Nicole Galloway Missouri State Auditor

Missouri State Auditor releases monthly reports on municipalities and special district financial information

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of municipalities and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws. One report includes cities, towns, and villages, while the other lists political subdivisions such as water, fire protection, and other taxing districts.  These entities are required to file annual financial reports with the State […]

Prison Sentence

Mexican national sentenced to 8-years in prison for illegal firearm used in drive-by shooting

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing the firearm he used in a drive-by shooting. Javier Guerrero-Garcia, 23, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to eight years and six months in federal prison without parole.  On June 29, 2020, Guerrero-Garcia pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien in possession […]

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Former candidate for Sullivan County First District Commissioner pleads “Not Guilty” to election offenses

A former candidate for Sullivan County First District Commissioner charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses entered a plea of not guilty on February 4th. Online court information shows Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle was formally arraigned, and the case was continued to April 22nd. Sullivan County Second District Commissioner Michael Todd Williams […]

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Missouri business owner sentenced to prison for committing arson against rival business and residence

An Independence, Missouri, business owner has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to commit arson against a rival business as well as a residence, and for illegally possessing a firearm. William “Bill” Joseph Reneau, 44, of Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Tuesday, Feb. […]

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Two in Sullivan County charged with election offenses

The Sullivan County Second District Commissioner and a former candidate for First District Commissioner have been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after a political advertisement was published in the Milan Standard in July. Michael Todd Williams of Browning and Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle are scheduled for arraignment on February 4th. […]

Court News

Additional cases in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Among additional cases processed Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, a Galt resident, Ryan Mitchell Hutcherson was placed on probation after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender. He was sentenced to six months at the Grundy County Detention Center which was then suspended by the court and replaced with […]

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Audio: The latest on Missouri’s upcoming distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

If the Food and Drug Administration approves Pfizer’s request for emergency use of the company’s COVID-19 drug, Missouri could get the first shipment of the vaccine later this month. The first batch is expected to include 51,000 doses, followed by 64,000 the next week. The first phase of the state’s immunization plans will allow healthcare […]

Crime and Courts

Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Thursday, November 12, 2020

Among cases Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Duane Ernest Harding pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, persistent offender, as of July 11th. Harding received a prison sentence of four years with the Department of Corrections. Judge Thomas Alley suspended the execution of the sentence and placed Harding on five […]