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Columbia man bound to Division One of Putnam County court over shooting of man in Unionville

A case was bound over to Division One of Putnam County Circuit Court this week for a Columbia man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a man in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports 23 year old John Daniel Crawford Murry is next scheduled for court July 22nd. Online court information […]

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Maysville man facing felony murder charge appears in court on drug-related charges

A Maysville man facing felony charges in Nodaway County of second degree murder and abandonment of a corpse appeared via Zoom in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court yesterday (Monday) on drug-related charges. Online court information shows Kenneth Wykert has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful possession of […]

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Supreme Court assigns new judge in Diemel brothers case; prosecutor to seek death penalty

The Missouri Supreme Court has assigned a new judge to hear the court cases involving Garland Joseph Nelson of Braymer who faces ten felony counts from last July – among them the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers. Kevin Walden, the presiding judge of the 8th Circuit Court which is in Carroll and Ray Counties, was […]

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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 […]

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Grand jury in Missouri indicts former priest on sodomy charges

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri has now been indicted by a grand jury in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, for alleged sexual abuse of minors. The grand jury has indicted 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz on two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of deviate sexual assault. This is a superseding indictment, which […]

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Woman involved in shooting in Unionville granted change of venue to Harrison County

A motion was granted for change of venue in Division One of Circuit Court this week for a Columbia woman taken into custody after an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the venue for 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen was changed from Putnam County to Harrison County. […]

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Livingston County authorities report the arrest of three individuals

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the recent arrest of suspects on alleged drug-related charges. Cox stated Grundy County authorities arrested 33-year-old Kailean Allen Volker of Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony Trafficking Drugs (Methamphetamine) in the 2nd degree. Volker was described as a fugitive since October 25th, 2019. Volker allegedly first […]