Preferred Family Healthcare

Former executives at Preferred Family Healthcare indicted for embezzlement and public corruption scheme

Two former executives of a Springfield, Mo.-based charity and an Arkansas state senator have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a multi-million-dollar public corruption scheme that involved embezzlement, bribes and illegal campaign contributions for elected public officials in Missouri and Arkansas, announced U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison of the Western District […]

Child Porn

Former youth pastor indicted for producing child pornography

A former Pineville, Mo., youth pastor was indicted by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography. Ryan Daniel Crawford, 32, currently a resident of Jacksonville, Arkansas, was charged with producing child pornography between November 29 and December 18, 2017.  Crawford was formerly the associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Pineville. The charge contained […]

Child Pornography

Former Cameron High School teacher indicted for producing child pornography

A former teacher in Cameron, Mo., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using three minor victims to produce child pornography. William Derek Williams, 39, was charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Williams formerly was a high school language […]

Cocaine

Lee’s Summit couple among 13 indicted for $62 million cocaine conspiracy

A Lee’s Summit, Missouri couple are among 13 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $62 million conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine, and a money laundering conspiracy. Howard Christian Walters, also known as “Chris,” 41, and his wife, Nina Walter, 37, both of Lee’s […]

Sex Crime

Audio: South Central Missouri Attorney Indicted on 18 Sex-Related Felony Charges

Missouri’s attorney general says a grand jury in south-central Missouri has indicted an attorney on 18 sex-related felonies. Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet files this report.   Attorney General Josh Hawley says the 18 felony counts involve alleged sexual assaults of four different women. 32-year-old Brant Shockley of St. James was taken into custody on Friday. […]

Gavel and Law book

Eight indicted for $2.1 million methamphetamine conspiracy

Eight defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $2.1 million conspiracy to distribute nearly 100 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Juan Guzman, also known as “Flaco,” 37, Luis Carlos Ramos Caraveo, 23, and Maria De La Cruz Nava, 22, all citizens of Mexico residing in the Kansas City, Mo, area; Chanthacone […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Duck Boat Captain indicted for misconduct, negligence resulting in 17 deaths

The captain of the duck boat that sank at Table Rock Lake last summer, resulting in the deaths of 17 people, was indicted by a federal grand jury. “Our entire community was shocked and saddened by the loss of 17 lives in this tragic event last summer,” U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison said. “Today’s indictment alleges […]

Catholic Diocese

Audio: Diocese of Jefferson City Bishop McKnight addresses reporters about Hawley investigation

(Missourinet) – The Bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City says Missouri’s Attorney General has called to express his gratitude for voluntarily letting the AG’s office review diocese files about clergy abuse. Bishop Shawn McKnight briefed reporters Friday afternoon and discussed the Pennsylvania grand jury report. McKnight is critical of previous church leaders.     […]

U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison (right) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller (left) present the award to Detectives Larry Roller and Charles Root.

Two Joplin detectives honored for work on behalf of child victims

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, presented the annual Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award to two detectives in the Joplin, Mo., Police Department in recognition of their valued contributions to investigating and prosecuting those who prey upon children. Detective Charles Root, Jr., is also an FBI task […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Missouri House launches investigation about governor’s revenge porn allegation

The Missouri House has unanimously voted to launch an investigation about Governor Greitens allegedly taking a violating photo of his mistress in 2015. Jefferson City Republican State Rep. Jay Barnes, who is heading the investigative committee, says the panel hopes to finish its investigation in 40 days and submit its recommendations.     A St. […]

Crime

Trenton woman indicted on charge of stealing mail from postal service

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickinson announces the indictment of an employee working under contract with the U. S. Postal Service for stealing mail. Kristen McIntyre, 37, of Trenton was charged by a federal grand jury in Kansas City Tuesday. The indictment says McIntyre worked as a highway contract […]

Drug Busts

Trenton man arrested on charges of distributing a controlled substance

A 24-year-old Trenton resident, Devin Pierce, was arrested in Jackson county on charges by a Grundy County Grand Jury, accusing him with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, two of them within two-thousand feet of Trenton R-9 schools. Pierce is accused of distributing marijuana to a confidential informant at three locations, Eastside Park, […]

Drug busted

Trenton woman arrested on meth charge

A Trenton woman is the most recent person arrested on drug related charges stemming from a Grundy County Grand Jury Investigation. This indictment involves 42-year-old Miriah Butler who faces felony charges of distribution of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, to a confidential informant. The warrant says the incident occurred at her home in Trenton on January […]

Indictment

Grundy County Sheriff: Indictment handed down, drug charges, fire investigation, burglary charges dismissed

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring reports a Grand Jury has returned indictments against an inmate currently held at the detention center. 31-year-old David Wayne Manus of Trenton remains charged with enticement of a child, sexual misconduct by indecent exposure, and kidnapping of a child. These are the same charges as filed by the prosecuting attorney following […]