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Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney obtains conviction in Mexico, Missouri murder case

Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that late last night, a Randolph County jury convicted Sadiq J. Moore, 25, of Second-Degree Murder, First Degree Burglary, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and three counts of Armed Criminal Action after a three-day jury trial. The jury convicted Moore of assisting two others with carrying out a home invasion […]

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Three separate indictments handed down in Harrison County involving murder, assault and sex crimes involving a child

Grand jury indictments were filed in Harrison County this week on three men. Forty-one-year-old Travis William Gilliland of Ridgeway has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Bail was set at $250,000 for all counts. A probable cause affidavit accused Gilliland of shooting and killing Lynn Trammell in March. Fifty-eight-year-old Stephen Marshall of […]

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Spickard man arrested in connection with theft from Northeast 20th Street

Another man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into and stealing items from a Grundy County business in February. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports that 21-year-old Hunter David Krawitz of Spickard was arrested on April 7th. Krawitz has been charged with the felonies of second-degree burglary, stealing $750 or more, and first-degree property damage. […]

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Trenton man charged with multiple sex crimes in Daviess County including incest, rape, sodomy, child molestation and domestic assault

A Trenton man faces multiple sex-related felony charges in Daviess County stemming from alleged incidents with a blood descendant beginning in 2020 and extending to March 2022. Thirty-four-year-old Jeffery Perkins has been charged with two counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of second-degree child molestation. He also has been charged with one count […]

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Five arrested by Trenton and Grundy County authorities

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on April 6th of a Trenton man who allegedly broke in and stole items from a business in February. Two Spickard residents were also arrested on April 6th. Forty-eight-year-old Oliver Eugene Vandevender has been charged with the felonies of second-degree burglary, stealing $750 or more, and first-degree […]

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Hamilton man allegedly attempts to set fire to his home with wife and two children inside

A Hamilton man faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly tried to set fire to his house on March 31st while his wife and two children were inside. Thirty-one-year-old Scott Clay Adams has been charged with first-degree attempted arson, second-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a […]

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Teacher and coach at Braymer school facing additional charges of sexual abuse, sodomy, and sexual contact with a student

Additional charges have been filed against a teacher and coach for the Braymer C-4 School District who was originally charged last week after allegedly sending nude photos and videos to students. Additional charges for 29-year-old Zachary Wayman Douglas of Utica include four felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two felony counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, […]

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Gallatin man facing felony charges of child molestation, statutory sodomy and deviate sexual intercourse with two children

A Gallatin man faces multiple felonies after allegedly sexually exploiting girls. Seventy-one-year-old Jimmy Ishmael has been charged with fourth-degree child molestation involving a child less than 17 years of age, first-degree harassment, and two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy involving deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old. He has also been […]

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Ridgeway man charged with murder after shooting incident with shotgun on March 15

A Ridgeway man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing an individual on March 15, 2022 Forty-one-year-old Travis William Gilliland has been charged with armed criminal action. Bond was set at $250,000, and an initial arraignment is scheduled in Harrison County on March 17th. A probable cause affidavit from Harrison County […]

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Brookfield man sentenced to 12 years in prison on a number of charges

The Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reports a Brookfield man was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court on March 8, 2022, to 12 years total in the Department of Corrections. On a charge of second-degree domestic assault, Alexander Blackwell was sentenced to serve eight years as a prior assault offender. He was sentenced to five years […]

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Polo man sentenced to life in Missouri prison for murder of Elizabeth Adams

A Polo man was sentenced March 3rd to life in the Missouri Department of Corrections on second-degree murder. Online court information shows 36-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior was also sentenced in Livingston County Circuit Court to seven years on unlawful possession of a firearm. The sentences are to run consecutively to each count and all […]

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Trenton man faces weapons charge after allegedly shooting individual in the leg

A Trenton man faces multiple felonies after he allegedly shot someone in the leg at a residence in Brimson on February 11th. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 32-year-old Aaron Zackary Wolf-Moffett has been charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm by a dangerous felon, and two counts of first-degree […]

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Milan man facing weapons charge after allegedly threatening to kill a woman

Milan Police Chief Gail Hayes reports the arrest of a Milan resident on February 23, 2022. The arrest was on a warrant that stemmed from a domestic disturbance investigation by the Milan Police earlier this month. Twenty-two-year-old Cameron Wayne Bozman has been charged with the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon involving exhibiting and […]

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Two from Trenton in arrest report from Grundy County Sheriff

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton residents for failure to appear in court. Thirty-four-year-old Dan Richard Peters Junior was arrested on a capias warrant on February 23rd. His original charge was felony first-degree property damage, stemming from an alleged incident in November 2020. Bond was set at $5,000 cash only. […]

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Man convicted of sex trafficking adult and minor victims, faces 20-years to life in prison

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin announced the conviction of Cory Hereford, 50, of Beloit, Wisconsin, on charges of sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, maintaining a property to distribute and use controlled substances, and of having committed sex trafficking of a minor […]

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Three face felony burglary charges in Harrison County

Three individuals face charges after a burglary investigation by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. Forty-one-year-old Mark Bottcher of Ridgeway has been charged with nine felony counts of stealing a firearm, explosive weapon, or ammonium nitrate and one felony count of stealing $750 or more. Thirty-eight-year-old Chad Service and 46-year-old Harlon Lee, both of Bethany, have […]

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Trenton man charged with arson involving fire on East Crowder Road

A Trenton man has been charged with felony second-degree arson after a fire at 213 East Crowder Road in Trenton on January 29th. Forty-one-year-old Joshua Phillips’s charge came after an investigation by the Missouri Department of Public Safety Division of Fire Safety. A probable cause statement from Fire Safety Investigator Tyler Anderson accuses Phillips of […]

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Trenton man arrested after allegedly striking his wife in the face with a flashlight

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports a Trenton man has been arrested after an alleged incident on January 30th in which he hit a family member. The Trenton Police Department arrested 41-year-old Adam Marcus Sager on February 9th. Sager has been charged with the felonies of second-degree domestic assault and first-degree endangering the welfare of […]

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Brookfield man sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of child molestation and sexual abuse

A Brookfield man was sentenced to 14 years in the Department of Corrections in Linn County Circuit Court on February 8th on sex-related felony charges. A Linn County jury found Coyle guilty in November. The Linn County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office reports 44-year-old Rocky Coyle was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on […]

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Two charged with arson in connection with fire at Days Inn Motel in Chillicothe

Arson charges have been filed against two suspects in connection with a fire Saturday morning at the Days Inn Motel in the one thousand block of South Washington Street in Chillicothe. Chillicothe firefighters reported damage occurred to an exterior wooden staircase and siding. Occupants of the motel were alerted by smoke detectors and by motel […]