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Bethany man faces charges of domestic assault, rape and sodomy in Daviess County

A Bethany man faces felony charges in Daviess County of domestic assault—third degree, domestic assault—first degree, rape—second degree, and sodomy or attempted sodomy—first degree. Forty-two-year-old Ryan Kampman appeared in court Monday, September 21st. His bond was set at no bond. Bond was initially denied. The case was continued to October 6th for a preliminary hearing […]

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Denver, Missouri man charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse in death of Grant City woman

A Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with the felonies of murder—second degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a missing Grant City woman found earlier this week. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Searles is scheduled for an initial arraignment Monday, September 21st. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison previously reported […]

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Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

Guilty Plea

Former Missouri fire department captain pleads guilty to illegally selling firearms to felons

A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. “Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said.  “Felons, […]

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Rural Missouri prosecutor: victim tampering “happens everywhere, even in little Johnson County”

Legislation that increases penalties for witness and victim tampering will go to the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on Monday, after being approved by the Judiciary Committee on a 17-0 vote this week. The prosecutor in western Missouri’s Johnson County traveled from Warrensburg to Jefferson City to testify for the bill, saying that witness […]

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Second person from Galt charged on Wednesday in Daviess County assault case

The Daviess County Prosecutor has filed felony charges against two people from Galt following an altercation Saturday at Jamesport in which another person received what authorities called serious physical injuries. Online court information shows charges of domestic assault in the first degree were filed Tuesday on 26-year-old Toni Yarbrough and on Wednesday for 27-year-old Amber […]

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Galt woman charged in Daviess County with felony assault

A Galt woman has been charged in Daviess County after allegedly causing serious physical injuries to a woman at a wedding in Jamesport Saturday, August 8th. Twenty-seven-year-old Amber Gann faces felony domestic assault charges in the first degree.  Her bond was denied. A probable cause statement from Officer Loreanna Parker with the Daviess County Sheriff’s […]

Man With A Knife

Kirksville man accused of pulling knife on multiple individuals, places knife against woman’s neck

A Kirksville man accused of pulling a knife on multiple individuals and threatening to kill someone in Kirksville Tuesday faces multiple charges in Adair County. 63 year old Robert McFeely has been charged with burglary—first degree, domestic assault—first degree, assault—second degree, unlawful use of a weapon—exhibiting, endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk—first […]