Not Guilty Plea

Cameron man who escaped from DeKalb County Courthouse pleads “Not Guilty”

A Cameron resident police say fled on foot from the DeKalb County Courthouse in November waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Eighteen-year-old James Michyl Larue’s case was continued to December 17, 2019. He has been charged with felony escape or […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Former Bethany Mayor charged with forgery and stealing has case certified to Division One

A former Bethany Mayor facing charges of stealing and forgery waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Robert Todd Williams’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for December 19th. He was charged with four felony counts of stealing–$750 or more and 11 felony […]

Arrest

Trenton woman arrested in connection with shooting at Leisure Lake which injured 13-year-old boy

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports a Trenton woman has posted bond on two felony charges stemming from an alleged accidental shooting at Leisure Lake Saturday. Thirty-two-year-old Dana Thibodeau was arrested on Tuesday on an allegation of unlawful use of a weapon, while intoxicated, loaded weapon, as well as an allegation of first degree endangering […]

Crime and Courts

Four waive preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Four defendants have waived preliminary hearings on various charges and each was given a December 12th date to appear in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Sean Philip Biller of Trenton is charged with delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Sara Kay Sparks of Spickard is charged with non-support. Both Brandon Tyler May […]

Harold Piatt poaching items

Call to Missouri Department of Conservation’s Operation Game Thief leads to arrest

The Missouri Department of Conservation credits public cooperation, investigative work, and an anonymous tip for a major poaching arrest near the Lake of the Ozarks. Throughout the month of October, conservation agents who work the area near the Lake of the Ozarks responded to multiple complaints of dead deer with only the heads, tenderloins, and […]

Subpoena

Clay County refuses to appear for deposition, defies subpoena issued by Missouri State Auditor

In an unprecedented move, Clay County staff failed to appear at 10 a.m. on Monday morning as required under a subpoena issued more than two weeks ago by State Auditor Nicole Galloway. The lawfully executed subpoena required records and testimony associated with a citizen-mandated audit of Clay County to be provided to the State Auditor’s […]

Meth Bust

Vehicle stop in Chillicothe results in driver arrest for methamphetamine

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop in the 200 block of Second Street in Chillicothe resulted in a meth bust and the arrest of the driver. Forty-eight-year-old Barry Cooper of Chillicothe has been charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Trenton man arrested on felony stealing allegation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Monday on two felony stealing charges. Thirty-four-year-old Justin Wayne Stephenson has been charged with stealing, all other property, and stealing, fourth or subsequent offense within 10 years. Bond is $1,500 cash only, and he was scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County […]

Arrest

Spickard woman arrested at correctional center in Vandalia

A woman who listed a Spickard address has been picked up at the Woman’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center in Vandalia. Twenty-six-year-old Sara Kay Sparks was returned to Grundy County to appear in the Associate Division of Grundy County court on Tuesday. Her original charge is a felony for alleged non-support. The Grundy County […]

Journey to College

Pilot programs focus on helping more students finish a college degree in less time

Ten Missouri colleges and universities are participating in two programs that aim to reduce college costs and help students earn a degree in less time. The Department of Higher Education is set to begin pilot projects for Guided Pathways to Success and Concurrent Enrollment programs. “These programs focus on helping more students graduate on time, […]

Subpoena

Missouri State Auditor issues second subpoena in two weeks to Clay County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued another subpoena to Clay County demanding the county turn over documents associated with a citizen-mandated audit. This is in addition to a previous subpoena issued on November 8, 2019.  Auditors were onsite in Clay County conducting audit fieldwork and making standard requests for information routinely and readily provided in […]