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Joseph Alexander Waugh


     A Caulfield, Missouri man was arrested early this morning, February 16th, on multiple charges after he was stopped by Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Gates for traffic violations.

     At approximately 1:13 AM, Deputy Gates observed a silver sedan travelling South on Buford Road.  While following this vehicle, the deputy witnessed a traffic violation and initiated a stop in a driveway of the 4300 block of Buford Road.

     When the deputy made contact with the driver, the driver stated he did not have a driver license and gave a false name to the deputy.  The correct identity of the driver was later determined to be 21 year old JOSEPH ALEXANDER WAUGH, who was found to have an active felony bench warrant from the Baxter County Circuit Court for Revocation of Suspended Sentence.

     Deputy Gates advised WAUGH he was under arrest, but WAUGH actively resisted when the arrest was initiated.  Pepper spray was deployed by the deputy to assist in taking WAUGH into custody.  During a search of WAUGH, the deputy found and seized a pair of brass knuckles.  A search of the vehicle uncovered drug paraphernalia, specifically a digital scale and syringes.  A mobile hand-held computer belonging to Walmart was also found in the car.

     JOSEPH ALEXANDER WAUGH was transported to the Baxter County Detention Center and booked on the following charges:

Revocation Bench Warrant – Felony
Criminal Use of Prohibited Weapon - Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest – Misdemeanor
Obstructing Governmental Operations – Misdemeanor
Driving While License Suspended – Misdemeanor
No Liability Insurance – Misdemeanor
Failure to Register Vehicle – Misdemeanor
Theft by Receiving – Misdemeanor
Failure to Transfer Vehicle License – Misdemeanor

     WAUGH has a bond of $7,500 on the criminal charges and is being held without bond on the revocation warrant.  He will appear in the Circuit Court to answer the charges on February 23rd.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff