Reckless endangerment call turns into drug charges against three


On April 29, Stone County deputies were called to a residence on Highway 5 North to a case of reckless endangerment, involving two men shooting arrows into a neighbor’s yard, almost striking a child.

While investigating the incident, deputies noticed what appeared to be methamphetamine and marijuana in a camper where three individuals were located.

A judge approved a search warrant on the camper, and county deputies along with Mountain View Police executed it. Officers located marijuana, meth, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, surveillance cameras, and paperwork indicating a drug operation, according to officials.

The three individuals were taken into custody for interviews. The three were identified as Jordan C. Livingston, 30, Cole W. Staggs, 29, and Autumn R. Youngberg, 27.

After the investigation, Livingston was charged with four drug felonies: possession of meth with the purpose to deliver; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia — one for the purpose to use and the other for the purpose to analyze; and maintaining a drug premises.

Staggs was charged with possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies. He is also being charged under the Habitual Offender Law.

Autumn R. Youngberg is charged with two felonies — possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia to use meth. The three were taken to jail and placed on $2,500 bonds each.

During the interviews of the suspects and witnesses in the drug case, information was developed that Livingston, Staggs, and a third man allegedly went to the Stone County Drive-In area on multiple occasions and stole property. Authorities said that property included a variety of tools; a welder; cutting torches; new and used ATV and dirt bike tires; a dirt bike; two ATVs; and other items. Police say many of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the property owners.

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