Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Judge hands down prison sentence in Division One of Grundy County court

A Wheeling resident has been sentenced to prison after admitting to violations of probation Wednesday when he appeared in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Probation was revoked and Patrick Richard Oyler was sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections after a previous stay was set aside. The original charge was criminal […]


Grundy County Sheriff reports two arrests on Wednesday

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals on Wednesday. Forty-six-year-old Adam Peter Bentz of Nixa has been charged with felony non-support—total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under an order of support. Bond is $10,000 cash only. Court documents accuse Bentz of failing to provide adequate food, clothing, lodging, […]

Megan Pester

NCMC’s Megan Pester serves on higher education panel

North Central Missouri College Advising and Retention Director, Megan Pester recently served on a panel for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Her expertise on NCMC’s participation in the pilot program, developing degree maps and pathways was presented at the Missouri Guided Pathways Summit on February 12 in Jefferson City, MO. Megan has been instrumental […]

Crime and Courts

Several waive preliminary hearings in Associate Division of Grundy County court

Several defendants on Wednesday waived preliminary hearings and were bound over to today’s (Thursday) docket in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Each of the defendants pleaded not guilty in the Associate Division and then waived a court hearing. Hunter Clinkenbeard of Unionville faces charges from December of statutory rape or attempted rape of […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Grundy County Community Emergency Response Team seeks volunteers

The Grundy County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for volunteers to be a part of the organization. Grundy County citizens willing to help their community and the emergency response personnel during emergencies and public events should plan to attend. An informational meeting will be held Saturday, February 16, 9:00-11:00 AM at the Trenton […]

United Parcel Service

Three Texas men plead guilty to stealing 654 firearms from UPS Trailers

Three Texas men have recently pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 654 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Missouri, en route to Bass Pro Shops. Raynord Hunt, 36, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Co-defendants […]

Guilty Plea

Three from Cameron plead guilty in conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Three Cameron, Mo., residents are among five defendants who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Benjamin W. Clark, 26, of Cameron, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained in a Nov. 16, 2017, federal indictment.  Clark is the fifth defendant to […]