Murder

Trial for Maysville man accused of murder to be held in Caldwell County

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse in DeKalb County will have a jury trial in Caldwell County on another felony charge. Kenneth Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June 5th and whose remains were found June […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]

Jennifer Reed

Albany woman who subjected 11-year-old girl to abuse for a year pleads guilty

An Albany woman accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse pleaded guilty to amended information in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court on Friday. Jennifer Reed pleaded guilty to two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing and two felony counts of first degree endangering […]

Mercer County Courthouse Princeton

Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

Jail or Prison Escape

Prisoner who escaped from Mercer County Jail escapes again using board to open wall

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department reports a Kansas City man who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton earlier in August has escaped again. Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports it is believed 27-year-old Drake Kately escaped around 8:30 Wednesday night by tearing a hole in the back wall of his jail cell with a board […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Authorities arrest Trenton man, extradite two back to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on drug-related charges and the extradition of two other individuals on probation violations in the last few days. Sean Philip Biller was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of […]

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison and Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Hundreds of fugitives arrested, firearms and illegal drugs seized during “Operation Triple Beam”

Operation Triple Beam, an initiative led by the U.S. Marshals Service to track down some of the metropolitan area’s most violent and persistent offenders, resulted in hundreds of arrests and the seizure of dozens of firearms and illegal drugs. Results of the 10-week initiative were announced today by U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, U.S. Marshal Mark […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Bond amended by court for men accused of assault and kidnapping in Daviess County

Bond was taken up and amended by stipulation in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man accused of leaving someone lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport after restraining him and causing him to lose consciousness twice. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner’s bond was reset at $50,000 […]

Jail or Prison Escape

Escapee from Mercer County Jail back in custody

Information has been released about a prisoner who had escaped but has been returned to custody at the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Friday night. Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports 27-year-old Drake Kately of Kansas City was found hiding in an apartment in Princeton and apprehended around 12:30 am on Saturday morning. Stockman says […]