May 21, 2022

Sheriff: Wanted Kan. woman jailed for alleged theft in Missouri

Posted May 21, 2022 1:00 AM
Alesha Reavis. Photo Vernon County, Mo., Sheriff's 
Alesha Reavis. Photo Vernon County, Mo., Sheriff's 

NEVADA, Mo. - A 38-year-old Lindsborg woman with multiple active warrants in Kansas is in custody in connection to a theft case in Deerfield, Missouri located in southwestern Missouri on U.S. Highway 54 between Nevada, Mo., and Fort Scott, Kan.

On May 4, Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies took a report of a theft that had occurred from a vehicle at a residence on Walnut Street in Deerfield, Mo., according to a social media report from the sheriff's office.

It was determined that the suspects proceeded to use a stolen debit card at multiple businesses in Vernon County after the theft.

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said that Detectives were able to identify a suspect by reviewing surveillance footage and were able to locate a potential residence where the suspect had been staying.

Daniel Hankins-photo Vernon Co.
Daniel Hankins-photo Vernon Co.

On May 5, Detectives conducted a follow-up at a residence on W. Vernon Street in Nevada, Mo., and took 38-year-old Alesha Reavis of Lindsborg, Kansas  into custody on multiple active Felony warrants for her arrest from the State of Kansas. Suspected methamphetamine was located as well as some of the stolen property.

On May 10, Deputies were able to locate another suspect involved, identified as 21-year-old Daniel Hankins of Nevada, Mo. and took him into custody.

On May 22, the Courts issued a warrant charging Hankins with Stealing-Firearm, Stealing, and Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Device. Hankins is currently being held at the Vernon County Jail on a $10,000 cash only bond.

Additional charges for Reavis’ involvement are being presented to the Vernon County Prosecutor’s Office for her role in the theft. Reavis is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on the unrelated active warrants.