Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 16-Years for illegally possessing a firearm

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Alexander Monday Coleman, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 16 years in federal prison without parole. Coleman was sentenced as an armed career offender due to his prior felony convictions.  On Nov. 13, 2018, Coleman pleaded guilty […]

Suspect Wanted

Missouri man sentenced for illegal firearm, meth trafficking

A Columbia, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine to distribute. Elfonta Arnaz Stevens, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to seven years and six months in federal prison without parole. On June 5, 2019, Stevens pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 9-years in federal prison for meth, illegal firearms

A Nevada, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine to distribute. Justin Nolan, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On March 13, 2019, Nolan pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and to […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Milan man being held in custody for Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The Highway Patrol reports a Milan man is being held in custody for Immigration and Customs Enforcement on what’s called a fugitive detainer. Fifty-five-year-old Wilberto Pacheco-Zapata was arrested Monday afternoon in Linn County and has been accused of not having an operator’s license. The state patrol arrest report notes Pacheco-Zapata was held at the Brookfield […]

Lt. David Williams

Jefferson City police officer honored for community service

Tim Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that Lt. David Williams of the Jefferson City, Missouri, Police Department has received the 2019 Enoch B. Morelock Award. The Enoch B. Morelock Award is an annual recognition of outstanding moral character, service to law enforcement and service to the community. Williams […]

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison and Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Hundreds of fugitives arrested, firearms and illegal drugs seized during “Operation Triple Beam”

Operation Triple Beam, an initiative led by the U.S. Marshals Service to track down some of the metropolitan area’s most violent and persistent offenders, resulted in hundreds of arrests and the seizure of dozens of firearms and illegal drugs. Results of the 10-week initiative were announced today by U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, U.S. Marshal Mark […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Death penalty sought against Missouri men in murder and drug-trafficking conspiracy case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against two men previously charged in two area murders. Shawn Burkhalter, also known as “Deuce,” 30, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joshua Nesbitt, also known as “T,” 25, of Crowder, Mississippi, were indicted last […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board to recommend increase in cost-sharing for demolition of buildings

In what officials hope will increase interest by property owners in tearing down dilapidated structures, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board plans to recommend an increase the financial commitment the city makes in a cost-sharing arrangement.  The current city budget has allocated $30,000 for demolition costs. For several years, the city had offered up to $1,750 […]

Child Sex Crimes

Milan man sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child

 A Milan, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court on Friday for transporting a 12-year-old victim across state lines for criminal sexual activity. Eh Tah Ger, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years and two months in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 23, 2019, Ger pleaded guilty to […]