BOONVILLE – Kristine N. Owens, age 24 of Boonville was arrested and charged with four counts of Abuse or Neglect of a Child. She is currently incarcerated at the Cooper County Detention pending bond. I do not know the bond amount.

BPD officers, working with the Missouri Children's Division, investigated a call of unsuitable living conditions and responded to the 800 Block of Sixth Street. There had been previous calls to this residence and Children's Division caseworkers were working with the family to re-mediate the problems. On this call, the Children's Division removed four juvenile children from the residence and charges were filed by our department.