Jury Duty

Livingston County Circuit Court to implement new system for more convenient communication with prospective jurors

Beginning in April 2021, prospective jurors in Livingston County can choose to communicate with the court by text or e-mail, as the Livingston County circuit court implements the new Show-Me Jury system. The Livingston County circuit court will mail new Show-Me Jury questionnaires starting April 1, 2021, for jury service beginning June 8, 2021. “A […]

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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail twice, pleads guilty to multiple charges; handed 16-years in prison by judge

A Kansas City man who law enforcement reported escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August 2019 entered a plea of guilty to multiple charges on February 10th and was sentenced. Online court information shows, in one case, 29-year-old Drake Andrew Kately was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years on first-degree […]

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Effort to stop charging 17-year-olds as adults has stalled in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Khadijah Wilson had a bully during her junior year at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles. She told her principal and teachers about the name-calling, and how the other girl constantly threatened to beat her up. But no one intervened. It went on for several months.  “I reported it more […]

Crime and Courts

Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, November 12, 2020

Among cases Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Duane Ernest Harding pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, persistent offender, as of July 11th. Harding received a prison sentence of four years with the Department of Corrections. Judge Thomas Alley suspended the execution of the sentence and placed Harding on five […]

Gavel and Law book

Grundy County to implement new “Show-Me-Jury” system”

Prospective Grundy County jurors can choose to communicate with the court by text or email beginning this month as the Grundy County Circuit Court implements a new Show-Me-Jury system. The circuit court will mail new Show-Me-Jury questionnaires in August for jury service beginning September 1st. The circuit court system will still send the questionnaire for […]

Prison Sentence

Texas man sentenced to 22-years with Missouri Department of Corrections for shooting at Super 8 motel in Bethany

A Dallas, Texas man accused of shooting another person in the chest in Bethany in April was sentenced in Harrison County Thursday, July 23rd after waiving formal arraignment and pleading guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Mateo Miesse was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for 11 years on felony assault—first degree, 11 years on felony armed criminal […]

Crime and Courts

Three handed suspended sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentences were announced, then suspended for three individuals appearing on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. James Charles Phillips of Port Huron, Michigan pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender on June 16th. Phillips was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was stayed […]

Crime and Courts

Tampering with a utility meter, DWI and drug charges addressed in Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Shaun McClintock was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. According to a plea agreement, the imposition of sentence was suspended and McClintock was placed on two years probation. Conditions include serving ten […]

Prison Sentence

McFall man sentenced to 4-years with Missouri Department of Corrections

A McFall man charged after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month was sentenced in Division One of Harrison County Circuit Court Thursday after waiving formal arraignment and pleading guilty. Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on felony charges […]

Court News

Prison sentences handed down in Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued and probations were ordered for numerous individuals Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Sean Philip Biller pleaded guilty to an amended charge of drug possessions. Biller was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Biller was […]

Court News

Defendant unable to pay fines has sentence converted to jail time.

After his probation was previously suspended, a probation violation hearing was held Tuesday in Grundy County Circuit Court for Thomas Kopp of Lexington. Kopp’s original charge in Grundy County is a misdemeanor of non-support. The court approved the defense attorney’s request for Kopp to be released on a $12,000 personal recognizance bond pending attendance at […]

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Penalties increase for poaching in the state of Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.  Missouri Governor Michael Parson signed HB260 into law July 11. Called the Poaching Bill, it significantly raises fines for those convicted of illegally taking Missouri […]

Court News

Grundy County Division One court news for Thursday, June 13, 2019

Three defendants received suspended sentences during hearings Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Misty Lynn Miller-Smith of Trenton pleaded guilty to a charge involving the delivery of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was stayed and she was placed […]

Sex Crime

Former Maysville teacher sentenced to jail time and $6,000 fine on 13 counts of sexual contact and assault

A former Maysville teacher has been sentenced to jail and been fined after pleading guilty last week to 13 criminal counts stemming from incidents in 2015 and 2016. Rodney David Thomas appeared Wednesday in Clinton County Circuit Court in Plattsburg for a sentencing hearing on one charge of attempted sexual contact with a student and […]

Court News

Four wave preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Four defendants waived preliminary hearings during appearances Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each was bound over to the January 17th session of Division One of Circuit Court. Michael Wayne Strantruff of Trenton is charged with assault in the first degree causing a serious physical injury to another. Bond continues at […]