Vinson, Nolte face felony charges in Osage County following capture

By Roxie Murphy, Staff Writer
Posted 11/27/19

Shay M. Vinson, 23, and Macy E. Nolte, 18, both of Linn, pled not guilty Monday before Judge Craig E. Hellman in Osage County following Vinson’s capture last Wednesday, Nov. 20, at a residence …

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Vinson, Nolte face felony charges in Osage County following capture


Shay M. Vinson, 23, and Macy E. Nolte, 18, both of Linn, pled not guilty Monday before Judge Craig E. Hellman in Osage County following Vinson’s capture last Wednesday, Nov. 20, at a residence off of Route CC, by members of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office.

Vinson has been charged in Osage County with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana (10 grams or less), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting or interfering with arrest. His bond in this case was set at $45,000 but he also has a no-bond warrant out of drug court, so Vinson is currently in custody at the Osage County Detention Center.

Nolte, meanwhile, has been charged with hindering prosecution of a felony, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. On Tuesday, Nolte posted a $10,000 bond, which was reduced from $20,000, and was released.

Law enforcement officials had been on the lookout for Vinson following a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) pursuit Friday, Nov. 15, which ended in a crash and minor injuries to his two female passengers.

Vinson was captured Wednesday, Nov. 20, after deputies responded to a tip that he was en route to the residence off Route CC. Deputies traveled to the scene and waited for Vinson to arrive.

According to a probable cause statement written by Lt. Justin Carnes, he and Deputy Matthew Cowan said they witnessed Vinson and Nolte arrive at the residence at 11:27 a.m., in a blue 2004 Ford Focus.

Carnes noted in his report that he and Cowan observed Vinson and Macy Nolte exit the vehicle.

When the deputies approached Vinson, they announced they were from the sheriff’s department. He dropped a camouflage bag and fled on foot into a pasture, with deputies in pursuit.

Vinson tripped over a fence, and when he still did not listen to orders to stop, deputies deployed their tasers, according to Sheriff Bonham. A use of force report was filed in conjunction with the PC statement.

Bonham said Vinson was not injured while he was being tased, and deputies were able to take him into custody.

“Vinson resisted arrest by fleeing on foot away from us,” Carnes noted in his report. “Vinson continued to resist during the arrest by continually trying to pull his hands away from us as we were attempting to place him into handcuffs. (He) also attempted to crawl away from us.”

According to the probable cause statement, Vinson started to vomit as they were walking back towards the residence, and stated that he had “eaten heroin and fentanyl.”

Vinson reportedly stated he had drugs in his fifth pants pocket, which were located during a search after he was arrested.

The small plastic bag contained a green, leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana, and a clear plastic bag in Vinson’s waist band contained a green, leafy substance that field tested-positive for marijuana. Deputies located and seized a total of 4.2 grams of marijuana.

A plastic bag within the plastic bag that contained the marijuana also contained 2.6 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. A silver metal smoking device that contained a green, leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana was located in Vinson’s left front pants pocket.

In the Ford Focus, deputies located a grey sunglass case with a yellow zipper sitting between the front driver’s seat and front passenger seat. The case contained two unused plastic syringes, a red plastic straw, and a plastic syringe containing approximately 20 units of a clear liquid substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

He was transported via ambulance to Capitol Regional Medical Center, and later was released to the Osage County Detention Center, where he remains.

Nolte, who was one of the two females located in the Mazda that Vinson wrecked at the intersection of Maries County roads 402 and 405 in a Nov. 15 incident, was taken into custody and transported by Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Coby Holzschuh to the Osage County Detention Center, where she was placed under arrest and agreed to speak freely, according to the report.

Nolte told deputies that she was Vinson’s girlfriend, and that they had been staying “all over” together. She said Vinson got the car from his friend “Ashley,” and that they had the vehicle since Saturday or Sunday.

She admitted to the use of methamphetamine during the interview, saying the last time she had used was the evening of Nov. 18, and that she had smoked marijuana late the night before. Nolte said Vinson was driving the vehicle they were found exiting and she was in the passenger seat. She also said she was unaware Vinson had drugs on him.

In Maries County, Vinson has been charged with tampering with a motor vehicle in the first degree, and trespassing in the first degree.

Maries County Deputy Caleb Cooper filed a probable cause statement originally requesting two additional charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and felony stealing.

“That is what I submitted for the probable cause statement,” Cooper said. “The prosecuting attorney felt that the tampering and trespassing charges were more appropriate for the crime.”

No bond information was available at press time.

Vinson is also scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 in Judge I. I. “Ike” Lamke’s Gasconade County court to answer to charges in two separate cases from October 2018 — four days apart — alleging  class D felony possession of controlled substance in one, and a class E felony for resisting arrest  in the other. Three other misdemeanor charges accompany the resisting arrest case.

In August of 2019 Vinson was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections as part of a guilty plea to a charge of possession of a controlled substance before Judge Hellmann in Linn.

The execution of the sentence was suspended and Vinson was ordered to serve five years of supervised probation, consecutive with another Gasconade County sentence. He was also ordered to complete the alternative treatment (drug court) program.

A citation was issued Oct. 8 by the court against Vinson on Missouri Division of Probation and Parole’s allegation he violated directives that he obey special conditions of treatment court. He was taken into custody that day and held until Oct. 14, when he was released on his own recognizance. He failed to appear for the treatment program, and a no-bond warrant was issued Oct. 21.

Judge John J. Berkemeyer was assigned to the case on Nov. 1, as an interim judge due to the retirement of Judge Robert D. Schollmeyer.


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