Crime and Courts

Court news in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Thursday January 13, 2022

Multiple court cases were processed Thursday at the Grundy County Courthouse. Associate Judge Matthew Krohn of Mercer County presided on behalf of Presiding Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Devin Aaron Pierce pleaded guilty to the delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid from October 20th of […]

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Chillicothe man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

A man has been arrested for alleged felony failure to register as a sex offender less than two weeks after he registered with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Patrick Patterson was arrested on January 12th. He registered on January 3rd. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Patterson was convicted in Livingston County in […]

Court News

News in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Three defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Travis Vasey is charged with driving while intoxicated, serious physical injury, and driving in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident on September 14. Vasey is scheduled for Division One of the circuit court on February […]

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Trenton man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

A Trenton resident has been charged with four counts of felony failure to register as a sex offender. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department reports 41-year-old Robert Eugene Ewing was arrested on December 15th. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on December 28th. […]

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Gallatin man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

A Gallatin man is incarcerated at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail following an arrest on Monday. Sixty-seven-year-old Forrest Patrick Kelley has been charged in Daviess County with the felony of failure to register as a sex offender – third offense. Kelley is to be arraigned Tuesday in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court. Bond […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests Brookfield man on warrants

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Brookfield man in Linn County the morning of December 3rd on two felony Linn County warrants. Forty-five-year-old Thomas Coyle’s warrants were for alleged probation violation on original charges of failure to register as a sex offender and blood alcohol concentration persistent offender. He was taken to the […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports five arrests on Friday, November 19, 2021

The Highway Patrol arrested multiple individuals in area counties on Friday, November 19 on various allegations. Thirty-three-year-old King Doenges of Marceline was arrested in Livingston County. He was accused of driving while intoxicated with alcohol, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, no insurance, and felony leaving the scene of an accident. The Patrol reported […]

Child Sex Crimes

Kansas sex offender sentenced to 21 years in a Missouri prison for illicit sex with a child

 A registered sex offender from Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced in federal court for crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 21 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Court news for Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued on four defendants Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. At a probation violation hearing, evidence was presented and the court found that Juan Gallegos of Spickard had violated conditions of probation. Gallegos was sentenced to eight years with the Missouri Department of Corrections on each of two counts […]

Prison Sentence

Registered Missouri sex offender sentenced to 15-years in prison without parole for child pornography

 A Missouri sex offender was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. David Lee Wilson, 38, of West Plains, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Wilson to a lifetime of supervised release following incarceration. On Aug. 5, […]

Sex Offender

Four sex offenders found violating regulations on Halloween night in Trenton

The Trenton Police Department checked residences of sex offenders on Halloween night to ensure all were compliant with the regulations a sex offender is required to adhere to. The law requires offenders to avoid all Halloween-related contact with children and stay inside their homes between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Offenders are […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for child pornography

A Missouri man who downloaded thousands of images and videos of child pornography was sentenced in federal court. Nicholas Goins, 36, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Goins to spend the rest of his life on supervised release […]

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Trenton Police Department to conduct “Operation Candy Cruncher” in regard to Halloween and sex offenders

The Trenton Police Department is advising that they will be conducting compliance checks for registered sexual offenders in regards to Halloween restrictions defined by City Ordinance 215.1550 and State Statute 589.426. Sexual Offenders must follow these restrictions on Halloween: Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of […]

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Man from Coffey charged with multiple felonies after stealing a 4-wheeler and failing to register as a sex offender

A Coffey man has been charged with four felonies after he allegedly conspired with friends to help him steal a four-wheeler and reportedly did not register a vehicle on the sex offender registry. Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Tyler May faces charges of stealing a motor vehicle, failure to register as a sex offender, and two counts of […]

Child Molestation

Man from Moberly facing 9 counts of child molestation in Linn and Randolph counties

A Moberly man faces sex-related charges in Linn County after investigations in Marceline and Randolph County regarding allegations of sexual abuse. Online court information shows 39-year old David Aaron Hart has been charged in Linn County with the felonies of first-degree statutory rape, first-degree statutory sodomy, and first-degree child molestation. Bond was set at $500,000 […]

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Seventy-one-year-old man arrested for exposing himself to children in Chillicothe

A registered sex offender compliance check in Chillicothe on October 14 resulted in the arrest of a 71-year-old man about an incident on October 7 in which a man allegedly exposed his genitals to a female child inside a business. The Chillicothe Police Department reports Police Chief Jon Maples and Sheriff Steve Cox conducted an […]

Crime and Courts

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court for Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Four defendants waived preliminary hearings on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Stephanie Miller of Trenton is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance as of July 15th. Richard Dale Leeper of Trenton is charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as of September 16th. Brandon Tyler May of Trenton […]

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Former Trenton police officer receives probation on statutory rape charge after judge suspends prison sentence

A Trenton man was placed on probation after receiving a prison sentence when he pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree statutory rape of a girl that authorities said was 15 years old at the time of the offense last year. Michael Wilson, who was 25 years old at the time of his arrest in […]