From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Contact: Lieutenant J.M. Grote
On Wednesday, July 13th the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County issued warrants for Dustin L. Pagett, 30 of Hannibal. Pagett was charged with Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance. At approximately 10:47a.m. he was driving a utility cart through Sodalis Nature Preserve. A Hannibal Parks and Recreation employee attempted to stop Pagett by flagging him down, however, Pagett ignored the employee and continued to drive through the Reserve. He was stopped on a lower trail by police. Pagett was taken into custody without incident. Upon his arrest he was found in possession of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. The utility cart had been reported stolen the previous day from the 1200 block of County Club. Pagett’s bond was set at $25,000.00 cash or surety. He remains in the Marion County Jail.