Gold Nugget Road residents in Stover forced to leave when authorities discover vintage munition


Residents on Gold Nugget Road were evacuated Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies  found a live explosive device.
Deputies determined the explosive to be some type of vintage ordnance.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Bomb Squad, Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office and the U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit from Fort Leonard Wood all responded.
When the EOD unit arrived, they advised deputies that the device was still live.
The unit took possession of the device and disposed it.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office are conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information relating to this case is asked call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 378-5481.
Contact this reporter at deannaw@lakesunleader.com