Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life plus 72 years in prison for armed robbery conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a three-months-long conspiracy that included more than 27 armed robberies, culminating in the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri, in which a suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement officers. Shannon R. Thomas, 29, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Indictment

Twenty defendants in Missouri indicted in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Twenty defendants, primarily residents of Kansas City, Missouri, have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy. Most of the defendants were arrested during a law enforcement operation last week that resulted in seizures of firearms, heroin and other illegal drugs, and large amounts of cash. Ladele D. Smith, also known as “Dellio” and […]

Fatal Shooting

Independence woman who purchased gun used in fatal shooting pleads guilty

An Independence, Missouri, woman who purchased the firearm used by a 14-year-old in a fatal shooting has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking. Rebecca McCrorey, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Friday, June 7, to maintaining drug-involved premises. Independence police officers were dispatched to McCrorey’s […]

Prison Death Row

Four Texas men receive prison sentences for stealing 654 firearms from UPS trailers

Four Texas men were sentenced in federal court for stealing 654 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Frank McChriston, 35, and Derrick White, 33, both of Dallas, Texas; Quinton Haywood, 27, of Glenn Heights, Texas; and Eric White, 28, of Arlington, Texas were sentenced in separate […]

Meth with police banner

Six Missourians Among 15 indicted for large-scale meth conspiracy

Six southern Missouri residents are among 15 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 34, and Amanda L. Robinson, 27, both of Springfield, Mo.; Leslie T. Ray, 49, and Melissa D. Melencamp, 42, […]

Guilty Plea

Mexican nationals plead guilty to illegal firearms and marijuana

Two Mexican nationals have pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms after police officers interrupted them shooting handguns in their backyard. Juan Carlos Cuevas-Alvarez, 33, a citizen of Mexico unlawfully residing in Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Monday, March 11, 2019, to being an illegal […]

United Parcel Service

Three Texas men plead guilty to stealing 654 firearms from UPS Trailers

Three Texas men have recently pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 654 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Missouri, en route to Bass Pro Shops. Raynord Hunt, 36, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Co-defendants […]

Guilty Plea

Texas man pleads guilty to stealing 650 firearms from UPS trailers in Springfield

A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Haywood has remained in […]

Women taking Firearms Course

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer Women’s Firearm Workshop in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites women to a free, two-day firearms workshop in Kirksville on Oct. 2 and 3. The program will begin with a classroom portion at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St., in Kirksville, followed by a hands-on shooting clinic at a nearby […]