Child Porn Charges

Former DeSales University priest indicted on three counts of child pornography offenses

A former DeSales University priest was charged by indictment with three counts of child pornography offenses. William McCandless, 56, of Wilmington, Delaware, was charged with possessing child pornography for importation into the United States, transporting child pornography in interstate and foreign commerce, and attempting to access with intent to view child pornography. During his initial […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Election Day FAQ: What you need to know to make sure your vote counts

(Missouri Independent) – Across Missouri, local election officials have received 628,395 mail-in and absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s Oct. 27 report.  Already, that’s more than twice the total absentee ballots counted in the November 2016 election. While many Missourians have already voted by mail or in-person absentee, many more will head out […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man who threatened suicide on Thursday charged with multiple offenses

A Chillicothe man has been charged in Livingston County after an incident in the 1200 block of Third Street in Chillicothe Thursday, September 24th in which the Chillicothe Police reported an armed man eventually surrendered peacefully. Steward Ted Willis faces the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon by discharging the weapon into a home, […]

Charges Filed

Cameron man who threatened officers with a knife officially charged

A Cameron man accused of threatening law enforcement with a knife and running from law enforcement at Hamilton faces charges in Caldwell County. Online court information shows 34 year old William Patrick Vessar has been charged with felony resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony and two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree assault—special […]

Prison Sentence

Chicago man caught driving in north Missouri with drugs sentenced to 15-years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri was sentenced in federal court for possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 29, 2019, Phyfiher pleaded guilty to one […]

Medical Marijuana

Department of Health and Senior Services settles two medical marijuana facility appeals

The Department of Health and Senior Services has settled two appeals of medical marijuana facility application denials. As a result of these settlements, DHSS will issue one new medical marijuana testing facility license and will exchange an existing medical marijuana dispensary license for a new medical marijuana dispensary license. The new testing facility license will […]

Deputy Chris Mueller and K-9 Officer Zaki

Suspect surrenders after officers prepare to send in K-9 Zaki

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive on the run since January 28th surrendered Sunday after Deputy Leadbetter explained K-9 Zaki would search a home on Jennifer Lane in Chillicothe for the fugitive. Officers initially announced their presence without any response from anyone in the home, but 36-year-old Jeffery Gordon Davenport of Chillicothe reportedly […]

Child Porn

Former deputy in Missouri sentenced for child pornography

A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 41, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Wilson to serve 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. […]

Mugshot of Anthony Munroe

Chillicothe man surrenders after authorities enter residence

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a fugitive from Independence was found hiding in the basement of a private residence on North Fair Street in Chillicothe on Thursday. Thirty-eight-year-old Anthony David Munroe surrendered when sheriff’s office staff gained entry into the home. Munroe had been a fugitive since January 29, 2020, with his latest warrant […]