Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

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Chillicothe man arrested on warrants after crashing south of Belton

Residents of Chillicothe and Stillwell, Kansas were hurt when vehicles they were driving sideswiped south of Belton. Eighty-two-year-old Robert Matthews of Stillwell, Kansas was taken to Research Hospital with minor injuries. The other driver, 33-year old Nathaniel Novotny of Chillicothe, was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. The accident happened Friday afternoon […]

Caleb Kettner

Kettner handed 5-year prison sentence in Daviess County on assault and kidnapping charges

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man who pleaded guilty in September to felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree kidnapping. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner was sentenced to a facility to be determined by the Missouri Department of Corrections for five years […]

Cass County Sheriff Deputy Crash

High-speed chase in Cass County results in crash; deputy hospitalized after vehicle catches fire

Around 11:45 pm Monday night Cass County Deputies stopped a grey 2003 Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation on S. Prospect near E. 155th Street. When the deputies approached the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed. During the brief chase, the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle went off the roadway at […]

Connor Monteer

Case of Jamesport man charged with kidnapping and assault certified to Division One of Daviess County court

A case was certified to Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court Wednesday for a Jamesport man accused of leaving someone lying in the road or ditch unconscious in Jamesport in June. Connor Monteer has been charged with the felonies of assault: first degree or attempt and second-degree kidnapping. He waived his right to a […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Bond amended by court for men accused of assault and kidnapping in Daviess County

Bond was taken up and amended by stipulation in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man accused of leaving someone lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport after restraining him and causing him to lose consciousness twice. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner’s bond was reset at $50,000 […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Man charged with assault and kidnapping waives preliminary hearing in Daviess County

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing him to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch voluntarily waived his right to a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner’s case was certified to Division One for arraignment […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 12 fatalities over July 4th holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released their fourth of July holiday period statistics for 2019, which include 12 statewide traffic fatalities and three drownings.  The 2019 fourth of July counting period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 and continued through midnight Sunday, July 7, 2019. During the counting period in 2018, four people […]