Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole for illegal firearm

 An Independence, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Jose D. Drew, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 30 years in federal prison without parole. Drew was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions. On Jan. 16, 2020, Drew was found […]

Prison Sentence

Texas man sentenced to 22-years with Missouri Department of Corrections for shooting at Super 8 motel in Bethany

A Dallas, Texas man accused of shooting another person in the chest in Bethany in April was sentenced in Harrison County Thursday, July 23rd after waiving formal arraignment and pleading guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Mateo Miesse was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for 11 years on felony assault—first degree, 11 years on felony armed criminal […]

Murder

Kirksville man pleads guilty to murder; sentenced to life without parole

A Kirksville man has pleaded guilty in Division One of Adair County Circuit Court to murder—first degree. Ricky Sides was sentenced Thursday, July 16th to life in the Missouri Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole. The Kirksville Police Department arrested Sides after his girlfriend, Colleen Gompakis, was found dead inside her apartment with […]

Crime and Courts

Three handed suspended sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentences were announced, then suspended for three individuals appearing on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. James Charles Phillips of Port Huron, Michigan pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender on June 16th. Phillips was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was stayed […]

Pharmacist Robert Courtney

Audio: Governor Parson reacts to ex-pharmacist getting federal prison release blocked: “That’s a sick guy”

The U.S. Justice Department has blocked Thursday’s scheduled prison release of convicted felon Robert Courtney. The Kansas City pharmacist was sent to federal prison for diluting as many as 98,000 prescriptions, including cancer treatment meds, and possibly drugs for AIDS, infertility, and multiple sclerosis. Governor Parson wrote to U.S. Attorney General William Barr asking Barr […]

Guilty Plea

Robert Shiflett enters “Guilty” plea, waives formal arraignment in Caldwell County court

A Brookfield man accused of driving the wrong way at a high speed on U. S. Highway 36 in December waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court Thursday, July 16th. Online court information shows the prosecutor dismissed two counts for 58-year-old Robert Shiflett. In exchange […]

Court News

Light docket heads up Division One of Grundy County court

Two defendants have waived preliminary hearings and had their felony cases continued to Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident William Griffin is charged with driving while intoxicated, persistent offender; and resisting or interfering with an arrest – both on July 2nd. A resident of Port Huron, Michigan – James […]

Gun Crime or Firearm

Mexican national pleads guilty to possessing illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough on Monday, June 29, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Guerrero-Garcia admitted that he fired a […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton police make arrest, defendant returned to Missouri Department of Corrections

Trenton Police made an arrest Saturday that the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office results in the defendant being returned today to the Missouri Department of Corrections. A DeKalb County drug case in which 34-year-old Larry Wayne Peace is accused of failing to report as directed. The parole violation notice shows his last known address as Daingerfield, […]