Charges Filed

Kahoka man charged with armed criminal action and trespass for attempting to stab an individual with a box knife

A Kahoka man has been charged in Linn County after he allegedly ran through multiple yards in the area of Elm Street and Highway 5 in Linneus on January 11th and attempted to stab someone with a box knife. Information shows 36-year-old Kevin Malkmus faces felony charges of assault—second degree, armed criminal action, and possession […]

Explosive Device

Brookfield residents charged with possessing explosive devices as well as auto theft

Two Brookfield residents have been charged in Linn County after law enforcement found what was determined to be homemade explosive devices in a residence on Caldwell Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Creed David Paul Jones faces the felonies of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair, or sale of an illegal weapon; stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft; and possession of a controlled substance […]

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Sumner teenager sent to Hedrick Medical Center after crashing on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Sumner resident sustained moderate injuries when the truck he drove overturned in Linn County the morning of December 15th. A private vehicle transported 19-year-old James Tye to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The truck traveled north on Highway 130 before running off the left side of the road two […]

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Stolen vehicle, armed carjacking and multi-county pursuit end with suspects in custody

On Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020, Chillicothe dispatch was alerted of a pursuit by the Linn County Sheriff attempting to stop a specific vehicle allegedly involved in a residential burglary in Linn County on Tuesday morning. A vehicle pursuit was reportedly in progress on Highway 36 in Linn County traveling westbound toward Livingston County. The […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests in three counties in northern Missouri this weekend

The highway patrol reports arrests from early Monday and Sunday in Daviess, Macon, and Linn Counties. Texas teenager, 19-year-old Franko Rodriguez of San Antonio, was stopped in Daviess county before 6 am. Rodriguez has been accused of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a crash, and misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was taken on a […]

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Marceline woman injured in crash east of Brookfield

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline woman sustained moderate injuries when a pickup truck struck the sport utility vehicle she drove 10 miles east of Brookfield the afternoon of Friday, October 2nd. An ambulance transported 72 year old Mary Stufflebean to the Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. No injuries were reported for pickup driver 59-year-old […]

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Linn County Sheriff reports scam involving an individual impersonating Linn County deputy

The Linn County Sheriff’s office says it’s received multiple reports of a scam involving a male impersonating a Linn County Sheriff’s deputy. Residents have reported receiving a call from an individual identifying himself as a Linn County deputy, and telling the receivers they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest with a bond of $30,000 […]

Child Molestation

Meadville teen facing three felony counts of child molestation

A Meadville teen accused of inappropriately touching a child younger than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare has been charged in Linn County. Seventeen-year-old Leeroy Nickell faces three felony counts of child molestation—second degree—aggravated sexual offense—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years over. (No bond was listed.) A […]