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Patrol reports arrest of Jamesport man, Galt woman

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two area residents Friday night on various allegations. Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Brill of Galt was arrested in Grundy County and accused of two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and the misdemeanors of driving while revoked, no insurance, failure to have […]

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 […]

Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Deadly Accident

Woman killed after falling from window of moving vehicle; driver accused of manslaughter and DWI

A Lawson woman was killed late Friday night when she fell from a car and was struck by the vehicle. Thirty-eight-year-old Misty Newell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident northeast of Excelsior Springs on Route Y. Newell was improperly riding on the vehicle, fell out of a passenger side window, and was […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Unionville man arrested on drug and firearm allegations

The highway patrol reports a Unionville man was arrested early Sunday in Putnam County, Twenty-six-year-old Jacob Wolfe was accused on felony counts of delivering methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm. He also was accused of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated/drugs, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Wolfe was transported to the Putnam County Jail.

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Woman crashes after losing control, arrested on felony fugitive warrant out of Georgia

The Highway Patrol reports an Omaha, Nebraska woman sustained minor injuries in an accident at Fairport on Friday afternoon prior to being arrested on a fugitive warrant and other allegations. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Stephanie Robertson to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The car Robertson drove traveled west on Northwest Camden Road west of Route […]

Manslaughter

Carrollton man charged with manslaughter draws suspended prison sentence

A Carrollton man charged with felony second-degree involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated was sentenced in Division One of Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The court sentenced Dustin Michael Goodale to two years in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections. The execution of the sentence was stayed on the involuntary manslaughter […]

Gavel and Law book

Trenton man ordered to pay over $3K in incident that damaged parked car and lawn

A Trenton man has received a suspended sentence for his involvement in an accident last month that damaged a parked vehicle and a nearby yard in the northeast part of Trenton. Forty-nine-year-old Mark William Trump of Trenton has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors including two counts of property damage in the second degree and one […]