Paul Eugene Haight

Chillicothe teen draws prison time for involvement in burning of railroad bridge

A Chillicothe teen has been sentenced to prison, and order to pay restitution, for his role in an incident last October that involved the burning of a railroad bridge just south of Chillicothe. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court, 19-year-old James Paul Eugene Haight received a four-year term […]

Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate who walked away from work at Missouri State Fair apprehended

Shannon Dewayne Watts, a Tipton Correctional Center inmate who walked away from his work site at the Missouri State Fair after completing his work-release job late Sunday night, has been apprehended. At 11:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Pettis County Dispatch reported Watts had been found unconscious with apparent head injuries near Highway B between Sedalia […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers receive “Award of Valor” from Department of Corrections

Three corrections officers have received the Missouri Department of Corrections Award of Valor for their roles in ensuring the safety of staff and offenders at the Crossroads Correctional Center last year when 209 offenders staged a protest. Corrections officers David Baker and Jason Huff with Crossroads and Corrections Supervisor Cade Thompson of the Western Reception, […]

Sex Crime

Former detention officer at Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail pleads guilty to sexual conduct with prisoner

A former detention officer at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail of Pattonsburg pleaded guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Tuesday to felony sexual conduct with a prisoner or offender by probation/parole officer or employee of a jail, prison, or correctional facility. Online court information shows a sentence assessment report was ordered for […]

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Shawn Yuille sentenced to 35-years in prison for death of Danette Rardon and child endangerment

A former Trenton resident has been sentenced to 35 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on felony charges stemming from a fatality crash in downtown Chillicothe in November 2017. Shawn Michael Yuille was sentenced to 30 years on second-degree murder and five years on first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial […]

Child Porn

Gallatin man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

A rural Gallatin man pleaded guilty to felony possession of child pornography – first offense in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Online court information shows the court sentenced Allen David Coates to a facility to be determined by the Missouri Department of Corrections for four years on the child pornography charge. […]

Governor Parsons Signs Abortion Bill

Audio: Governor Parson signs $29.7 billion state budget, giving pay boost to state workers

Among about 300 Missouri Department of Corrections workers, Governor Parson has signed into law a 29.7 billion dollar state budget. At the Jefferson City Correctional Center, Parson says the plan gives corrections staff a pay raise of at least three percent for new workers and as much as 13 percent for 20-year veterans.     […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections staff pay raise finalized as Governor signs state budget

In a ceremony at Jefferson City Correctional Center, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law a state operating budget that includes the largest pay raise for corrections staff in Missouri Department of Corrections history.  Developed by the department, championed by Governor Mike Parson and approved by the state legislature, the pay plan calls for a […]