Audio: Missouri Congresswoman introduces bill to punish China by taking away assets in America

There have been efforts to sue and admonish China for its role in the coronavirus spread worldwide. American leaders say China hid the growing virus threat. Missouri Congresswoman from the St. Louis region Ann Wagner says she is taking an approach that is more realistic in a bill that she is filing to take away […]

United States Attorney Office Website

U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison urges the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721) or writing to the NCDF email address at disaster@leo.gov. The Department of Justice is committed to preventing, pursuing, prosecuting, and punishing individuals and businesses that take advantage of […]

Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

Diemel Brothers and Garland Joey Nelson

Audio: Garland “Joey” Nelson charged with two counts of murder in missing Diemel brothers case

A Braymer cattle farmer was charged on Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Police found human remains on 25-year-old Garland “Joey” Nelson’s farm. According to the probable cause statement, the Diemels traveled to Caldwell county to get payment of $250,000  from Joey Nelson for the […]

Convicted

Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri convicted killer shows no signs of suffering during execution

A convicted killer serving a death sentence since 1997 took his final breath on Tuesday. A group of witnesses watched at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre as 51-year-old Russell Bucklew was executed by lethal injection. Former Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle witnessed the execution.     “This was the final chapter […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Authorities report the arrest of two Trenton residents on stalking, property damage and child abuse

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday of one Trenton resident on various charges, including stalking and property damage, and another on a child abuse-related charge. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Andrew Brandon has been charged with the felonies of first degree stalking—first offense and first-degree property damage as well as the misdemeanors of fourth-degree […]

Extradited

Washington man extradited to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Rockport, Washington man facing non-support charges in Grundy County has been returned to Grundy County. Forty-two-year-old Benjamin Milazzo was arrested in Snohomish County, Washington, a waiver was signed, and he was returned to Grundy County Tuesday. Milazzo has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor non-support and one […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: U.S. Supreme Court rules against Missouri inmate’s attempt to escape execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Missouri inmate’s attempt to escape execution.     In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court justices disagreed with Russell Bucklew’s argument that the state’s lethal injection drug would cause him cruel and unusual punishment because of his rare brain condition. Bucklew was convicted in the […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Two from Trenton face multiple counts of receiving stolen property

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton residents on Monday who worked in concert with each other and face multiple counts of felony receiving stolen property. Forty-four year old Lois Crouse has been charged with four counts of receiving stolen property. Bond was set at $30,000 cash only. Forty-two-year-old Michael Lynn […]