Chillicothe Correctional Center suspends visitation due to COVID-19

The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s visitation has been suspended until further notice due to positive cases of COVID-19. Missouri Department of Corrections Communications Director Karen Pojmann confirms there are three cases among staff and four among residents. She says mass testing was conducted at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in June, and everyone tested negative at that […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton police make arrest, defendant returned to Missouri Department of Corrections

Trenton Police made an arrest Saturday that the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office results in the defendant being returned today to the Missouri Department of Corrections. A DeKalb County drug case in which 34-year-old Larry Wayne Peace is accused of failing to report as directed. The parole violation notice shows his last known address as Daingerfield, […]

Court News

Judge faces busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

The judge in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court handed down sentences, including probation to defendants in the Thursday session of Division One. At a hearing, Christopher Eudean Parsons of Cainsville admitted probation violations. The probation was revoked. Parsons was sentenced to five years with the Missouri department of corrections. The term runs concurrently […]

Not Guilty Plea

Man involved in multi-county pursuit in 2019 pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges

A Kansas City, Kansas man facing multiple charges after what law enforcement described as a multi-county pursuit last July entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday, June 2nd. Online court information shows JaJuan Coleman waived formal arraignment, and his case was continued to July 7th. He has […]

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Massive raid by Chillicothe Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff and other authorities net many arrests

Many investigations by the Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) took a significant step forward with the service of multiple arrest warrants and other investigations. The group enforcement consisted of approximately 40 law enforcement officers from the Chillicothe Police, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Probation and Parole, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Missouri Department of Corrections to begin COVID-19 testing at all institutions

In what began Tuesday, May 26, all Missouri Department of Corrections adult institutions started participation in sentinel testing. Now that the testing capacity has increased, the state is positioned for widespread testing of confined populations, which gives us the information we need to stop the virus within each location and keep it from spreading to […]

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Man who led authorities on multi-county pursuit bound over to Division One of circuit court

A case was bound over to Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday for a Kansas City, Kansas man involved in what law enforcement described as a multi-county pursuit in July. Online court information indicates an arraignment is scheduled for JaJuan Coleman on June 2nd. Coleman has been charged with the felonies of first […]

Walter Barton Executed

Walter Barton executed for 1991 murder of southwest Missouri woman; pronounced dead at 6:10 pm

At 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, convicted murderer Walter Barton, 64, was pronounced dead at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 brutal stabbing death of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler of southwest Missouri’s Ozark. His death makes Missouri the first state in the nation […]

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Missouri House approves $34.9 billion budget, following heated debate on Medicaid expansion

The Missouri House voted Wednesday afternoon to give final approval to a $34.9 billion state operating budget. GOP leaders say it’s a budget that’s about $146 million less than the current budget. Most House members wore masks during the debate, which got heated during a discussion about Medicaid expansion. Due to COVID-19 concerns, there were just three […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Nineteen offenders at Southeast Correctional Center Test Positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that 19 offenders in a quarantined housing wing at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC) have tested positive for COVID-19. Following positive test results for three of the wing’s residents earlier this week, the Department of Corrections took proactive measures to gather vital data, contain the virus, and protect the SECC […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments on overtime pay case for corrections officers

The Missouri Supreme Court heard remote oral arguments on Wednesday in a high-profile case involving the Cole County circuit court’s 2018 decision to award more than $113 million in overtime pay for Missouri corrections officers. It’s a case that’s been working its way through the court system for eight years, and it’s a case that could […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Southeast Correctional Center inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC), a men’s state prison in Charleston, Missouri, has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first MODOC offender to test positive for COVID-19 while inside a Missouri state prison. The offender has been held […]