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Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

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Drake Kately pleads “Not Guilty” in Mercer County Circuit Court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty to multiple charges in multiple cases in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately has been charged in one case with the felonies of first-degree assault or […]

Gavel and Law book

Brookfield man who led authorities on multi-county pursuit bound over to Division One of Linn County court

A felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit starting in Linn County and ending at Marshall in February appeared in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with felony first degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and possession of a controlled […]

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Three from Chillicothe accused of first-degree assault in front of tavern

Three Chillicothe men accused of inflicting serious physical injury to someone by punching and striking that person in front of Saale’s Tavern in Chillicothe in December have been charged in Livingston County with assault in the first degree. Bond was denied for Trey Clinton McLemore while Collin Edward Donoho posted an appearance bond, and Aaron […]

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Harrison County Sheriff Josh Eckerson accused of multiple allegations

Three misdemeanor counts were filed Thursday in Daviess County Circuit Court alleging that the sheriff of Harrison County was involved in a February 26th incident. Joshua Q. Eckerson has been accused of misuse of official information by a public servant, alleged trespass in the first degree and alleged domestic assault in the fourth degree. Each […]

Brian Dean Preszler

Princeton man on parole charged with sodomy, rape and incest

Authorities are reporting the arrest of a Princeton man in connection with an alleged felony in Mercer County on the first of February. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Dean Preszler of Princeton has been charged with sodomy, 2nd-degree rape, and incest. Charges were filed in court Friday by Prosecutor Lauren Horsman. Arraignment and bond hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the […]

Gavel and Law book

KC man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed chase certified to Division One of circuit court

A case has been certified to Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. A bond amendment was taken up and denied for Nathaniel Watkins on Wednesday. Bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original warrant […]

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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail certified to Division One of circuit court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August had several cases certified to Division One of Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and no bond modification was requested or ordered. Misdemeanor charges from two Mercer County cases were certified […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Man who led authorities on high-speed chase through five counties now facing additional charges

The felon that reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall Tuesday faces five additional felony charges in Linn County. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with first-degree assault or attempt of serious physical injury or special victim, armed criminal action, resisting […]

Not Guilty Plea

Chillicothe woman accused of shaking baby enters “Not Guilty” plea

A Chillicothe woman accused of shaking a three-month-old girl during a feeding session entered a plea of “not guilty” in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court. Beatrice Josephine Anderson waived formal arraignment, and the case was continued to March 3rd for a plea or trial setting. She was continued on bond which was previously […]