Stop the Human Trafficking

Northwest Missouri State University – Kansas City “Call to Action Coalition Summit” set for February 26, 2020

Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City is working with the Kansas City region and its communities this month to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Northwest-Kansas City, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020will host higher education professionals from the Kansas City area and hear from experts and survivors of […]

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 […]

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

Man who led authorities on high-speed chase through five counties now facing additional charges

The felon that reportedly led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck beginning in Linn County and ending at Marshall Tuesday faces five additional felony charges in Linn County. Matthew Guilford of Brookfield has been charged with first-degree assault or attempt of serious physical injury or special victim, armed criminal action, resisting […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Attorney praises cooperation of Missouri state and local law enforcement agencies in combatting illegal immigration

United States Attorney Tim Garrison praised the cooperation of state and local law enforcement agencies in the Western District of Missouri today, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr addressed the problem of sanctuary cities elsewhere in the nation. “We appreciate the cooperation in this district among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies,” said Garrison. […]

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

“Extremely violent, dangerous felon” arrested after police pursuit through five counties

A man Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox called an “extremely violent” and “dangerous felon” was taken into custody Tuesday following a multi-county pursuit of a pickup truck. The man was wanted by Linn County and federal authorities, and several other law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit. Information obtained by authorities indicated that the […]

Drug Trafficking

Two arrested in Harrison County on drug-related allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two Oklahoma men in Harrison County Thursday night on a multitude of drug-related allegations. Thirty-seven-year-old Lee Xiong of Inola, Oklahoma and 31-year-old Thong Lee of Tulsa, Oklahoma were accused of felony first-degree trafficking drugs, felony unlawful possession of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor unlawful possession […]

Court News

Prison sentences handed down in Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

Prison sentences were issued and probations were ordered for numerous individuals Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Sean Philip Biller pleaded guilty to an amended charge of drug possessions. Biller was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was suspended and Biller was […]

Crime and Courts

Five waive preliminary hearings in Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Five defendants waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Their cases were bound for court appearances either Thursday or next month in Division One. Trenton residents Daniel Brown and Krystal Leanna Martin are charged with trafficking drugs, or an attempt to do so, as of December 24th. Both are to […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

Guilty Plea

Man who spent 38 years in prison for murder pleads guilty to drug trafficking while on parole

 An Olathe, Kansas, man who was on parole after spending 38 years in prison for murdering two people in a bar robbery, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in federal court. Robert Lucious Toney, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count […]