Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Nelson pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges in Diemel brothers case; change of judge sustained

A Braymer farmer entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Monday to 10 felony charges stemming from July ultimately resulting from the discovery of the bodies of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. An application for change of […]

Sex Crime

Former Maysville teacher sentenced to jail time and $6,000 fine on 13 counts of sexual contact and assault

A former Maysville teacher has been sentenced to jail and been fined after pleading guilty last week to 13 criminal counts stemming from incidents in 2015 and 2016. Rodney David Thomas appeared Wednesday in Clinton County Circuit Court in Plattsburg for a sentencing hearing on one charge of attempted sexual contact with a student and […]

Gavel and Law book

Governor Mike Parson appoints Chillicothe attorney as 43rd Circuit Court Judge

Governor Mike Parson has appointed a Chillicothe attorney, Ryan Horsman, as a Circuit Judge of the 43rd Judicial Circuit, Division 1 with five counties comprising the circuit: Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, and Clinton. Horsman won the August 2018 primary election for the position and ran unopposed in the November general election. He fills a vacancy […]

Child Molestation Arrest

Rural Gallatin man facing felony of attempted child molestation

Additional charges have been filed in Daviess County against a rural Gallatin man who’s facing a felony count of attempted child molestation in the first degree. After search warrants were obtained, sheriff’s officers seized a computer owned by 68-year-old Allen David Coates of 103 Lake Viking Terrace. Coates is now charged with two counts of possession […]

Judge Brent Elliot

Judge Brent Elliot receives recognition from The American Registry

Forty third Circuit Court Judge Brent Elliott has received an acknowledgment from The American Registry recognizing him as among the top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals. The 43rd circuit includes five area counties: Livingston, Daviess, DeKalb., Caldwell, and Clinton. Judge Brent Elliott has implemented a number of programs designed to improve judicial efficiency. He […]

Election 2018

Races for office shaping up in upcoming August primary

Candidate filings began Tuesday for multi-county districts in this area. A 7th district state representative race is shaping up between Republican Rusty Black of Chillicothe and Democrat Dennis VanDyke of Marceline. Both have to be nominated by their parties in the August primary election. After the first day of filings, Republican Danny Busick of Newtown […]

Election 2018

Day one of candidates filing for office keeps courthouses busy

More district-level candidates have filed for the August Primary election. Henry Robert Martin of Kansas City and Winston Apple of Independence have filed as Democrats for Sixth District U. S. Representative. Republican Sam Graves of Tarkio filed for re-election for the Representative position. Republican Dan Hegeman of Cosby filed for reelection for 12th District State […]