Child Sex Crimes

Audio: 18-year-old Missouri boy heads to prison for 10 years for sex crimes involving an 11 year old girl.

A Missouri teenager has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting to raping an 11-year-old girl who later gave birth to a baby as a result of the attack.     18-year-old Norvin L. Lopez-Cante, of St. Charles, pleaded guilty to statutory rape and incest in a plea deal with prosecutors.  Lopez-Cante was […]

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Audio: Two police officers in Missouri jailed after being charged with rape

Two St. Louis police officers have been charged with the sexual assault of four women, including claims of drugging at least one woman’s drink.     The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports 38-year-old Lafeal Lawshea is accused of raping two women in 2009 and then sexually assaulting a civilian police department employee in 2019. He […]

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 […]

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, […]

Gavel and Law book

Man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue granted change of venue to Harrison County

An assault case at Trenton has been moved for a potential trial in Bethany. Shandon Levi Gann of Galt is accused of felony assault in the first degree for allegedly seriously injuring Cody James McHargue of Trenton causing McHargue to be hospitalized last year. In court this week, both the special prosecuting attorney and defense […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Galt man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for a Galt man charged with first-degree felony assault involving serious physical injury or special victim after an alleged physical altercation in Trenton. Shandon Levi Gann is scheduled for arraignment on February 11th.  Attorney Allan Seidel, on behalf of Gann, electronically […]

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Jury trials for two defendants set regarding shooting in Unionville

A jury trial has been scheduled in Sullivan County for a Columbia man facing two felonies after a shooting in Unionville last December. Online court information shows the trial for 23-year-old John Daniel Crawford Murry is scheduled to start on October 14th. A pre-trial conference is set for October 8th. The case was transferred from […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Individual taken into custody after assaulting officer at Trenton Middle School

Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross reports a male juvenile assaulted an officer on Wednesday afternoon, November 18th. Officers were dispatched to Trenton Middle School at the request of school officials. Ross says officers were assisting with an uncooperative male juvenile when he struck the officer in the face with his fist and kicked the officer […]

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Missouri Inmate already in custody sentenced to 7-years without parole for assault

An inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced in federal court for assaulting another inmate at the facility. Earl F. Love, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court ordered the sentence to be served consecutively to […]