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Stealing investigation in New Bloomfield leads to felony warrant and drug arrests

Callway County deputies arrested two Jefferson City residents in connection to a stealing investigation. (Photo courtesy of Callaway County Sheriff's Office)

Callway County deputies arrested two Jefferson City residents in connection to a stealing investigation.

On Friday at approximately 10 p.m. Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported robbery in progress at a Dollar General store in New Bloomfield.

As authorities arrived on scene police were able to determine two suspects, Elizabeth Pigford and Michelle McMillin. McMillin had fled the scene on foot prior to the deputy's arrival.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office K9 unit responded to assist and detected the presence of drugs in the suspect vehicle.

Upon deputy contact with Pigford, it was discovered that she was a wanted felon fugitive on a Callaway County felony warrant for probation violation.

As a deputy attempted to take Pigford into custody, she resisted arrest.

Pigford was eventually arrested and transferred to the Callaway County Jail where she was booked for her prior felony warrant and a probably cause resisting arrest charge. She is being held on a court set bond of $21,500.

At approximately 12:34 a.m. on Saturday the New Bloomfield Police Chief was assisting in searching the area for McMillin. The Police Chief found her in New Bloomfield and arrested her.

McMillin is being held at the Callaway County Jail for stealing, possession of drug paraphernalia and a Cole County failure to appear warrant. Her bond is set at $200.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be forthcoming.


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