Crime and Courts

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jail sentences were ordered for several defendants during Thursday’s session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. A Trenton resident, Joshua D. Phillips, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault in the first degree, causing serious physical injury to another person. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor stealing. Both charges stem from an incident in […]

Court News

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A Trenton man accused of driving a pickup and hitting the side of a business building has been sentenced in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Braden Mark Spicer of rural Trenton pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of misdemeanor, leaving the scene of an accident, and to one count of […]

Heroin and Needle

Kansas woman indicted for smuggling heroin into Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron

A federal grand jury has indicted a Shawnee, Kansas, woman for smuggling heroin to an inmate at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Juliane L. Colby, 43, was charged in a four-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on March 16, 2021. That indictment was unsealed […]

Child Sex Crimes

Chillicothe man charged with sodomy and deviate sexual intercourse against 9-year-old girl; Chillicothe woman charged with child neglect

Two Chillicothe residents face multiple charges following a well-being check in February on a female juvenile who law enforcement reports sent text messages to her grandmother that she did not feel safe. Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Wayne Suddith has been charged with the felonies of sodomy or first degree attempted sodomy and enticement or attempted enticement of […]

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Former Trenton police officer charged with rape granted bond, but with special conditions

A former Trenton police officer, facing charges of statutory rape in the second degree, appeared with his attorney on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Since his arrest on December 9th, Michael Wilson has been held in custody without bond. At a hearing Tuesday, Wilson’s attorney requested a reduction in bond […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Missouri’s Governor grants 24 pardons, commutes four sentences

Governor Mike Parson granted pardons to 24 individuals who have demonstrated a changed lifestyle and desire to move on from past behaviors. “If we are to be a society that believes in forgiveness and second chances, then it is the next chapter in these individuals’ lives that will matter most,” Governor Parson said. “We are encouraged and […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Braymer man issued continuance in court appearance on Monday

A continuance has been issued in the court cases involving Braymer resident Garland Joey Nelson who faces multiple felony counts stemming from the deaths more than a year ago of two brothers from Wisconsin. At an arraignment Monday in Johnson County Circuit Court with the defendant present, online docket information shows the defense attorney requested […]

Eric Schmitt

State of Missouri files suit against KC homeowners associations for failing to remove racially restrictive covenants

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Country Club Homes and Crestwood Homes Association for failure to remove racially restrictive covenants from governing documents. The Attorney General’s Office worked to identify racially restrictive covenants across the state, and subsequent letters were sent to a number of different homeowners […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, two defendants have waived preliminary hearings on unrelated charges. Duane Ernest Harding of Trenton is charged with driving while intoxicated – habitual offender as of July 11th. James Dale Coss of Cainsville is charged in Grundy County with delivering of a controlled substance or […]

Education and Teachers

Missouri panel to request temporary removal of districts serving as MOCAP gatekeeper

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is drafting a letter to send to Gov. Mike Parson to request temporary removal of school districts serving as the gatekeeper of Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. Due to COVID-19, more families are choosing to move their kids to virtual learning. During a committee […]

Police brutality

Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Thursday session of Grundy County Court

Prison sentences were announced on four defendants during Thursday’s session in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Timothy Persell Junior admitted to probation violations. His probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts of distributing or delivering drugs early in 2016. The […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man who tried to run woman off the road sentenced to 6-years for illegally possessing firearm

A Columbia, Missouri, man who tried to run a woman off the road and chased her into the police station, was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Daleron Michael Monroe, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the […]

Court News

Defendant unable to pay fines has sentence converted to jail time.

After his probation was previously suspended, a probation violation hearing was held Tuesday in Grundy County Circuit Court for Thomas Kopp of Lexington. Kopp’s original charge in Grundy County is a misdemeanor of non-support. The court approved the defense attorney’s request for Kopp to be released on a $12,000 personal recognizance bond pending attendance at […]

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Novinger man accused of shooting at individual at 7th Heaven Convenience Store

A Novinger man has been accused of shooting at someone at the 7th Heaven Convenience Store in Novinger Monday. Online court information shows 37-year-old Richard Lee McCully Junior has been charged in Adair County with three felonies: first-degree assault or attempt, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond was set at $150,000 […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

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 […]