Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]

Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

Indictment

Twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle gang members and associates indicted in Missouri and nearby states

Five indictments in three different states were unsealed indicting a total of twenty-four defendants, including alleged Aryan Circle (AC) gang members and associates, on charges of racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug conspiracy, and unlawful firearms trafficking.  The indictments were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funds for three organizations; commission participates in virtual meeting

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for three entities the morning of Tuesday, October 13th. The Grundy County Senior Tax Board was approved for $1,152.62 for COVID-19-related expenses. A pre-approval was granted for $2,800 for HVAC air purifiers at the North 65 Center. Laredo R-7 was approved for $6,395.75 in funding. Presiding […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County authorities report the arrest of two

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports two area men were scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court Tuesday, October 13th after writs from the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron Monday, October 12th. Thirty-four-year-old Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by […]

Child Exploitation

Former teacher pleads guilty to sexually exploiting student; faces 15-years in prison

A Missouri, man who worked as a teacher in China has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually exploiting one of his former students by attempting to blackmail her into sending him pornographic images. Curtis J. Baldwin, 47, of Springfield,  pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, Oct. 5, to […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County authorities report arrests on burglary and assault as well as probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Monday, October 5th of a Princeton man on burglary and assault charges and a Trenton man on a technical probation violation. Forty-seven-year-old Sean Clapham was arrested in Mercer County. He faces one felony count of burglary—second degree and two counts of assault—third degree. He posted his bond […]

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, […]

Eric Schmitt

State of Missouri files suit against KC homeowners associations for failing to remove racially restrictive covenants

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Country Club Homes and Crestwood Homes Association for failure to remove racially restrictive covenants from governing documents. The Attorney General’s Office worked to identify racially restrictive covenants across the state, and subsequent letters were sent to a number of different homeowners […]

Prison Sentence

El Dorado Springs woman, New Jersey man sentenced to 18 years for producing child pornography

An El Dorado Springs, Missouri, woman and a North Plainfield, New Jersey, man were sentenced in federal court for producing child pornography. Amanda Errin Hunt, 41, and Daniel Thomas Baggott, 38, each were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. The court also […]