Gavel and Law book

KC man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed chase certified to Division One of circuit court

A case has been certified to Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. A bond amendment was taken up and denied for Nathaniel Watkins on Wednesday. Bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original warrant […]

Sexual Orientation and Gender

Missouri Bill to notify parents if class material, guest speakers in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity

State law could be changed to require that Missouri public school districts tell parents if class material, guest speakers, or displays in school mention sexual orientation or gender identity. The Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is debating State Representative Chuck Basye’s bill that would let parents have their kids removed from class if […]

37-year-old Matthew Guilford, of Brookfield, Missouri

Bond reduction denied for Matthew Guilford

Bond reduction was denied in the Associate Division of Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday for a felon who reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall. Matthew Guilford’s bond is $50,000 cash only on felony charges of first-degree trafficking drugs or attempt—over statutory amount and […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Livingston County authorities to seek additional charges against Brookfield man

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office will submit an incident report to the prosecuting attorney seeking potential additional felony charges in Livingston County against a felon who led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit last week. The alleged chase of a pickup truck driven by 37-year-old Matthew Guilford of Brookfield started in Linn […]

Gavel and Law book

Man who led Livingston County authorities on high-speed pursuit on New Year’s Eve has bond denied

Bond was taken up and denied in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Wednesday for a Kansas City man charged following an alleged high-speed pursuit New Year’s Eve. Nathaniel Watkins’s bond was previously set at $7,500 cash only and Supervision Services on his original arrest warrant and $10,000 cash only, Supervision Services, […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Livingston County authorities report the arrest of three individuals

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the recent arrest of suspects on alleged drug-related charges. Cox stated Grundy County authorities arrested 33-year-old Kailean Allen Volker of Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged felony Trafficking Drugs (Methamphetamine) in the 2nd degree. Volker was described as a fugitive since October 25th, 2019. Volker allegedly first […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri business owner pleads guilty to evading $300,000 in employment taxes

An Ozark, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to pay more than $300,000 in employment taxes for his businesses in Springfield. John P. Hardwick, 51, waived his right to an indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to a federal information that charges him with attempting to […]

Division One of Circuit Court

Judge Tom Alley presides over Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Among cases on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court, A Chicago, Illinois man, George Ernie Almond, received a prison sentence and then was placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance from a Trenton business on January 28th. Judge Tom Alley ordered a sentence […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Kansas City, Kansas man arrested on multiple allegations after crashing south of Cameron

A man from Kansas City, Kansas was injured in an early-morning crash four miles south of Cameron. Forty-eight-year-old Dion Martin was northbound on Interstate 35 when he attempted to exit onto Highway 69. The van exited the interstate at a high rate of speed, failed to halt for a stop sign, and traveled through the guard […]