Court News

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Among cases Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Kyle Ray Graves pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Two other counts were dismissed. Graves was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections with the term to be consecutive to any other […]

Fatal Shooting

Missouri man sentenced to four years in prison for illegal firearm used in fatal shooting at zoo

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he accidentally fired in a fatal shooting at the Kansas City Zoo. Anthony R. Meneses, 29, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to four years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 9, 2021, Meneses pleaded guilty […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 13 years in prison without parole for meth conspiracy

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court after law enforcement officers seized more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from his residence. Walter M. Terrell, 37, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 1, 2021, Terrell pleaded guilty to one count […]

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Missouri man charged with illegal firearms after police pursuit

A Missouri, man who caused an accident while fleeing from a police helicopter, then ran from police officers through the backyards of a residential neighborhood before being apprehended, was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms. Jonathon M. Pentlin, 24, of Belton, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri gun store owner pleads guilty to selling machine gun components, faces 10 years in prison

The owner of a Missouri gun store pleaded guilty in federal court to selling components to convert firearms into machine guns, which he marketed on his website as “cell phone holders.” Charles Lee Weston, 37, of Kansas City, Mo., waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays […]

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Missouri man charged in failed restaurant robbery, after employees wrestle him to the ground and take his gun

A Missouri man was charged in federal court on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. The man attempted to rob an Independence, Missouri restaurant but was thwarted when employees wrestled him to the floor and took away his gun. Bryan C. Byers, 23, of Kansas City, was charged in a three-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. […]

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Charges Filed: Man subdued by passengers, flight crew after causing disturbance on flight; plane forced to land in Kansas City

A California man was subdued by several passengers and flight attendants when he tried to open the exit door on an American Airlines flight en route to Washington, D.C., on Sunday afternoon, forcing the plane to land at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. Juan Remberto Rivas, 50, was charged with one count […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 7 individuals over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Columbia Heights, Minnesota resident was arrested Saturday afternoon in Harrison County. Forty-two-year-old Dheyaa Mohammed Ali was accused of speeding 100 miles an hour in a 70 zone, following too closely to another vehicle, and failure to drive in the right lane. Ali was taken to the Harrison County […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to forcible resistance, meth trafficking and illegal firearms

A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to ramming into two law enforcement vehicles while attempting to flee while in possession of methamphetamine and firearms. Antony M. Quinones, of Kansas City, also known as “Droopy,” age 49, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to one count of forcibly resisting a federal […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole for illegal firearm

A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Jeremiah Ezekiel Brown, 37, Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to 10 years in federal prison without parole. This is the maximum statutory penalty for this offense. Brown was found guilty at trial […]