Monday, April 29, 2024

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Leads Operation Guardian

 On Friday, April 26th, the Cass County Sheriff's Office led Operation Guardian. During this operation, Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement set out to check on 31 registered sex offenders residing in Cass County who are under the supervision of Missouri Probation & Parole or U.S. Federal Probation. Operation Guardian resulted in two arrests, one pending new felony charge, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, multiple state probation violations and one federal violation. One of these apprehensions was the felony arrest of 49-year-old Robert Depue of Garden City, Mo. for 10 counts of Child Pornography. Depue sits in the Cass County Jail on a no bond warrant. “Through the diligent efforts of our dedicated law enforcement teams, we have successfully apprehended individuals who posed a serious threat to the well-being of our citizens. I commend the collaboration exhibited by the numerous agencies in bringing these subjects to justice. Our community can rest assured that we will continue to prioritize the protection of our residents and the swift apprehension of those who seek to harm them," Sheriff Jeff Weber. Missouri Probation and Parole, Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the United States Secret Service - Kansas City Cyber Fraud Task Force, Cass County Prosecutor’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sex Offender Unit, U.S. Marshals and Missouri State Technical Assistance K9 Team made this operation a success. The operation checked offenders in Archie, Belton, Drexel, Freeman, Garden City, Harrisonville, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill and Raymore. If you have any information about a non-compliant sex offender please call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at (816) 380-5200.

Walter Dean Elder, 74, Butler

  It was the wishes of Walter Elder to be cremated with no public services at this time.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of th...