Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, December 9, 2020

Among cases, Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Galt resident Shandon Levi Gann, charged with first-degree assault on a Trenton man, appeared for a bond hearing before Special Judge Matthew Krohn from Princeton. The court received evidence and heard arguments regarding setting a bond, and afterward, Judge Krohn denied any change […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, September 10, 2020

Two individuals received prison terms, then were placed on probation during Thursday’s session of Grundy County Circuit Court Division One. Jeremiah Lynn Burnett (no address given online) pleaded guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from incidents July 16th in rural Grundy County. Burnett was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to a five-year […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

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Trenton man arrested on multiple home invasion charges

A Trenton man has been charged with three felonies. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alleged home invasion burglary in rural Trenton Thursday, July 16th in which a victim was inside the residence. Thirty-eight-year-old Jeremiah Lynn Burnett faces charges of burglary—first degree, burglary—second degree, and property damage—first degree. He also has been charged […]

Murder

Kirksville man pleads guilty to murder; sentenced to life without parole

A Kirksville man has pleaded guilty in Division One of Adair County Circuit Court to murder—first degree. Ricky Sides was sentenced Thursday, July 16th to life in the Missouri Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole. The Kirksville Police Department arrested Sides after his girlfriend, Colleen Gompakis, was found dead inside her apartment with […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education discuss back to school procedures

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the night of Thursday, July 16th discussed back to school procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. It was decided Superintendent Lucas McKinnis would create a plan, which can be amended as needed after review. The board approved MFA as the district provider of diesel and unleaded fuel. McKinnis reported […]

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Trenton Police Department arrests two on failure to obey a judge’s order

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton residents Thursday, July 16th on warrants for failure to obey a judge’s order. Fifty-two year old Misty Lynn Miller-Smith’s bond was set at $5,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court August 13th. Miller-Smith’s original charge was […]

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Audio: Senator Hawley calls for federal probe of top St. Louis prosecutor in case of armed couple

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, wants a federal investigation launched in the case about a St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters last month. He has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr accusing St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of abusing her power. He says Gardner’s unacceptable abuse of power has […]

Guilty Plea

Robert Shiflett enters “Guilty” plea, waives formal arraignment in Caldwell County court

A Brookfield man accused of driving the wrong way at a high speed on U. S. Highway 36 in December waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday, July 16th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed two counts for 58-year-old Robert Shiflett. In exchange […]

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Maysville man found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse

A Maysville man has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse in the death of Leah Dawson of Maysville. A court trial was held this week with Presiding Judge Roger Prokes in Nodaway County Circuit Court for Kenneth Lyn Wykert. The court announced its verdict Thursday, July 16th.  The involuntary manslaughter […]

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David Shockley is Trenton’s new Park Director

Trenton has a new park director. Park Board President Duane Helmandollar reports David Shockley accepted an offer the morning of Thursday, July 16th for the position. Shockley will take the position immediately. His salary will be $39,520. He replaces Jason Shuler who resigned in June. Helmandollar notes Shockley was hired as assistant park superintendent about […]

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Authorities respond to shots fired call in Hamilton; two individuals from Oklahoma charged

The Hamilton Police Department reports two individuals were charged after the police department and Caldwell County deputies responded to shots fired in the 700 block of South Hughes Street the night of Sunday, July 12th. Benjamin Marshall of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Christian Cooper of Nowata, Oklahoma both face the felonies of unlawful use of a […]