Crime and Courts

Six waive preliminary hearings during Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Six of the defendants who have waived preliminary hearings, face various drug-related charges in Grundy County with each having their cases bound over to Division One of the circuit court for appearances Thursday, March 14th. They include Krystal Leanna Martin, Misty Miller, Dawson Ray Clark, Alexander James Curtis, Levi Judson O’Neal, all of Trenton, and […]

United Parcel Service

Three Texas men plead guilty to stealing 654 firearms from UPS Trailers

Three Texas men have recently pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 654 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Missouri, en route to Bass Pro Shops. Raynord Hunt, 36, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Co-defendants […]

Fraud

Chillicothe man pleads guilty in grain marketing scheme

Various media sources report a Chillicothe man faces potential prison time and a hefty fine after pleading guilty in U-S District Court in Iowa. Randy Constant appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud in an alleged scheme to defraud that authorities claimed involving the marketing of 140 million dollars of grain […]

Illegal Deer Poaching

Missouri’s largest-ever poaching investigation ends in jail time

A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On December 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a felony firearms probation […]

Meth and Heroin

Polo man sentenced to 25 Years in prison for $4.3 million meth, heroin conspiracy

A Polo, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a $4.3 million conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Clay, Ray, Clinton and Buchanan counties. Joshua K. Bowers, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without […]

Guilty Plea

Texas man pleads guilty to stealing 650 firearms from UPS trailers in Springfield

A Glenn Heights, Texas, man pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 650 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Mo., en route to Bass Pro Shops. Quinton Haywood, 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Haywood has remained in […]

Luis Calderon-Oliveras

St. Joseph man, member of Latin Kings gang, pleads guilty to racketeering

The member of a violent St. Joseph, Mo., gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a RICO conspiracy that involved acts of murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking, and armed robberies, among other crimes, as part of a criminal enterprise. Luis Calderon-Oliveras, 27, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann […]

Prison Sentence

Trenton man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison without parole

A Trenton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north central Missouri. Faron Wayne Lawrence, 52, of Trenton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 12 years in federal prison without parole. NITRO (the Northwest Inter-agency Team Response Operation) initiated an […]

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 […]

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, […]