Photo courtesy of APD

Ashland Police, Boone County Sherriff’s Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following recent arrests:

  • Scott Allen Bruce, age 51 of Ashland. Arrested on 7/29/2023 for DWI.
  • Olivia Vega, age 27 of Ashland. Arrested on 8/3/2023 for operating a vehicle in a careless imprudent manner.

In a criminal case, the state has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the alleged crime. Defendants are presumed innocent and never have the burden of proving their innocence (