State of Missouri vs. Kelly Burnell Olmstead

Kelly Burnell Olmstead, 51, Elkland, was charged by Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan D. Barker in Dallas County Circuit Court with the Class D felony of possession of controlled substance and the Class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon, which allegedly occurred Oct. 24. Olmstead’s bond was set at $15,000.

According to his probable cause statement, Deputy Ben Castrodale of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office said that at about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 24, he conducted a traffic stop on Red Top Road just north of Route TT in Jackson Township. He stopped a white 1988 GMC flatbed truck pulling a goose-neck trailer with the driver’s side rear-facing red light out (later discovered to be inoperative). In contacting the driver, Castrodale identified himself and the male driver subject was identified as Kelly Olmstead. Castrodale advised Olmstead of the reason he stopped him, and Olmstead said he did not have a driver’s license. He did, however, provide a title and a bill of sale for the GMC truck. He also provided an insurance card to a 2010 Infiniti.

When asked about weapons, Olmstead pointed to a black bag on the passenger floorboard of the vehicle and said there were pistols in the bag. To do a search around the truck, Castrodale asked Olmstead to step out of the vehicle and asked if he had any weapons on his person. He said he had a knife on the backside of his belt; the knife was secured.

Castrodale said he began a search of the suspect vehicle at about 11:50 p.m. Observing the black bag, he asked Olmstead what kind of pistol he had, and Olmstead advised a “Judge” (.410, .45 LC, revolver). In the bag, Castrodale located a black .177-caliber air pistol, a silver Taurus Judge revolver and an unknown brand .22 LR revolver, which Olmstead claimed to be his father’s. A black sunglasses case in the bag contained a glass pipe with white residue, which from his training and experience Castrodale recognized as a meth pipe. The pipe tested positive for the presence of methamphetamines.

Olmstead was placed under arrest, read his Miranda rights and searched. Olmstead informed Castrodale that he would find meth on him. A blue see-through plastic container was located in Olmstead’s front left-side jacket pocket. It contained the following: a small glass pipe with white residue, a red short straw (meth “shooter”), a small plastic bag containing a crystalline substance, and two very small plastic containers with a crystalline substance inside. Olmstead also said there was a weed pipe in his pocket. Castrodale retrieved a rubber marijuana pipe with burnt residue and a plastic bag containing marijuana sticking out of the front of Olmstead’s pants.

During and prior to the traffic stop, Olmstead operated the suspect vehicle with no driver’s license, operated the suspect vehicle without any insurance from the owner and failed to provide Castrodale proof thereof.

The report stated that Olmstead also knowingly and unlawfully possessed methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia on his person and marijuana that he attempted to conceal. He knowingly and unlawfully possessed within the suspect vehicle, which he was controlling, approximately two firearms (revolvers) and an air pistol (all three being loaded and capable of lethal use) while at the same time knowingly possessing a felony amount of meth. There were also multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia within Olmstead’s reach.

The drug items were Nartec-tested, and all tested positive for the presence of methamphetamines.

Anyone accused of a crime is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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