PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (May 1, 2012) — An area man with a history of drug-related problems, along with his out-of-town girlfriend, faces additional charges following his Thursday arrest on charges of burglarizing a home north of Saint Robert and forging a check stolen from that residence.
Garrett Lee Rose, 36, who court records list as being from St. Robert, and Lisa Nicole Webb, 27, who court records list as being from Union, are currently residing on the 16000 grid of Cave Road between Dixon and Saint Robert, according to arrest reports from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Rose and Webb now face charges of second-degree burglary and forgery, both Class C felonies carrying a maximum penalty of two to seven years in state prison, on charges that they broke into a private home on Heller Lane on April 24, stole a check from the homeowner, and filled the check out with the intent of using it.
Both people were arrested on April 26, waived formal arraignment on May 1, and are scheduled for a June 11 preliminary hearing. Associate Circuit Judge Greg Warren authorized a $50,000 cash or surety bond on condition that they have no contact with the person whose check they’re accused of taking. According to court records, deputies requested a first-degree burglary charge rather than the second-degree burglary charge which Assistant Prosecutor Dean Matthews chose to file.
Court records indicate that the arrest happened after deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicles in the Laquey area, seen at various locations including Stockton Road, Highway NN, and Interstate Food Mart on Highway 17. Waynesville police stopped the vehicle and held three people, a male driver who has not been charged in the incident and two passengers, Rose and Webb.
“As I approached the passenger side of the vehicle, I saw Garrett’s right hand near his mouth and his mouth moving in a chewing motion,” according to the deputy’s statement in court records. “Due to Garrett’s past narcotics history, I removed Garrett from the vehicle and ordered him to spit out the contents of his mouth. Garrett spit out the twist top to a small container … (after a consent search) I found an opaque glass container that matched the lid Garrett had in his mouth. I also discovered a check belonging to a (man from Carl Junction) … made out to Wal-Mart.”
Garrett told the deputy that the person owning the checking account “gave him the check as payment for a job,” according to court records, but when the deputy called the person on the check, the checking account owner said he found Rose inside his home at an address north of St. Robert without explanation.
“He offered Garrett the opportunity to help him with odd jobs in the past,” according to the deputy’s report, and when the checking account owner found Garrett inside the house, “Garrett claimed he was checking (his) wellbeing since he was unable to get (him) to answer the door.”
The checking account owner found a window screen lying on the ground, ordered Garrett and his girlfriend to leave the property, and hadn’t noticed anything missing until called by the deputy, according to court reports. A second witness who had been helping the checking account owner with odd jobs confirmed that he had seen both Garrett and Webb on the property on April 24. Webb told the deputy that “she and Garrett were dropped off at (the checking account owner’s) house but she had no knowledge Garrett was going to burglarize the residence” and “claimed she sat on the front porch while Garrett was inside the residence.”
The April incident isn’t Garrett’s first run-in with police for similar incidents.
Court records show he’s currently facing misdemeanor drug charges filed in January in Phelps County with a jury trial scheduled in June, and he was also arrested in July 2010 by Pulaski County deputies on two counts of forgery for which he was sentenced to five years in state prison.
The 2010 forgery arrest cited in court records is actually a 2009 charge in which he admitted to completing “two traffic tickets so they purported to have been made by another” on June 9, 2008. He pleaded guilty on March 3 and was released on probation on Sept. 7. Court records say he was to be serving that sentence concurrently with a different charge, but that charge was “nolled” according to Pulaski County Circuit Clerk’s office personnel.
Court records show Webb has numerous criminal convictions as well, mostly in the St. Louis area. They include a six-year sentence to state prison for second-degree burglary in 2006, a second arrest for second-degree burglary one week after the initial 2006 arrest, and convictions for three counts of second-degree burglary with six years in state prison on each count, as well as additional arrests on Oct. 10 and on Oct.12 for one count of second-degree burglary on the first date and two counts on the second date, followed by a single conviction with a six-year state prison sentence.