Cody Pfister

Audio: Man who licked various items at Missouri Walmart charged with “Terrorist Threat”

A 26-year-old eastern Missouri man is accused of posting a video online of himself licking items at a Walmart store this month. “Who’s afraid of the coronavirus?” Cody Pfister, 26, said in a video he later posted to social media.  Warrenton police said in a statement the department had been contacted by people in the […]

Brian Dean Preszler

Princeton man on parole charged with sodomy, rape and incest

Authorities are reporting the arrest of a Princeton man in connection with an alleged felony in Mercer County on the first of February. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Dean Preszler of Princeton has been charged with sodomy, 2nd-degree rape, and incest. Charges were filed in court Friday by Prosecutor Lauren Horsman. Arraignment and bond hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the […]

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Man who moved into vacant house in Spickard arrested on allegation of receiving stolen property

A man described as a convicted felon with multiple offenses in his past was arrested on Saturday by members of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Forty-two-year old John Ervin Peterson was reported to have moved into a vacant house at Spickard and now faces two counts of receiving stolen property. Bond is $25,000 cash with […]

Extradited

Iowa man extradited to Grundy County on stealing charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Council Bluffs, Iowa man on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from the Clarinda, Iowa Correctional Facility. Forty-five-year-old Lonnie Downs has been charged in Grundy County with felony stealing—fourth or subsequent offense. Bond was $1,500 corporate surety or 10%, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division […]

Drug Busts

Kirksville man faces two felony drug charges in Putnam County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Kirksville man in Putnam County on Tuesday on several allegations. Drug-related allegations for 31-year-old Daren Starnes included felony possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, felony possession of a controlled substance—marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Starnes was also accused of driving while revoked—second offense and identity theft. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department requesting community assistance with investigation into theft and vandalism

The Chillicothe Police Department requests community assistance with an investigation into reports from Thursday of someone getting into unlocked vehicles, breaking into vehicles, and spray painting vehicles parked along several streets. The department notes the crimes took place in the 1000 block of Cooper, 1400 block of Calhoun, 1200 block of Jackson, 100 block of […]

Court News

Trenton woman waives preliminary hearing on burglary and auto theft

A Trenton resident, facing three felony counts, has waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. The cases involving Christy Lynn Russell have been bound over to the January 16th docket in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. She faces charges stemming from November incidents allegedly involving second-degree […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Chillicothe police officers recover stolen vehicle within 3 minutes of receiving report

Chillicothe Dispatchers received a report of a stolen vehicle on Tuesday night from the 200 block of North Washington Street. In just a matter of minutes, the vehicle was located and one person was arrested on several allegations. Police report a 2012 Lincoln SUV was taken from a convenience store and headed north on Highway […]

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Trenton man held without bond on domestic assault charge

Trenton Police responded Sunday to a report of an alleged assault at 16th and Mable Streets with one arrest made during the incident. Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua Dee Phillips of Trenton has been charged with domestic assault in the first degree, allegedly causing serious physical injury to another person. Phillips also faces a misdemeanor charge involving the […]

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Jury convicts Cuban national of Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

A Raytown, Missouri, man was convicted by a federal jury of drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Victor Rodriguez Kessel, 63, a Cuban national, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, attempting to manufacture crack cocaine, possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute, […]