Stolen property investigation

Phillip D. Giller
Randall R. Shepherd

Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey
On Dec. 9, 2019, Texas County deputies, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recovered a stolen trailer at a residence on Highway 32 in the Licking area. The trailer was reported stolen from Eldon, Mo. Deputies arrested Randall Shepherd at the residence. On Dec. 11, 2019, an additional suspect was taken into custody after a traffic stop by a deputy. Phillip D. Giller was interviewed and the investigation implicated that he and Shepherd stole the trailer from Eldon and possessed it in Texas County. Giller was also discovered to be a tier 3 registered sex offender who was residing in Texas County without registering with the Sheriff’s Office.
Texas County Asst. Prosecuting Attorney Jason Macpherson charged Randall R. Shepherd, age 28 of Licking, with stealing by knowingly retaining stolen property. Shepherd was held in the Texas County Jail pending $150,000 bond. Phillip D. Giller, age 42 of Licking, was charged with failing to register as a sex offender and stealing by knowingly retaining stolen property. Giller was held in the Texas County jail pending $500,000 bond.            
The above charges are mere accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.



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