Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Powersville man facing multiple allegations after arrest on Sunday

A resident of Powersville faces multiple accusations following his arrest Sunday afternoon in Putnam County. Forty-year-old Anthony Pearson was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Putnam County Jail. The highway patrol has accused Pearson of felony possession of methamphetamine and felony endangering the welfare of a child. Pearson also is accused of unlawful possession […]

Representative Rick Roeber Lee's Summit

Panel recommends Missouri House expel Republican accused of sexually abusing his children

(Missouri Independent) – The Missouri House Ethics Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend Rep. Rick Roeber be expelled from the Legislature. The committee, made up of five Republicans and five Democrats, said evidence obtained over the course of its four-month investigation confirmed Roeber had sexually abused two of his children in 1990 when they […]

Keenan Critten

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests on Friday and Saturday

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of an Illinois man and a Jamesport man in area counties on multiple allegations. Sixty-seven-year-old Harry Tapp of Mattoon, Illinois was arrested in Caldwell County on March 5th and was accused of the felonies of driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended. Other accusations included failure to maintain lane, […]

Juan Fernandez

Two from Cameron arrested by highway patrol

Two people from Cameron have been arrested in DeKalb County. The Highway Patrol reports 47-year-old Juan Fernandez was taken late Monday night to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Fernandez was arrested on warrants from Independence which include unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing police, interfering with police, and fleeing […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Patrol arrests out-of-state drivers in Linn and Gentry counties on a multitude of allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of out-of-state residents in Linn and Gentry counties the afternoon of January 24th on multiple allegations. Forty-six-year-old Ruby White of Jacksonville, Illinois was arrested in Linn County. She was accused of speeding, two counts of failure to restrain the child, and misdemeanor possession of fewer than 10 grams of […]

Bruce Breasure and Michael Moore Booking Photo

Two arrested in Daviess County on drug and driving accusations

The highway patrol reports two Kansas City, Kansas residents were arrested Saturday afternoon in Daviess County. Michael Moore and Bruce Breasure, both 50 years old, were both accused of felony possession of a controlled substance. In addition, Moore was accused of failure to register a motor vehicle and no valid driver’s license. Breasure, in addition […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Patrol reports two arrested on drug accusations

A 21-year old Kirksville resident, Austin Penn, was arrested late Saturday night in Adair County. Penn was accused of unlawful use of a weapon, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding. Eighteen-year-old Dylan Baker of Greentop was arrested late Saturday night in Adair […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Patrol reports arrest of Iowa man in Caldwell County on numerous accusations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Blockton, Iowa man in Caldwell County on Friday evening, December 11th on multiple allegations. Forty-two-year-old Ty Vaughn was accused of driving while intoxicated—chronic offender, felony driving while revoked or suspended, felony assault—second degree, property damage—first degree, and armed criminal action. Other allegations included abuse or neglect of […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol arrests Milan man accusing him of drug-related offenses

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Milan man in Sullivan County on the morning of November 3rd on drug-related and other allegations. Twenty-two-year-old Michael Harrison was accused of felony driving while revoked, felony resisting arrest, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Other accusations included speeding, no […]

Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

Operation Legend 2020

Operation LeGend results in over 500 arrests, including 37 murder suspects

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, at a joint press conference with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, announced that 518 arrests have been made by local and federal law enforcement officers in Operation LeGend. “On behalf of the team of federal law enforcement agencies involved in this groundbreaking initiative, I […]

Two arrested on drug charges in Daviess County

Trenton woman has bond revoked; Nebraska man arrested on drug accusations and DWI

A Nebraska man is scheduled to be in circuit court in Trenton next month after his arrest Thursday west of Trenton. A highway patrol arrest on Highway 6 resulted in the arrest of 44-year-old Leonard Arzola of Lincoln, Nebraska. Charges filed in the Associate Division accuse Arzola of two felonies and one misdemeanor. He’s accused […]

Fatal Crash

Husband and wife killed in crash when drunk driver crosses centerline colliding head-on

The highway patrol reports a northwest Missouri couple was killed in a two-vehicle crash five miles north of Savannah. Sixty-nine-year-old Danny Donahoo and his wife, 68-year-old Diane Donahoo, both of Rosendale, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Andrew County Coroner. The bodies were taken to the Meierhoffer Funeral Home. The driver of a […]