Cuba News

New charges filed against suspect who fled from police custody

New criminal charges have been filed against a man accused of fleeing from police custody, stealing a truck, and then crashing it into a Cuba police car in March.

Daniel Paul Sanders, 45, of Cuba, had already been charged with two felonies – delivery of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and unlawful use of a weapon (being in possession of both a firearm and controlled substance), a class E felony – in connection with the same incident. Sanders is now also charged with class A felony assault in the first degree, class A felony escape from custody, class D felony property damage in the first degree, class D felony stealing, and class E felony property damage in the first degree.

City hopes to widen Beldon Avenue for better traffic flow

The City of Cuba would like to make street improvements to Beldon Avenue, from the four-way stop at Theresa Street to its intersection at North Franklin. The mayor would love to see the project move quickly and the road work completed over the summer, but it’s unlikely that the project will happen that fast.

Woman fights arrest for felony drug warrant

A woman located in a Cuba residence during a police investigation on June 17 was arrested on a felony warrant and then charged with resisting arrest after her response to the incident. Suede Desire Steinhauer (Stahl), 29, told police she is homeless, but is listed with a Rolla address in court records.

Cuba City Council Notes

The Cuba City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, June 18 and in special session on Thursday, June 20 to discuss the following items of city-related business:

June 18 Regular Meeting

• The mayor announced changes to the meeting agenda. With approval from the council, discussion and approval of the FY 2020 budget and employee salaries were removed from the agenda, along with executive session. The budget and salaries were to be approved at a special meeting on June 20.

Scholarship presented to emergency services students

On June 12, 2019, the Robert & Dorothy Wind Family Scholarship Committee presented two $1000 scholarships for studies in the field of Emergency Services.  Pictured (from left) are Cary Terrill, chair of the Scholarship Committee; Kathleen Borg, member of the Scholarship Committee; Paul Taylor, recipient from Cuba, Missouri; Faith Roberts, recipient from Salem, Missouri; Gregg Mendenhall, Chief of Montauk Rural Fire Dept and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee; Larry West, President of Montauk Rural Fire Department; and Barry Reynolds, treasurer/secretary of the Scholarship Committee.