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Ste. Gen deputies catch anhydrous thieves with K9’s aid

Deputies with the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office were called to Loida Agriculture on Aug. 8 after receiving a report of suspicious activity. The caller stated they thought there might be subjects there attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia. When deputies arrived, they heard someone running away from the area of the anhydrous tanks.

The sheriff’s office K9 deputy deployed his certified K9 to track the individual who was heard running away. As he and the K9 started to approach the area where the individual was lying down, the deputy ordered the subject to stand up and place his hands behind his back. The subject jumped up and hit the deputy and attempted to flee again. The K9 chased the subject and apprehended him with a bite and hold.

Other deputies arrived to canvass the area for other subjects. A second subject was located on the property, hiding in the wooded area.

While deputies were taking the two subjects into custody, one of the subject’s cell phone rang. The caller was told to “come back to the area.” A short time later, a female pulled up in a vehicle and she was also taken into custody.

After interviewing the three subjects, full confessions were obtained regarding the theft of the anhydrous and each person’s part in the theft.

The individuals are identified as Daniel S. Greenhill, 42, of Cedar Hill; Derick L. Sandquist, 30, of Dittmer; and Ashley L. Biby, 30, of Cedar Hill.

Greenhill was charged with theft of anhydrous, a Class B felony; assault on a law enforcement officer, a Class C felony; and resisting arrest, a Class D felony. His bond was set at $35,000 by Judge Timothy Inman. He posted bond and was released.

Sandquist was charged with theft of anhydrous, a Class B felony. His bond was set at $25,000 by Judge Inman. He was transferred to the Missouri Department of Corrections after his parole was revoked.

Biby was charged with theft of anhydrous, a Class B felony. Her bond was set at $15,000 by Judge Inman. She posted bond and has been released.

This is an ongoing investigation and more arrests may be pending.

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