Prison Sentence

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for armed robbery of a pharmacy

 A man was sentenced in federal court for his role in the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy in Jefferson City, Missouri. Daijahn Antwan Reed, 22, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 17, 2021, Reed pleaded guilty […]

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Audio: A former Butler County Coroner and his wife have been arrested for stealing from a funeral home

A former Butler County Coroner and his wife have been arrested for stealing from a funeral home and its investment firm in Poplar bluff.     Andrew T. Moore and his wife, Amanda are accused of stealing from Moore Funeral Home. They’ve both been charged with receiving stolen property between December of 2014 and November […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

One suspect arrested, two others elude Chillicothe police officers at business location

Chillicothe Police report one person was arrested while two other suspects eluded officers who were investigating a felony theft at a Chillicothe business. At 10:50 Sunday morning, police were advised of a theft that had just occurred in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Officers responded but were avoided by two suspects who had allegedly […]

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Stolen vehicle investigation in Chillicothe results in arrest of two suspects

A report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Dickinson Street in Chillicothe on Friday morning, November 19 led to the arrest of two suspects. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports deputies located the vehicle in the 400 block of Grandview Street. A male and female were arrested for alleged tampering and delivery […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegal firearms

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase from Bolivar, Mo., to Springfield, Mo. Milton W. Sparks, 38, of Aurora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On April 15, 2021, Sparks […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Grandview man charged with multiple felonies after breaking into Woody’s Automotive

A Grandview man has been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly unlawfully entered Woody’s Automotive in Chillicothe during September. Twenty-four-year-old Jahquise Tyronne Webb has been charged with second-degree burglary, stealing a firearm, first-degree property damage, and three counts of stealing $25,000 or more. No bond is allowed. A probable cause statement accuses Webb of […]

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Bethany teenager charged with multiple felonies in string of property crimes

A Bethany teen faces multiple felonies as a result of an investigation into what law enforcement called a string of property crimes in Bethany and Harrison County. Sixteen-year-old Christa Lynn Freeseman has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of stealing, unlawful use of a weapon by possessing a weapon and a […]

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Caldwell County authorities arrest three, seize multiple weapons and drugs

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reports two males and one female were taken into custody after the execution of a search warrant on a property in Hideaway Lakes in Polo on October 27, 2021. The search resulted in the seizure of multiple weapons, a large amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, cash, and numerous stolen items. […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to his role to distribute 551 pounds of meth

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 250 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Noah Frazier, 39, of Independence, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one count of conspiracy to distributed methamphetamine and one count of being […]

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Chillicothe man arrested after pursuit of stolen pickup

A 29-year-old Chillicothe resident was arrested after Chillicothe Police received a report of a stolen car from the 1000 block of Graves Street Thursday morning September 30 and pursuit of a pickup. According to Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel, who reports the car was recovered in Caldwell County at commuter parking where the pickup was […]

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Trenton woman receives probation at court appearance

A Trenton woman received a jail sentence, then was placed on probation during an appearance Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court.  Sarah Harding admitted violating the terms of her initial probation on an original charge of receiving stolen property from August 7, 2020. The associate court judge revoked a previously issued […]

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Patrol reports the arrest of two on identity theft and drug allegations

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two Norfolk, Nebraska residents were arrested early Sunday morning in DeKalb County. Forty-two-year-old Cheri Courter and 37-year-old Eric Glinsmann were accused of felony trafficking in stolen identities and possession of methamphetamine. Each person is also accused of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and not wearing a seat belt. In […]

Voting Rights

Advocates press for action in Congress on voting rights, despite grim outlook

(Missouri Independent) – Activists are ramping up the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to move on his chamber’s version of a voting rights bill, even though there’s no sign there will be enough Republican support to advance it. Alternatively, they’re pressing for an end to the filibuster, though there’s no indication there would […]

Voting Rights

Revised voting rights bill rolled out in U.S. Senate, with Manchin on board

(Missouri Independent) – Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a revamped voting rights bill that would expand voter registration as well as create nonpartisan redistricting committees, but the measure is still likely to face an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will bring the legislation to the floor […]

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Man wanted for murder of Maryville woman and 11-year-old daughter found dead

A man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of a Northwest Missouri State University graduate student and her daughter was reportedly found dead Wednesday night, September 8, 2021. The Union County, South Dakota Sheriff’s Office reports 45-year old J. T. McLean was found dead in the Dakota Dunes area from a […]