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 Molestation

Meadville teen facing three felony counts of child molestation

A Meadville teen accused of inappropriately touching a child younger than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare has been charged in Linn County. Seventeen-year-old Leeroy Nickell faces three felony counts of child molestation—second degree—aggravated sexual offense—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years over. (No bond was listed.) A […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Missouri Department of Corrections reports active COVID-19 case at Western Missouri Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an active COVID-19 case among offenders at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron. It is the only case reported for offenders at the facility. There are also 13 cumulative staff cases at the Western Missouri Correctional Center, which is an increase of five. Eleven are active, and two […]

Underage Drinking and Driving DWI

Trenton man arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton man Tuesday, September 8th on felony driving while intoxicated, habitual offender. Bond for 57-year-old Duane Ernest Harding is $15,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 22nd. Court documents accuse Harding of operating a motor vehicle while […]

Coronavirus Update

DOC reports eight new cases of COVID-19 among offenders at Chillicothe Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports the cumulative number of offender COVID-19 cases is 249 at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, which is an increase of eight from Tuesday, August 25th. Thirty-six of the cases are active, and 213 have recovered. There are also 24 cumulative staff COVID-19 cases reported. Three of those are active, and […]

DOC reports four new cases of COVID-19 among offenders at Chillicothe Correctional Center

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an increase of four COVID-19 cases among offenders at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. That brings the cumulative total to 239 cases of COVID-19 with forty-nine of the cases active and 190 recovered. There are 24 cumulative staff cases of COVID-19 with six active, and 18 recovered.