Guilty Plea

Man who spent 38 years in prison for murder pleads guilty to drug trafficking while on parole

 An Olathe, Kansas, man who was on parole after spending 38 years in prison for murdering two people in a bar robbery, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in federal court. Robert Lucious Toney, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count […]

Lawsuit

Lawsuit filed in connection with incident at Chillicothe Correctional Center

Another lawsuit has been filed against a former employee of a company contracted for services at the Chillicothe Correctional Center who previously pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner. The Kansas City Star reports the lawsuit alleges that John Thomas Dunn sexually assaulted 49-year-old Teresa Ketner after she sought counseling at the correctional […]

Sexual Assault

Chillicothe Township official accused of assaulting employee charged with sodomy

A Chillicothe Township official accused of assaulting a private employee has been charged with second-degree sodomy. An appearance bond for James Edward Gates was posted Thursday, and arraignment is scheduled in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on November 8, 2019, at 9 am. Bond was originally set at $100,000 cash only, with […]

Joseph Anderson

Man who threatened to kill his family and deputy denied bond amendment in Livingston County

Oral arguments for the bond amendment were heard, considered, and denied in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a Richmond man accused of resisting arrest and assaulting law enforcement in September. The court certified 40-year-old Joseph Anderson’s case to Division One for arraignment November 5, 2019, at 9 am. He […]

Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Jwan Curry

Airline passenger charged in disturbance after flight diverted to KCI

A passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight diverted to Kansas City International Airport was charged in federal court with interfering with a flight attendant. Jwan Curry, 40, of Hamburg, New Jersey, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri. Curry remains in federal custody pending an initial […]

Child Porn

Former high school teacher, swim coach sentenced to 30 years for child pornography

A former high school teacher and swim team coach was sentenced in federal court for sexually assaulting and exploiting numerous child victims, whom he secretly videotaped. James Russell Green, Jr., 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 30 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Green to pay […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Kirksville teenager arrested on a myriad of charges and warrants

A Kirksville resident arrested by the Highway Patrol in Adair County Monday night on several arrest warrants has been charged with multiple felonies. Nineteen-year-old Aaron Wallace has been charged in Adair County with two counts of second-degree assault—special victim, and disarming a peace officer or correctional officer while performing official duty in one case and […]

Great seal of Missouri and US Flag

Audio: Missouri could be bellwether of how Supreme Court nominee plays in midterm election

Missouri could be the key indicator of how important the Supreme Court nominee is the midterm elections.     U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley and fellow Republicans have aggressively used the confirmation of Washington D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a campaign wedge issue against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. President Trump gave high praise […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police respond to call of individual threatening self-harm

Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department responded to the 400 block of Clay Street Saturday evening on a report of a person creating a disturbance and threatening to harm himself. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports that upon officers arrival, the subject became resistive and was accused of assaulting two officers who received minor injuries.  The […]