Donald Peckham

Audio: Missouri jury finds 86-year-old former minister to be violent sexual predator

The attorney general’s office has convinced a Jasper County jury in southwest Missouri that an 86-year-old former minister is still at risk of sexually abusing teenage boys.     That’s even after he completed a 15-year prison sentence for the abuse. The unanimous verdict determined that Donald D. Peckham is a sexually violent predator who […]

Child Pornography

Truck driver, prior sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography

A Kentucky truck driver and prior sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court for transporting child pornography. Gregory Marshall, 58, of Paducah, Kentucky, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool. According to court documents, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper stopped the tractor-trailer Marshall was driving on U.S. Highway 60 in Wright County, […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man appears in court on charges of murder and corpse abandonment

A Maysville man appeared in the Associate Division of DeKalb County Circuit Court this week on felony charges of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Kenneth Wykert’s case was bound over to Division One with an arraignment scheduled for October 22, 2019. Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of […]

Jerry Reeder

Authorities arrest Pattonsburg man on warrants out of Daviess and Grundy counties

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Cameron Police Department received information on Friday, September 27, 2019, of an individual who had warrants for his arrest and was possibly in Cameron. Upon arrival at the residence in the 400 block of W. 4th Street in Cameron, officers were given permission to search the residence for the […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Woman crashes after losing control, arrested on felony fugitive warrant out of Georgia

The Highway Patrol reports an Omaha, Nebraska woman sustained minor injuries in an accident at Fairport on Friday afternoon prior to being arrested on a fugitive warrant and other allegations. An ambulance transported 39-year-old Stephanie Robertson to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The car Robertson drove traveled west on Northwest Camden Road west of Route […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 16-Years for illegally possessing a firearm

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Alexander Monday Coleman, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 16 years in federal prison without parole. Coleman was sentenced as an armed career offender due to his prior felony convictions.  On Nov. 13, 2018, Coleman pleaded guilty […]

Offenders filling sand bags

Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

Murder

Trial for Maysville man accused of murder to be held in Caldwell County

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse in DeKalb County will have a jury trial in Caldwell County on another felony charge. Kenneth Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June 5th and whose remains were found June […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Gilman City man arrested in Gentry County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Gilman City man in Gentry County early Saturday morning on multiple allegations. Thirty-nine-year-old Casey Sperry was accused of felony driving while intoxicated—aggravated offender, no driver’s license, exceeding the posted speed limit, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, and no insurance. Sperry was also […]