Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

Arrest

Trenton man arrested and returned to Department of Corrections

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Sunday on a parole warrant on a technical violation. Thirty-seven-year-old Jesse Harding’s alleged violations involved residency as well as reporting and directives. He was to be delivered back to the Department of Corrections. Harding was originally charged with first-degree tampering and forgery.

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Laredo man extradited, another arrested in report from Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Laredo resident on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court and the arrest of a Trenton resident on a technical probation violation. Fifty-two-year-old Duane Lawrence Jeffers Junior was released from Jasper County, Iowa and extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday. He is accused […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrest of two Novinger residents

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two Novinger residents in Adair County on Thursday morning. Thirty-seven-year-old Amanda Hanlin was arrested on felony Adair County warrants for tampering with a victim, distribution of a controlled substance, and six counts of forgery. She also had a misdemeanor Adair County warrant for making a false report. The […]

Probation Violation crime

Former Bethany Mayor receives probation on charges of forgery in Division One of circuit court

A former Bethany mayor entered a plea of guilty to two felony counts of forgery in Division One of Harrison County Circuit Court on Thursday. The court suspended formal imposition of sentence for Robert Todd Williams and ordered him to be placed on probation for five years under the supervision of the Department of Probation […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Iowa woman involved in pursuit and vehicle crash receives bond modification in Putnam County

An oral request for bond modification was sustained in Division One of Putnam County Circuit Court Wednesday morning for an Oskaloosa, Iowa woman reportedly involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville in October. Online court information shows bond was continued for Tori Lyn Craver, and the request for bond modification […]

Crime and Courts

Suspended prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentencing was held Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Humphreys resident Christi Sims who had pleaded guilty in November to a felony drug possession charge from July 5th. Circuit Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Ms. Sims to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and she […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Former Bethany Mayor charged with forgery and stealing has case certified to Division One

A former Bethany Mayor facing charges of stealing and forgery waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Robert Todd Williams’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for December 19th. He was charged with four felony counts of stealing–$750 or more and 11 felony […]