Update: GEHS Vandalism Suspect Identified


The suspect arrested in Taney County, MO, last week has been transferred to the Johnson County Detention Center in Olathe to await arraignment, scheduled for 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 is being 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.