Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]

Gavel and Law book

Judge sets bond conditions for teenager who escaped custody after court appearance in Maysville

The bond was amended Wednesday for a Cameron resident police say fled on foot from the DeKalb County Courthouse in Maysville Monday after a court appearance. Eighteen-year-old James Larue’s bond on felony escape or attempted escape from custody while under arrest for a felony after consideration of the evidence to $50,000 cash only with special […]

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Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Audio: Missouri lawyer says federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty

A southwest Missouri trial lawyer says the federal background check system used for firearms sales is faulty. During a Monday hearing before an interim Missouri Senate committee studying the state’s gun violence problem, Craig Heidemann of Springfield, says Missouri is not providing mental health information to the database, to keep guns away from unstable people. […]

Not Guilty Plea

Hamilton man charged with statutory rape pleads “Not Guilty”

A Hamilton man charged with felony accessory, statutory rape, second degree relating to an alleged sexual assault of a teen waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Monday. Online court information shows 24-year-old Clay Tyler Dunlap’s case was continued to December 2, 2019. […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man involved in September manhunt pleads “Not Guilty” in Livingston County court

A man involved in what law enforcement described as a fugitive investigation and manhunt in September waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on three felonies in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Online court information shows Brandon Michael Wood has been charged with stealing, $750 or more in […]

Charges Filed

Two charged in Putnam County in connection with pursuit and vehicle crash involving a deputy

Two Oskaloosa, Iowa residents involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville Tuesday afternoon now face charges in Putnam County. Nineteen year old Tori Craver and 20 year old Jacob Hopman have been charged with the felonies of two counts of stealing as well as one count each of forgery and […]

Heroin

Missouri woman pleads guilty to selling heroin which caused Kansas man’s fatal overdose

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman pleaded guilty in federal court to selling heroin to an Overland Park, Kansas, man, which resulted in his overdose death. Valeriece D. Ealom, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to one count of distributing heroin. By pleading guilty, Ealom admitted that she sold heroin for $200 to […]

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Two Missouri women plead guilty to distributing large amounts of methamphetamine

Two more southern Missouri women pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in Springfield, Missouri. Cassidy R. Clayton, 24, of Springfield, and Ginger L. Huerta, also known as Ginger L. Gray, 39, of Halfway, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge […]

Child Abuse

Chillicothe woman charged in child abuse case where baby was shaken

A Chillicothe woman appeared in court on Monday for arraignment and a bond hearing regarding felony charges of abuse or neglect of a child causing alleged emotional or physical injury, no sexual contact.  Beatrice Josephine Anderson was accused in an October 21st incident that authorities say involved a three-month-old girl. She allegedly confessed to shaking […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]