Dallas County man James David Phelps has been charged with murder, kidnapping, and abandonment of a corpse. James Phelps lived in a cabin at 386 Moon Valley Rd, Lebanon.
UPDATE: 12/1/2021 – Criminal Setting Scheduled
James David Phelps will appear in Court Room One in Dallas County on December 10th, 2021 at 9:00am.
James Phelps’s Early Years
James Phelps was born in 1963 to Mary and Charles Phelps. He grew up in Preston, Missouri where his brother still owns property today. Phelps attended Skyline High School in Urbana, Missouri where he made the honor roll multiple times and graduated in 1981.
After graduating, Phelps joined the Army and was stationed for a time in South Carolina. In 1991, Phelps and his wife moved to Nemo, Missouri from St. Louis.
James Phelps Recent Movements
James lived in Preston, Missouri until around 2009. From there, he lived in Camdenton, Missouri before moving to 386 Moon Valley, Lebanon in 2011. James Phelps still owns property in Preston, Missouri with his brother and sister-in-law. This was property previously owned by the Phelps’ parents Charles and Mary.
Phelps is listed online as an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church. He was reportedly ordained on February 04, 2019.