Update: GEHS Vandalism Suspect Out on Bail


Dustin Randell was arraigned on October 10.  The charges, stemming from an alleged break-in and vandalism of the Gardner-Edgerton High School on February 26, are as follows:

Burglary – not dwelling, a level 7 felony

Criminal Damage >$1000>$2500, a level 9 felony
Misdeameanor theft, a level A misdemeanor


Bail was set at $7,500 pending the preliminary hearing scheduled for October 19.  Randell is permitted to return to Missouri, where he currently resides, while out on bail.

The names of any accomplices have not been released.

The suspect, arrested in Taney County, MO, last week, was transferred to the Johnson County Detention Center in Olathe to await arraignment on October 10.

Dustin Michael Randell, 25, was arrested on Tuesday, October 2, in Taney County, Missouri on a Johnson County burglary warrant resulting from the investigation of the February 2017 burglary of the Gardner Edgerton High School. The suspect was held on a $25,000 bond pending extradition proceedings.

The Gardner Police Department would like to thank all those who submitted tips during the investigation and a special thanks to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory and Crime Scene Investigation Section for their invaluable assistance with this investigation.

More information will be provided as the information becomes available.