Rodney Thomas

Court date set for Maysville teacher accused of sexual contact with students

The Maysville school district reports Instructor Rodney Thomas has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a junior high math teacher and a coach with the wrestling program. The 39-year-old Thomas was arrested on multiple alleged sexual contact accusations and related charges in DeKalb County. A statement from the Maysville school indicates Thomas has […]

Livingston County Sheriff reports sex offender moving to Chillicothe

The Livingston County Sheriff is reporting a registered sex offender moving to Chillicothe. Derryl Gene Matthes, 70, reported moving to 524 Paul Street, Chillicothe when he registered with the sheriff’s department on July 5, 2016. Matthes is described as being five feet, six inches tall, one hundred and ninety pounds, with brown hair and green […]

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Maryville sex offender pleads guilty to child porn, faces at least 15 years in prison

A Maryville, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to child pornography. Edward Grimes, 58, of Maryville, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to the charges contained in a Sept. 19, 2014, federal indictment. Grimes, a registered sex offender, has prior felony convictions for […]

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Meadville man convicted of child enticemtent

An Adair County jury has convicted a Meadville man on felony charges of child enticement. Two days of testimony were held this week at the Courthouse in Kirksville resulting in 68-year-old Ronald Gene Nickell of Meadville being found guilty of felony attempted enticement of a minor stemming from an undercover investigation led by the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit. […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff reporting sex offender moving from Arkansas to Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff is reporting that a registered sex offender has moved from the state of Arkansas to Livingston County. Joseph Orville Lawson is reporting an address of 9803 LIV 229, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Lawson is described as a white male, five feet, eight inches tall, weighing one hundred thirty-five pounds. He has brown […]

Investigation by Livingston County Sheriff leads to arrest and conviction of sex offender

The Livingston County Sheriff’s department earlier this year discovered that a man living in the county actually had an out of state sex offense conviction. The investigation led to the arrest of Thomas Leon Midgyette, 57 of Chillicothe who was convicted Tuesday, June 14th on a felony charge of failing to register as a sex […]

Livingston County Sheriff reports sex offender moving from Wheeling to Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox is reporting the movements of a sex offender . Michael Dean Dixon is reporting to the sheriff a change of residence from 21803 Liv 226, Wheeling, to a Chillicothe address of 1702 Third Street, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. Dixon, also known as Mike Dixon is employed at 1398 Mitchell Road, Chillicothe. […]

Livingston County Sheriff: Registered sex offender reports moving to Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox is reporting that a registered sex offender has moved into Livingston County, specifically, to Chillicothe. Kristopher Dale Grasshorn reported to the sheriff’s office June 2, a move from his previous address in Bevier, Missouri, to a current address of 1221 Walnut Street, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. Kristopher Grasshorn, also known as […]

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Carrollton police officer resigns in wake of sexual misconduct allegation

A Carrollton Police Officer has resigned their position in the wake of a sexual misconduct allegation. Chief Robert Turner of the Carrollton Police Department reports the allegation occurred on February 17, 2016. After an internal investigation, the Chief suspended the officer pending a hearing, however, the officer chose to resign prior to the hearing. The […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]