Crime and Courts

Trenton man pleads guilty to bad checks; Spickard man waives preliminary hearing on sexual abuse allegation

Rural Trenton resident Jerry Urick, on a plea agreement in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, has been sentenced, fined, and placed on probation in connection with bad checks from late last year. Urick on Tuesday pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of passing bad checks. Five other counts were dismissed according to […]

Lawsuit

Audio: Missouri Senate passes protections against COVID-19 lawsuits

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would protect some businesses and organizations from COVID-19 exposure lawsuits. The legislation is designed to protect businesses like health care providers, manufacturers, schools, and churches from such lawsuits in many instances. Under the bill, the lawsuits must be filed within a year of an alleged COVID-19 exposure. […]

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Marceline man identified as suspect who died Friday night in Livingston County officer-involved shooting

The highway patrol troop office in St. Joseph on Monday morning released the name of the suspect who was shot and killed Friday night east of Chillicothe. The death occurred when the suspect was sitting in a deputy’s vehicle following a single-vehicle accident on Highway 36. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as […]

Charges Filed

Charges filed against Milan man who forced his way into woman’s home

A Milan man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Sullivan County on February 17th has been charged with the felonies of burglary—first degree and domestic assault—third degree. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jeremiah Thomas Hurdle’s bond is $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from the Patrol accuses Hurdle of demanding money for food from […]

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Two-vehicle crash at intersection results in driver arrest on multiple warrants

A two-vehicle accident at Cameron late Wednesday afternoon injured two drivers with one of them arrested. The Highway Patrol listed injuries as minor for 42-year-old Johnny Templeton of Cameron, who was taken by EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The other driver, 32-year-old Tara Richardson of Kidder, received no injuries. The car Richardson was driving […]

Sexual Abuse

Brookfield man faces first-degree sexual abuse charge

A Brookfield man accused of sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman on February 12th has been charged in Linn County. Forty-year-old Clarence Clifton Turner faces a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse. A probable cause statement from Brookfield Police Officer Zach Bunton reports Turner asked to come inside the woman’s residence on Canal Street in Brookfield, […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Authorities report the arrest of two Trenton residents

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton residents on February 11th on probation violations. Thirty-two-year-old Domanic James Lee Ratkovich was arrested on a capias warrant. His original charge was felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. His bond is $5,000 cash only. […]

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Woman first in the nation charged with misappropriating monies designed for COVID medical provider relief

A Michigan woman was indicted on allegations that she intentionally misappropriated government funds that were designed to aid medical providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and used them for her own personal expenses. Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin of […]

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Man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue granted change of venue to Harrison County

An assault case at Trenton has been moved for a potential trial in Bethany. Shandon Levi Gann of Galt is accused of felony assault in the first degree for allegedly seriously injuring Cody James McHargue of Trenton causing McHargue to be hospitalized last year. In court this week, both the special prosecuting attorney and defense […]

50-year-old Lonnie Richardson in Custody

Audio: U.S. Marshals capture southern Missouri man accused of threatening to kill Wright County sheriff and judge

The U.S. Marshals have announced that they’ve captured a southern Missouri man accused of threatening to kill Wright County Sheriff Sonny Byerley, a judge, and their family members.     50-year-old Lonnie Richardson was arrested Monday after marshals and Laclede County Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in a small camping trailer near southwest Missouri’s Lebanon. […]