Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Crime and Courts

A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]

Manslaughter

Carrollton man charged with manslaughter draws suspended prison sentence

A Carrollton man charged with felony second-degree involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated was sentenced in Division One of Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday. The court sentenced Dustin Michael Goodale to two years in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections. The execution of the sentence was stayed on the involuntary manslaughter […]

Gavel and Law book

Trenton man ordered to pay over $3K in incident that damaged parked car and lawn

A Trenton man has received a suspended sentence for his involvement in an accident last month that damaged a parked vehicle and a nearby yard in the northeast part of Trenton. Forty-nine-year-old Mark William Trump of Trenton has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors including two counts of property damage in the second degree and one […]

Crime and Courts

Court report from the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived Tuesday, September 24, 2019, among the cases processed in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two defendants, Mac Rakes and Judith Hawkins of rural Trenton, were bound over to the October 10th docket in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Both face two felony counts stemming from […]

Crime and Courts

Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court reports busy docket

A Galt resident was sentenced to prison when he appeared Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Terry Michael Delauder pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from June 27th. He also admitted to violations of previous probation and on the drug charge, was sentenced to six years with the Department of […]

Gavel and Law book

Woman who hit buggy on 9th Street killing Spickard woman pleads guilty

A traffic arraignment was held on Tuesday for a Trenton woman involved in a motor vehicle-horse and buggy crash in Trenton that resulted in the death of a Spickard woman. Pursuant to a plea agreement, 50-year-old Christina Diane Airey waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty to misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle in […]

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Chillicothe teen draws prison time for involvement in burning of railroad bridge

A Chillicothe teen has been sentenced to prison, and order to pay restitution, for his role in an incident last October that involved the burning of a railroad bridge just south of Chillicothe. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court, 19-year-old James Paul Eugene Haight received a four-year term […]