Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years for illegal firearms following gunfight and fatal collision

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms following a three-vehicle collision in which he struck and killed another motorist while fleeing from a gunfight. Keith L. Carnes, 31, of Kansas City was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 5, […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man sentenced to 20 years without parole for drug trafficking and illegal firearm

 A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Robert J. Thomas Jr., 38, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Thursday, Aug. 27, to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 20, 2019, Thomas pleaded guilty to possessing […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Man taken into custody on Tuesday charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties

A suspect taken into custody Tuesday after an alleged incident in Lafayette County involving the stealing of a pickup truck and one suspect allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner has been charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties. Two other suspects remain at large. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jesse Moses Monreal has been charged in […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Stolen vehicle and alleged shooting prompts manhunt on Tuesday

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox released information on one of three suspects taken into custody following an alleged incident in Lafayette County Tuesday morning. The incident involved the alleged stealing of pickup trucks and one of the suspects allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner. It is unknown where the firearm reportedly used is located. Cox […]

Burglary

Trenton Police Department arrest four on alleged burglary and motor vehicle theft

The Trenton Police Department reports four people have been taken into custody on suspicion of theft and burglary following an investigation of suspicious activities on Monday. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 36-year-old Jonathan Leroy Davis of Trenton, 28-year-old Brandon Tyler May of Coffey, 25-year-old Connie Lyn McCollum of Laclede, and 42-year-old Christy Lynn Russell […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 Years for possessing illegal firearm used in fatal shooting

 A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he allegedly used to shoot and kill another person. Dionandre Ganter, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole, which is the maximum penalty that can be imposed under the […]

Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Milan man being held in custody for Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Highway Patrol reports a Milan man is being held in custody for Immigration and Customs Enforcement on what’s called a fugitive detainer. Fifty-five-year-old Wilberto Pacheco-Zapata was arrested Monday afternoon in Linn County and has been accused of not having an operator’s license. The state patrol arrest report notes Pacheco-Zapata was held at the Brookfield […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Sheriff Steve Cox reports on drug investigation in Livingston County

Information has been released about recent drug investigations conducted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office followed up on a criminal drug distribution investigation in which a person allegedly distributed methamphetamine from their place of employment. The investigation led to the seizure of alleged used methamphetamine drug paraphernalia and another […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]