Armed Missouri Fugitive Spotted in Clarinda


July 11th, 2012 by admin

Authorities in two states are looking for a Missouri woman who they say is armed and dangerous that is wanted on drug charges after she was seen early Wednesday morning near the Clarinda Casey’s Store.

At about 2:00 Wednesday morning, Clarinda Police received a report that 23-year-old Lynne Elizabeth Chandler was standing outside an Oldsmobile Bravada at the Clarinda Casey’s Store parking lot and was possibly armed with a handgun. 

When police encountered the Chandler, she ran, and a foot pursuit ensued.  Police believe she went into a wooded area just west of the Casey’s store, but they were unable to locate her after a search of the area was conducted.  Area businesses were advised of the situation and went into lockdown.  The search was suspended at about 4:00 Wednesday morning. 

Chandler is wanted in Nodaway County Missouri for failure to appear at a probation violation hearing for drug possession.  She is a white female with brown hair, height 5’3”, weighing 125 pounds.  She is considered armed and dangerous.  If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact the Nodaway County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department at 660-582-7451.

The Clarinda Police Department was assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy K-9 Unit and deputies from the Page County Sheriff’s Department and Nodaway County, Missouri Sheriff’s Department.