High Speed Pursuit

Suspect from St. Joseph dies after shootout and crash during high-speed pursuit

The highway patrol reports a 35-year old St. Joseph man was pronounced dead in DeKalb County following a crash that was preceded by a law enforcement pursuit and shots fired. Late Thursday night, the Gentry County Sheriff’s Department initiated a pursuit with a pickup with original charges of traffic violations. About 15 minutes later, Gentry […]

Child Porn Charges

St. Joseph man charged with producing child pornography

A St. Joseph, Missouri, man was charged in federal court with producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography. Tyler Bradley Wirth, 31, was charged in a four-count criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., with two counts of producing child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography over the internet, and […]

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St. Joseph man involved in crash arrested on multiple accusations

The highway patrol reports a St. Joseph man has been arrested on multiple allegations. Thirty six year old Nicholas Newton was taken into custody about 9:30 Tuesday morning in Livingston County The highway patrol has accused Newton of felony tampering with a motor vehicle and felony possession of a controlled substance– methamphetamine. Newton also is […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports multiple arrests

The patrol reports an Eldon, Iowa man, 58-year old Frederick Larue, was arrested Saturday evening in Putnam County and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, operating without a valid driver’s license, and no proof of insurance. Larue was taken to the Putnam County Jail. A Gladstone resident, 20-year old Jeramiah […]

Traffic Accident

Road grader travels into path of pickup on Highway 36 injuring St. Joseph man

The Highway Patrol reports a Saint Joseph man sustained moderate injuries when a pickup truck struck a road grader near Osborn on Wednesday morning. Emergency medical services transported pickup driver 69-year-old Gerald Leake to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. No injuries were reported for road grader driver 81-year-old Loren Sloan. The grader traveled south […]

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St. Joseph man sentenced to 15 years in $2.1 million meth conspiracy in Buchanan, Clinton, and Nodaway counties

A St. Joseph, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for leading a $2.1 million conspiracy that distributed more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine in Buchanan, Clinton, and Nodaway counties. James Patrick Pardee II, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also […]

Failure to Appear

St. Joseph man arrested on failure to appear in Grundy County court

A St. Joseph resident has been arrested after allegedly missing a date earlier this month in the Grundy County Circuit Court. Thirty-six-year-old Jessie Matthew Harding is scheduled for Associate Division of circuit court Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Harding’s original charges involved driving while revoked or suspended as well as receiving stolen property in January of […]