Child Molestation

Unionville man facing multiple charges after admitting to having sex with girl less than 15-years-old

A Unionville resident faces five felonies after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with a juvenile who was less than 15 years old. Twenty-year-old Jack Isaac Daniel Rogers has been charged with two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child involving physical injury and sexual conduct, two counts of fourth-degree child molestation, and one […]

Prison Sentence

Three from Missouri receive prison sentences for their roles in distribution of methamphetamine

Three Springfield, Missouri, residents were sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine. Jeremy A. Ingram, 42, Laurie B. Holmes, 39, and Lonnie J. Tinker, 36, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool. Ingram was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison […]

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Four MS-13 gang members indicted for 10 murders, kidnapping and racketeering charges

Four alleged members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) have been charged in a federal superseding indictment with a racketeering conspiracy involving multiple murders, kidnappings, and burglaries, as well as drug trafficking. The individuals charged in the superseding indictment are: Luis Reynaldo Reyes-Castillo, 27, aka Molesto; David Arturo Perez-Manchame, 22, aka Herbi, aka Walter Melendez; Joel […]

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Powersville man charged with Burglary and child neglect after breaking into home in Unionville

A Powersville man faces felony charges of abuse or neglect of a child and first-degree burglary after he allegedly entered a Unionville residence uninvited to take his two minor children in May. Forty-year-old Anthony Brandon Pearson has also been charged with two misdemeanor counts of violation of an order of protection for an adult and […]

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Nelson, who faces murder charges, now to face felony stealing charge in Caldwell County

A case has been filed in another county involving a felony stealing charge for the Braymer man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Wisconsin men. Online court information no longer publicly shows the Johnson County case involving the stealing charge against 27-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson. A case was filed […]

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Audio: Missouri legislator scheduled to go on trial soon in two alleged fraud schemes

A Missouri legislator is scheduled to go on trial soon in two alleged fraud schemes.     Nixa State Representative Tricia Derges is scheduled to go on trial beginning August 16 for 23 felony counts. Last March, a federal grand jury indictment alleges Derges fraudulently received about $300,000 in federal coronavirus aid for nonprofit medical […]

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Fight over mask orders growing at rate to rival Missouri Delta variant cases

(Missouri Independent) – Politicians are fighting over masks. Public health officials are begging people to get vaccinated. And meanwhile, the Delta variant continues to spread almost unchecked in the state. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones defended their mask mandates during separate appearances Wednesday. Page held a press conference […]

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Pattonsburg man charged with second-degree rape after incident at Harrison County Lake

A Pattonsburg man has been charged with felony second-degree statutory rape after an alleged incident at the Harrison County Lake on June 27. Online court information shows 21-year-old Dalton Ray Hobson’s bond is $25,000 cash only. An initial arraignment is scheduled for July 30, and a bond appearance hearing is August 4. A probable cause […]

Murder

Missouri fugitive arrested in Guatemala, returned to United States to face indictment for kidnapping and murder

 A Noel, Missouri, man has been arrested in the Republic of Guatemala and returned to the United States to face a federal indictment for kidnapping the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase last year. Mahamud Tooxoow Mahamed, 39, a Somali national, was charged in an indictment returned on Aug. […]

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Sheriff Scott Sherer arrests 18-year-old teenager for burglary at funeral home in Grant City

Worth County authorities investigated a burglary at a funeral home in Grant City, resulting in the arrest of a teen who’s now been charged with two felonies as well as the referral of a minor to juvenile authorities. Eighteen-year-old Cassandra Marie Boner of Grant City is charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree property damage for […]