Manslaughter

Teenager withdraws not guilty plea, changes plea to guilty in manslaughter case in Mercer County

A Mercer teen has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from an accident last year that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Court information indicates 17-year-old Elijah Mandich entered a plea of guilty in Mercer County to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and damage to jail property.  Mandich was remanded to the custody of the Mercer County […]

Guilty Plea

Former executive at Preferred Family Healthcare pleads guilty to concealment of $30M embezzlement scheme

A former executive of a Springfield, Mo., charity pleaded guilty in federal court to misprision (the deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony.) of a felony in connection with the concealment of a multi-million-dollar scheme by which other charity executives embezzled and diverted millions of dollars from the Springfield nonprofit […]

Crime and Courts

Judge hands down prison sentences and probation in Division One of Grundy County court

Several cases were processed yesterday in division one of Grundy County circuit court some involving prison sentences while others received probation. Alfred Demond Green of Trenton pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage as well as damage done to jail property. Green was sentenced to three years in […]

Crime and Courts

Three waive preliminary hearings in Associate Division of Grundy County court

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County circuit court with each bound over to the September 6th docket for Division One of the circuit court. Alfred Demond Green of Trenton, who was arrested May 16th, faces two felony counts: leaving the scene of an accident and damage to jail property. […]

Gavel and Law book

Chillicothe teen pleads guilty to felony assault

A 16-year-old from Chillicothe waived his formal arraignment in Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday and entered a plea of guilty on a felony charge of first-degree assault or attempt. Online court information shows Matthew Ryan Miller pleaded guilty following a recommendation by the prosecution to suspend imposition of sentence. The court accepted his plea, and […]

Trooper Anthony Piercy booking-photo

Audio: Former Missouri Trooper who drove boat that man fell out of and died wants license back

The former Missouri State Trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned is not giving up a fight to regain his peace officers’ license. Anthony Piercy is suing the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the agency’s director to get back his license. Twenty-year-old Brandon Ellingson of Clive, […]

Crime and Courts

Several waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of circuit court

Waiving preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court were Andrew Lane Epperson of Laredo, David Clay-Austin Travis of Spickard, James Lewellen, and Ricky Eugene Shoemaker—both of Trenton.  Each was bound over for arraignments September 6th in Division One of the circuit court. Epperson, from a February 1st arrest, faces charges of driving […]