Crime and Courts

Five have cases bound over to Division One of circuit court in Trenton

Five defendants Tuesday waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each of the cases was bound over to future dates for arraignments in Division One of the circuit court. Matthew John Woody of Trenton has six felony counts. These include two counts for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a […]


Marshall man in custody charged with sodomy involving a juvenile

A Marshall, Missouri man remains in custody after being formally charged in Saline County with allegations of sodomy involving a juvenile. According to online court records, Monoleto Morand, 43, of 10 East Porter Street in Marshall faces a felony charge of sodomy or attempted sodomy in the first-degree with a victim of less than 12-years-of […]


Chillicothe boy facing first-degree felony assault charge certified to be tried as an adult

Authorities report a Chillicothe boy, 16-year-old Matthew Ryan Miller, has been certified as an adult to face felony charges of first-degree assault, causing serious physical injury to another youth, in an incident in early February. Officers were told by the victim that he had been at a restaurant in Chillicothe with the two alleged assailants when […]


Highway patrol arrests Princeton teen on manslaughter allegation

The Highway Patrol arrested a Princeton teen in Mercer County Wednesday morning for felony first-degree involuntary manslaughter. A probable cause statement from the Patrol states 17-year-old Elijah Mandich operated a motor vehicle in Mercer County October 8th, 2017 and recklessly caused the death of Saige Boswell. The probable cause statement reports Mandich operated his vehicle […]

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Trenton man faces 3 felony charges after weekend incident, bond set at $40K cash only

A Trenton man is facing three felony charges after being accused of driving a motor vehicle into another car at Trenton over the weekend. David Michael Willey, age 38, has been charged with domestic assault in the first degree, assault in the first degree on another person, and first-degree property damage. His bond was set at […]

Sexual Abuse

Trenton teen in custody on sexual abuse charge

A Trenton man, 19-year-old Isaac James Wattenbarger, is in custody after being charged with sexual abuse in the first degree. Authorities say Wattenbarger was arrested July 21st after an incident involving sexual contact (forcible compulsion) with a female reportedly occurred July 19th. Bond is $25,000 cash. Wattenbarger is to appear Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in […]

Crossroads Correctional Center

Death of inmate at Crossroads in Cameron to be investigated

The death of a 49-year-old inmate at Crossroads, the state’s maximum-security prison in Cameron on Friday, May 6, is under investigation. Timothy Adams was pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. Friday in the Crossroads Correctional Center. Adams was serving a life sentence for being an accessory to first-degree murder and an accessory to armed criminal action. […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

(St. Joseph News Press) – BETHANY, Mo. — Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Alley was present Wednesday to preside over a probable cause hearing for Samuel Borntreger, the Amish man charged with first-degree murder in the 2006 murder of his wife. R. Christine Stallings, the Harrison County prosecutor, had subpoenas issued to compel the appearance of […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]