Gary Downs

Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Several defendants were sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton pleaded guilty to five felony counts stemming from the March 21st incidents. He was sentenced from three to five years with the Department of Corrections. The terms are to run concurrently, or […]

Court News

Judge Steve Hudson presides over busy court docket in Tuesday session of Grundy County Court

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday by seven defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each is to be arraigned on their various charges on Thursday in Division One of the Circuit Court in Trenton. Cory Jack Burchett of Trenton is charged with the September 30th offenses of possessing a controlled substance […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Grundy County authorities report the arrest of two

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports two area men were scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court Tuesday, October 13th after writs from the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron Monday, October 12th. Thirty-four-year-old Robert Lee Ellis of Trenton has been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by […]

Arrest

Hamilton police arrest three individuals in police parking lot waiting for friend

Hamilton police officers arrived to make contact with occupants of a vehicle in the parking lot of the police department/Supervision Services Tuesday morning, September 29th to advise them their friend was going to jail resulted in the arrest of three individuals including a 35 year old woman from Independence, a 36 year old woman from […]

Charges Filed

Trenton man facing felony drug charges

A Trenton resident arrested by the Highway Patrol the night of Wednesday, September 30th has been charged in Grundy County. Thirty-five-year-old Cory Burchett faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing—creating a substantial risk of serious injury […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

Diane Stephanie Byrd

High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

White House coronavirus task force ramps up recommendations for Missouri: wear masks and close bars

The latest report from the White House coronavirus task force has elevated its recommendations for Missouri. Missouri currently has the 10th highest case rate in the country. According to the August 30 report, the numbers are jumping in the college towns – and so are the bars and parties—so the task force also says “Bars […]