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Active Manhunt Underway in Adair County

Written by on July 29, 2022

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- Law Enforcement is actively searching in the area of Youngstown Trail after a possible sighting of Jesse Rongey.

Murder suspect Jesse Rongey
(Photo Courtesy Adair County Sheriff’s Department)

Rongey is wanted in conjunction with the Murder of Stephen Munn and is considered armed and dangerous. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to avoid the area. Residents in and around Youngstown Trail are asked to limit their traffic to and from the area and are reminded to keep their residences and vehicles locked.

Thousand Hills State Park has temporarily closed all public trail access.

Please contact the Adair County Sheriff’s Office at 1-660-665-4644, Adair County E911 (911), 1-660-665-5621 (non-emergency Line), or your local Law Enforcement Agency with any information into the whereabouts of Rongey.