Missouri Department of Corrections reports 38 cases of COVID-19 at Chillicothe Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports more cases of COVID-19 at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. As of the morning of Saturday, July 11th, there are six staff cases and 32 offender cases. That is an increase of one among staff and eight among offenders since early the afternoon of Friday, July 10th. The number of […]

Matthew Ryan Rouner

Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]

Chillicothe Correctional Center suspends visitation due to COVID-19

The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s visitation has been suspended until further notice due to positive cases of COVID-19. Missouri Department of Corrections Communications Director Karen Pojmann confirms there are three cases among staff and four among residents. She says mass testing was conducted at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in June, and everyone tested negative at that […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Spickard man arrested; to be returned to Department of Corrections

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard man Tuesday, June 30th on an absconder type of parole violation on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. Twenty-four year old Nicholas Wendt alleged violation involved residency as well as reporting and directives. He […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton police make arrest, defendant returned to Missouri Department of Corrections

Trenton Police made an arrest Saturday that the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office results in the defendant being returned today to the Missouri Department of Corrections. A DeKalb County drug case in which 34-year-old Larry Wayne Peace is accused of failing to report as directed. The parole violation notice shows his last known address as Daingerfield, […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Audio: More cases of COVID-19 reported in a Missouri Prison

Thirty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified at Farmington Correctional Center in Farmington, Mo.      The facility in eastern Missouri is still receiving test results, with sentinel testing beginning next week. A total of 42 cases have been connected to the prison. The prison will remain closed to visitors. The Department of Corrections […]

Three Missouri prisons to reopen to visitors this week with restrictions

Starting this Thursday, Algoa Correctional Center in central Missouri’s Jefferson City, South Central Correctional Center in Licking and Chillicothe Correctional Center in northwest Missouri will begin allowing visitors again. Since the spread of the coronavirus, Missouri’s state prisons have been closed to families, friends, and acquaintances of inmates. Restrictions •All visitors must call the facility […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

Not Guilty Plea

Man involved in multi-county pursuit in 2019 pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges

A Kansas City, Kansas man facing multiple charges after what law enforcement described as a multi-county pursuit last July entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday, June 2nd. Online court information shows JaJuan Coleman waived formal arraignment, and his case was continued to July 7th. He has […]