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Judge assigned to Osborn man’s case relating to death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

A judge has been assigned in a case involving an Osborn man charged with second-degree murder in relation to a motor vehicle accident that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Daren Adkins was assigned to 35-year-old Gary Wayne Downs’s case by Presiding Judge Ryan Horsman. Brent Elliott recused himself from the case […]

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Multiple agencies work with Putnam County Sheriff during investigation that leads to the arrest of two individuals

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Unionville Police Department and Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control on an investigation that led to the arrest of two individuals April 8th. The sheriff’s office reports one of the individuals tried to elude arrest by fleeing from law enforcement on foot. The person was […]

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Judge recuses himself in case involving man charged with murder in death of Sheriff Andy Clark

The judge has recused himself in the case involving an Osborn man charged with murder—second degree in relation to a motor vehicle accident that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows Judge Brent Elliott recused himself on April 9th and ordered the case for 35-year-old Gary Wayne Downs be […]

Audio: Missouri House Committee hears testimony on checkpoint and roadblock legislation

A veteran Missouri lawmaker who served as an O’Fallon police officer for 13 years is proposing a constitutional amendment that involves checkpoints and roadblocks. Lake St. Louis GOP State Representative Justin Hill’s proposal would prohibit a roadside checkpoint or roadblock set up by law enforcement, except in emergency situations to prevent the escape of a […]

Audio: Lawmaker proposes amendment prohibiting roadside checkpoints and roadblocks by law enforcement

You’ll be voting next November on a proposed constitutional amendment involving checkpoints and roadblocks if a veteran Missouri lawmaker has his way.     State Rep. Justin Hill (R-Lake St. Louis) will present his proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday at noon, before the Missouri House Downsizing State Government Committee in Jefferson City. The committee is chaired by […]

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Osborn man charged with murder in relation to Sheriff Andy Clark’s death, bound over to Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court

An Osborn man charged with second-degree murder in relation to a motor vehicle accident that caused DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark’s death had his case bound over to Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court on Thursday.  An arraignment is scheduled for 35-year-old Gary Wayne Downs on April 9th. Downs was also charged with the […]

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

Three people were sentenced to prison during Division One proceedings in Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday. Trenton resident Vance Allan Gannon pleaded guilty to three counts and had one dismissed. Gannon was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections for resisting arrest, detention or stop by fleeing creating a substantial risk to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests on Friday and Saturday

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of an Illinois man and a Jamesport man in area counties on multiple allegations. Sixty-seven-year-old Harry Tapp of Mattoon, Illinois was arrested in Caldwell County on March 5th and was accused of the felonies of driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended. Other accusations included failure to maintain lane, […]

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Two from Cameron arrested by highway patrol

Two people from Cameron have been arrested in DeKalb County. The Highway Patrol reports 47-year-old Juan Fernandez was taken late Monday night to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Fernandez was arrested on warrants from Independence which include unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing police, interfering with police, and fleeing […]