Division One of Circuit Court

Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

The judge faced a busy docket on Thursday, January 15, 2021, in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Probation was revoked for Trenton resident Emily Marie Hendee when she admitted to violations. The court ordered her to serve previously-imposed sentences with the Department of Corrections, including five years for passing a bad check and […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Among cases Tuesday, in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, two defendants waived preliminary hearings and were bound over to appear Thursday in Division One of circuit court. Ashley Rose Tharp is charged with felony stealing from November 8th. Brandon Brewer of Kirksville has four counts stemming from December 4th. Brewer is accused […]

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Former Trenton police officer charged with rape granted bond, but with special conditions

A former Trenton police officer, facing charges of statutory rape in the second degree, appeared with his attorney on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Since his arrest on December 9th, Michael Wilson has been held in custody without bond. At a hearing Tuesday, Wilson’s attorney requested a reduction in bond […]

Rob Vescovo

Audio: New Missouri House Speaker focusing on education, foster care and adoption

The Missouri House on Wednesday elected the first Speaker in state history from eastern Missouri’s Arnold. House Speaker Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, was elected Speaker on his 44th birthday, with his wife Amanda and their five children in the chamber in Jefferson City. Education was a primary theme during Vescovo’s address to the House. He says he was […]

Arrest

Galt man arrested on drug-related charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports the Saturday arrest of a Galt man on drug-related charges. Forty-four-year-old Floyd Lane Jarrett also is described in court documents as a prior offender. Jarrett faces Grundy County charges of felony possession of a controlled substance listed as methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia described as two glass […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton authorities report the arrest of two; one on felony theft, the other on drug allegations

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on December 30th of a Galt woman on a steeling allegation and a Trenton man on a capias warrant on a probation violation. Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Rose Tharp has been charged with felony stealing, $750 or more. Bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the […]

Crime and Courts

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A former Trenton police officer will continue to be held in jail without bond on felony charges of statutory rape in the second degree. 25-year-old Michael Wilson appeared Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Wilson told the court he has retained his own attorney for the case. A public defender, […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton woman arrested on endangering the welfare of a child

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton woman on December 22nd on felony second degree endangering the welfare of a child in ritual/ceremony. If the charge stating that someone was involved in a ritual or ceremony sounds confusing, that’s because it is. The Grundy County Prosecutor’s office reports the charge should […]

Drug Busts

Trenton man arrested on felony drug possession charge

A Trenton resident, 51-year-old Tommy Joe Brittain, was arrested Sunday on a felony drug possession charge. Brittain is accused of possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid which the charges describe as methamphetamine. The accusation is from September 6th of this year in Grundy County. Bond is $5,000 cash and Brittain is scheduled during the Tuesday […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton man charged with endangering the welfare of a child turns himself in to authorities

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man turned himself in December 17th on a charge of felony endangering the welfare of a child in ritual/ceremony in the second degree. Twenty-seven-year-old William Kyle Swartz’s bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court Tuesday. Probable cause statements […]