Charges Filed

Bethany man faces three felonies in Daviess County after allegedly letting 12-year-old drive UTV and crashing it

A Bethany man has been charged in Daviess County with three felonies after allegedly letting his 12-year-old son drive a utility terrain vehicle on December 5th, and the vehicle rolling on Beacon Avenue near 260th Street. Online court information shows 38-year-old Clifford McCrary has been charged with abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact, […]

Melissa Chapman

Grant City woman who assisted man charged with murder faces numerous charges of her own

A Grant City woman has been charged with abandonment of a corpse related to the death of Melissa Lynn Chapman.  50-year-old Kimberly Sue Henry Tinkle also faces two felony counts of hindering the prosecution of a felony and one count of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. A probable cause statement from Highway […]

Jeremiah Searles Final

Denver, Missouri man admits murdering woman during court appearance, sentenced to 30-years in prison

A Denver, Missouri man was sentenced December 10th to 30 years in the Department of Corrections on felony murder—second degree. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larrison reports 39-year-old Jeremiah Searles was sentenced after pleading guilty to killing Melissa Chapman. A news release says Searles admitted to striking Chapman in the head with part of […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Jury trial scheduled for Kirksville woman facing murder charge after child died in Smithfield restroom

A jury trial has been scheduled in Harrison County for a Kirksville woman charged with murder in the first and second degree after a child death investigation in May. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s trial is scheduled to begin July 26th, 2021. An arraignment is scheduled in Harrison County on December 18th, and a pre-trial conference […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder after death of child granted change of venue

A change of venue has been granted for a Kirksville woman charged with murder—first degree after a child death investigation in May. Online court information shows 28-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s case was transferred from Sullivan County to Harrison County. A plea or trial setting is scheduled for November 19th. Kambamba has also been charged with […]

Rape

Galt man faces 10 felony counts, including rape and attempted rape, as well as endangering a child

A Galt resident has been charged with 10 felony counts, including rape or attempted rape, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon, stemming from January. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 39-year-old Brian White was arrested Monday, September 21, and faces two counts of rape or attempted rape—aggravated sexual offense, […]

Jeremiah Searles Final

Denver, Missouri man charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse in death of Grant City woman

A Denver, Missouri man has been charged in Worth County with the felonies of murder—second degree and abandonment of a corpse in the death of a missing Grant City woman found earlier this week. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeremiah Searles is scheduled for an initial arraignment Monday, September 21st. Worth County Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison previously reported […]

Melissa Chapman

Worth County investigation closes as body of deceased Grant City woman is located

The Worth County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces a missing person investigation has come to a close. Prosecuting Attorney Janet Wake Larison reports that the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a tip of the location of the deceased, Melissa Lynn Chapman, the evening of Monday, September 14th. An ongoing homicide investigation continues. Law enforcement assisting includes […]

Child Neglect

Jamesport woman charged with felony child abuse or neglect

A Jamesport woman has been charged with felony abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact after an alleged incident in which she assaulted her grandson the afternoon of Sunday, August 30th. Online court information shows bond was denied for 67-year-old Berthia Maurer. A probable cause statement from Deputy Loreanna Parker with the Daviess County […]