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Patrol reports nine fatalities; no drownings or boating crashes over 2021 Thanksgiving holiday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 2021. There were no boating crashes or drownings. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2021 (preliminary): Crashes ─ 457 […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 10 individuals on Wednesday

Numerous arrests were reported on Wednesday in area counties by troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Chillicothe resident, 25-year-old David Gamble, was arrested Wednesday morning in Grundy County. He’s been accused of driving while intoxicated for drugs, misdemeanor possession of drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Gamble was taken on a […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests on Tuesday

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Columbia woman in Linn County the morning of November 23rd on drug-related allegations. Twenty-nine-year-old Jasmine Stanfield was accused of felony possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana involving a prior offense, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia involving a prior […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports five arrests on Friday, November 19, 2021

The Highway Patrol arrested multiple individuals in area counties on Friday, November 19 on various allegations. Thirty-three-year-old King Doenges of Marceline was arrested in Livingston County. He was accused of driving while intoxicated with alcohol, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, no insurance, and felony leaving the scene of an accident. The Patrol reported […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Grandview man charged with multiple felonies after breaking into Woody’s Automotive

A Grandview man has been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly unlawfully entered Woody’s Automotive in Chillicothe during September. Twenty-four-year-old Jahquise Tyronne Webb has been charged with second-degree burglary, stealing a firearm, first-degree property damage, and three counts of stealing $25,000 or more. No bond is allowed. A probable cause statement accuses Webb of […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 6 additional arrests over the weekend

Highway Patrol troopers made additional arrests this weekend in several area counties. Early Sunday morning, 47-year-old Cheryl Branch of Milan was arrested in Sullivan county for allegedly driving while intoxicated. 62-year-old Kerry Cochenour of Milan was arrested early Saturday morning for alleged felony driving while intoxicated as well as failure to maintain a vehicle to […]

Cocaine

Seven Missouri residents indicted by federal grand jury for their roles to distribute cocaine

 Seven residents of Missouri have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Irfan Causevic, also known as “Jonny,” 37, a citizen of Bosnia, Christopher C. Oregel, 29, Nicholas Carrillo, also known as “Nicco,” 32, Admir Suljic, also known as “Babo,” 34, and Augustine Charles Aviles, also […]

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI releases 2020 statistics for law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 60,105 law enforcement officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2020. These assaults were reported to the FBI by 9,895 law enforcement agencies. Based on these reports, there were 4,071 more officers assaulted in 2020 than the 56,034 assaults reported in 2019. Data regarding these assaults were […]

Crime and Courts

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Trenton man pleaded guilty to three counts while six others were dismissed on Thursday following two arrests, one month apart, this summer. In Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Stephan Elliott to four years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts. These were driving while […]

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Three Missouri residents indicted for using identities of deceased people to file hundreds of COVID relief claims

Three Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to use the identities of deceased people to file hundreds of false stimulus claims under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Warren W. Watkins, 39, and Marissia Jackson, 25, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Lamar K. Johnson, […]

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FBI to investigate threats made against school board members, teachers

(Missouri Independent) – The Department of Justice has directed the FBI to meet with local governments and law enforcement to discuss strategies for dealing with increasing threats to teachers and school board members spurred by a conservative backlash against discussions of race in public schools. “Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests man in DeKalb County on drug-related allegations

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a man on drug-related allegations. Forty-nine-year-old Chad Gorrell, of Atchison, Kansas was arrested early Sunday in DeKalb County and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Gorrell was also accused of having no valid driver’s license. Gorrell was transported to the […]

Dennis Cook

Patrol arrests Weatherby man on multiple drug allegations

The Highway Patrol arrested a Weatherby man in DeKalb County on Friday morning, October 1 on multiple allegations. Thirty-six-year-old Dennis Cook was accused of felony possession of the controlled substance of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also accused of speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and not having […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests man in Grundy County on warrant out of St. Louis

The Highway Patrol reports an arrest in Grundy County of a Kansas City resident wanted by authorities at St. Louis. Thirty-year-old Desmond Mathes was taken into custody Thursday night on a felony warrant from St Louis County alleging shoplifting. Mathes also was accused of having no driver’s license, speeding, and not wearing a seat belt. […]

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Patrol arrests Cainsville man on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol arrested a Cainsville man in Harrison County on September 25 on drug-related allegations. Twenty-eight-year-old Dakoda Wright was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance, with that substance being methamphetamine. He was also accused of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Wright was taken to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department on a 24-hour […]

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Patrol arrests Illinois man on alleged drug offenses in Linn County

The Highway Patrol reports a late-night arrest of an Illinois resident in Linn County. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Wilkins of Rantoul, Illinois, was taken into custody at 11 pm and accused of alleged felonies of delivery of a controlled substance listed as marijuana, resisting arrest, an attempt to escape, and bribery. Wilkins also was accused of unlawful […]