Prison Sentence

Belton man sentenced to 17-years for meth conspiracy in northern Missouri, Trenton man pleads guilty

A Belton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north-central Missouri and for illegally possessing firearms. Robert Ryan Hicks, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 4, 2017, Hicks […]

Court News

Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings were held and other defendants were sentenced among numerous cases Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Miriah Mae Butler admitted violation of probation. The probation was revoked and two prison sentences were ordered one of which was 15 years with the Department of Corrections on distribution […]

Crime and Courts

11 waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Preliminary hearings were waived by 11 defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two others appeared for probation violation hearings with two others entry guilty pleas. Bound over to future appearances in Division One of Circuit Court were Bryce Raylan Farmer, Mickeal Dale Hogan, Kandi Lea Johnson, Steven Kyle Johnson, […]

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Attorney General Hawley fires back in Duck Boat case

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley fired back in court filings arguing the court should not dismiss the lawsuit filed against Ripley Entertainment, Inc. and Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri’s principal consumer protection statute. The filings also argue that the Circuit Court of Taney County is the proper […]

Crime and Courts

Tuesday session of Grundy County court has light docket

Among cases, Tuesday in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court, Trenton resident William Edward Grimes the fourth saw his probation revoked on an original charge of misdemeanor stealing from March 13th. Grimes admitted to violations on the conditions of probation. Judge Steve Hudson imposed the original sentence of 60-days in jail. Grimes […]

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Audio: Federal court action seeks to delay Duck Boat lawsuits, targets boat captains

(Missourinet) – Federal prosecutors filed court documents yesterday in Kansas City that cite two Duck Boat captains as targets in a criminal investigation of a deadly mishap. Gerald McGonagle is an attorney who brought a lawsuit after the incident which killed 17 people on Table Rock Lake in Branson. He says the captain of the […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings in Associate Division of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County circuit court with each bound over to the September 6th docket for Division One of the circuit court. Alfred Demond Green of Trenton, who was arrested May 16th, faces two felony counts: leaving the scene of an accident and damage to jail property. […]

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Grundy County reaches out of court settlement in wrongful death of Brian Mock

An out of court settlement has been reached in a wrongful death suit involving an inmate who died nearly four years ago while in custody of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Rodney Herring confirmed a settlement was reached. However, KTTN learned terms of the attorney-client agreement prevent any other information from being revealed. A judge […]

Court News

Defendants waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Several defendants waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday with each being bound over to the August 9th docket in Division One. Krensa Kay Williams of Trenton faces four felony counts of stealing including a controlled substance/meth manufacturing material, in two different cases. Bonds were reset at $10,000 cash only […]

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Defendants waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of court in Trenton

Defendants facing various charges waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court include Jordan Lane Cabra and Tommy Joe Graham both of Trenton, Dustin Matthew Haskins of Laredo, Javier Hernandez of Kansas City, and Joshua Ryan Lusk of Independence. Bound over to appear Thursday, July 12th in Division One of […]

Court News

Two defendants given jail time after reporting inability to pay fines

Among cases in Grundy County Circuit Court, two defendants were given jail time once they reported they were unable to pay money they owed. Spickard resident Trace Blozvich appeared in court regarding the balances due from fines and court costs imposed for speeding, driving without a valid license, a seat belt violation, and operating a […]

Crime and Courts

Circuit court has extremely busy docket in latest session

Several defendants have waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. The cases, on various charges, were bound over to the Division One docket of Thursday, June 14th or Thursday, July 12th. Emma Nichole Brown of Trenton faces two drug-related charges and one of hindering prosecution. Bond was continued at $20,000. […]

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Grundy County Sheriff reports the arrest of six area residents

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of six area residents. The Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Justin Lee Kleihauer of Trenton Thursday on felony charges of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana, forgery, and possession of a controlled substance. The Trenton Police Department also arrested Kleihauer on misdemeanor charges of driving while […]

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Trenton Police Department arrest five over the weekend

Charges have been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court against five persons arrested on various charges over the weekend at Trenton. Forty-three-year-old Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton and his brother, 25-year-old Forrest Lee Shoemaker of Brookfield are held in jail on $20,000 cash bond on three counts. Each faces charges of second-degree burglary, attempted burglary, and possession of […]

Crime and Courts

Five have cases bound over to Division One of circuit court in Trenton

Five defendants Tuesday waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each of the cases was bound over to future dates for arraignments in Division One of the circuit court. Matthew John Woody of Trenton has six felony counts. These include two counts for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a […]