3 arrested on robbery, assault charges in meth deal
Friday, August 30, 2013
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Two women told the Ripley County Sheriff's Department they were trying to buy methamphetamine last week when they were robbed, beaten and left stripped of their clothing after dark along a county road east of Doniphan.
Three suspects face several charges, including armed robbery and first-degree assault. They were identified as Raymond H. Olivio, 30, Pamela Wynema Clanton, 46, and Tabitha Leshay Scrivner, 27, all of Doniphan.
Deputies were called shortly after midnight Aug. 19 to the home of one of the victims along Route JJ near Fairdealing, Mo. The women, ages 33 and 23, originally told deputies they were riding to a store with some friends to buy beer when the robbery took place. Both reportedly later admitted in written statements that they had called Scrivner and asked for help in finding methamphetamine. They were told Olivio would drive them to Poplar Bluff, Mo., to buy drugs.
Scrivner and Clanton also reportedly were in the car when Olivio arrived at the residence on Route JJ.
Instead of going to Poplar Bluff, the male suspect reportedly drove to an area near Center Hill Church on County Road T-1, about one-half mile east of Route JJ. While parked near the church, Clanton reportedly accused the women of stealing $100 from her.
The women said Olivio displayed a firearm and threatened to shoot them after they got out of the car. He reportedly struck each in the head with the pistol. One of the victims said the firearm discharged when Olivio hit her in the head. The women said they were robbed of $250 and told to remove their clothing.
Olivio, Clanton and Scrivner reportedly left in the car, taking the victims' clothing and shoes with them. The women said they began walking and found some of their clothing along the gravel road while going back to the residence on Route JJ.
Deputies said they later found evidence of blood as well as a syringe, marijuana pipe and a purse belonging to one of the victims on the ground near the church.
Deputies contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Doniphan Police Department for assistance.
The three suspects reportedly drove to Doniphan. After getting a description of the vehicle, police found a Chevrolet Trail Blazer parked at Clanton's residence in the 500 block of First Street. After speaking to Clanton and receiving permission to search the house, deputies said they found Olivio and Scrivner attempting to hide in the attic. Olivio reportedly jumped out a window but was captured after being shot with a Taser.
Officers said they found $235 hidden in Scrivner's clothing. She reportedly told police the three had stopped at a Doniphan convenience store and bought gasoline after returning to town.
All three suspects were taken to the Doniphan City Jail and booked before being taken to Butler County because of a lack of space at the local jail.
In addition to the robbery and assault charges, all three were charged with armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. They still were in jail Monday on $250,000 bonds each. Olivio also was charged with resisting arrest by fleeing.
All three appeared Aug. 21 in Ripley County Circuit Court and entered not guilty pleas. They are scheduled to appear Sept. 25 for preliminary hearings before Associate Judge Thomas D. Swindle.