UPDATE: (08/26/16) 12:39 p.m. – An anonymous source has informed KMZU News that the Laffayete County Sheriff’s Office is expected to make a statement about Strutton’s arrest. He is not formally charged at this time and our source indicates an arraignment is expected later today.
At this time Strutton is facing 5 felony counts of Felony Tampering.
KMZU is still waiting for an official comment from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – An arrest has been made in the vandalism of Odessa Police vehicles following the reinstatement last week of Police Chief Scott Newhouse.
According to the twitter feed of KSHB-TV 41 in Kansas City, the former officer arrested was Archie Strutton for alleged felony tampering of a motor vehicle.
No other details are available at this time.
KMZU news made a call to Mayor Adam Couch about the arrest but he could not comment at this time.
Just yesterday the Police Department for Odessa was officially disbanded in a vote by the city’s Board Of Alderman. Under that vote and decision by the board, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office was to take over the dept. and bring on nine new-hires to police Odessa specifically. We asked the mayor how long that process would take.
KMZU news has reached out to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office. We are awaiting comment at this time.
Again, a former officer with the Odessa Police Department, Archie Strutton has been charged with alleged felony tampering with the police vehicle in relation to vandalism that occurred a week ago.
KMZU News will bring you more information as it becomes available.