Three Harrisonville residents are in the Cass County Jail after the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Unit and Tactical Team, along with the Harrisonville Police Department, executed a search warrant in the early morning hours of Feb. 13 at 28905 S. Horn Rd. in rural Harrisonville.
Capt. Kevin Tieman with the sheriff’s office said officers also removed one child from the residence.
Taken into custody were Jackie D. Ketchum, 51, Harrisonville, who is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. His bond is set at $50,000 with 10 percent cash only.
Jennifer L. Hoffman, 45, and Robert D. Russell, 57, both of Harrisonville, have been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, with bond set at $15,000, 10 percent cash only. Russell is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. Bond on that charge is $15,000, 10 percent cash only.
Tieman said the charges are the result of an investigation by Harrisonville Police and Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
The charges allege that Russell and Hoffman knowingly committed the offense of possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, in the presence of a child less than 17 years of age, and that it was an established or prescribed pattern of activity, in that the defendants and another or others regularly possessed methamphetamine and smoked the drug in the presence of a child.
Officers also recovered numerous firearms and narcotics from the residence, Tieman said.
Tieman said the child who was in the residence was removed and released to the care of the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division.
All subjects are currently in custody at the Cass County Jail.