Donald Peckham

Audio: Missouri jury finds 86-year-old former minister to be violent sexual predator

The attorney general’s office has convinced a Jasper County jury in southwest Missouri that an 86-year-old former minister is still at risk of sexually abusing teenage boys.     That’s even after he completed a 15-year prison sentence for the abuse. The unanimous verdict determined that Donald D. Peckham is a sexually violent predator who […]

Green Hills Womens Shelter

Audio: Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton seeking volunteers and donations as facility is at capacity

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton provides support to domestic violence victims in a ten-county area including Grundy, Livingston, Harrison, Daviess, Putnam, Sullivan, Mercer, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb. Cabral says the women’s shelter provides a multitude of services.     Support groups at the shelter are available seven days a week with advocates also […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri man pleads guilty to transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity

A Carl Junction, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting a Kansas minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. Nathan Roger Belcher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual […]

Jerry Reeder

Authorities arrest Pattonsburg man on warrants out of Daviess and Grundy counties

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Cameron Police Department received information on Friday, September 27, 2019, of an individual who had warrants for his arrest and was possibly in Cameron. Upon arrival at the residence in the 400 block of W. 4th Street in Cameron, officers were given permission to search the residence for the […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Three in custody after manhunt in Livingston County

The Chillicothe Police Department reports three individuals are in custody following a fugitive investigation that began on Tuesday after a five-hour manhunt. Police Chief Jon Maples says law enforcement took several theft reports in which the suspects were the same individuals that had been victimizing citizens and also found to be armed and dangerous. Officers […]

Child Molestation

Former Trenton man charged with child molestation arrested in Kansas

A former Trenton man charged in August with felony third-degree child molestation—child less than 14 years of age—forcible compulsion has been arrested. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 70-year-old Scott Dames Keith, whose address is unknown, was arrested in Sedgwick County, Kansas September 11th with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Office. Keith waived […]

FBI Photo of wanted Individual

FBI seeking individual who may have information regarding the identity of child sexual assault victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation. Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated […]

Not Guilty Plea

KC man who led authorities on pursuit in with 3 children in car pleads “Not Guilty”

A Kansas City man facing felony charges stemming from what the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office called a pursuit that reached dangerous speeds pleaded not guilty in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Kenneth Sneed has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk, first offense, no […]

Jennifer Reed

Albany woman who subjected 11-year-old girl to abuse for a year pleads guilty

An Albany woman accused of subjecting an 11-year-old girl to nearly a year of abuse pleaded guilty to amended information in Division One of Gentry County Circuit Court on Friday. Jennifer Reed pleaded guilty to two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing and two felony counts of first degree endangering […]

Child Molestation

No bond warrant issued for Trenton man accused of child molestation

A warrant has been issued for a man charged in Grundy County with felony third-degree child molestation, a child less than 14 years of age, forcible compulsion. Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Puckett has filed a complaint against 70-year-old Scott Dames Keith, whose last known address was Trenton, accusing him of subjecting a confidential victim […]