Tuesday, June 25, 2024


On Friday, June 21, 2024, Nevada Police executed a search warrant in the 1000 block of N. Clay St. after conducting an investigation into the possession of illegal narcotics and counterfeiting currency.

Upon arrival, Nevada Police were able to detain the male suspect inside the home. During a search of the residence, officers seized printing equipment that was being utilized in the making of counterfeit currency and over five thousand dollars in counterfeit currency. Also during the search, illegal narcotics were located inside the residence.
The subject was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding by Nevada Police.
The subject has been identified as follows:
Ryan Heathman, age 44 of Nevada, Missouri.
On June 22, 2024, the following charges were filed against Ryan Heathman through the Vernon County Associate Court:
One (1) Count of Forgery – Class D Felony
One (1) Count of Possession of a Forging Instrument – Class D Felony
Two (2) Count of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Class D Felony
Heathman is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.
To report criminal activities call 911, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100 or use the Nevada Police Department’s Tip Hotline (417) 667-8477.
Any and all information can be kept confidential if requested.