Charges accusing 56-year old James Bowe of Humphreys with abandonment of a corpse, 1st degree assault, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, and unlawful possession of a firearm, (all from July 2013) in Grundy and Sullivan Counties, have been transferred from Grundy County to Chariton County Circuit Court on a change of venue.
A jury trial is to begin in Chariton County on January 12th. Judge Terry Tschannan of Linn County was assigned to the case after a change of judge was requested.
A two day jury trial has been scheduled in Grundy County for a former Unionville police officer. Twenty-five year old David Banks of Stewartsville is accused of sexual misconduct or attempt in Putnam County involving a 14 year old girl via electronic means. The charge says the alleged incident was between January 1st and February 20th of this year. The jury trial is to begin October 30th. The case was transferred from Putnam County to Grundy County on a change of venue.
A jury trial for 36 year old Robert Johnstone III of Trenton is scheduled August 21st in Division 1of Grundy County Circuit Court. Johnstone is charged in Grundy County with 1st Degree child molestation in June of last year.
43 year old Don Kinsman of Kirksville is to have a jury trial November 4th on Grundy County charges accusing him with possessing methamphetamine in February of this year.
In other cases in Division 1 of Grundy County Circuit Court.......
48 year old Johnathan Wood of San Antonio, Texas was sentenced to 3 years in prison after Judge Jack Peace revoked Wood's probation. Wood, in April, admitted he violated the probation.
42 year old Rhona Boggs of Trenton admitted violating 2 probations. The probations were revoked and a 3 month sentence in the Grundy County Detention Center now must be served. The jail time previously had been stayed when she was put on probation---but now must be served.
40 year old Patricia Eckert, with addresses listed at Galt and Laredo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. However, execution of the sentence was stayed and Ms. Eckert was put on 5 year's probation. She had pleaded guilty in March to a charge of identity theft. The charge noted Ms. Eckert was a prior offender in connection with 3 charges of passing bad checks in Grundy County---2 of them in 2001 and the other in 2012. Ms. Eckert also admitted violating a probation. The probation was continued. She's required to pay restitution in the cases.
25 year old Janaye Trombley of Trenton pleaded guilty to 2nd degree domestic assault and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. Judge Peace retains jurisdiction for 120 days and requested Ms. Trombley be placed in a shock program. She was accused of attempting to injure Peter Trombley by use of a deadly weapon April 21st.
20 year old Jack Gathercole of Trenton was put on 5 years probation after imposition of a sentence was suspended. Gathercole is required to complete a 3rd Circuit Court supervisory program. Gathercole, in February, pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine in December.
35 year old Sasha Thomas of Trenton was put on probation for 5 years. She had pleaded guilty last month to 1st degree endangering the welfare of a child in March. A charge accusing her with possessing methamphetamine in March with intent to distribute it was dismissed by the prosecution last month.
24 year old Mitchell Knapp of Holts Summit admitted violating his probation. The probation was revoked and Knapp was was sentenced to 4 years in prison. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Knapp was put back on probation for 5 years.
31 year old Michelle Harding of Trenton admitted violating her probation. The probation was continued with the added condition she successfully complete a 3rd Circuit Court supervisory program.
18 year old Justin Keihauer of Trenton pleaded guilty to possessing the controlled substance alprazolam in January. Imposition of a sentence was suspended and Kleihauer was put on probation 5 years. He's required to complete a 3rd Circuit Court supervisory program.
29 year old Cassandra Brewer of Trenton withdrew a prior plea and pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Imposition of a sentence was suspended and Ms. Brewer was put on probation for 5 years. She's required to make full restitution. She was accused of receiving a stolen Windows 8 notebook last September.
Ms. Brewer also pleaded guilty to passing bad checks. Imposition of a sentence was suspended and she was put on 5 years probation. She's required to make restitution of Nearly $1,100 in monthly payments.
36 year old John Irvin of Kahoka, and 26 year old Jacob Terry of Jamesport, each withdrew a prior plea and pleaded guilty to non-support.
Imposition of a sentence was suspended and both persons were put on probation for 5 years. Both are required to pay current and past child support.
Twenty-three year old Joshua Roseman of Kearney pleaded guilty to non-support of a child. Imposition of a sentence was suspended and Roseman was put on 5 years probation. He is also required to pay current and past child support.
Thirty-five year old Carrie McClain of Trenton pleaded guilty to an amended charge accusing her with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use it to introduce a controlled substance into the body in January, and felony tampering with physical evidence by destroying drug paraphernalia to impair its availability in a Trenton Police Department investigation in February. The drug paraphernalia possession charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. Sentencing is July 17th. The prosecution dismissed a felony charge accusing Ms. McClain with possession of methamphetamine in February.