Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Crime and Courts

A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]

Police pursuit

Chillicothe authorities pursue two in stolen pickup on Highway 65

The Chillicothe Police Department reports two subjects in a pickup truck reported as stolen led officers on a pursuit on Tuesday. The officers pursued the vehicle on southbound Highway 65 south of Chillicothe. The truck turned near Roach Lake and slowed, with one subject exiting and being apprehended. The vehicle proceeded north toward Chillicothe and […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Mullenix and Wood make court appearance in Livingston County

Two men appeared in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court this week who were taken into custody following what law enforcement called a fugitive investigation and manhunt. Charles Wayne Mullenix and Brandon Michael Wood waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty two felonies of unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest, detention, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Why the Missouri Highway Patrol no longer releases names of juveniles in reports

The Missouri Highway Patrol recently made a change with its online crash reports to OMIT names of minors involved in traffic accidents. The patrols’ public information officer, Captain John Hotz, explained the change occurred after a review of the highway patrol policies, procedures, and general orders. Based on what he called advancements in technology and […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Case of man who shot Trenton police officer certified to Division One of Daviess County court

A case has been certified to Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court for the Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June. Thirty-nine-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin waived his right to a preliminary hearing with an arraignment hearing scheduled for October 16, 2019. Griffin has been charged with the felonies of […]

Gavel and Law book

Woman who hit buggy on 9th Street killing Spickard woman pleads guilty

A traffic arraignment was held on Tuesday for a Trenton woman involved in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in Trenton that resulted in the death of a Spickard woman. Pursuant to a plea agreement, 50-year-old Christina Diane Airey waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in […]

Not Guilty Plea

KC man who led authorities on pursuit in with 3 children in car pleads “Not Guilty”

A Kansas City man facing felony charges stemming from what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit that reached dangerous speeds pleaded not guilty in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Kenneth Sneed has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk, first offense, no […]