Murder

Lawson man, charged with murder in shooting of Polo woman, bound to Division 1 of Caldwell County Court

A Lawson man charged with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo in January had his case bound over March 5th to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court.  35-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior is scheduled for formal arraignment on March 9th. The court found probable cause to believe he was involved in the felonies, […]

School Nurse or Generic Nursing

Audio: Missouri Nurses Association says “It’s more dangerous to be a nurse than a police or corrections officer”

Legislation aimed at protecting Missouri health care employees against a growing number of assaults is backed by the 110-thousand member Missouri Nurses Association. State director Heidi Lucas testifies incidents are happening all the time.     Lucas also testifies that her brother, who works in the health care field, has already suffered three concussions this […]

Court Date Scheduled

Teenager who cut the throat of case worker during escape to appear in court March 3rd

A Baltimore, Maryland teen accused of cutting a Missouri Children’s Division worker’s throat has been charged in DeKalb County with the felonies of first-degree assault or attempted assault and armed criminal action. Fifteen-year-old Ja’marie Nashwan Willingham’s initial appearance in court is on March 3rd. A probable cause statement from James Proctor with the Cameron Police […]

Sex Trafficking

Defendant sentenced to 36-years in prison on multiple counts of sex and drug trafficking

Prince Bixler, 41, of Lexington, Kentucky, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Wier to 36 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $333,100 in restitution to three sex trafficking victims. In September 2020, a federal jury convicted Bixler of 15 federal felonies related to his […]

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Trenton couple charged with domestic assault

A husband and wife from Trenton have been charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree domestic assault: first or second offense. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the Trenton Police Department arrested 47-year-old Michael James Gibson and 48-year-old Latisha Rae Gibson on February 17th. Michael Gibson’s bond was $5,000, 10% cash or corporate surety allowed. Latisha Gibson’s bond […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Biden administration urged to remove unlawful immigrants convicted of sex crimes

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has led a coalition of 18 states in urging President Biden, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Johnson, to reverse the Biden Administration’s last-minute cancellation of Operation Talon. Operation Talon is a nationwide ICE operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex […]

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 […]

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, […]

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI Terrorism Task Force announces more arrests relating to violence at U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

FBI Special Agents and members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested the following individuals on federal charges related to the violence on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. William Norman Chrestman, of Olathe, Kansas was arrested on federal charges of Conspiracy, Civil Disorder, Obstruction of an Official Proceeding, Threatening to assault a […]