Old Berry Church Galt Missouri FInal

Fire at Berry Church north of Galt ruled as arson, $5000 reward offered

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office investigated a blaze that caused minor damage at the old Berry Church off Route BB north of Galt. Chief Brian Smiley of the Galt Fire Protection District said an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office ruled the blaze was intentionally set. A passerby was credited with helping to […]

Child Porn

Transgender Missouri man sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing child pornography

A Kansas City, Missouri, resident was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. Raul E. Villalva, also known as Isabelle Villalva, a biological male who identifies as a female (transgender woman), 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Villalva […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison after impregnating 14-year-old victim

 A prior sex offender in Carthage, Missouri, who impregnated a 14-year-old victim, was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of a child. Victor Alfonso Vasquez, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 33 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 16, 2019, Vasquez pleaded guilty […]

Fatal Fire

Kirksville man dies in fire on West Elizabeth Street

One Kirksville man died as a result of a structure fire in the 500 block of West Elizabeth in Kirksville on the morning of Tuesday, June 23rd. Investigators identified the deceased as 66-year-old Dennis Baker. His stepfather, 81-year-old Randall Cary of Kirksville, was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Columbia for medical attention. The […]

Hannah Fizer of Sedalia Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol: No gun found in car of Sedalia woman killed by Pettis County deputy

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators found no weapon inside a vehicle driven by a Missouri woman who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Hannah Fizer, 25, died Saturday night after being shot by a Pettis County deputy following a traffic stop. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which is investigating […]

Deadly Shooting

Sedalia woman killed after reportedly threatening to shoot Missouri deputy

A Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputy in west-central Missouri shot and killed a 25-year-old Sedalia woman Saturday night after she reportedly threatened to shoot the officer. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting. Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell says Hannah Fizer was pulled over near U.S. Highway 50 for allegedly speeding, driving carelessly, and […]

Murder

Cameron man serving time for murder charged with 2004 cold case murder of Steven Cassidy

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Michael J. Gullet, 64, of Cameron, Missouri, for murder-2nd degree. The arrest stems from a Patrol investigator’s cold case homicide investigation involving Gullet. The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office requested that the Patrol investigator interview Gullet, who was incarcerated at […]

Prison Sentence

Former Missouri pastor sentenced to 25-years in prison for producing child pornography

A former Pineville, Missouri, pastor was sentenced in federal court for producing child pornography. Ryan Daniel Crawford, 33, of Austin, Arkansas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Crawford to pay $2,500 in restitution to one of the victims of his […]

Methamphetamine Graphic

Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]