Safer Streets

Safer Streets Initiative leads to over 500 charges in first two years

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that, to date, his Safer Streets Initiative, which was launched in early 2019, has resulted in 516 charges against 289 defendants across the state. Additionally, 356 firearms have been taken off the streets as a result of the initiative.   “Since taking office, prosecuting violent crime in Missouri’s major […]

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Charges filed against Milan man who forced his way into woman’s home

A Milan man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Sullivan County on February 17th has been charged with the felonies of burglary—first degree and domestic assault—third degree. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jeremiah Thomas Hurdle’s bond is $50,000 cash only. A probable cause statement from the Patrol accuses Hurdle of demanding money for food from […]

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Charges filed against two men involved in high-speed pursuit that ended near Hamilton

Two men have been charged in Ray County with multiple felonies following a multi-county vehicle pursuit on January 13th. Law enforcement reported started in Ray County and ended north of Hamilton. Online court information shows 28-year-old Sergey Bocharov and 35-year-old Thomas Ainsworth have both been charged with assault—second degree—special victim, armed criminal action, property damage—first degree—damage […]

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Charges filed in Grundy County against two arrested over the weekend

Charges have been filed in Grundy County against a west-central Missouri man arrested by the highway patrol late Friday night. Forty-three-year-old Jason Reynolds of Archie faces two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts. Bond is ten thousand dollars cash with Reynolds scheduled tomorrow in associate division of Grundy county circuit court. Reynolds has been charged […]

Two arrested on drug charges in Daviess County

Trenton woman has bond revoked; Nebraska man arrested on drug accusations and DWI

A Nebraska man is scheduled to be in circuit court in Trenton next month after his arrest Thursday west of Trenton. A highway patrol arrest on Highway 6 resulted in the arrest of 44-year-old Leonard Arzola of Lincoln, Nebraska. Charges filed in the Associate Division accuse Arzola of two felonies and one misdemeanor. He’s accused […]

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Felony charges filed against Edina man who allegedly committed armed robbery in Kirksville

Three felony counts have been filed in Adair County against a man accused in what Kirksville Police said was an armed robbery of a liquor store Sunday afternoon. Thirty-year-old Kevin Potter of Edina has been charged with robbery in the first degree, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. He’s to appear Wednesday, […]

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Charges filed against Milan man in 7th Heaven Convenience Store burglary

Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross reports a 21-year-old Milan man was taken into custody after an investigation of a burglary at the 7th Heaven Convenience Store on Thursday night. Keone Edwards Stanton has been charged in Grundy County with four felonies including second-degree burglary, stealing–$25,000 or more, and two counts of first-degree property damage. Bond […]

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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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Formal charges filed, suspects identified in high-speed police pursuit on Sunday

Criminal charges were filed in Clinton County following a high-speed law enforcement pursuit on Sunday that began in Livingston County and ended in Plattsburg in Clinton County. Facing four counts each are 24-year-old Rai’mon Watson of Kansas City and 20-year-old Tyson Scott of Grandview. No bond was set and both are charged with possession of […]

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Charges filed in Harrison County against McFall man following police pursuit

Charges have been filed in Harrison County against a McFall man following an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties, single-vehicle accident, and arrest by the Highway Patrol Wednesday night. Online court information shows 49-year-old William Stanley Perkins has been charged with the felonies of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting arrest, detention, […]