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Two Knox County Men Facing Felony Kidnapping, Tampering With a Victim & Assault Charges; Drug Charges Pending

By Echo Menges

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against two Knox County men, Jerry Eugene Davis, 43, of Edina and Jonathan Ryan Prebe, 32, of rural Knox County.

Davis has been charged with one Class A felony count of Kidnapping, one Class C felony count Tampering With a Victim, one Class C felony count Felonious Restraint and two Class C felony charges of Domestic Assault.

Prebe has been charged with one Class A felony count of Kidnapping, one Class C felony count of Tampering With a Victim, a misdemeanor charge of Assault and misdemeanor charge of Property Damage.

These charges are in relation to an incident which allegedly occurred in Knox County on May 2, 2013.

Prebe and Davis were arrested Tuesday night, June 25, 2013, during a drug bust at the Prebe residence on County Road 176 approximately five miles south of Edina when a search warrant was served by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC), the North Missouri Drug Task Force, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Edina Police Department.

According to a statement released by the Knox County Sheriff, Allen Gudehus, methamphetamine (meth), marijuana and items consistent with the manufacturing of meth were found on the premises while the search warrant was being served at the Prebe residence.

According to a representative from the Knox County Prosecutor’s office drug charges are still pending against the two men.

Davis is being held at the Adair County Jail on a $150,000 cash only bond.

Prebe, who is also in the custody of the Adiar County Jail, is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

A follow up to this story will be in the July 3, 2013, issue of The Edina Sentinel.