Gun Crime or Firearm

Mexican national pleads guilty to possessing illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Monday, June 29, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe officers called to Polk Street on well-being check; return three hours later

Chillicothe Police officers went to the 1400 block of Polk Street Saturday morning on a well being check regarding an individual reportedly having anxiety issues. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel said the person was taken to the police station, counseled, and returned to the residence. Approximately three hours later, during the noon hour, Sampsel reported […]

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Mexican national sentenced to federal prison for drunk driving after illegally entering U.S. for seventh time

A Mexican national who was arrested for drunk driving after illegally entering the United States for the seventh time was sentenced in federal court. Martin Triana-Perez, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to three years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 9, 2019, Triana-Perez pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for meth trafficking, illegal firearms

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing numerous firearms. Timothy Brian Schutten, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 8, 2019, Schutten pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to […]

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Free COVID-19 antibody testing for first responders to be offered in Gallatin

Free COVID-19 antibody testing will be available for first responders at the Daviess County Health Department of Gallatin later this month. Antibody testing screens the blood for a previous infection or exposure of COVID-19. Testing will be done June 29th from 8 o’clock to noon for doctors, nurses, firefighters, emergency medical services, and police officers. […]

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Missouri man who shot police officer, then himself, pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A St. Louis, Missouri, man who shot a law enforcement officer before shooting himself pleaded guilty in federal court to drug trafficking and illegally discharging a firearm in Joplin, Missouri. E.F. Fitchpatrick, Jr., 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of […]

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Missouri man who pointed pistol at police officer during foot chase sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man who pointed a loaded pistol at police officers during a car and foot chase was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Matthew D. Billingslea, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Billingslea pleaded […]

Police brutality

Missouri Congressman introduces legislation intended to prevent police brutality

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay and a chorus of other lawmakers have introduced sweeping legislation designed to crack down on police brutality problems. Clay, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus, want to reign in on police using deadly force and want to require an independent prosecutor for all police killings. Clay, […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty for role in large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy, faces 15 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 12 years in prison for illegal firearms and methamphetamine trafficking

A Springfield, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Tyler J. Brown, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 3, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019, Brown pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Kansas man arrested for attacking officers during protest at Country Club Plaza charged with illegal firearm

A Kansas City, Kansas, man who initially was arrested after throwing water bottles at police officers during protests at the Country Club Plaza was charged in federal court with illegally possessing a firearm. “Hijacking a peaceful protest by attacking police officers engaged in their duty to protect the public carries significant consequences in this district,” […]