Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 4-years without parole for illegal firearm and making threatening phone call to airport

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm and for making a threatening phone call that caused disruption at the Springfield National Airport. Dustin B. Gowens, 39, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to four years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 22, 2020, […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

Stalker News Graphic or Stalking

Missouri man sentenced to 35 years for illegal firearms and stalking

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms, including purchasing firearms advertised on the internet, and of stalking two female victims associated with massage parlors in Kansas. “This armed and dangerous criminal, with a history of stalking and violence toward women, will spend the rest of his life in prison,” said […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to suspicious vehicle and subject with flashlight on Missouri Avenue

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports officers transported a subject to the Daviess-DeKalb County Jail on a probation and parole warrant after responding to the 600 block of Missouri Avenue on Wednesday morning in reference to a suspicious vehicle in front of a house and subject with a flashlight. Officers made contact with a […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay case for corrections officers

The Missouri Supreme Court heard remote oral arguments on Wednesday in a high-profile case involving the Cole County circuit court’s 2018 decision to award more than $113 million in overtime pay for Missouri corrections officers. It’s a case that’s been working its way through the court system for eight years, and it’s a case that could […]

Police pursuit

Investigation continues into Carrollton man who fled from law enforcement

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation of a Carrollton man who allegedly tried to flee from law enforcement on Sunday evening, February 2, 2020. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports law enforcement arrested 21-year-old Jeffery Lee Smith the Third after a deputy saw a vehicle without a working brake light or lights […]

Suicide Prevention

Livingston County Sheriff Department responds to call with individual threatening suicide

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports he, two deputies, and the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Services recently responded to a call regarding an adult allegedly actively attempting to kill himself or herself. Cox says the person was located and admitted to taking several pills before being non-compliant and resisting officers. The individual was transported to […]

Charges Filed

Names released, charges filed in case involving assault on Trenton police officer

Charges have been filed and names released on the two persons arrested Saturday following an assault of a police officer in Trenton and subsequent high-speed pursuit east of Trenton. Thirty-year-old Duane Lee Shiner of Lexington faces five felony counts in addition to a probation and parole violation warrant. Twenty-three-year-old Katie Lynn Corum of Trenton was […]