Skip to comments.Elderly farmer near Bois D'Arc pulls gun on 3 thieves who came back for more(MO)
Posted on 03/12/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by marktwain
BOIS DARC, Mo. -- An elderly cattle rancher recently came face-to-face with three thieves on his property, and he took the matter into his own hands. The thieves might have been arrested if Vance West had been able to get someone to help him.
Vance West, 92, is a veteran and father of three. He lives by himself outside Bois d'Arc on more than 100 acres.
See, there's where they left, he told a reporter, pointing out tire tracks. They will be back. I think they will be back.
West says three men stole nearly $3,000 worth of equipment from one of his sheds. He missed the first time they came around, but not the second.
He started climbing over the gate, and I told him not to climb over. He climbed over anyway, so I pulled a gun on him, West said.
I told him, Do you see where it's cocked? He says, I can see, West said. He was sassy. He told me he wasn't going to do it.
The men got away when West tried to flag down someone on his county road.
It's cases like this that recently caused Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott to create a temporary task force to investigate a rash of burglaries in rural areas of the county.
It was a short term project but we feel it was very successful, said Arnott.
Anott says, since January, two dozen people were arrested thanks to the campaign.
The reason why I couldn't continue this, because I was asked, Can you keep this going? is there are areas of work that were neglected while they were on special assignment, Arnott said. Just because of manpower, I can't do it all the time.
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Lemme try. Sah (or san) fra(n)-swa
...try the Cuivre River.
And Cuivre rhymes with River.
Yeah, we have a Calais Maine (callous)
Just like Berlin NH (burl’-in)
I only know the Bois D’arc colloquialism as I have been there. The others, who knows.
Versailles is “ver-sales”, Laquey is “lake-way” and Gravois is “grav-is”.
Mexico, however is mexico....
In St. Louis, Gravois is grav-oy, like Illinois. I had forgotten about Versailles but you have reminded me, and haven’t heard of Laquey.
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