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St. Clair County Courthouse worker charged with tampering with records

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

ST. CLAIR COUNTY (KMOV.com) – An employee in the Circuit Clerk’s Office in St. Clair County has been charged with tampering with public records.

Rowena Butenhoff, 33, is accused of deleting the records of a bench warrant for the arrest of someone who had three outstanding misdemeanor offenses.

“When the events came to my attention that had allegedly taken place, I immediately contacted Brendan Kelly, that state’s attorney,” said St. Clair County Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay. “We immediately contacted Sheriff Watson’s office.”

After being contacted, investigators began a week long investigation of Butenhoff’s actions. It was discovered that Butenhoff had allegedly tampered with the records of Robert Loeffler, 29, who has been accused of impeding a domestic disturbance call.

Butenhoff was arrested, but has since been released on bond. She is currently on administrative leave. 

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