A search warrant for Mr. Kavanagh's property was obtained by the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to Mr. Kavanaghs residence to execute the search warrant, but Mr. Kavanagh ignored Deputies commands to exit the residence. The Franklin County SWAT Team responded to the residence and attempted communication with Mr. Kavanagh via an in car PA system. While requesting Mr. Kavanagh to exit the residence, a 911 call was made to Franklin County Dispatch stating there was a shooting at a local convenience store nearby. However, it was quickly learned that the 911 call was made by Mr. Kavanagh and another unknown subject from inside the residence, as the phone number used to make the call matched the phone number belonging to Mr. Kavanagh. The 911 call was made as an attempt to distract Deputies attention away from Mr. Kavanagh.
After a brief period, three subject's exited the home, one being Mr. Kavanagh. Mr. Kavanagh was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants and charges are being applied for in reference to filing a false police report and misuse of 911 services.
The second subject who assisted Mr. Kavanagh with the 911 call is a 39 year old male from Washington, MO. Charges of misuse of 911 and filing a false police report are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff