Charges Filed

Chillicothe man who threatened suicide on Thursday charged with multiple offenses

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Livingston County after an incident in the 1200 block of Third Street in Chillicothe Thursday, September 24th in which the Chillicothe Police reported an armed man eventually surrendered peacefully. Steward Ted Willis faces the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon by discharging the weapon into a home, […]

Rape

Galt man faces 10 felony counts, including rape and attempted rape, as well as endangering a child

A Galt resident has been charged with 10 felony counts, including rape or attempted rape, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon, stemming from January. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 39-year-old Brian White was arrested Monday, September 21, and faces two counts of rape or attempted rape—aggravated sexual offense, […]

Shooting Graphic

Missouri man who shot police officer, then himself, pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A St. Louis, Missouri, man who shot a law enforcement officer before shooting himself pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and illegally discharging a firearm in Joplin, Missouri. E.F. Fitchpatrick, Jr., 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of […]

Walter Barton Mugshot

Missouri Governor Mike Parson: Execution of Walter Barton “will move forward as scheduled”

The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre. Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter Barton’s scheduled execution, saying “that will move forward as […]

Arrest

Trenton woman arrested in connection with shooting at Leisure Lake which injured 13-year-old boy

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports a Trenton woman has posted bond on two felony charges stemming from an alleged accidental shooting at Leisure Lake Saturday. Thirty-two-year-old Dana Thibodeau was arrested on Tuesday on an allegation of unlawful use of a weapon, while intoxicated, loaded weapon, as well as an allegation of first degree endangering […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Death penalty sought against Missouri men in murder and drug-trafficking conspiracy case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against two men previously charged in two area murders. Shawn Burkhalter, also known as “Deuce,” 30, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joshua Nesbitt, also known as “T,” 25, of Crowder, Mississippi, were indicted last […]

Suspect Jamey Aaron Griffin in Shooting of Trenton Police Officer

Suspect charged in shooting incident of Trenton police officer

Charges have been filed in Daviess County against the suspect accused of shooting a female Trenton police officer on southbound Highway 69 in Winston during transport to Saint Joseph for a mental evaluation Friday afternoon. Online court information indicates 38-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin of Trenton, who the Patrol has identified as a white male, has […]

Independence Day

Trenton Chamber of Commerce announces change in location of fireworks display

The location has been changed for Trenton’s fireworks display Tuesday night, July 3rd. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman says due to dry conditions, the fireworks will now be discharged from the fairgrounds grandstand area instead of the Rock Barn.  The display is to begin at approximately 9:30 tonight and individuals watching the fireworks […]