Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

Chillicothe Police Department Employee of the year Caleb Clements

Chillicothe police officer Caleb Clements named “City of Chillicothe Employee of the Year”

Chillicothe Police Officer Caleb Clements was selected as the City of Chillicothe Employee of the Year. He was recommended by Police Chief Jon Maples. Clements is a seven-year veteran in law enforcement and has served four years in Chillicothe. He is a field training officer and has trained multiple officers. Maples says Clements helps officers […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]

Prisoner or offender with electronic tablet

Audio: Company gives away electronic tablets to Missouri prisoners who want them

Most Missouri prison inmates have been given electronic tablets and they must buy content that can go on them, including educational materials, music, movies, and games. State Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe tells Missourinet the tablets do not have cameras or outside internet access.     The Missouri prison system has been dealing with […]

39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse

Audio: Southeast Missouri authorities describe “Inhumane Conditions” at home, covered in feces

A couple from southeast Missouri’s Leadwood have been charged with seven felonies after police allegedly found two of their children wandering the streets and their home covered in feces. Brian Hauswirth reports police describe it as a “horrible discovery.”     Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS-TV reports 39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse […]