RAY COUNTY, Mo. — Two people were arrested in Ray County on Tuesday, Feb. 27, leaving one suspect with a felony charge.
A probable cause report obtained from the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows that 22-year-old Kansas City native Destiny Goff received three charges, including a felony for possession of a controlled substance. Eldon Tucker, 26, of Excelsior Springs, also received four misdemeanor charges, including possession of stolen plates and failure to drive on right half of roadway.
At approximately 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, a vehicle traveling westbound on Missouri 10 Highway near Tree Farm Road crossed the center lane, almost striking a Highway Patrolman’s vehicle traveling eastbound. The patrolman turned around and pulled over the vehicle, which was being driven by Tucker. A registration check showed the license plates had been stolen from a truck owned by a deputy with the Ray County Sheriff’s Office. The truck was also reportedly broken into and stolen from.
A search of Tucker’s vehicle revealed a backpack with multiple pill bottles prescribed to one of Goff’s family members, including Alprazolam, a schedule IV controlled substance, in addition to marijuana.
Goff and Tucker were both arrested and taken to Ray County Jail, where they remain in custody. Goff is currently held on $30,000 bond, while Tucker is being held on $3,000 bond. Future court dates are pending.