Clay Waller arrested on two separate charges

Clay Waller (Source:Malden Police)
Clay Waller (Source:Malden Police)
Waller being taken into Cape Girardeau County Jail.
Waller being taken into Cape Girardeau County Jail.
Clay Waller's attorney Scott Reynolds
Clay Waller's attorney Scott Reynolds

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Clay Waller's lawyer says police questioned his client all night long following his Friday evening arrest.

Attorney Scott Reynolds says investigators interrogated Clay Waller from 9 p.m. Friday until to 4 a.m. Saturday. The attorney says he was finally able to talk to his client regarding newly-filed charges from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Saturday, Reynolds called the latest arrest and charges bogus.

"They talked to him last night for seven hours," said Reynolds. "They brought him in at nine o'clock. I got access to him at 4 a.m. They interviewed him for seven hours. I don't think for seven hours they talked about stealing and harassment charges. We all know probably, what was the majority of that interview."

Reynolds is guessing Waller was grilled about his wife's disappearance.

However, he does not know whether his client ever requested his attorney Friday night.

Lt. David James with the Cape Girardeau Sheriff's Office says his officers followed the law.

Waller was arrested Friday. He's charged with two separate crimes unrelated to his wife's disappearance.

According to the Cape County prosecutor's office Clay Waller was arrested around 6 p.m. Friday evening.

Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle says Waller has been charged with a class B felony of stealing by deceit.

The stealing by deceit charge stems from an investigation of Waller appropriating a check in the amount of $55,000 from the Delta Companies on or about April 23, 2010 with the purpose to deprive them of the money, according to Cape Police.

Police say the money was an advance  to be used on a construction project to purchase building materials and made representations which were false and know to be false and the Delta Companies representatives relied on those facts.

In a separate unrelated charge, Waller is charged with the class A misdemeanor of harassment. Police say the harassment charge stems from a complaint in that on or around July 27, 2011, in Cape Girardeau County, Waller for the purpose of frightening told Gary Hill that he was going to kill him and was "coming to get you right now."

We're told that warrants were issued for his arrest earlier Friday.

But prosecutors stress that the arrest is not related to his wife's disappearance.

Waller's bond was set at $55,000 cash only on the felony stealing case and $5,000 only on the harassment charge.

Waller was transported to the Cape Girardeau Count Justice Center in Jackson, Mo.

Clay Waller is a person of interest in his wife, Jacque's disappearance but he has not been charged in that case.

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