Sexual Abuse

Brookfield man faces first-degree sexual abuse charge

A Brookfield man accused of sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman on February 12th has been charged in Linn County. Forty-year-old Clarence Clifton Turner faces a felony charge of first-degree sexual abuse. A probable cause statement from Brookfield Police Officer Zach Bunton reports Turner asked to come inside the woman’s residence on Canal Street in Brookfield, […]

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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail twice, pleads guilty to multiple charges; handed 16-years in prison by judge

A Kansas City man who law enforcement reported escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August 2019 entered a plea of guilty to multiple charges on February 10th and was sentenced. Online court information shows, in one case, 29-year-old Drake Andrew Kately was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years on first-degree […]

Murder

Hamilton man charged with murder enters plea of “Not Guilty”

A Hamilton man charged with second-degree murder after a traffic stop in Jamesport in October waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on February 1st. Thirty-seven-year-old Frank Randall Allen Bostic’s motion for change of venue was sustained, and the case was transferred from Caldwell County to DeKalb County. The case was continued […]

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Lawson man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A Lawson man has been charged in Caldwell County with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo the morning of January 27th in which a woman died from her injuries. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior has also been charged with assault—first degree or attempt, armed criminal action, robbery—first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and […]

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Chillicothe woman charged with felony arson after setting residence ablaze with daughter inside

A Chillicothe woman accused of intentionally setting fire to a residence in the 1500 block of Jackson Street in Chillicothe on January 10th while her daughter was inside has been charged with first-degree felony arson. Fifty-nine-year-old Tomi Joy Novak’s bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for court on January 22nd. A probable […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Galt man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for a Galt man charged with first-degree felony assault involving serious physical injury or special victim after an alleged physical altercation in Trenton. Shandon Levi Gann is scheduled for arraignment on February 11th.  Attorney Allan Seidel, on behalf of Gann, electronically […]

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Garland Nelson has stealing case transferred to Johnson County

A motion for change of venue was sustained in Caldwell County this week on a felony charge of stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft for a Braymer man charged in Johnson County with two counts of first-degree murder. Garland Joseph Nelson’s case involving the stealing charge was transferred to Johnson County. A probable cause statement accuses Nelson of convincing […]

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Audio: Woman charged with 2nd degree murder in Missouri has been extradited from California.

A woman charged in the murder of her ex-husband and his girlfriend has been extradited to Greene County from the California jail where she had been held.     Twenty-seven-year-old Theresa Cox is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with the deaths of Alexander Chute and […]