Federal Investigation

United States Senator calls for federal investigation into billing at Putnam County Memorial Hospital

United States Senator Claire McCaskill has called for a federal investigation of questionable billing practices at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. McCaskill wrote a letter requesting the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services examine billing that occurred when management company Hospital Partners used the hospital as a pass-through for millions […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department arrest five over the weekend

Charges have been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court against five persons arrested on various charges over the weekend at Trenton. Forty-three-year-old Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton and his brother, 25-year-old Forrest Lee Shoemaker of Brookfield are held in jail on $20,000 cash bond on three counts. Each faces charges of second-degree burglary, attempted burglary, and possession of […]

Hands in Handcuffs Arrest graphic

Three arrested on unrelated charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest Monday of three area residents on unrelated charges. Thirty-three year old Cody James Burchett of Trenton was charged with felony first-degree stalking—first offense. His bond is $10,000 cash only, and he was scheduled for Associate Division of Circuit Court Tuesday.  Court documents accuse Burchett of purposely disturbing someone […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Center, Missouri man arrested on out-of-state warrant

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Center, Missouri man Friday morning in Linn County on an out-of-state warrant on multiple counts of fraud. The Patrol’s arrest report shows that 34-year-old James Brothers was arrested on a felony warrant for fugitive from out of state from Calhoun County, Florida on six counts of organized […]

Guilty plea

Missouri nurse, business owner pleads guilty to fraudulent prescriptions

A Columbia, Mo., nurse and business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally obtaining prescription drugs. Elisabeth Joan Trumbower, 41, of Columbia, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to a federal information that charges her with obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, […]

Guilty logo

Former administrator pleads guilty to stealing $227,000 from Pettis County Ambulance District

The former administrator of the Pettis County Ambulance District pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $227,000 from the district. Michael Paul Gardner, 62, of Sedalia, Mo., waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to a federal information that charges him […]


2 arraigned in Kirksville on charges stemming from theft from tractor pullers association

Two people have been arraigned in circuit court at Kirksville regarding alleged actions they have been accused of when they were officers of a truck and tractor pulling association. Arrests were made this week by the Kirksville Police Department following an investigation of suspicious activity involving money that is believed to belong to the Iowa-Missouri […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol reports 2 arrests

The highway patrol reports a Centerville, Iowa resident was arrested early Sunday in Putnam County. 37-year-old Shaun Saldana was accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana/prior offender, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Saldana was taken to the Putnam County jail. The patrol also reported 21-year-old Nathanial Snow […]

Prison Sentence

Former St. Joseph business owner sentenced for solar company’s $1.4 million fraud scheme

A former owner of a solar energy installation company in St. Joseph, Mo., was sentenced in federal court for his role in a fraud scheme that totaled nearly $1.4 million in rebates through state and federal programs. Trevor Dryden, 36, of Texas but formerly of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to […]


Four St. Joseph family members indicted for $1.5 million tax fraud

Four St. Joseph, Mo., residents were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1.5 million tax fraud scheme as well as individual tax fraud. Dinorah Stoll-Weaver, 48, her sister, Dawn Langlais (formerly Ankrom-Brown), 58, her husband, Thad Weaver, 45, and Langlais’s daughter, Jennifer Sturgis, 37, all of St. Joseph, were charged […]

Chillicothe Police Department highlights recent calls

Chillicothe Police Department highlights recent calls

The Chillicothe Police Department is highlighting some of their recent calls. Officers received a report of property damage in the 600 block of JFK Avenue. Arrested was Cameron Tuttle for property damage. He was processed at the police department, cited, and released. A second suspect has been identified and charges are pending. A report of […]