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. […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Man who shot Trenton officer pleads “Not Guilty” in Division One of Daviess County court

The Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Thirty-nine-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin waived formal arraignment, and the case was continued to November 13th (at 9 am) for a plea/trial setting. Griffin has been charged […]

Charges Filed

Drug charges filed in Grundy County on 38-year-old woman

Drug charges have been filed in Grundy County Circuit Court for a woman arrested late Friday night by the Highway Patrol. Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Brill faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance including methamphetamine and hydrocodone. There’s also one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, described as a glass smoking pipe. Bond on […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Patrol reports arrest of Jamesport man, Galt woman

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two area residents Friday night on various allegations. Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Brill of Galt was arrested in Grundy County and accused of two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and the misdemeanors of driving while revoked, no insurance, failure to have […]

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 […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Kirksville man arrested on drug and firearm allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Kirksville man in Adair County on Friday afternoon on multiple allegations. Thirty-eight-year old David Mullin was accused of the felonies of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, and no driver’s license—third offense. Mullin was also accused of resisting arrest by fleeing, speeding—26 […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man appears in court on charges of murder and corpse abandonment

A Maysville man appeared in the Associate Division of DeKalb County Circuit Court this week on felony charges of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Kenneth Wykert’s case was bound over to Division One with an arraignment scheduled for October 22, 2019. Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of […]

Kenneth Friend

Missouri man sentenced to 27-years in prison for role in meth conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. Kenneth R. Friend, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. Friend pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Missouri man who tried to run woman off the road sentenced to 6-years for illegally possessing firearm

A Columbia, Missouri, man who tried to run a woman off the road and chased her into the police station, was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Daleron Michael Monroe, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered the […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Mullenix and Wood make court appearance in Livingston County

Two men appeared in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court this week who were taken into custody following what law enforcement called a fugitive investigation and manhunt. Charles Wayne Mullenix and Brandon Michael Wood waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty two felonies of unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest, detention, […]