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Galena, Missouri 65656

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09/17/2009

Distribution, Endangering and Animal Abuse

News Release

Today, 9-17-09, Stone County Deputies with the assistance of the Missouri State Humane Society, Cruelty Division, and the Missouri Conservation Agency, executed a Search Warrant at 45 Friday Dr, Reeds Spring, MO, which is located off Talking Rocks Rd.

This search warrant was obtained after information was received that the resident of home was housing a large number of venomous snakes and that several of them were dying from some type of virus. The Missouri State Humane Society asked for the assistance of the Springfield Dickerson Park Zoo Veterinarian and staff who are experts in handling and identifying venomous reptiles.

Once on scene, we found the 28 yr old male resident and the 23 yr old female resident with her 3 yr old daughter. Also at the residence, was a 27 yr old friend.

Located in a building away from the home, investigators located numerous clear plastic storage boxes which contained the remains of dead snakes. Also inside this building was a room which contained over 25 venomous snakes in several plastic storage boxes. There were several different species of rattlesnakes, one cottonmouth, several spitting cobras, a green viper, a boomslang and a black mamba to name a few.

All of these snakes appeared to be infected with a virus that is common to the reptile family, and that there is no treatment for.

Inside the home were several non-venomous snakes as well as a venomous cobra. Also located inside the home in a freezer were several reptiles that had died and were frozen in plastic bags.

A suspected wolf hybrid was running loose in the home, two monkeys were located in the garage and numerous fish tanks were located with exotic fish were found.

Located near the home in a wooded area was an alligator approximate 3 ½ feet long being housed in a portable dog crate, and a large laundry basket full of drug paraphernalia. A zip lock bag with approximately one pound of marijuana was also located in this area.

According to the veterinarian, all the venomous snakes would have to be euthanized at the scene. A complete list of all reptiles and animals taken from the home will be available at a later date.

The male and female of the residence were both arrested on suspected Animal Abuse and Endangering the Welfare of a Child


The 3 yr old child was taken into protective custody and released to the Division of Family Services.
The 27 yr old that was at the home at the time the warrant was being served was arrested on a Parole Violation. All three subjects are currently being held in the Stone County Jail.

Richard L. Hill, Sheriff
Stone County

News Release

Yesterday September 17, 2009, Stone County Deputies with the assistance of the Missouri State Humane Society, Cruelty Division, and the Missouri Conservation Agency, executed a Search Warrant at 26 Friday Dr, Reeds Spring, MO, which is located off Talking Rocks Rd. The Search Warrant was for the investigation of Animal Abuse.

The Stone County Prosecutor's Office has charged the suspects in this case, as listed below:

Cynthia Crow, DOB: 09/02/86 Female, residing at 26 Friday Drive -

Dist/Del/Manf/Produce or Attempt to Or Possess W/Intent To Dist/Del/Manf/Produce A Controlled Substance 195.211 ( Felony, Class B) Endangering the Welfare of a Child - 1st Degree (Felony, Class C) Animal Abuse (Felony, Class D)
Ms. Crow's bond has been set at $100,000 Cash Only.

Raymond Borowski, DOB: 04/02/81 Male, residing at 26 Friday Drive -

Dist/Del/Manf/Produce or Attempt to Or Possess W/Intent To Dist/Del/Manf/Produce A Controlled Substance 195.211 ( Felony, Class B) Endangering the Welfare of a Child - 1st Degree (Felony, Class C) Animal Abuse (Felony, Class D)
Mr. Borowski's bond has been set at $100,000 Cash Only.


Richard L. Hill, Sheriff
Stone County

 
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