Former Butler County Clerk
Now a Federal Fugitive
July 26, 2007
Federal authorities yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of
former Butler County Clerk John Dunivan.
A U.S. magistrate in St. Louis issued a warrant for "unlawful flight
to avoid prosecution." The 60-year-old Dunivan, of Poplar Bluff, was
last seen in the Poplar Bluff area on July 11. Dunivan served as Butler
County Clerk for 20 years before recently retiring. He is charged with
first degree statutory sodomy by Ripley County authorities after
accusations of "deviate sexual intercourse" with an 11-year-old girl on
Dunivan was last seen on July 10, 2007 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Police
say he may have been headed to his sister's house in Allen, Texas. He
was last seen driving a red 2000 Toyota Tacoma extended cab with
Missouri license 241 NN4 with a red camper shell. Dunivan is 5'10" tall
and weighs 175 lbs. He has gray eyes.