Melissa Chapman

Grant City woman who assisted man charged with murder faces numerous charges of her own

A Grant City woman has been charged with abandonment of a corpse related to the death of Melissa Lynn Chapman.  50-year-old Kimberly Sue Henry Tinkle also faces two felony counts of hindering the prosecution of a felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. A probable cause statement from Highway […]

Charges Filed

Trenton couple facing felony charges for endangering the welfare of a child

A Trenton couple has been charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child in ritual/ceremony—second degree. Bond for 27-year-old William Kyle and 28-year-old Thomasa Kristina Swartz is $5,000 cash only for each individual. A probable cause statement accuses the Swartzes of allowing three children to live in unsanitary conditions that can cause a health […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, December 9, 2020

Among cases, Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Galt resident Shandon Levi Gann, charged with first-degree assault on a Trenton man, appeared for a bond hearing before Special Judge Matthew Krohn from Princeton. The court received evidence and heard arguments regarding setting a bond, and afterward, Judge Krohn denied any change […]

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Two from Trenton arrested on drug charges; Galt man arrested on two domestic assault charges

Three individuals are facing felony charges in Grundy County following their arrests on Friday. Both 38-year-old Christopher James Warren of Trenton and 41-year-old Kimberly McCracken of Trenton are charged with possession of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid—listed as methamphetamine. Each also is accused of unlawful possession or use of drug paraphernalia which was described […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Several defendants were sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton pleaded guilty to five felony counts stemming from the March 21st incidents. He was sentenced from three to five years with the Department of Corrections. The terms are to run concurrently, or […]

Court News

Judge Steve Hudson presides over busy court docket in Tuesday session of Grundy County Court

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday by seven defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each is to be arraigned on their various charges on Thursday in Division One of the Circuit Court in Trenton. Cory Jack Burchett of Trenton is charged with the September 30th offenses of possessing a controlled substance […]

Arrest

Hamilton police arrest three individuals in police parking lot waiting for friend

Hamilton police officers arrived to make contact with occupants of a vehicle in the parking lot of the police department/Supervision Services Tuesday morning, September 29th to advise them their friend was going to jail resulted in the arrest of three individuals including a 35 year old woman from Independence, a 36 year old woman from […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man facing felony drug charges

A Trenton resident arrested by the Highway Patrol the night of Wednesday, September 30th has been charged in Grundy County. Thirty-five-year-old Cory Burchett faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing—creating a substantial risk of serious injury […]

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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 […]

Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

Drug Bust

Grundy County authorities report Polo woman arrested on drug allegations

A Polo woman was arrested Thursday, September 10th on felony charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine and driving while revoked or suspended. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports bond for 37-year-old Julie Mae Ledford is $7,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Divison of Grundy County Circuit Court September […]

Child Abuse

Maysville couple plead “not guilty” to felony charges of child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child

A couple from Maysville accused of locking a nine-year-old autistic child in a cage entered pleas of not guilty in Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court Thursday, September 10th. The child’s mother, 36-year-old Katrina Michele England, and her wife, 39-year-old Debra Tina England waived formal arraignment, and they are next scheduled for court October […]