Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, September 10, 2020

Two individuals received prison terms, then were placed on probation during Thursday’s session of Grundy County Circuit Court Division One. Jeremiah Lynn Burnett (no address given online) pleaded guilty to three felony counts and one misdemeanor stemming from incidents July 16th in rural Grundy County. Burnett was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to a five-year […]

Drug Trafficking

Three Chillicothe residents accused of drug trafficking

Three Chillicothe residents were arrested Thursday night for investigation of drug trafficking and possession. Taken into custody were 48-year-old Wyatt Cooper, 24-year-old Alec Trent, and 21-year-old Chyanna Cooper. The highway patrol has accused each of second-degree felony drug trafficking of methamphetamine and alleged felony possession of a controlled substance, synthetic narcotic. The arrest report indicates […]

Sexual Assault

Bethany man charged with felony counts of statutory sodomy

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with two felony counts of statutory sodomy, first degree, and two counts of statutory sodomy—second degree. Twenty-two-year-old Ethan Lamberson is scheduled for arraignment Friday, August 14th. Bond was initially set at $100,000 cash only. A probable cause affidavit alleges the dates of the incidents involving the […]

Burglary Graphic

Trenton man arrested in rural home burglary investigation

A Trenton man has been arrested who was allegedly involved in what was described as a home invasion burglary in rural Trenton in July. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 37-year-old Jeremiah Burnett was arrested at Cameron Thursday, August 6th. He has been charged with the felonies of first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, and first-degree property […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Woman charged with murder, involving death of a baby inside Smithfield, bound over to Division One of Circuit Court

A Kirksville woman charged with first-degree murder as well as second-degree murder in Sullivan County following a child death investigation in May was bound over to Division One of Circuit Court Thursday, July 30th. Twenty-Eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday, August 5th. Kambamba has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter—first degree, involuntary […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Suspect apprehended in Tuesday manhunt charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the suspect taken into custody following a manhunt Tuesday has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery in Johnson County, Kansas from crimes earlier in May. Jesse Moses Monreal remains incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The manhunt came after an alleged vehicle theft in Lafayette County. […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Man taken into custody on Tuesday charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties

A suspect taken into custody Tuesday after an alleged incident in Lafayette County involving the stealing of a pickup truck and one suspect allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner has been charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties. Two other suspects remain at large. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jesse Moses Monreal has been charged in […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Bond set for Kirksville woman charged with murder

Bond has been set for a Kirksville woman charged with felony first-degree murder following a child death investigation by the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s bond is $250,000 cash only. A bond appearance hearing is scheduled in the Associate Division of Sullivan County […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Kirksville woman charged with murder of newborn baby to be arraigned today

An arraignment is scheduled this morning, Monday, May 18, 2020, at a courtroom in Milan for a Kirksville woman accused of murder, involuntary manslaughter, and abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Kambamba is accused in the May 6th death of a newborn baby in a restroom toilet at the Smithfield […]