Bucklin Man Arrested For 43 Counts Of 1st Degree Sex Offenses

A Bucklin man has been arrested on 43 counts of 1st degree sex offenses. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announced the arrest of 54-year-old Roger Cupp, on Friday. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Troop B Criminal Investigations Unit and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. On August 25th, 2021, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office requested the Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control to assist with an investigation involving allegations of statutory rape and child molestation. During the investigation, it was determined over a five-year period Cupp had committed multiple sexual offenses involving one child. On September 3rd, investigators executed a search warrant at Cupp’s residence on East Truman Street, in Marceline. Troopers located Cupp in Brookfield, where he was arrested, without incident and was transported to the Macon County Jail. On September 3, the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formally charged Cupp with several criminal counts. Cupp remains in custody, with no bond.