Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

Bank Robbery

Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 8-year prison term for bank robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit has been sentenced in federal court for armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 36, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to eight years in federal prison without parole. On March 12, […]

Indictment

Missouri man indicted for meth, illegal firearms after high-speed chase that ended in crash

 A Columbia, Missouri, man who crashed his vehicle in a high-speed chase has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing methamphetamine and firearms. Kenneth C. Fredenburg, 33, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Missouri, on Tuesday, November 5. The indictment replaces a federal criminal […]

Paul Chandler

Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Charges Filed

Two charged in Putnam County in connection with pursuit and vehicle crash involving a deputy

Two Oskaloosa, Iowa residents involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville Tuesday afternoon now face charges in Putnam County. Nineteen year old Tori Craver and 20 year old Jacob Hopman have been charged with the felonies of two counts of stealing as well as one count each of forgery and […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in prison on meth and firearms charge

A Greenfield, Missouri, man who crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle during a police chase was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Chad R. Weis, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 10, 2019, Weis […]

Prison Sentence

Man who led authorities on multi-county pursuit handed 3-years with Department of Corrections

A Kansas City man involved in what law enforcement described as a multi-county pursuit pleaded guilty in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court this week to felony resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing. Online court information shows other counts were dismissed for Russell Reed, and the court sentenced him to three years in […]

Police pursuit

Chillicothe authorities pursue two in stolen pickup on Highway 65

The Chillicothe Police Department reports two subjects in a pickup truck reported as stolen led officers on a pursuit on Tuesday. The officers pursued the vehicle on southbound Highway 65 south of Chillicothe. The truck turned near Roach Lake and slowed, with one subject exiting and being apprehended. The vehicle proceeded north toward Chillicothe and […]