Prison Sentence

Belton man sentenced to 17-years for meth conspiracy in northern Missouri, Trenton man pleads guilty

A Belton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north-central Missouri and for illegally possessing firearms. Robert Ryan Hicks, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 4, 2017, Hicks […]

Court News

Judge hands down prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Probation violation hearings were held and other defendants were sentenced among numerous cases Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Miriah Mae Butler admitted violation of probation. The probation was revoked and two prison sentences were ordered one of which was 15 years with the Department of Corrections on distribution […]

Prison Sentence

Princeton teen receives 9-year prison sentence in death of Saige Boswell

A sentencing hearing was held in Mercer County Circuit Court Wednesday for a Princeton teen who pled guilty in September to felony charges stemming from a motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Online court information shows 17-year-old Elijah Mandich was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for a term of […]

Probation Violation crime

Chillicothe teen receives 15-year suspended prison sentence in assault case

A Chillicothe teen has been placed on probation after receiving a suspended prison sentence Tuesday in Livingston County Circuit Court. Sixteen-year-old Matthew Ryan Miller pleaded guilty in August to one felony count of assault in the first degree. At that time, the prosecuting attorney recommended a suspended sentence in exchange for the guilty plea. A […]

Crime and Courts

11 waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of Grundy County court

Preliminary hearings were waived by 11 defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two others appeared for probation violation hearings with two others entry guilty pleas. Bound over to future appearances in Division One of Circuit Court were Bryce Raylan Farmer, Mickeal Dale Hogan, Kandi Lea Johnson, Steven Kyle Johnson, […]

Manslaughter

Teenager withdraws not guilty plea, changes plea to guilty in manslaughter case in Mercer County

A Mercer teen has pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from an accident last year that claimed the life of a Lineville resident. Court information indicates 17-year-old Elijah Mandich entered a plea of guilty in Mercer County to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and damage to jail property.  Mandich was remanded to the custody of the Mercer County […]

Guilty Plea

Former executive at Preferred Family Healthcare pleads guilty to concealment of $30M embezzlement scheme

A former executive of a Springfield, Mo., charity pleaded guilty in federal court to misprision (the deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony.) of a felony in connection with the concealment of a multi-million-dollar scheme by which other charity executives embezzled and diverted millions of dollars from the Springfield nonprofit […]

Dana Maxwell of Gallatin

Former bookkeeer at Jamesport school sentenced to prison terms

Prison sentences have been announced for a former secretary and bookkeeper at the Tri-County R-7 school at Jamesport. In late June, a jury in Caldwell County convicted 43-year-old Dana Maxwell of Gallatin on 13 counts, six for receiving stolen property and seven involving forgeries. The single longest sentence is seven years with the Department of Corrections on […]

Gavel and Law book

Chillicothe teen pleads guilty to felony assault

A 16-year-old from Chillicothe waived his formal arraignment in Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday and entered a plea of guilty on a felony charge of first-degree assault or attempt. Online court information shows Matthew Ryan Miller pleaded guilty following a recommendation by the prosecution to suspend imposition of sentence. The court accepted his plea, and […]