Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Trenton resident facing felony charges after stabbing incident

A Trenton resident is facing felony charges following an alleged stabbing at a residence Sunday morning with the victim taken to Wright Memorial Hospital. Thirty-two-year-old Heather Gayle Michael of 308 East 8th Street is charged with domestic assault in the second degree. Court information says another person, described as a family or household member, sustained […]

Crime and Courts

Tuesday has light docket in Associate Division of circuit court

A Princeton resident, Tyler Joe Williams, is scheduled for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court July 12th following processing of cases Tuesday in the Associate Division. Williams waived a preliminary hearing on two counts: stealing involving more than $750 and receiving stolen property. Misdemeanor counts certified to the higher court were driving while intoxicated […]

Guilty plea

Chillicothe man pleads guilty in crash that claimed life of infant near Chillicothe

A Chillicothe man pleaded guilty in Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday to a felony charge stemming from a fatality accident in April 2017. Online court information shows 23-year-old Benjamin Wesley Davis had been charged with operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident. The court sentenced him to one year […]

Chillicothe Correctional Center

Former Corizon employee at Chillicothe Correctional Center pleads guilty to sexual conduct with a prisoner

A former employee of a company contracted for services at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, who previously pleaded guilty to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner, appeared in Livingston County Circuit Court Tuesday. Online court information shows John Thomas Dunn of Kansas City, Missouri was sentenced to a facility to be determined by the Missouri Department […]

Court News

Prison sentence handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to prison after pleaded guilty to three felony charges stemming from incidents in April and May in Grundy County. Larry Edward Brown Junior of Lakefield, Minnesota appeared yesterday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Guilty pleas were entered on April charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting, […]

Manslaughter

Princeton teen makes Division One court appearance on manslaughter charge

A Princeton teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an accident last October 8th that claimed the life of Lineville resident Saige Boswell. Seventeen-year-old Elijah Charles Mandich of Princeton appeared Wednesday in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first-degree.  The defendant’s request to modify the cash bond […]

Prison Sentence

St. Joseph woman sentenced to 5-years in prison for selling stolen firearms

A St. Joseph woman was sentenced in federal court for selling stolen firearms. O’Ceonna S. Thomas-Weston, 23, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to five years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 28, 2017, Thomas-Weston pleaded guilty to selling a stolen firearm. Co-defendant Ronnie Lee Martin III, 22, […]

Crime and Courts

Circuit court has extremely busy docket in latest session

Several defendants have waived preliminary hearings in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. The cases, on various charges, were bound over to the Division One docket of Thursday, June 14th or Thursday, July 12th. Emma Nichole Brown of Trenton faces two drug-related charges and one of hindering prosecution. Bond was continued at $20,000. […]

Sex Crime

Carrollton teen pleads not guilty to sex-related crime

A Carrollton teen pleaded not guilty to a felony sex-related charge in Carroll County Circuit Court Monday. Online court information shows 17-year-old Corbin Gilmer has been charged with statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy—deviate sexual intercourse—with a person less than 12 years old. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only. Gilmer is to appear for […]