Court News

Seven face judge in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

A Spickard man has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Harold Stiner faces felony charges of driving while intoxicated – aggravated; as well as driving while revoked or suspended as of May 8th.  Cameron resident Adam Ingersoll pleaded guilty to an amended charge of driving while intoxicated– a […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

Accident with DUI/DWI

UTV crash near Unionville injures one; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

An Indiana resident was hurt when a utility terrain vehicle overturned north of Unionville. Thirty-five-year old Timothy Rufer of South Bend, Indiana was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. Rufer was a passenger on the UTV operated by 33-year old Dillon Pittman of Unionville who was not reported hurt. The crash happened […]

Accident involving alcohol

UTV crash injures 3; driver later arrested for driving while intoxicated

Three people were hurt Saturday night in northern Macon County when a utility terrain vehicle ran off a country road and overturned three miles south of Gifford on Festival Avenue. A passenger, 21-year old Justin Adams of La Plata received serious injuries while another passenger, 21-year old Tristan Collier of Atlanta, Missouri received moderate injuries. […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

Charges Filed

Cameron man who threatened officers with a knife officially charged

A Cameron man accused of threatening law enforcement with a knife and running from law enforcement at Hamilton faces charges in Caldwell County. Online court information shows 34 year old William Patrick Vessar has been charged with felony resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault—special […]

Handgun

Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]