Charges Filed

Names released, charges filed in case involving assault on Trenton police officer

Charges have been filed and names released on the two persons arrested Saturday following an assault of a police officer in Trenton and subsequent high-speed pursuit east of Trenton. Thirty-year-old Duane Lee Shiner of Lexington faces five felony counts in addition to a probation and parole violation warrant. Twenty-three-year-old Katie Lynn Corum of Trenton was […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Authorities arrest Trenton men, court appearances scheduled for Thursday

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton men Monday—one on an assault charge, and the other on drug-related charges. Thirty-one year old Michael Anthony Stantruff has been charged with felony first degree assault or attempt—serious physical injury or special victim. His bond is $100,000 cash only. Court documents accuse Stantruff of causing […]

Illegal Deer Poaching

Missouri’s largest-ever poaching investigation ends in jail time

A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On December 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a felony firearms probation […]

Gavel and Law book

St. Joseph man convicted of illegal firearm after 11-hour standoff; faces 10 years in prison

A St. Joseph man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of illegally possessing a firearm following an 11-hour standoff with law enforcement officers. Terrance T. Brown, 41, of St. Joseph, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Brown was in possession […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over procedures in drunk driving cases

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a challenge to procedures during drunk driving stops. State attorney Michael Martinich-Sauter told the judges the Implied Consent Warning, which stipulates that a license will be “immediately” revoked upon refusal to take the breath test, sends a clear message to drivers.     Currently, officers inform arrestees that their […]

Riak Deng Mugshot

Traffic stop in Livingston County results in dangerously drunk driver being arrested

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of a Kansas City, Missouri man for allegedly driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked or suspended, and other traffic violations. Online court information shows 35-year-old Riak Deng has been charged with felony DWI—aggravated.  Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, […]

Man in orange jumpsuit and handcuffs being detained

Honduran national sentenced for illegally re-entering the United States

A Honduran man who was arrested in Kansas City, Mo., for drunk driving was sentenced in federal court for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported eight times. Jose Salazar-Aguilar, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to five years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Kansas City, […]

Michael James Collins

Sex offender pleads guilty to transporting 13-year-old victim to Missouri for sex

A prior sex offender in Fulton, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court after his mother and grandmother transported a 13-year-old child victim from Alabama to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. Michael James Collins, 21, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. Collins, who was a resident at the Community Supervision […]

Terrance Anderson

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court upholds death sentence in case that’s been litigated for decades

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man whose case has bounced up and down through the state’s court system for 20 years.     In its fourth time hearing appeals from Terrance Anderson of southwest Missouri’s Poplar Bluff, the high bench backed up a lower court’s rejection of claims made […]

Sex Crime

Audio: South Central Missouri Attorney Indicted on 18 Sex-Related Felony Charges

Missouri’s attorney general says a grand jury in south-central Missouri has indicted an attorney on 18 sex-related felonies. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.   Attorney General Josh Hawley says the 18 felony counts involve alleged sexual assaults of four different women. 32-year-old Brant Shockley of St. James was taken into custody on Friday. […]