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Lawson man charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Elizabeth Michelle Adams

A Lawson man has been charged in Caldwell County with first-degree murder following a shooting in Polo the morning of January 27th in which a woman died from her injuries. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Lynn Barnett Junior has also been charged with assault—first degree or attempt, armed criminal action, robbery—first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and […]

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Kahoka man charged with armed criminal action and trespass for attempting to stab an individual with a box knife

A Kahoka man has been charged in Linn County after he allegedly ran through multiple yards in the area of Elm Street and Highway 5 in Linneus on January 11th and attempted to stab someone with a box knife. Information shows 36-year-old Kevin Malkmus faces felony charges of assault—second degree, armed criminal action, and possession […]

Drug Bust

Grundy County authorities report Polo woman arrested on drug allegations

A Polo woman was arrested Thursday, September 10th on felony charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine and driving while revoked or suspended. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports bond for 37-year-old Julie Mae Ledford is $7,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the Associate Divison of Grundy County Circuit Court September […]

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Grundy County Sheriff reports arrest of California, Missouri woman

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a California, Missouri woman Wednesday, July 15th on drug-related charges. Fifty-two-year-old Barbara Lois Strout has been charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance except for 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—amphetamine or methamphetamine. Her […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]

Heroin

Missouri woman pleads guilty to selling heroin which caused Kansas man’s fatal overdose

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman pleaded guilty in federal court to selling heroin to an Overland Park, Kansas, man, which resulted in his overdose death. Valeriece D. Ealom, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to one count of distributing heroin. By pleading guilty, Ealom admitted that she sold heroin for $200 to […]

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Two Missouri women plead guilty to distributing large amounts of methamphetamine

Two more southern Missouri women pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in Springfield, Missouri. Cassidy R. Clayton, 24, of Springfield, and Ginger L. Huerta, also known as Ginger L. Gray, 39, of Halfway, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge […]

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Five from Jamesport arrested on drug-related charges

Five Jamesport residents were arrested and face drug-related charges in Daviess County following the execution of search warrants on Monday. Online court information shows 39-year-old Amber Clevenger has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and four misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of […]

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Authorities arrest Trenton men, court appearances scheduled for Thursday

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Trenton men Monday—one on an assault charge, and the other on drug-related charges. Thirty-one year old Michael Anthony Stantruff has been charged with felony first degree assault or attempt—serious physical injury or special victim. His bond is $100,000 cash only. Court documents accuse Stantruff of causing […]