Identity Theft

Mexican national sentenced for identity theft, illegally re-entering the United States

A Mexican national who illegally entered the United States at least a dozen times was sentenced in federal court for illegal reentry and for stealing a deceased person’s identity to obtain employment. Rigoberto Vasquez-Milan, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to two years and six months in federal prison without parole. […]

Marching Band in Parade

Trenton Marching Festival slated for October 19th

Approximately two dozen schools (23) will participate in the 23rd Annual Trenton Marching Festival next week in conjunction with the Missouri Day Festival. The event formerly known as the Missouri Day Marching Festival will include a parade, field show, drumline, and Colorguard competitions on October 19, 2019. Schools participating in the one-mile parade competition will […]

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 […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life plus 72 years in prison for armed robbery conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a three-months-long conspiracy that included more than 27 armed robberies, culminating in the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri, in which a suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement officers. Shannon R. Thomas, 29, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Child Pornography

Truck driver, prior sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography

A Kentucky truck driver and prior sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court for transporting child pornography. Gregory Marshall, 58, of Paducah, Kentucky, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool. According to court documents, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the tractor-trailer Marshall was driving on U.S. Highway 60 in Wright County, […]

Grants Graphic

Third Circuit Treatment Court Program receives grant

Third Judicial Circuit Judge Thomas Alley was notified the Third Circuit Treatment Court Program has been awarded a grant for the enhancement of treatment court programs in the United States. The grant of $460,720 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will be used in the Third Circuit, which includes Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam counties, […]

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Braymer man tied to Diemel brothers death requests change of judge

The Braymer man, facing a tampering with motor vehicle charge that authorities say is related to the death of two Wisconsin brothers, has requested a change of judge. Garland “Joey” Nelson was arraigned Monday in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court. During the in-person court appearance, Nelson entered a not guilty plea to the […]

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 […]