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Drake Kately pleads “Not Guilty” in Mercer County Circuit Court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August waived formal arraignment and plead not guilty to multiple charges in multiple cases in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately has been charged in one case with the felonies of first-degree assault or […]

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Brookfield man who led authorities on multi-county pursuit bound over to Division One of Linn County court

A felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit starting in Linn County and ending at Marshall in February appeared in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with felony first degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and possession of a controlled […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Spickard resident John Ervin Peterson has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property on February 16th. St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman faces two counts from January 27th: stealing a motor vehicle and stealing of $750 or […]

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Man who shot Trenton police officer Jasmine Diab once again has case continued

The Trenton man charged with felony first-degree assault or attempting to cause serious physical injury to Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab appeared in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a pre-trial conference. Thirty-nine-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin’s case was continued to May 5, 2020, for a pre-trial conference. A jury trial was […]

Arrest

Chillicothe man arrested in Trenton on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Chillicothe man on Friday on a technical probation violation on an original charge of first-degree property damage. Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Wells allegedly violated his probation by residency by being kicked out of the Community Resource Center for drug use, association with Tia Pittman, and drugs by […]

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KC man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed chase certified to Division One of circuit court

A case has been certified to Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. A bond amendment was taken up and denied for Nathaniel Watkins on Wednesday. Bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original warrant […]

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Woman involved in shooting in Unionville granted change of venue to Harrison County

A motion was granted for change of venue in Division One of Circuit Court this week for a Columbia woman taken into custody after an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports the venue for 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen was changed from Putnam County to Harrison County. […]

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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail certified to Division One of circuit court

A Kansas City man who reportedly escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August had several cases certified to Division One of Circuit Court this week. Twenty-eight-year-old Drake Andrew Kately waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and no bond modification was requested or ordered. Misdemeanor charges from two Mercer County cases were certified […]