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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports the arrest of two over the weekend

The patrol reports an Independence man, 21-year0old Sonny Stanley, was arrested early Sunday in Clinton County and accused of felony counts of possessing marijuana and a controlled substance. Stanley also was accused of possession of drug paraphernalia and exceeding the posted speed limit. He was taken to the Clinton County sheriff’s office. A Cameron resident, […]

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Drake Kately pleads “Not Guilty” in Mercer County Circuit Court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty to multiple charges in multiple cases in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately has been charged in one case with the felonies of first-degree assault or […]

Child Porn

Bond reduced for Cameron woman facing felony possession of child pornography

A bond hearing was held in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court this week for a Cameron woman facing felony possession of child pornography, first offense. The judge ordered bond be reduced to $500 cash only for Leda Jewell Powell. Conditions include supervision, not working with anyone younger than 17 years old, no […]

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Grand jury in Missouri indicts former priest on sodomy charges

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri has now been indicted by a grand jury in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, for alleged sexual abuse of minors. The grand jury has indicted 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz on two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of deviate sexual assault. This is a superseding indictment, which […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Spickard resident John Ervin Peterson has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property on February 16th. St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman faces two counts from January 27th: stealing a motor vehicle and stealing of $750 or […]

North Missouri Election results by the numbers

Green Hills Region election results for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden were easy winners among Grundy County voters in Missouri’s presidential preference primary election. Grundy County had nearly a 24 percent voter turnout with a total of 1,3 66 ballots cast. That’s considerably fewer than the 39 percent voter turnout, (2448 four years ago) in Grundy County for the […]

Drug Raid

Nigerian citizen arrested in Kirksville following execution of search warrant

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Nigerian citizen in Kirksville on Wednesday morning following the execution of a search warrant. The Adair County prosecuting attorney charged 21-year-old Ifeanyi Nnaji (If-ay-ahn-yee Nah-jee) on Thursday with felony delivery of a controlled substance, six counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony unlawful use […]

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Harrison County Sheriff Josh Eckerson accused of multiple allegations

Three misdemeanor counts were filed Thursday in Daviess County Circuit Court alleging that the sheriff of Harrison County was involved in a February 26th incident. Joshua Q. Eckerson has been accused of misuse of official information by a public servant, alleged trespass in the first degree and alleged domestic assault in the fourth degree. Each […]