Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 4-years without parole for illegal firearm and making threatening phone call to airport

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm and for making a threatening phone call that caused disruption at the Springfield National Airport. Dustin B. Gowens, 39, of Springfield was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to four years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 22, 2020, […]

Charges Filed

Homeless man found in stolen vehicle pleads not guilty to four felonies in Linn County

A man pleaded not guilty on four felonies in Linn County on January 14th after law enforcement reported finding him in a stolen vehicle from Wisconsin in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Brookfield on January 14th. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Joe was arraigned, and the case was continued to February 4th.  He has been charged with […]

Explosive Device

Brookfield residents charged with possessing explosive devices as well as auto theft

Two Brookfield residents have been charged in Linn County after law enforcement found what was determined to be homemade explosive devices in a residence on Caldwell Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Creed David Paul Jones faces the felonies of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair, or sale of an illegal weapon; stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft; and possession of a controlled substance […]

Burglary Graphic

Man from Coffey charged with felony burglary and assault in Daviess County

A man from Coffey accused of unlawfully entering a woman’s home in Coffey on January 2nd and threatening to bash in her head with a hammer has been charged in Daviess County. Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Watts faces felony burglary—second degree and misdemeanor assault—fourth degree. Bond was denied for Watts. A probable cause statement from Loreanna Parker […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton authorities report the arrest of two; one on felony theft, the other on drug allegations

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on December 30th of a Galt woman on a steeling allegation and a Trenton man on a capias warrant on a probation violation. Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Rose Tharp has been charged with felony stealing, $750 or more. Bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the […]

Burglary Graphic

Minnesota man pleads “Not Guilty” to multiple charges in Daviess County

A Minnesota man accused of unlawfully going onto property and entering a house in Daviess County on December 14th entered a plea of not guilty on December 15th. Forty-one-year-old Greg Bryan Ortega of Saint Peter, Minnesota has been charged with felony burglary in the first degree, misdemeanor property damage in the second degree, and an […]

Package Theft Graphic

Trenton Police Department reports uptick in package theft from doorways and porches

The Trenton Police Department reports that with many residents shopping online for Christmas, it has recently seen incidents of thefts of packages from doorsteps. The police department advises residents to be vigilant and take steps to protect deliveries. Those steps include tracking packages and knowing delivery details, being available for the delivery or asking a […]

Indictment

19 Missouri residents indicted by grand jury for $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy

Nineteen defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy that involved false claims of injuries suffered in car accidents. Lawrence Courtney Lawhorn, 32, and Latoya Marie Brown, 35, who resided in Columbia and in the Kansas City area; Lauren Courtney Luque, 34, Michael Jadon […]