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Oregon County, Missouri Man Charged With Rape


Joshua Chambers

June 30, 2017

At approximately 11:30 am today, Joshua O’Neal Chambers was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center after being extradited from Oregon County, Missouri.

On May 10th the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office received report that a minor female had been raped by Joshua Chambers who is a relative of the victim.  The report stated that Chambers drove the victim to a location in the Midway area, forced her to undress and then forcibly raped her.

On May 18th, Chambers was arrested by the Oregon County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office on theft charges.  A hold was placed on Chambers for Baxter County. That same day, Baxter County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Thrasher traveled to Oregon County and interviewed Chambers.  During the interview Chambers admitted to picking up the victim and traveling to a residence and having intercourse with the minor child. An affidavit was prepared and a warrant of arrest was issued for Chambers and sent to Missouri Authorities.

38 year old Joshua O’Neal Chambers of Alton, Missouri who was in the process of moving to Mountain Home is charged with:

Rape          Class Y Felony


Joshua Chambers is being held on Bond of $250,000 pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on July 6th, at 9 am.

Sheriff John Montgomery