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Sheriff says missing Mo. mom, daughter in danger

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm •  Published: March 18, 2013

Koechner and Devon Sandner divorced in November. He was charged in early January in Livingston County with third-degree domestic assault after his new girlfriend told police he had struck her in the face at a Chillicothe motel. In the probable cause statement from the Jan. 1 incident, an investigator said he thought Sandner was a flight risk because he didn't have anywhere to live.

"He advised me he had nowhere to go after he was supposed to check out of the hotel room," Chillicothe police officer Curtis Hays wrote. "He stated he and (the victim) had been living in a semi-tractor until he lost his job."

Also, an arrest warrant was issued Monday in Linn County for Sandner on five counts of forgery. Prosecutors said he wrote five bad checks on the account of another man in August.

Koechner filed for divorce Aug. 13, a week after she received a protection from abuse order against him.

Hughes said the mother, daughter and Sandner are believed to be in a charcoal gray, 2003 Ford F-150 pickup with Missouri license plate 0PJ-718.