Prison Sentence

Partner of a soldier, in Missouri, sentenced to almost 6 years in prison without parole for domestic violence

The domestic partner of a soldier stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, was sentenced in federal court for strangling and assaulting her in their home. Kevin Levon Bonner, 33, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to five years and 11 months in federal prison without parole. On June […]

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Mercer teenager charged with burglary and assault

A Mercer resident faces multiple felony charges after she allegedly entered a residence in Mercer County on November 16 without consent and punched someone in the residence multiple times. Online court information shows 18-year-old Alexis Graham has been charged with first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon involving exhibiting, and third-degree assault. Bond was set at […]

Charges Filed

Bethany man facing charges of property damage and assault after incident at Harrison County Community Hospital

A Bethany man faces charges after an alleged incident at the Harrison County Community Hospital of Bethany on October 22, 2021. Thirty-two-year-old Jay Ronald Rasmussen has been charged with felony first degree property damage and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault involving special victims. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only, and a bond hearing is scheduled for […]

Charges Filed

Hamilton man charged with domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon after threatening family members

A Hamilton man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly threatened family members with a knife on May 18th. Thirty-year-old Grant Austin Smith faces domestic assault—third degree and unlawful use of a weapon—exhibiting. He has also been charged with misdemeanor property damage—second degree. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only with special conditions […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man facing charges of burglary, property damage and assault

A Trenton resident has been arrested and faces charges that involve burglary, property damage, and two counts of assault. Twenty-six-year-old Michael Dillon Odor is held in lieu of five thousand dollars cash bond. His next court appearance is March 23rd in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Odor is charged with felony burglary […]

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Audio: Missouri Nurses Association says “It’s more dangerous to be a nurse than a police or corrections officer”

Legislation aimed at protecting Missouri health care employees against a growing number of assaults is backed by the 110-thousand member Missouri Nurses Association. State director Heidi Lucas testifies incidents are happening all the time.     Lucas also testifies that her brother, who works in the health care field, has already suffered three concussions this […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 20-years without parole for drug trafficking crack cocaine

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for distributing crack cocaine. Jeffery Wayne Taylor, 55, of Sedalia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On July 6, 2020, Taylor was convicted at a bench trial of two counts of distributing crack cocaine and one […]

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Second person from Galt charged on Wednesday in Daviess County assault case

The Daviess County Prosecutor has filed felony charges against two people from Galt following an altercation Saturday at Jamesport in which another person received what authorities called serious physical injuries. Online court information shows charges of domestic assault in the first degree were filed Tuesday on 26-year-old Toni Yarbrough and on Wednesday for 27-year-old Amber […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to electrical fire on Collier Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible electrical fire at 422 Collier on Wednesday evening. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from roof vents upon arrival. She says the resident, listed as Tisha Warren, was still inside, but family members were outside and said Warren had been having problems with her […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to almost 3 years in federal prison for domestic assault

A civil service employee at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Base has been sentenced in federal court for assaulting his ex-wife and another person. Kerwin Omar Martin, 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Tuesday, August 27, to two years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Both Martin and […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking that led to kidnapping, torture

Two men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri, man. Gerald L. Holmes, also known as “Jerry” or “Joker,” 27, and Richard M. Phoenix, also known as “Snake,” 77, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. […]