Animal Abuse

Two from Chillicothe charged with felony animal abuse involving horses

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged in Livingston County with felony animal abuse—second or subsequent offense or by torture and/or mutilation while the animal was alive. An initial court appearance for 43-year-old Larry Coffman and 37-year-old Cailin Dixon is scheduled for December 9th. Probable cause statements from Bradley Aldrich with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office […]

Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

Sarah Linebaugh

Rothville mom sentenced to 30-years with Department of Corrections in death of infant daughter

A sentencing hearing was held in Division One of Chariton County Circuit Court on Thursday morning for a Rothville woman charged with felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child, death of a child, no sexual contact. Linebaugh entered a plea of “Not Guilty” in her court appearance on the charge of felony first-degree […]

Gavel and Law book

Gallatin resident and former coach at Winston accused of child molestation has bond amended to $25,000

Bond was amended for a former teacher and coach at Winston High School during a bond hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Alfred Brian Sprouse of Gallatin faces four felony counts of fourth-degree child molestation—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years older as […]

Sex Crime

Former coach and Gallatin resident appears in court on sex and assault charges

A former teacher and coach at Winston School charged with four felony counts of fourth-degree child molestation, sexual contact with a student, and third-degree assault appeared in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The court denied a request for the bond to be changed for 50-year-old Alfred Brian Sprouse of Gallatin […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Authorities report the arrest of two Trenton residents on stalking, property damage and child abuse

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday of one Trenton resident on various charges, including stalking and property damage, and another on a child abuse-related charge. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Andrew Brandon has been charged with the felonies of first degree stalking—first offense and first-degree property damage as well as the misdemeanors of fourth-degree […]

Arrest

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, […]