United Parcel Service

Three Texas men plead guilty to stealing 654 firearms from UPS Trailers

Three Texas men have recently pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 654 firearms from United Parcel Service trailers in Springfield, Missouri, en route to Bass Pro Shops. Raynord Hunt, 36, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charges contained in a February 21, 2018, federal indictment. Co-defendants […]

Guilty Plea

Three from Cameron plead guilty in conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

Three Cameron, Mo., residents are among five defendants who have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Benjamin W. Clark, 26, of Cameron, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to the charge contained in a Nov. 16, 2017, federal indictment.  Clark is the fifth defendant to […]

Sexual Misconduct

Audio: Iowa man arrested in Missouri on charges of sex crimes in Daviess County

An Iowa man wanted for child sex crimes in northwest Missouri has been arrested near Versailles in mid-Missouri. Reporter J.T. Gerlt says the suspect’s bond is set at $85,000.     21-year-old Enos Yoder of Bloomfield Iowa was arrested at a residential treatment facility east of Versailles. Enos Yoder and his brother, 18-year-old Alfred Yoder, […]

Sexual Misconduct

Amish brothers accused of sex crimes against minors in Daviess County

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton have been charged in Daviess County with multiple sex-related crimes. Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa faces eight felonies: first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old, second-degree rape, first-degree child molestation, and second-degree sodomy as well as two counts each of incest and sexual misconduct […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley has busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants were placed on probation when they appeared Thursday before Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Erick James Wattenbarger received two prison terms when he pleaded guilty. Execution of the sentences was stayed and he was placed on five years probation. The sentences issued were six […]

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Unionville teen accused of raping juvenile less than 14-years of age

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Unionville resident on a felony charge of first-degree statutory rape or attempted rape with a person less than 14-years of age. The Trenton Police Department arrested 18-year-old Hunter Clinkenbeard Wednesday. His bond is $150,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher charged with child sex crimes waves formal arraignment

A former Cameron High School teacher charged with felonies allegedly involving children waived formal arraignment in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Online court information shows William Derek Williams’s case was continued to February 7th at 9 am for a plea/trial setting. Williams has been charged with three counts […]

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Board of Trustees approves budget at Thursday night NCMC meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2018 annual audit as presented at its meeting last (Thursday) evening. Matt Wallace of KPN reported the audit received an unmodified, clean opinion. The report audited the college, Building Corporation, and Foundation financial statements through June 30th, 2018. Wallace said the college’s total assets were 34.9 […]

Gavel and Law book

St. Joseph man convicted of illegal firearm after 11-hour standoff; faces 10 years in prison

A St. Joseph man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of illegally possessing a firearm following an 11-hour standoff with law enforcement officers. Terrance T. Brown, 41, of St. Joseph, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Brown was in possession […]

Not Guilty Plea

Hamilton man accused of child molestation pleads not guilty

A Hamilton man accused of molesting a child over the course of several years waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Caldwell County Circuit Court Division One Monday afternoon. Forty-five-year-old Jamey Keith Stone has been charged with three felonies: first-degree child molestation, second-degree statutory sodomy, and first-degree sexual misconduct involving […]

William Derek Williams

Former teacher facing child sex charges appears in court

A former teacher at Cameron High School charged with felonies allegedly involving children appeared in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court Friday. The state filed an amended complaint, and 39-year-old William Derek Williams waived an arraignment and a preliminary hearing. He has been charged with three counts each of possession of child pornography […]