Court News

News in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Travis Vasey is charged with driving while intoxicated, serious physical injury, and driving in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident on September 14. Vasey is scheduled for Division One of the circuit court on February […]

Trenton Police Chief cautions area businesses to be vigilant for fake or counterfeit money

Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross advises business owners to be vigilant for fake or counterfeit money, especially this time of year. Ross reports a $100 play dollar bill was passed in the last few days at a convenience store.  The bill had “Play Money” printed on it. The person who had passed the fake bill […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man who stole gun from murder victim sentenced to almost 6-years in prison

A Missouri man who stole a firearm from the victim of a fatal shooting in a liquor store parking lot has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm. James A. Jones, 34, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Monday, Oct. 25, to five years and […]

Karrina Palacios-Marrin

Hamilton woman facing charges of theft, forgery and counterfeiting

A Hamilton woman faces four felonies after she allegedly printed and mailed hundreds of various company checks that were determined to be fraudulent to hundreds of United States addresses. Thirty-six-year-old Karrina Palacios-Marin has been charged with stealing $25,000 or more, forgery, and two counts of counterfeiting. Bond was set at $250,000 cash only. Court documents […]

Jeremiah Horton and Tehya Kelley Booking Photo

Two charged in connection with death of Chillicothe teenager plead “Not Guilty” in first court appearance

Two Chillicothe residents entered pleas of not guilty October 19th after they were charged following a suspicious death investigation involving a 17-year-old girl. The court denied requests for bond change for 23-year-old Tehya Renae Kelley and 32-year-old Jeremiah Tremaine Horton. No bond was allowed previously. Bond hearings are set for October 27th. Kelley has been […]

Jeremiah Horton and Tehya Kelley Booking Photo

17-year-old girl from Chillicothe believed to have died from taking counterfeit pills; Two suspects in custody

Chillicothe Police on Sunday conducted a suspicious death investigation involving a teenager who is believed to have ingested what police call “Counterfeit Prescription Pills.” Two people of interest from Chillicothe have been arrested and were charged on Monday for their alleged roles in the death of the 17-year-old girl. On Sunday at 11:30, Chillicothe officers […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri couple plead guilty to selling counterfeit Disney movies on eBay

A Missouri, couple pleaded guilty in federal court to a scheme to smuggle counterfeit Disney DVDs into the United States and sell them on eBay. Tabitha Nicole Rodgers, 42, and her husband, Clint Travis Rodgers, 48, of Columbia, Missouri, pleaded guilty in separate appearances before Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. Tabitha Rodgers pleaded guilty […]

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DEA launches “One Pill Can Kill” campaign

The Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal […]

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DEA announces new initiative called “Project Wave Breaker” to disrupt flow of fentanyl into the United States

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Project Wave Breaker, to disrupt the flow of deadly fentanyl into the United States. Project Wave Breaker will direct interdiction, enforcement, and outreach efforts to high-impact areas to disrupt the flow of fentanyl in and around the United States. The initiative will also employ analytical intelligence assets […]

Cameron Police Department reports counterfeit cash being circulated at local businesses

The Cameron Police Department reports it is filing charges on two suspects following information it received from local businesses regarding counterfeit money being passed. The counterfeit bills are described as having words in the top right corner that say “For Motion Picture Use Only.” Local detectives have talked to other law enforcement agencies in the […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 19 years for meth trafficking, counterfeiting, failing to register

 A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for drug trafficking, counterfeiting, and failing to register as a sex offender. William W. Chamlee, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 19 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court ordered the federal sentence to be served […]

Prison Sentence

Former Missouri postal carrier sentenced for stealing mail, drug trafficking

A former postal carrier was sentenced in federal court for stealing mail from dozens of residents and for possessing methamphetamine to distribute. Brandy Manning, 40, of Liberty, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Manning to pay $3,993 in restitution. Manning, […]

Trenton Police Department reports counterfeit money at area banks

The Trenton Police Department reports counterfeit money has been discovered at two banks in the last couple of weeks. Detective Jerry Smith says two $100 counterfeit bills found last week were copies of real bills. He notes two $100 counterfeit bills reported this week had a waxy feel and said “Motion Picture Purposes” and “In […]

Crime and Courts

Seven face judge in Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Seven defendants facing various charges have waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court with each having their cases bound over to Division One of the circuit court. Kevin Michael Miller of Harrisonville has five counts: tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting or interfering with an arrest, stealing, distribution of a […]

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Trenton police arrest Milan couple on counterfeit and drug allegations

A Milan couple faces multiple charges in Grundy County including the passing of alleged $50.00 counterfeit bills at two Trenton businesses last week. Fifty-one-year-old Michael Dean Courtney and 48-year-old Georgeanna Kay Courtney were arrested by Trenton Police on Friday. Each has a $20,000 cash bond pending their appearances Tuesday in Associate Division of Grundy County […]