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Trenton man accused of violating probation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man already in custody at the Grundy County Detention Center has been accused of violating his probation. Forty-two-year-old Ricky Eugene Shoemaker was arrested Wednesday on probation violations on original felony charges of possession of a controlled substance; delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county […]

Crime and Courts

Four face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County court

A Trenton resident has waived preliminary hearings on several felony charges. Misdemeanor cases have been certified to be heard in a higher court. Cody James Burchett of Trenton appeared yesterday in the Associate Division of court. Charges include assault in the third degree: special victim; attempted tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution; as […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man faces tampering with a witness charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man already in custody at the Grundy County Detention Center has been charged with felony attempt to tamper with a witness in a felony prosecution. An arrest warrant for 33-year-old Cody James Burchett was served Monday. His bond is $10,000 cash only, and he was scheduled for […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Trenton Police Department arrest five over the weekend

Charges have been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court against five persons arrested on various charges over the weekend at Trenton. Forty-three-year-old Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton and his brother, 25-year-old Forrest Lee Shoemaker of Brookfield are held in jail on $20,000 cash bond on three counts. Each faces charges of second-degree burglary, attempted burglary, and possession of […]

Chillicothe Police Department arrest 3

Chillicothe Police arrest three after investigation

A stolen property investigation lead to the arrest of two men and one woman on Washington Street in Chillicothe Wednesday. The Chillicothe Police Department reports a concerned business owner told police the three individuals had a threatening and suspicious demeanor and has suspicious property they were attempting to sell. The police department notes an investigation […]

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Brunswick teen hit by pickup

The highway patrol reports a teen in Brunswick was hit by a motor vehicle early Thursday evening at Highway 24 and North Butler Street. The patrol reports 13-year-old Johnathan Dorsey was taken by ambulance to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia with serious injuries. A trooper reported Dorsey was a pedestrian attempting to […]

Fatal Crash

1 killed, 2 injured in fatal crash near Salisbury

The Highway Patrol reports one person died and two others sustained serious injuries as the result of a van striking a pickup truck four miles south of Salisbury Thursday morning. Twenty-one-year-old Abudu Kagina of Columbia reportedly attempted to pass several vehicles on southbound Highway 129 when her van hit the driver’s side of the pickup, […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicide rate is higher in rural areas

For many, the peace and quiet of country living is the American dream. But that dream can turn into a nightmare for those who become isolated and disconnected from their communities, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch. May is Mental Health Month. It is a good time to talk with […]