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Trenton couple facing charges of stealing in Daviess County

A couple from Trenton faces multiple counts of stealing in Daviess County after they allegedly stole items from the Jamesport Sales and Surplus Store. Online court information shows 41-year-old Daniel Michael Betz has been charged with three felony counts of stealing $750 or more and three misdemeanor counts of stealing. Thirty-seven-year-old Lynnsey Marie Betz has […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four arrests during the second weekend in December

A Kansas City man was arrested on Sunday in Harrison County. Fifty-four-year-old Bruce Brown was taken into custody on a felony, probation and parole warrant, issued by a court in Independence. Brown was taken to the Harrison County Jail in Bethany. No bond was set. Putnam County authorities arrested two men at separate times on […]

Crime and Courts

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, December 9, 2021

Several defendants received prison sentences or probation on Thursday in Grundy County Circuit Court. Mercer County Associate Judge Matthew Krohn was appointed to preside during the proceedings in Division One of Circuit Court. Princeton resident James LeRoy Houk saw his probation revoked on two drug-related counts and was sentenced to four years with the Missouri […]

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Novinger man arrested by Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Highway Patrol arrested a Novinger man in Adair County on Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021, on two warrants and other allegations. Thirty-year-old Brandon Sizemore had a felony Probation and Parole warrant for possession of a controlled substance and a Schuyler County warrant for receiving stolen property. He was accused of felony resisting arrest, unlawful […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports five arrests on Friday, November 19, 2021

The Highway Patrol arrested multiple individuals in area counties on Friday, November 19 on various allegations. Thirty-three-year-old King Doenges of Marceline was arrested in Livingston County. He was accused of driving while intoxicated with alcohol, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, no insurance, and felony leaving the scene of an accident. The Patrol reported […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Grandview man charged with multiple felonies after breaking into Woody’s Automotive

A Grandview man has been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly unlawfully entered Woody’s Automotive in Chillicothe during September. Twenty-four-year-old Jahquise Tyronne Webb has been charged with second-degree burglary, stealing a firearm, first-degree property damage, and three counts of stealing $25,000 or more. No bond is allowed. A probable cause statement accuses Webb of […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Court news for Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued on four defendants Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. At a probation violation hearing, evidence was presented and the court found that Juan Gallegos of Spickard had violated conditions of probation. Gallegos was sentenced to eight years with the Missouri Department of Corrections on each of two counts […]

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Iowa man arrested in Putnam County faces multiple felony charges

An Ottumwa, Iowa man arrested by the Highway Patrol in Putnam County on October 28 has been charged with three felonies. Forty-three-year-old Jeremy Brown has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony, and operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license involving a […]

Crime and Courts

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Trenton man pleaded guilty to three counts while six others were dismissed on Thursday following two arrests, one month apart, this summer. In Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, Judge Thomas Alley sentenced Stephan Elliott to four years with the Department of Corrections on each of three counts. These were driving while […]

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Groups see Missouri proposals as voter-suppression attempts

As lawmakers in Congress work to expand access to voting, members of the Missouri Legislature are proposing laws their critics say would limit people’s ability to vote. State legislative committees on elections convened last week to discuss measures that would impose a stricter voter ID law, require election officials to purge voter rolls more frequently, and others. Luz […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Report: Missouri receives failing grade for handling of COVID-19 in prisons

(Missouri News Service) – One out of every three people incarcerated in the United States has contracted COVID-19, and a new report shows how state prison systems – including in Missouri – have failed to properly handle the public-health crisis. The Prison Policy Initiative report evaluates how corrections departments have responded in four areas: limiting the […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Highway Patrol provides a summary of new laws related to public safety, transportation, watercraft, & protection of children

The abbreviated descriptions below are intended to make the public aware of some of the new legislation enacted by the Missouri General Assembly, which is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws will go into effect on August 28, 2021.  SB 26 PROVISIONS […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department reports the arrest of two on Thursday

Assistant Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports officers dealt with a fleeing man and responded to an alleged assault the night of August 5th. Each led to an individual being taken to the law enforcement center, processed, and transferred to the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. Officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant in the 400 […]

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Patrol reports arrest of five in Adair County on drug and weapon charges

The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Tuesday reported the arrests of five Kirksville adults on multiple counts involving drugs and other violations in Adair County. Forty-one-year-old James D. Wilhite Junior of Kirksville has been charged with eight felonies. There’s one count of felony drug trafficking; four counts of possession of a controlled substance; two counts […]

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Authorities respond to domestic violence call involving a gun; burglary investigation leads to arrest of Trenton man

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports no one was arrested after officers responded to a call of an alleged domestic violence in progress the night of July 22, in which a male was reportedly pointing a handgun at a victim. The Highway Patrol and a Chillicothe Police officer also responded to a home in the north […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports multiple arrests over the weekend

The highway patrol reports a st. Joseph teenager, 19-year old Tyler Winterbower, was arrested late Saturday night in Grundy County.  Winterbower was arrested on a warrant from Buchanan County accusing him of failure to appear in court relating to an original charge of a stolen vehicle. Winterbower also was accused of operating a vehicle on […]

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Authorities stop reckless driver going 96 mph on Highway 36; both occupants on parole and traveling to appear in court

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday morning, June 10, to a report of a speeding vehicle on eastbound Highway 36 near the Livingston/Caldwell County line. The vehicle reportedly nearly caused a crash by passing on the right shoulder. Sheriff Steve Cox says Sergeant Dustin Woelfle checked the vehicle going 96 miles per hour in […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Mike Parson appoints fifteen to various boards and commissions

Governor Mike Parson announced fifteen appointments to various boards and commissions. Bryan Atkins, of Rea, was appointed to the Board of Probation and Parole. Mr. Atkins served as the Sheriff of Andrew County from 2009 until his retirement in 2020. Prior to being elected sheriff, he served as a Deputy Sheriff for Andrew County. He also formerly […]

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Two suspects detained, 9 victims rescued, during human trafficking operation at Holiday Inn East Hotel in Columbia

The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a multitude of other local, state, and federal agencies conducted a successful joint human trafficking operation at the Holiday Inn East hotel in Columbia, Missouri on Friday night. The joint operation, organized by the Columbia Police Department, the […]

Charges Filed

Polo man facing multiple charges after fleeing from the scene of a crash

A Polo man faces multiple felonies after he allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident last week. Thirty-three-year-old Justin Arthur Martin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle on a highway without a valid license—third and subsequent offense, and resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing. He also faces the […]