William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher charged with child sex crimes waves formal arraignment

A former Cameron High School teacher charged with felonies allegedly involving children waived formal arraignment in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Online court information shows William Derek Williams’s case was continued to February 7th at 9 am for a plea/trial setting. Williams has been charged with three counts […]

Court News

Gallatin man, accused of sexual crimes, appears in Daviess County Court

A Gallatin man charged with multiple felonies, including first degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, second degree kidnapping, third degree assault, and first degree rape or attempted rape, appeared for a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court today (Wednesday). Online court information indicates Salvador Hernandez’s two cases involving the felony charges […]

Audio: Former Grundy County deputy featured on Investigation Discovery’s Body Cam program

A former Grundy County deputy was featured on an episode of Investigation Discovery’s program Body Cam. Christian Goode says he worked for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 but is now a Deputy Sheriff/Investigator with the Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office. The Body Cam episode covered an incident in October 2017 in which he […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]

Not Guilty Plea

Hamilton man accused of child molestation pleads not guilty

A Hamilton man accused of molesting a child over the course of several years waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Caldwell County Circuit Court Division One Monday afternoon. Forty-five-year-old Jamey Keith Stone has been charged with three felonies: first-degree child molestation, second-degree statutory sodomy, and first-degree sexual misconduct involving […]

William Derek Williams

Former teacher facing child sex charges appears in court

A former teacher at Cameron High School charged with felonies allegedly involving children appeared in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court Friday. The state filed an amended complaint, and 39-year-old William Derek Williams waived an arraignment and a preliminary hearing. He has been charged with three counts each of possession of child pornography […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports arrest of two area residents

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two area men Friday morning. Thirty-five-year-old Jay Parker of Bethany was arrested in Clinton County on a Buchanan County felony warrant for child neglect as well as two Cameron Police Department local/city warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of […]