Guilty Plea

Former Missouri fire department captain pleads guilty to illegally selling firearms to felons

A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. “Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said.  “Felons, […]

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Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty for role in large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy, faces 15 years in prison

A Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a large-scale methamphetamine conspiracy that involved multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine transported from Arizona to Missouri. Gregory L. Hopper, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation sets game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2020 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession combined total […]

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17 defendants indicted for $10 million conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of methamphetamine

A total of 17 defendants, primarily from the Kansas City metropolitan area, have been indicted for their roles in a nearly $10 million conspiracy to distribute almost 1,000 kilograms of methamphetamine. Fahrudin F. Fejzic, also known as “Frank,” 48, Steven M. Lyons, also known as “Pops,” 60, Shelly Marie Exton, 38, Mary L. Corona, 38, […]

Heroin

Missouri man sentenced to 12-years for heroin trafficking and numerous illegal firearms

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing heroin to distribute and illegally possessing 10 firearms. William C. Merriweather, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 4, 2019, Merriweather pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a […]

Audio: Missouri Department of Conservation to consider changing the definition of a handgun

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing the definition of a handgun.     After more and more hunters are using modified AR-style weapons to take down game during the “alternative methods” season when rifles and shotguns aren’t allowed. The new definition would limit barrel length to sixteen inches, and not allow any sort […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man who led police on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle pleads guilty to illegal weapons

A Kansas City, Missouri, man who led police officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm. Chance Ayers, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On March 12, 2019, a […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

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Audio: Shootout with law enforcement in west-central Missouri kills drunk gunman

A 58-year-old man was killed in a shootout with law enforcement Tuesday evening near west-central Missouri’s La Monte. Pettis County Sheriff’s deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responding to a domestic disturbance at the home reported being met by an intoxicated man armed with a shotgun. A news release says the man ignored […]