Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron teacher sentenced to prison on sodomy charge

A former Cameron High School teacher was sentenced in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court on Monday on felony second-degree sodomy. William Derek Williams was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections. He was sentenced in federal court in January to 20 years in federal prison without parole and 10 years of […]

Prison Sentence

Man involved in September incident sentenced in Livingston County to 5-year prison term

A man involved in what law enforcement described as a fugitive investigation and manhunt in September was sentenced in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court this week. Online court information shows Brandon Michael Wood was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for five years on felony stealing–$750 or more. The sentence is to […]

Extradited

Iowa man extradited to Grundy County on stealing charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Council Bluffs, Iowa man on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from the Clarinda, Iowa Correctional Facility. Forty-five-year-old Lonnie Downs has been charged in Grundy County with felony stealing—fourth or subsequent offense. Bond was $1,500 corporate surety or 10%, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division […]

Police pursuit

Investigation continues into Carrollton man who fled from law enforcement

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a Carrollton man who allegedly tried to flee from law enforcement on Sunday evening, February 2, 2020. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Lee Smith the Third after a deputy saw a vehicle without a working brake light or lights […]

Trivia Graphic

Chillicothe Education Association to host annual Team Trivia Championship

The Chillicothe Education Association will host its annual Team Trivia Championship on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Chillicothe High School from 7 to 10 p.m. Local businesses, organizations, families, and groups of friends are challenged to form a team of no more than five members.  There is no age requirement for competitors. The entry fee […]

Prison Sentence

McFall man sentenced to 4-years with Missouri Department of Corrections

A McFall man charged after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month was sentenced in Division One of Harrison County Circuit Court Thursday after waiving formal arraignment and pleading guilty. Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on felony charges […]

Prison fence

What you need to know about Governor Parson’s proposed prison budget

Governor Mike Parson’s proposed state budget of $30.5 billion includes $825 million to fund the Missouri Department of Corrections and the 21 prisons it operates. The plan is about a $44 million increase compared to the current fiscal year. Parson wants to reduce the number of housing units within Missouri’s prison system. During a House […]

Police Investigation

Fugitive investigations lead to arrests in Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office conducted two fugitive investigations that resulted in arrests and arrested one additional individual on Tuesday. Sheriff Steve Cox says one fugitive investigation by his office and Missouri Probation and Parole officers at a Chillicothe location resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Nicholas Duckworth of Chillicothe on a Missouri Parole warrant. […]