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Judge recuses himself in case involving man charged with murder in death of Sheriff Andy Clark

The judge has recused himself in the case involving an Osborn man charged with murder—second degree in relation to a motor vehicle accident that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows Judge Brent Elliott recused himself on April 9th and ordered the case for 35-year-old Gary Wayne Downs be […]

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Osborn man charged with murder in relation to Sheriff Andy Clark’s death, bound over to Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court

An Osborn man charged with second-degree murder in relation to a motor vehicle accident that caused DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark’s death had his case bound over to Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court on Thursday.  An arraignment is scheduled for 35-year-old Gary Wayne Downs on April 9th. Downs was also charged with the […]

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

Three people were sentenced to prison during Division One proceedings in Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday. Trenton resident Vance Allan Gannon pleaded guilty to three counts and had one dismissed. Gannon was sentenced to five years with the department of corrections for resisting arrest, detention or stop by fleeing creating a substantial risk to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports arrests on Friday and Saturday

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of an Illinois man and a Jamesport man in area counties on multiple allegations. Sixty-seven-year-old Harry Tapp of Mattoon, Illinois was arrested in Caldwell County on March 5th and was accused of the felonies of driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended. Other accusations included failure to maintain lane, […]

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Two from Cameron arrested by highway patrol

Two people from Cameron have been arrested in DeKalb County. The Highway Patrol reports 47-year-old Juan Fernandez was taken late Monday night to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Fernandez was arrested on warrants from Independence which include unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing police, interfering with police, and fleeing […]

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

The judge faced a busy docket on Thursday, January 15, 2021, in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Probation was revoked for Trenton resident Emily Marie Hendee when she admitted to violations. The court ordered her to serve previously-imposed sentences with the Department of Corrections, including five years for passing a bad check and […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following police chase in stolen truck

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a police chase in a stolen pickup truck. John D. Seger, 28, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Seger admitted that he was […]

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Multiple arrests reported by patrol over the weekend

Multiple arrests have been reported by the Highway Patrol from the weekend including one in Daviess County and three in Harrison County. Saturday morning, 42-year-old Phillip Cunningham of Junction City, Kansas was taken into custody while in Daviess County. The state patrol accused Cunningham of driving while intoxicated, aggravated offender as well as failure to […]