Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Man with handgun in waistband attempting to shoplift flees scene in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports the department received a report early Sunday of a subject attempting to steal in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Sampsel said, upon an employee making contact with the subject, a handgun was observed in the suspect’s waistband. The person then fled from the scene on foot, however, a search […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist crashes on Highway 116 striking car west of Cowgill; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

The highway patrol reports a Richmond man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was operating struck a car, then went off Highway 116 and overturned in southern Caldwell County. Forty-six-year-old Michael Milligan of Richmond was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. The driver of the car, 54-year old Manley […]

Murder

Trial for Maysville man accused of murder to be held in Caldwell County

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse in DeKalb County will have a jury trial in Caldwell County on another felony charge. Kenneth Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June 5th and whose remains were found June […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Gilman City man arrested in Gentry County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Gilman City man in Gentry County early Saturday morning on multiple allegations. Thirty-nine-year-old Casey Sperry was accused of felony driving while intoxicated—aggravated offender, no driver’s license, exceeding the posted speed limit, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, and no insurance. Sperry was also […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Novinger man arrested on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning on a couple of drug-related allegations. Thirty-two-year-old Robert Shultz was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offense. He was also arrested on an Adair County warrant for failure to register a motor vehicle. […]

Matthew Aaron Case

Prosecution recommends 10-years with Department of Corrections for Chillicothe man

A Chillicothe man accused of fleeing from a deputy in July waived formal arraignment and pleaded guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The prosecutor dismissed one case for 29-year-old Matthew Aaron Case and in exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecution recommended 10-years in the Department of Corrections on a […]

Melanie Myers

St. Joseph teen arrested in Daviess County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Saint Joseph resident in Daviess County Tuesday morning on drug-related allegations. Eighteen-year-old Melanie Myers was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had a misdemeanor DeKalb County warrant on possession of marijuana. Myers was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional […]

Jennifer Reed

Albany woman who subjected 11-year-old girl to abuse for a year pleads guilty

An Albany woman accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse pleaded guilty to amended information in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court on Friday. Jennifer Reed pleaded guilty to two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing and two felony counts of first degree endangering […]

Vincent Sturgeon

Pattonsburg man found “Not Guilty” of kidnapping, “Guilty” of domestic assault

A jury trial was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Pattonsburg man facing charges stemming from an alleged incident in October. The jury returned a verdict for 28-year-old Vincent Lee Sturgeon of not guilty of second-degree kidnapping and guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree domestic assault and felony first degree […]