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Criminal Investigation

Brad Hurst

The Criminal Investigation Division is under the leadership of Lieutenant Brad Hurst. There are five full-time investigators, two part-time investigators, and one secretary. In addition to Lt. Hurst, the division is staffed by Sergeant Scott Thrasher,  Investigator Trey Edings, Investigator John Schulte, Investigator Dwight Duch, Investigator Brian Williams, Investigator Larry Walters, Investigator Charles Noles.  Kerri Marlowe is the CID Secretary and a Reserve Deputy.

Once a uniformed deputy takes a report, C.I.D. will begin a follow-up investigation. C.I.D. is responsible for processing and cataloging evidence at crime scenes. They also prepare affidavits for arrest warrants, search warrants, interview victims, witnesses, and suspects, and perform many other related duties.  These include assisting patrol deputies in the investigation of fatality traffic accidents on county roads as well as incidents on county water ways.

     Combating the manufacturing and distribution of narcotics is also a top priority of the Criminal Investigation Division.  The Sheriff's Office is a member of the 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, providing personnel to assist in combating drug offenses in and around Baxter, Marion, Boone, and Newton Counties, which make up the 14th Judicial District of the Circuit Courts.

     Sheriff's Investigators work closely with all law enforcement agencies in Baxter County and neighboring counties to make the Twin Lakes area of the Ozarks a safer place to live and visit.

     In 2021, the Criminal Investigation Division seized various types of illegal narcotics and other drugs with an estimated street value of $60,057.42, with an 74% solve rate on reportable offenses.  $564,891.78 in stolen property was recovered.

Sergeant Scott Thrasher

Inv. Trey Edings
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Inv. John Schulte  
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Inv. Dwight Duch   

 Inv. Larry Walters
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Inv. Charles Noles





 Kerri Marlowe
CID Secretary
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                   Drugs, money, and manufacturing supplies that were seized by Investigators


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