Gavel and Law book

Columbia man to face charges in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a Columbia man was transported to Grundy County Monday after his arrest in Boone County Sunday on felony non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under an order of support. The bond for 30-year-old Michael Sanders is $5,000, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Jury trial set for June 18th in Salvador Hernandez case

A jury trial has been scheduled in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court for a Gallatin man facing felony charges of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, second-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault, and first-degree rape or attempted rape. Online court information shows the jury trial for Salvador Hernandez is scheduled for June 18th through 21st. A […]

Audio: Missouri House expected to give final approval this week to Fentanyl and date rape drug legislation

Legislation to increase penalties for trafficking fentanyl could go before the Missouri House Monday afternoon for a final vote. The House gave initial approval to O’Fallon State Representative Nick Schroer’s bipartisan bill last week.     The Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the Missouri State Troopers Association are backing legislation to increase criminal penalties for […]