Kimberling City. After speaking to them, Deputy Flack then contacted the homeowner who stated to him no one had permission to be at the residence and no had permission to remove anything from any outbuilding or the premises.

Both occupants were arrested and taken to Stone County Jail where they were booked in on Burglary charges. Later that evening the owner of the residence met with Deputy Flack to positively identify items from the back of the truck that belonged to them. On Tuesday, January 31st, the following charges were issued:

Richard Duwayne Wrinkle:  2nd Degree Burglary, Class C Felony. With the issuance of this warrant, his Parole Officer then issued a Parole Violation warrant also. He remains incarcerated at Stone County with a bond of $75,000.00 Cash/Surety

Earl Dwayne Hall: 2nd Degree Burglary, Class C Felony. He remains incarcerated at the Stone County Jail with a bond of $25,000.00 Cash/Surety


Richard L. Hill, Sheriff

Stone County

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