Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff reporting sex offender moving from Arkansas to Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff is reporting that a registered sex offender has moved from the state of Arkansas to Livingston County. Joseph Orville Lawson is reporting an address of 9803 LIV 229, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Lawson is described as a white male, five feet, eight inches tall, weighing one hundred thirty-five pounds. He has brown […]

Drug Busts

Trenton man arrested on charges of distributing a controlled substance

A 24-year-old Trenton resident, Devin Pierce, was arrested in Jackson county on charges by a Grundy County Grand Jury, accusing him with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, two of them within two-thousand feet of Trenton R-9 schools. Pierce is accused of distributing marijuana to a confidential informant at three locations, Eastside Park, […]

Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol reports several arrests at sobriety checkpoint in Caldwell County

Charges have been filed in Caldwell County in connection with highway patrol sobriety checkpoint stops late Friday night and early Saturday morning. 19-year-old Zachery Rogers, 23-year-old Daniel Nabus, and 24-year-old Matthew Keheley, all of Kansas City, are charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance, one count of misdemeanor possession of up […]

Drug busted

Trenton woman arrested on meth charge

A Trenton woman is the most recent person arrested on drug related charges stemming from a Grundy County Grand Jury Investigation. This indictment involves 42-year-old Miriah Butler who faces felony charges of distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, to a confidential informant. The warrant says the incident occurred at her home in Trenton on January […]

Sexual Assault

Savannah, Missouri: Two molestation cases yield same charge

(St. Joseph News Press) – A Savannah and St. Joseph man are both facing felony first-degree molestation charges in two separate cases. Jeremy Gaukel, 32, of Savannah, was charged Tuesday from an alleged incident on April 2. According to the probable cause statement filed by Officer Matthew McMillen, of the Savannah Police Department, a 13-year-old […]

Court News

Circuit Court news from Grundy County

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, 41-year old Toby Street of Trenton has waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Division 1 of Circuit Court on charges accusing felony possession of methamphetamine and possessing numerous smoking devices, intended to be used with methamphetamine.  A charge accusing Street with misdemeanor passing […]

Drug Arrests

Chillicothe Police Department conducts massive drug sweep

On Friday, March 11, 2016, the Chillicothe Police Department conducted an operation that resulted in the arrest of several individuals on drug charges. These charges were a result of a lengthy investigation conducted by Chillicothe Police Officers. The following subjects were arrested after Livingston County warrants were issued that stemmed from ongoing investigations: Trinity Joe […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]