Matthew Ryan Rouner

Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Missouri woman receives prison sentence for selling meth in exchange for SNAP benefits

A Milo, Missouri, woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as “food stamps”). Melanie A. Person, 54, was sentenced by M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 10, to six years in federal prison without parole. […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty for role in large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy, faces 15 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing […]

Douglas Steven Coin

Investigation into Monday crash leads to additional charges for Wheeling man

A one-vehicle accident on Route B north of Wheeling Monday led to the arrest of a Wheeling man. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports officers arrested 36-year-old Douglas Coin for alleged felon in possession of a firearm and driving while intoxicated. The Highway Patrol took over the investigation and processed Coin. The sheriff’s office transported […]

Grundy County Museum

“Photography Now and Then” the theme for exhibit at Grundy County Museum

“Photography Now and Then” will be the theme for this year’s focus exhibit at the Grundy County Museum of Trenton. The exhibit will include a display of the museum’s collection of cameras and darkroom equipment, 16 informational panels presenting the sequential technical innovations as photography progressed from pinhole cameras to digital still and video cameras, […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to distributing meth he received in the mail

A Nixa, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court for distributing methamphetamine he received in the mail from California. Jerry D. Thornton, 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Thornton admitted that he received multiple pounds of methamphetamine through the mail from […]

Heroin

Missouri man sentenced to 12-years for heroin trafficking and numerous illegal firearms

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing heroin to distribute and illegally possessing 10 firearms. William C. Merriweather, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 4, 2019, Merriweather pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Mexican national illegally entered the United States six times, sentenced to 6 years for drug-trafficking, illegal firearm

A Mexican national in Kansas City, Missouri, has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana, illegally possessing a firearm, and illegally entering the United States for the sixth time. Uriel L. Martinez, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to six […]

Charges added to heroin/fentanyl conspiracy involving 21 defendants

Additional charges and more defendants have been added to two federal indictments that now charge a total of 21 defendants for their roles in separate conspiracies to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area, resulting in the overdose deaths of at least two people. Most of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated […]