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      Meta man arrested for missing court

      A suspicious vehicle in a private drive on Highway E in Rich Fountain prompted a call to the Osage County Sheriff's Department on June 6.When authorities arrived, a man ran from the vehicle and into the woods nearby. A woman found near the vehicle was detained and questioned. She was identified as Brenda Stringer 41, from Freeburg.Deputies called for the Osage County K-9 unit to try to find the man.The K-9 unit tracked him and located him hiding by a pond in tall grass. He was identified as Kenneth McMullin 34, of Meta, and was taken into custody on an outstanding no-bond warrant out of Osage County for failure to appear on a domestic assault charge. The subsequent investigation also resulted in Stringer being arrested for possession of a controlled substance and is being held pending the filing of formal charges.