37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Bond reduction denied for Matthew Guilford

Bond reduction was denied in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday for a felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall. Matthew Guilford’s bond is $50,000 cash only on felony charges of first-degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Livingston County authorities to seek additional charges against Brookfield man

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office will submit an incident report to the prosecuting attorney seeking potential additional felony charges in Livingston County against a felon who led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week. The alleged chase of a pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield started in Linn […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Livingston County authorities report the arrest of three individuals

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the recent arrest of suspects on alleged drug-related charges. Cox stated Grundy County authorities arrested 33-year-old Kailean Allen Volker of Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony Trafficking Drugs (Methamphetamine) in the 2nd degree. Volker was described as a fugitive since October 25th, 2019. Volker allegedly first […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Livingston County Sheriff

KC man recorded at 101 mph on Highway 36 resists arrest in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a Kansas City man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after nearly striking a deputy’s vehicle on U. S. Highway 36 east of Chillicothe. Two deputies escorted 29-year-old Kyle Robert Hull to the sheriff’s office where he was reported to be uncooperative. He was then transported to the […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Man who led authorities on high-speed chase through five counties now facing additional charges

The felon that reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall Tuesday faces five additional felony charges in Linn County. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with first-degree assault or attempt of serious physical injury or special victim, armed criminal action, resisting […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

“Extremely violent, dangerous felon” arrested after police pursuit through five counties

A man Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox called an “extremely violent” and “dangerous felon” was taken into custody Tuesday following a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck. The man was wanted by Linn County and federal authorities, and several other law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit. Information obtained by authorities indicated that the […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

K-9 Zaki essential to law enforcement in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports K-9 Handler Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki logged more than 272 hours of training in 2019. The training included narcotics detection; obedience; tracking, article search, and bite work; and certifications. The two have found and seized various amounts of drugs with a suspected combined street value of $27,527. […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education extends Superintendent’s contract

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education extended contracts Thursday evening for Superintendent Dan Owens and Prekindergarten through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey. Guilkey reports both contracts are now through the 2021-2022 school year. The salary has yet to be determined. Paraprofessional Anna DeMoss’s resignation was accepted. The board discussed makeup day procedures. North Mercer […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Two arrested for attempting to obtain a narcotic from Trenton pharmacy

Two Chicago, Illinois residents accused of attempting to obtain Phenergan with Codeine from Evercare Pharmacy of Trenton have been charged in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year-old Pierre Celestine and 42-year-old George Ernie Almond were arrested by the Trenton Police Department Tuesday. They are each charged with felony fraudulently attempting to obtain […]

Drug Trafficking

Two arrested in Harrison County on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two Oklahoma men in Harrison County Thursday night on a multitude of drug-related allegations. Thirty-seven-year-old Lee Xiong of Inola, Oklahoma and 31-year-old Thong Lee of Tulsa, Oklahoma were accused of felony first-degree trafficking drugs, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor unlawful possession […]

Medical Marijuana

State of Missouri awards 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries

More than 1,100 applications were submitted to the state from companies interested in selling medical marijuana inside highly-secured retail sites. Of those applicants, only 192 will get licenses. A 2018 ballot measure passed by Missouri voters allows 24 licensed dispensary locations in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. The state says the dispensaries chosen […]