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Livingston County Sheriff restricts public access to office facilities

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office administrative facility at Chillicothe has temporarily restricted access for the general public. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the changes include calling the office Monday through Friday from 8 to 4 o’clock for administrative needs. Those non-emergency needs include questions about the civil process, eviction notices, copies of reports, bond information, and […]

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Arizona man pleads guilty in Missouri to distributing more than 165 pounds of methamphetamine

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Taney County, Missouri. Darcell M. Mills, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Friday, March 13, to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On Jan. 14, 2019, law enforcement received information that Mills had […]

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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

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Brookfield man who led authorities on multi-county pursuit bound over to Division One of Linn County court

A felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit starting in Linn County and ending at Marshall in February appeared in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with felony first degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and possession of a controlled […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Spickard resident John Ervin Peterson has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property on February 16th. St. Joseph resident Kellie Sue Holtman faces two counts from January 27th: stealing a motor vehicle and stealing of $750 or […]

Animal Abuse

Missouri Attorney General shuts down dog breeder due to animals being kept in cruel conditions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has filed a lawsuit, citing violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA), and obtained a temporary restraining order against Cornerstone Farms, a dog breeding company operated by Debra Ritter and located in Curryville, Missouri. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Missouri Department of […]

Child Exploitation

Alabama man sentenced in Missouri to 10 years for child exploitation

A Madison, Alabama, man was sentenced in federal court for enticing a 16-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, victim into engaging in illegal sexual activity. James Reece Vance, 46, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Vance to 15 years of supervised release […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]