Jerret Hilderbrand

Blue Springs man charged in Daviess County after leading authorities on high-speed pursuit

A Blue Springs man has been charged in Daviess County after reportedly leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit on Thursday, July 1. Forty-seven-year-old Jerret Michael Hilderbrand faces two felony counts of unlawful possession of a firearm as well as one felony count each of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing, creating a substantial […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen report crews to begin installation of new electric and water meters

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved two ordinances on Monday, June 14 that authorized entering into service contract agreements. One involved a telemetry system with Micro-Comm for the water plant supervisory control and data acquisition system. The other involved a uniform service contract agreement with Aramark. The board agreed to hire Decker Construction to insert […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri lawmakers passed a host of reforms aimed at keeping kids out of jail

(Missouri Independent) – Retired St. Louis Judge Evelyn Baker once sentenced a 16-year-old Black boy to 241 years in prison for two armed robberies.  No one was seriously injured in the robberies, but the boy “didn’t express any remorse,” Baker said, remembering the sentencing hearing.  Now, when she thinks back, Baker deeply regrets the sentence […]

Missouri State Capitol courtesy of WikiMedia

Parson vows to veto crime bill if it includes penalties for lying under oath to Missouri legislature

(Missouri Independent) – The fate of a wide-ranging crime bill was called into question on Tuesday over a provision that would stiffen penalties for lying under oath to the legislature or obstructing a legislative investigation. During a conference committee on Tuesday morning convened to work out differences on Senate Bill 53, House members said the bill […]

Underage Drinking and Driving DWI

Driver injured in Macon County crash west of Bevier; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

A Macon county accident late Wednesday night resulted in the driver being injured and accused of alcohol-related offenses. Twenty-year-old Kade Shaver of Callao received serious injuries when the pickup traveled off Highway 36 and struck a tree. Shaver was not using a seat belt, and the truck was demolished in the accident one mile west […]

Tina Urick stopped by Mercer County Sheriff's Department

Spickard woman facing multiple charges after Friday night stop for exceeding speed limit

A Spickard resident, 57-year old Tina Urick, has been charged in Mercer County with multiple counts of drug-related offenses. Urick has been charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possessing ten grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, two misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor counts […]

Heroin and Needle

Kansas woman indicted for smuggling heroin into Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron

A federal grand jury has indicted a Shawnee, Kansas, woman for smuggling heroin to an inmate at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Juliane L. Colby, 43, was charged in a four-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on March 16, 2021. That indictment was unsealed […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Biden administration urged to remove unlawful immigrants convicted of sex crimes

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has led a coalition of 18 states in urging President Biden, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Johnson, to reverse the Biden Administration’s last-minute cancellation of Operation Talon. Operation Talon is a nationwide ICE operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex […]

Election Violation News Graphic

Former candidate for Sullivan County First District Commissioner pleads “Not Guilty” to election offenses

A former candidate for Sullivan County First District Commissioner charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses entered a plea of not guilty on February 4th. Online court information shows Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle was formally arraigned, and the case was continued to April 22nd. Sullivan County Second District Commissioner Michael Todd Williams […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Wheeling man injured in crash south of Breckenridge; arrested on multiple offenses

A man from Wheeling was arrested after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Tuesday evening, three miles south of Breckenridge. Fifty-seven-year-old William Gardner received moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by an ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The northbound van went off the east side of Caldwell County Route A, […]

Election Violation News Graphic

Two in Sullivan County charged with election offenses

The Sullivan County Second District Commissioner and a former candidate for First District Commissioner have been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after a political advertisement was published in the Milan Standard in July. Michael Todd Williams of Browning and Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle are scheduled for arraignment on February 4th. […]

Charges Filed

Former Harrison County Sheriff Deputy charged with felony of tampering with physical evidence

A former Harrison County Sheriff Deputy has been charged with two felony counts of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution and misdemeanor tampering with a public record. Forty-three-year-old Kevin Lawson of Gilman City is scheduled for an initial appearance in court on February 3rd. A probable cause statement from Corporal Adam McAtee with […]

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 […]