West Plains man held on $100,000 bond

Photo: Justin E. Stiner
A Howell County man, 31-year-old Justin E. Stiner of West Plains, has been arrested and charged with multiple felony counts stretching over two years. Stiner is being held in the Howell County Jail on $100,000 bond.According to a release from the West Plains Police Department, officers responded to a residence along Jackson Street Tuesday for a report of court order violation.Upon arrival, a male subject, later identified as Stiner, was spotted by officers and fled on foot. Officers gave chase but were unable to locate Stiner.

During the foot chase, an officer was injured and was transported to Ozarks Healthcare for treatment. It was also learned Stiner had multiple felony Howell County arrest warrants.

On Wednesday, officers learned of a possible location for Stiner. The West Plains Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) was activated and arrived at a residence along County Road 4700 with the Howell County Sheriff’s Office.

Commands were made several times for Stiner to exit the residence, but he failed to comply. A search warrant was granted for the residence, and the SRT Team made entry to the residence, located Stiner and took him into custody without further incident. He was placed on a 24-hour hold.

Formal charges were filed by the Howell County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for

– first-degree burglary
– second-degree assault
– stealing
– resisting arrest
– first-degree property damage and
– third-degree domestic assault.

Stiner is also facing multiple similar charges from 2019, as well as 2020.

The West Plains Police Department extended its appreciation to the Howell County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in the apprehension of Stiner. The name of the officer who was injured is not being released. However, he is reported to be recovering well.

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