Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]

Arrest

Four arrested, one extradited to Grundy County in report from authorities

Four arrests are in today’s report from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Two arrests are for alleged failure to appear in circuit court at Trenton. Nineteen-year-old Desmond Alexander Calton of Excelsior Springs has been charged in Grundy County with third-degree assault on October 13th for using a closed fist to allegedly strike the face of […]

Take Back Drugs

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for October 26th

Law enforcement will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected on October 26th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri will include the sheriff’s offices of Mercer County in Princeton, Harrison County in Bethany, and Adair Couty in Kirksville; Bethany […]

Police pursuit

Chillicothe authorities pursue two in stolen pickup on Highway 65

The Chillicothe Police Department reports two subjects in a pickup truck reported as stolen led officers on a pursuit on Tuesday. The officers pursued the vehicle on southbound Highway 65 south of Chillicothe. The truck turned near Roach Lake and slowed, with one subject exiting and being apprehended. The vehicle proceeded north toward Chillicothe and […]

Deadly Accident

Woman killed after falling from window of moving vehicle; driver accused of manslaughter and DWI

A Lawson woman was killed late Friday night when she fell from a car and was struck by the vehicle. Thirty-eight-year-old Misty Newell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident northeast of Excelsior Springs on Route Y. Newell was improperly riding on the vehicle, fell out of a passenger side window, and was […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash near Polo sends two to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports two Excelsior Springs residents sustained serious injuries when they were ejected from a motorcycle one mile south of Polo early Saturday morning. Emergency medical services transported driver 35-year-old Dustin Cope and passenger 32-year-old Andrea Demboski to the Liberty Hospital. The motorcycle traveled north on Fawn Lake Drive at Hideaway Lake before […]

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One injured after crashing to avoid “Road Closed” barricade; driver accused of DWI

An Excelsior Springs man was hurt when he swerved the van he was driving to avoid ‘road closed’ barricades southwest of Carrollton. The van started skidding, went off the right side of Highway 10 and overturned onto its top in a ditch. Forty-one-year-old Johnathan Galloway was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports arrest of three

The highway patrol reports a liberty resident, 27-year old Jacob Spencer, was arrested late Saturday night in Caldwell County and accused with felony first degree tampering with a motor vehicle, felony assault on law enforcement, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, driving while revoked, and careless and imprudent driving. Two excelsior springs residents, 18-year old […]

Child Pornography

Excelsior Springs man sentenced to prison for child pornography

An Excelsior Springs, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography. Gabriel Valencia, Jr., 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 30, 2018, Valencia pleaded guilty to attempting to distribute child pornography over the internet […]

Fatal Crash

One dead, three children injured in Ray County Crash

A one-vehicle accident in Ray County Monday night claimed the life of an Excelsior Springs woman and injured three other Excelsior Springs residents. The Patrol reports the Ray County Coroner transported the driver, 22-year-old Monica Watson, to Thurman’s Funeral Home of Richmond. Emergency Medical Services transported 16-year-old Charlie Edington to Children’s Mercy Hospital with moderate […]

Accident

Two-vehicle crash in Caldwell County injures three

A two-vehicle accident early Monday afternoon injured three people in Caldwell County, three miles south of Polo. Taken to Liberty Hospital were 50-year-old Cynthia Adams of Polo and a passenger in the pickup she was driving, 49-year-old Donald Holder of Excelsior Springs. Both received serious injuries. The driver of a sports utility vehicle, 65-year-old Edward […]