Court News

Prison sentences and probation handed down in Thursday session of Grundy County Court

Thursday’s session of Grundy County Circuit Court resulted in a mix of prison sentences and probations imposed by Circuit Judge Thomas Alley. An Iowa resident, Jessica Ann Rinehart of Kellogg, pleaded guilty to four felony counts and was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections for each. Terms run concurrently. Ms. Rinehart was […]

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Carrie Lamm Clark resigns as Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney

Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Carrie Lamm Clark has submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Mike Parson’s Office. Dawn Griffith with the Grundy County Prosecutor’s Office says the resignation will go into effect February 1st at 12:01 am. The letter, dated January 16th, says Clark accepted a full-time position with the Missouri National Guard as […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker pleads guilty to abuse and assault charges, suspended immediately

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has announced that Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker has plead guilty to second degree sexual abuse and fourth degree domestic assault in Knox County Circuit Court. Associate Circuit Judge Tom Redington sentenced 51 year old Robert Becker to one year in the county jail for each offense, suspended execution of […]

Livingston County Courthouse

Swearing in of officials to take place at Livingston County Courthouse

Swearing in and retirement ceremonies will be held at the Livingston County Courthouse in Chillicothe December 28th. Six elected officials including Ryan Horsman, Circuit Judge; Michael R. Leamer, Associate Circuit Judge; Ed Douglas, Presiding Commissioner; Jane Gann, Circuit Clerk; Sherry Parks, County Clerk; and Amy Baker, Recorder of Deeds will be sworn in in the […]

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 […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Governor Mike Parson appoints Chillicothe man to Missouri Court of Appeals

Governor Mike Parson appointed Judge Thomas Chapman of Chillicothe to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District Thursday. Chapman will succeed Judge James Welsh who retired in March. Parson said he believes the judge’s rural perspective will add additional balance to the court adding that he has confidence that Chapman will continue to be a […]

Gavel and Law book

Green Hills judge nominated for Western District of Missouri Court of Appeals

One of three nominees to fill the vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District is from the Green Hills area. Forty-third Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge Thomas N. Chapman was nominated by the Appellate Judicial Commission after about five hours of public interviews, more than one and a half hours of deliberations, and four […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Princeton teen waives preliminary hearing on charge of involuntary manslaughter

A Princeton teenager has waived a preliminary hearing in Mercer County Circuit Court on charges stemming from an accident last October that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Charles Mandich of Princeton appeared Tuesday before Mercer County Associate Judge Matthew Krohn. The case, with a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter in the […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Sealed conditions in agreement to drop charges against Greitens can be disclosed

(Missourinet) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney is considering her options after being told she can release the full agreement which led to charges being dropped against former Governor Eric Greitens.     Two of the seven conditions in a stipulation for dismissal of a felony computer tampering charge against Greitens have been sealed. The office […]

Eric Greitens

Audio: Hearing set Thursday for Greitens’ attorney to argue against turning over documents from secretive group

A judge has scheduled a hearing for arguments from an attorney representing Eric Greitens about whether documents should be turned over to a special House committee.     Lawyer Catherine Hanaway will appear in Cole County Circuit Court Thursday at 1 p.m. to assert the committee no longer has authority to demand information from Greiten’s […]