Drug Bust

Grundy County authorities report Polo woman arrested on drug allegations

A Polo woman was arrested Thursday, September 10th on felony charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine and driving while revoked or suspended. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports bond for 37-year-old Julie Mae Ledford is $7,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Divison of Grundy County Circuit Court September […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man involved in nightclub shooting sentenced to 15 years for illegal firearm

A Missouri man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Keyshaun Isaiah Jackson, 23, of Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, Aug. 19, to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Jackson was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony […]

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 The probation was revoked.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

Three charged after Chillicothe Police complete investigation

Three individuals have been charged in Livingston County with multiple felonies following an investigation that Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports involved stolen and forged checks in Chillicothe and the surrounding area. A child was also removed from a home. Online court information shows 37 year old Lynette Dawn King and 64 year old Jimmy […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest three after solving case of stolen and forged checks, child removed from home

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports a case has been solved involving stolen and forged checks in Chillicothe and the surrounding area. A 64 year old man, 46 year old man, and 37 year old woman from the Kansas City area were arrested on several charges to include forgery, possession of forgery equipment, stolen property, […]

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.