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Two arrested on separate charges in Howard Co.

The cyber Crimes Task Force and the Howard County Sheriff's Office conducted a search at a home on County Road 302.

HOWARD CO., Mo. - Two men were arrested on separate charges Thursday morning in Howard County.

The Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Howard County Sheriff's Office conducted a search at a home on County Road 302, west of Fayette.

Investigators determined a nearby resident was accessing the wireless network at the home to reportedly distribute the child pornography through a file sharing program. Investigators identified the suspect as 29-year-old Josh Barton.

They recovered a laptop incriminating Barton and arrested him on a charge of distribution of child pornography.

Barton was arrested on a charge for distribution of child porn.

Another man, 54-year-old James Barton, was also arrested at the home for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Charges are pending in both cases and both men are in the Howard County jail.


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