Drug busted

Chillicothe police arrest two on methamphetamine allegations

Chillicothe police report the arrest of two individuals for drugs following a traffic stop made at Dickinson and Cooper in Chillicothe. Police Detective Michael Smith said he and officers were on patrol when they observed an individual operating a motor vehicle whom they knew did not have a valid driver’s license. During a traffic stop, […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff reports busy week with investigations and arrests

The past week has been a busy one for the men and women of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and it all began with an investigation of the alleged violation of a protection order.  Although no names have been released in the incident, it was reported that information collected during the investigation has led to a […]

Rollover Crash

Spickard teen injured after totaling car in crash on Second Northwest Avenue

The Highway Patrol reports a teen from Spickard sustained minor injuries when the car he drove overturned one mile south of Spickard Thursday evening. Seventeen-year-old Tyler Marshall drove south on Second Northwest Avenue at an allegedly high rate of speed when he lost control of the car. The vehicle skidded off the west side of […]

Rick McCartney

Audio: Clinton Missouri man facing numerous felony charges after shooting at police during stand-off

A Clinton man in western Missouri faces multiple felony charges after shooting at police in a stand-off at a residence Saturday.     Police responded to a domestic disturbance Saturday and found McCartney’s wife outside the residence, who told them he was inside destroying things. When officers yelled in through the front door for McCartney […]

Drug Bust

Investigation in Livingston County leads to two arrests

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Livingston County Associate Circuit Court issued arrest warrants for two Chillicothe residents Thursday based on a drug investigation in late May. Arrested was 57-year-old Rebecca Alvina Kirkpatrick in the 200 block of Walnut for two counts of alleged felony possession of a controlled substance being methamphetamine and THC. […]

Charges Filed

Felony assault charge filed against Chillicothe man who injured police officers

A charge has been filed in Livingston County against a Chillicothe resident who’s accused of creating a disturbance and allegedly injuring two police officers on Saturday evening. Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Michael Contello of 425 Clay Street is charged with a felony of assault in the third-degree special victim. Online court information lists a bond of $25,000 cash. […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Trenton resident facing felony charges after stabbing incident

A Trenton resident is facing felony charges following an alleged stabbing at a residence Sunday morning with the victim taken to Wright Memorial Hospital. Thirty-two-year-old Heather Gayle Michael of 308 East 8th Street is charged with domestic assault in the second degree. Court information says another person, described as a family or household member, sustained […]

Robert Wilson

Altamont man charged with stealing and burglary

An Altamont man has been charged with stealing and burglary after allegedly stealing a dirt bike. Online court information shows the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Robert Brian Wilson Monday. He has been charged with two felonies including stealing a motor vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft and second-degree burglary. Wilson’s bond was set at $15,000 […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Chillicothe man arrested after investigation at motel

An investigation of a possible controlled substance at a motel by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the Chillicothe Police Department Friday resulted in the arrest of a Chillicothe man. Sheriff Steve Cox reports officers arrested 39-year-old Julius Lamont Boyd for alleged possession of a controlled substance following an investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office Detective […]

Drug Busts

Trenton woman arrested on theft of hydrocodone

A Trenton woman has been arrested for alleged theft of a narcotic. Thirty-three-year-old Krensa Kaye Williams faces charges of felony stealing of a controlled substance. Information accuses her of the theft June 28th or 29th of hydrocodone belonging to Dorothy Husted. Williams was arrested by Trenton Police and charged on Saturday. Bond is $10,000 cash pending […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol arrests three on a multitude of alleged charges

The highway patrol reports a St. Joseph man, 53-year old Timothy Bernard, was arrested in Worth County late Saturday morning and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful window tint, failure to maintain the right half of the road, and no proof of insurance. Bernard was released […]


Rothville woman granted “own recognizance” bond, ordered to seek placement in mental health facility

A Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter was granted an own recognizance bond in Chariton County Division Two Circuit Court Thursday. Online court information shows 19-year-old Sarah Linebaugh was granted the own recognizance bond with the condition that she is to seek placement in a mental health/medical […]

Crime and Courts

Tuesday has light docket in Associate Division of circuit court

A Princeton resident, Tyler Joe Williams, is scheduled for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court July 12th following processing of cases Tuesday in the Associate Division. Williams waived a preliminary hearing on two counts: stealing involving more than $750 and receiving stolen property. Misdemeanor counts certified to the higher court were driving while intoxicated […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County deputies stop agitated man after hit and run on Route Z

A Livingston County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a Kansas City man after he was suspected of a hit and run Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Steve Cox says dispatch received a report that a vehicle pulling a large enclosed trailer sideswiped a car on Route Z and continued north. Deputy John Stafford was already headed in that direction […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports drug-related arrest in Caldwell County

The highway patrol reports the drugs-related arrest in Caldwell County of a man from Canton, Michigan. Monday afternoon, the highway patrol took 24-year-old Ian McCormick into custody and accused him of alleged felony possession of a controlled substance-hallucinogenics and felony possession of controlled substance – dangerous drugs. McCormick was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center […]

William Coyle

Brookfield man arrested on alleged animal abuse; eleven animals seized

Brookfield police report the arrest of 41-year-old William Coyle of Brookfield Friday night following an investigation into a report of alleged animal abuse. Officers recovered eleven animals from a residence in the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Brookfield. The animals’ welfare was being evaluated and information was to be forwarded to the Linn […]


Princeton teen makes Division One court appearance on manslaughter charge

A Princeton teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an accident last October 8th that claimed the life of Lineville resident Saige Boswell. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Charles Mandich of Princeton appeared Wednesday in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first-degree.  The defendant’s request to modify the cash bond […]