Crime and Courts

Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court reports busy docket

A Galt resident was sentenced to prison when he appeared Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Terry Michael Delauder pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from June 27th. He also admitted to violations of previous probation and on the drug charge, was sentenced to six years with the Department of […]

Paul Eugene Haight

Chillicothe teen draws prison time for involvement in burning of railroad bridge

A Chillicothe teen has been sentenced to prison, and order to pay restitution, for his role in an incident last October that involved the burning of a railroad bridge just south of Chillicothe. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court, 19-year-old James Paul Eugene Haight received a four-year term […]

Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Matthew Aaron Case

Prosecution recommends 10-years with Department of Corrections for Chillicothe man

A Chillicothe man accused of fleeing from a deputy in July waived formal arraignment and pleaded guilty in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The prosecutor dismissed one case for 29-year-old Matthew Aaron Case and in exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecution recommended 10-years in the Department of Corrections on a […]

Indictment

Over 24 indicted in connection with Crossroads Correctional Center riot

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday that over two dozen individuals were indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for their involvement in a May 2018 riot at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. A grand jury was convened in DeKalb County, Missouri, at the request of DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney Erik Tate […]

Sarah Linebaugh

Rothville mom sentenced to 30-years with Department of Corrections in death of infant daughter

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Chariton County Circuit Court on Thursday morning for a Rothville woman charged with felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child, death of a child, no sexual contact. Linebaugh entered a plea of “Not Guilty” in her court appearance on the charge of felony first-degree […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate who walked away from work at Missouri State Fair apprehended

Shannon Dewayne Watts, a Tipton Correctional Center inmate who walked away from his work site at the Missouri State Fair after completing his work-release job late Sunday night, has been apprehended. At 11:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Pettis County Dispatch reported Watts had been found unconscious with apparent head injuries near Highway B between Sedalia […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

Court News

Probation violation hearings dominate session of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings dominated Thursday’s docket in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shawn Michael Yuille saw his probation revoked on an original Grundy county charge of stealing a motor vehicle in April of 2015. Yuille was sentenced to three years with the Department of Corrections with the term to run concurrently […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Chillicothe man faces additional charges from incident that ended in Mooresville

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports additional charges have been filed in the Livingston County Associate Circuit Court on a Chillicothe man stemming from an incident that ended in Mooresville in July. Twenty-nine-year-old Matthew Aaron Case allegedly fled from a deputy prior to being arrested on a felony warrant for alleged violation of bond conditions […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers receive “Award of Valor” from Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers have received the Missouri Department of Corrections Award of Valor for their roles in ensuring the safety of staff and offenders at the Crossroads Correctional Center last year when 209 offenders staged a protest. Corrections officers David Baker and Jason Huff with Crossroads and Corrections Supervisor Cade Thompson of the Western Reception, […]