Meth and Heroin

Polo man sentenced to 25 Years in prison for $4.3 million meth, heroin conspiracy

A Polo, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a $4.3 million conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Clay, Ray, Clinton and Buchanan counties. Joshua K. Bowers, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without […]

Guilty Plea

Texas man pleads guilty to stealing 650 firearms from UPS trailers in Springfield

A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Haywood has remained in […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]

Prison Sentence

Trenton man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison without parole

A Trenton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north central Missouri. Faron Wayne Lawrence, 52, of Trenton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 12 years in federal prison without parole. NITRO (the Northwest Inter-agency Team Response Operation) initiated an […]

Prison Sentence

Belton man sentenced to 17-years for meth conspiracy in northern Missouri, Trenton man pleads guilty

A Belton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north-central Missouri and for illegally possessing firearms. Robert Ryan Hicks, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 4, 2017, Hicks […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Attorney General Hawley fires back in Duck Boat case

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley fired back in court filings arguing the court should not dismiss the lawsuit filed against Ripley Entertainment, Inc. and Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri’s principal consumer protection statute. The filings also argue that the Circuit Court of Taney County is the proper […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Audio: Families in Duck Boat tragedy object to federal prosecutors’ efforts to delay lawsuits

(Missourinet) – Families of individuals killed when a duck boat sank in southwest Missouri July 19th are objecting to efforts of federal prosecutors to freeze their lawsuits.      The Kansas City Star reports attorneys for some of the victims filed documents in federal court last week, saying the suits were brought to get answers to […]

Guilty Plea

Former executive at Preferred Family Healthcare pleads guilty to concealment of $30M embezzlement scheme

A former executive of a Springfield, Mo., charity pleaded guilty in federal court to misprision (the deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony.) of a felony in connection with the concealment of a multi-million-dollar scheme by which other charity executives embezzled and diverted millions of dollars from the Springfield nonprofit […]

Marijuana

Two Mexican nationals charged in $10 million Daviess County marijuana growing operation

Two Mexican nationals were charged in federal court for their roles in a Daviess County, Mo., marijuana-growing operation where law enforcement officers seized nearly $10 million worth of plants. Sergio Medina-Perez, also known as “Chapo,” 44, and Miguel Pulido-Maldonado, also known as “Mona,” 27, were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Family survivor in Duck Boat tragedy files lawsuit days after federal prosecutors asked for freeze in court cases

Another lawsuit has been filed in the Branson Duck Boat tragedy days after federal prosecutors asked for a freeze in court cases.     Tia Coleman, a survivor whose husband and three children drowned in the incident, filed a suit against Ripley Entertainment and five other entities involved in the ownership and operation of the […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Federal court action seeks to delay Duck Boat lawsuits, targets boat captains

(Missourinet) – Federal prosecutors filed court documents yesterday in Kansas City that cite two Duck Boat captains as targets in a criminal investigation of a deadly mishap. Gerald McGonagle is an attorney who brought a lawsuit after the incident which killed 17 people on Table Rock Lake in Branson. He says the captain of the […]