Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

Charges Filed

Two from Kansas City charged after high-speed pursuit and manhunt in Clinton County

A man from Kansas City, Missouri, and a woman from Kansas City, Kansas face charges in Clinton County following what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit and manhunt that ended in Wallace State Park. Online court information shows 28-year-old Tony Joe Grado has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or […]

Carjacking

Three Kansas City men charged in armed carjacking that resulted in police pursuit and fatal collision

Three Kansas City, Missouri, men have been charged in federal court for their roles in an armed carjacking Monday night that led to a high-speed chase and a collision that killed another motorist. Derrell M. Wade, also known as Derrelle, 19, Curtis R. Daniels, 18, and Michael A. Brown, 18, were charged in a two-count […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Suspect involved in high-speed pursuit and shootout in Gentry and DeKalb County took his own life

The Highway Patrol has announced that a suspect took his own life when he was involved in a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. The incident began in Gentry County and ended with the crash in DeKalb county. Gentry County authorities advised shots had been fired at a deputy […]

High Speed Pursuit

Suspect from St. Joseph dies after shootout and crash during high-speed pursuit

The highway patrol reports a 35-year old St. Joseph man was pronounced dead in DeKalb County following a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. Late Thursday night, the Gentry County Sheriff’s Department initiated a pursuit with a pickup with original charges of traffic violations. About 15 minutes later, Gentry […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man charged with illegal firearms, drug trafficking

A Missouri man was charged in federal court with illegally possessing firearms and with drug trafficking after twice leading officers on high-speed vehicle pursuits. Charles V. Bai, 27, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a three-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City. The federal criminal complaint charges Bai with two […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol issues almost 600 speed citations in high-speed enforcement campaign

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is providing the results of the Patrol’s high-speed enforcement campaign. From noon to midnight each day on July 17-18, 2020, troopers’ enforcement activity included: Citations for moving violations – 668 Warnings – 1,256 Traffic Stops – 2,557 Speed Citations – 598 Seat Belt Citations – 264 Motorist Assists – 513 […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

Request Denied sign

Request for bond modification denied for Brookfield man involved in high-speed chase

A motion for bond modification was denied in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday morning for a Brookfield man allegedly involved in a high-speed chase of a vehicle going the wrong way on U. S. Highway 36 in December. Online court information shows Robert Shiflett’s bond was previously set at $100,000 cash […]