St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar was arrested early Friday in Lake Ozark on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Miller County Sheriff’s Department officials said Lohmar, 48, was booked into jail around 2 a.m. and released about an hour later. Charges had not appeared in online court records as of Tuesday evening.
In a statement, Lohmar acknowledged he was involved in a “situation” in Miller County.
“I maintain that I am innocent of any wrongdoing, and I will respect the legal process as it unfolds,” he said.
Lake Ozark police did not provide details of the incident.
A spokeswoman for the St. Charles County prosecutor’s office declined to comment.
“Whatever may have transpired would have occurred outside the duties of this office,” said public information officer Leslie Knight.
Lohmar, a Republican, has been the St. Charles County prosecutor since 2012.
His office has handled high-profile cases including the prosecution of Pamela Hupp, who was sentenced to life in prison in 2019 for fatally shooting a mentally disabled man. He also charged 61-year-old Earl W. Cox with first-degree murder in the death of 9-year-old Angie Houseman — a case that had gone cold for 25 years.
In 2019, Lohmar faced an investigation by the Missouri Attorney General’s office into allegations he harassed his ex-girlfriend, St. Charles County Associate Circuit Judge Erin Burlison, after the two parted from a “lengthy, serious relationship.”
Lohmar eventually issued a public apology, acknowledging his actions were “irresponsible.”
Burlison said she appreciated Lohmar’s statement, and the case was closed the following day.
Before he became the county prosecutor, Lohmar worked as an associate circuit judge in St. Charles County for two years and also worked stints as a municipal judge and prosecutor. His father, Democrat William Lohmar, was a longtime circuit and associate circuit judge.
Lohmar is up for reelection in November. He has no challengers in the Aug. 2 Republican primary, and no one has filed to run against him in the general election.