Ward negotiates surrender
OREGON COUNTY -- Dealing with the father of a wanted man led Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward to negotiate the surrender of a Howell County man to local law enforcement officials last week.
Trouble for David Adam Teague began mid-morning March 22. The 19-year-old man from Howell County was involved in an accident near the junction of Oregon County Road 225 and Highway 142, approximately one-fourth mile east of H Highway.
According to Ward, Teague was driving a white 1989 Chevrolet S-10 truck and intentionally rear-ended a 1991 GMC truck driven by Barbara Cox of Oregon County. When the Teague truck struck the Cox vehicle the bumpers locked. Cox and a passenger in her truck exited the vehicle. It was at this time Teague took the Cox vehicle.
During the week Ward kept in contact with Teague's father, David Teague. Ward said this contact is how he negotiated with the family for the younger man to turn himself in to authorities.
Teague was wanted on a Howell County warrant of felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver as well as Oregon County warrants of two counts of first degree felony assault. both class B felonies. He is charged in Oregon County with with a class C felony of receiving stolen property, a 2001 Yamaha Warrior 4-wheeler. The 4-wheeler was stolen from Dennis Russell of Poseyville, Ind.
Ward said Teague is in the Oregon County jail with a total bond set at over $77,000.