Joseph Perou, 39, is jailed on charges of financial exploitation of the elderly and forgery.
ROLLA, Mo. -
The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department says Joseph Perou, 39, is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and forgery. Deputies started investigating after receiving complaints of a man taking advantage of seniors and writing a forged check.
Investigators say Perou has been a suspect of multiple fraudulent construction contracts throughout the Phelps County area since January 2014. In nearly all cases, investigators said he would return to the victims, have them agree to accept payment for their loss and request they not contact police. As a result of the Phelps County investigations, citizens recovered about $20,000 in financial losses.
Compared to last Tuesday, feeder steers under 650 lbs 15.00-30.00 lower,
over 650 lbs 8.00-15.00 lower. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs 15.00-20.00 lower,
over 500 lbs 5.00-15.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower. Supply
moderate. Near 14 percent of the offering was cows and 40 percent of the feeders
were over 600 lbs. Feeder supply approximately 61 percent steers and bulls and
39 percent heifers. The feeder market is currently seeing its first real
challenge in several months with feeder contracts sharply lower in recent days
due partly to concerns about the ability of beef to compete with cheaper pork
and chicken in 2015.
Crawford County nets more than $1million in sales tax for 2014
Crawford County brought in over $1 million in sales tax for the general revenue fund for 2014, a feat that’s only happened once before in the past seven years in 2012. The total general revenue sales tax reported for 2014 at the December 9 county commission meeting was $1,071,939.
Carl Stacy with the Boone County Medical Examiners Office performed an autopsy on 34-year old Jason Allen Hall on Monday. It was found that Hall had died as a result of asphyxiation due to hanging. His body was then released to the Bell Funeral Home in Pacific.