Fugitive Arrested at Residence in Forsyth



by Sam Clanton


FORSYTH, Mo. – A wanted fugitive is arrested by law enforcement officers in Forsyth early this (Monday) morning.

According to Forsyth Police Chief Roger Ellis, officers acted on a tip that 35-year-old John C. Cranmer was hiding out at a residence on Valley View Road.

He says officers with the Forsyth Police Department, Taney County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol received consent to search the residence, and were able to locate Cranmer hiding under a bed in a back bedroom.

Ellis says officers had to physically restrain Cranmer after he resisted arrest. He was transported to the Taney County Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.

Ellis says local agencies have been trying to apprehend Cranmer for the last six months, for reported felony crimes in the area.

Forsyth Police wanted Cranmer in connection with the burglary of several silver coins belonging to Charles Crandell. According to Ellis, the coins were irreplaceable as they were minted solely for Crandell and his shipmates after they were held captive as prisoners of war in North Korea.


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