Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man appears in court on charges of murder and corpse abandonment

A Maysville man appeared in the Associate Division of DeKalb County Circuit Court this week on felony charges of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Kenneth Wykert’s case was bound over to Division One with an arraignment scheduled for October 22, 2019. Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of […]

Manslaughter

Trenton man turns himself in on manslaughter charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Trenton man turned himself in on Tuesday on felony second-degree involuntary manslaughter. Sixty-two-year-old Russell Lee Louderback has also been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid. Louderback’s bond was initially set at $25,000 cash only and he […]

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 […]

Crime and Courts

Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court reports busy docket

A Galt resident was sentenced to prison when he appeared Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Terry Michael Delauder pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from June 27th. He also admitted to violations of previous probation and on the drug charge, was sentenced to six years with the Department of […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Novinger man arrested on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning on a couple of drug-related allegations. Thirty-two-year-old Robert Shultz was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offense. He was also arrested on an Adair County warrant for failure to register a motor vehicle. […]

Melanie Myers

St. Joseph teen arrested in Daviess County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Saint Joseph resident in Daviess County Tuesday morning on drug-related allegations. Eighteen-year-old Melanie Myers was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had a misdemeanor DeKalb County warrant on possession of marijuana. Myers was transported to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Patrol arrests two from Cameron on drug allegations

The highway patrol reports the arrests of two Cameron residents on alleged drug charges. Forty-one-year-old Jeramie Glazier and 34-year-old Jami Barton were taken on a 24-hour hold to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. Glazier has been accused of felony possession of a controlled substance listed as methamphetamine; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and a lane […]

Virginia Wainwright

Troopers arrest woman in Daviess County on drug allegations

The highway patrol reports the arrest Monday night in Daviess County involving a Lee’s Summit resident amid several allegations. Twenty-two-year-old Virginia Wainwright was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail on a 24-hour hold. Wainwright is accused of felony possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated involving drugs, as […]