Jeremiah Searles Final

Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Livingston County Sheriff Arrests 2 Most Wanted

Livingston County Sheriff reports arrest of two on “Most Wanted” fugitive list

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two most wanted fugitives over the weekend. Sheriff Steve Cox says 51-year-old John James Meyer of Hale was arrested on a warrant for alleged probation violation on original felony possession of a controlled substance: methamphetamine. Online court information indicates Meyer appeared in Division One of Livingston […]

Not Guilty Plea

Five from Jamesport facing drug-related charges plead “Not Guilty”

Five Jamesport residents facing drug-related charges following the execution of search warrants Monday entered pleas of not guilty at arraignment in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Thursday. Online court information shows 39-year-old Amber Clevenger, 35-year-old Charlez Cameron, 25-year-old Ashley Ross, 37-year-old Dustin Kimberling, and 38-year-old Kristopher Simpson made applications for public […]

Overcrowded Jail

Audio: Missouri public defender system launches pilot program in attempt to reduce overcrowded jails

The Missouri Public Defender System has rolled out a pilot program in five cities that aims to reduce overcrowded local jail populations. The Uptrust program will send text messages to defendants to remind them about court dates and other legal appointments. Public Defender System Director Michael Barrett thinks the new software could have an impact […]

Gavel and Law book

Two men involved in multi-county pursuit make court appearance

Two men each facing charges stemming from a multi-county law enforcement pursuit ending in Clinton County appeared in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court on Wednesday. JaJuan Coleman of Kansas City, Kansas was arraigned on an amended complaint and pleaded not guilty. The bond reduction was amended to an own recognizance bond supervision, […]