Murder

Trial for Maysville man accused of murder to be held in Caldwell County

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse in DeKalb County will have a jury trial in Caldwell County on another felony charge. Kenneth Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June 5th and whose remains were found June […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]

Vincent Sturgeon

Pattonsburg man found “Not Guilty” of kidnapping, “Guilty” of domestic assault

A jury trial was held in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Pattonsburg man facing charges stemming from an alleged incident in October. The jury returned a verdict for 28-year-old Vincent Lee Sturgeon of not guilty of second-degree kidnapping and guilty of misdemeanor fourth-degree domestic assault and felony first degree […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Authorities arrest Trenton man, extradite two back to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on drug-related charges and the extradition of two other individuals on probation violations in the last few days. Sean Philip Biller was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate who walked away from work at Missouri State Fair apprehended

Shannon Dewayne Watts, a Tipton Correctional Center inmate who walked away from his work site at the Missouri State Fair after completing his work-release job late Sunday night, has been apprehended. At 11:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Pettis County Dispatch reported Watts had been found unconscious with apparent head injuries near Highway B between Sedalia […]

Clay Dunlap and Miranda Millikan

Hamilton couple charged with sexual assault of a teenager

A couple from Hamilton face felony charges in Caldwell County relating to a sexual assault of a teen. Online court information indicates 24-year-old Clay Tyler Dunlap has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and twenty-four-year-old Miranda Jane Millikan has been charged with second-degree statutory rape. The bond has been set at […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Bond amended by court for men accused of assault and kidnapping in Daviess County

Bond was taken up and amended by stipulation in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Belton man accused of leaving someone lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport after restraining him and causing him to lose consciousness twice. Online court information shows Caleb Kettner’s bond was reset at $50,000 […]

Kenneth Wykert

Court dates scheduled for Maysville man accused of Murder

Court dates have been scheduled in the Associate Division of DeKalb County Circuit Court for a Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Online court information indicates a confined docket hearing for Kenneth Wykert is scheduled for August 12, 2019, at 1:30 pm. A preliminary hearing is scheduled […]

Salvador Hernandez of Gallatin

Jury finds Gallatin man accused of rape, sodomy and kidnapping “Not Guilty”

A trial came to an end in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Friday for a Gallatin resident facing charges including sodomy, rape, kidnapping, and assault. The Gallatin North Missourian reports the jury returned a verdict of not guilty for Salvador Hernandez on each of four counts after about 90 minutes of deliberation. […]

Kenneth Wykert

Boyfriend of Leah Dawson charged with murder, abandonment of a corpse

Charges have been filed in DeKalb County regarding the investigation of a missing person found deceased in DeKalb County. Sheriff Andy Clark reports Kenneth Wykert of Maysville has been charged with second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June […]