Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Arrest

Wheeling man facing multiple charges after arrest in Livingston County

A resident of Wheeling is facing potential charges after his arrest on Monday morning in Livingston County. The highway patrol has accused 36-year-old Douglas Coin of multiple violations including felony driving while intoxicated, felony driving while revoked, and felony unlawful possession of a firearm. Coin also is accused of misdemeanor counts of careless and imprudent […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Livingston County prosecutor files charges against Brookfield man

A felon facing multiple felony charges in Linn County for reportedly leading law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit in February now faces charges in Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren filed charges against 38 year old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield of first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first […]

Request Denied sign

Request for bond modification denied for Brookfield man involved in high-speed chase

A motion for bond modification was denied in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday morning for a Brookfield man allegedly involved in a high-speed chase of a vehicle going the wrong way on U. S. Highway 36 in December. Online court information shows Robert Shiflett’s bond was previously set at $100,000 cash […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man facing felony murder charge appears in court on drug-related charges

A Maysville man facing felony charges in Nodaway County of second degree murder and abandonment of a corpse appeared via Zoom in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court yesterday (Monday) on drug-related charges. Online court information shows Kenneth Wykert has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful possession of […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Nelson pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges in Diemel brothers case; change of judge sustained

A Braymer farmer entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Monday to 10 felony charges stemming from July ultimately resulting from the discovery of the bodies of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. An application for change of […]

Healthcare

Putnam County Health Department releases guidelines on reopening

The Putnam County Health Department has released guidelines to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 to support Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan effective Monday through May 31st. The guidelines say individuals should practice social distancing when out of their places of residence and take precautionary measures if a job […]

Drug Bust

Livingston County investigations result in multiple arrests

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office investigations related to drugs and a suspicious vehicle have resulted in multiple arrests. Sheriff Steve Cox reports a deputy stopped a vehicle in Chillicothe on a traffic offense Saturday night, and the occupant was a subject in an ongoing drug investigation at Wheeling. The Chillicothe Police Department assisted sheriff’s office staff, […]