Crime and Courts

Court news in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for Thursday January 13, 2022

Multiple court cases were processed Thursday at the Grundy County Courthouse. Associate Judge Matthew Krohn of Mercer County presided on behalf of Presiding Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Devin Aaron Pierce pleaded guilty to the delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid from October 20th of […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest several over the weekend for auto theft, burglary, assault and trespassing

The Chillicothe Police Department reported on several arrests over the weekend. Early Sunday afternoon, officers received a report of a stolen motor vehicle in the 900 block of Waples Street. Officer located the vehicle a short time later and arrested a 26-year-old male for the alleged theft of a motor vehicle and driving while revoked. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest two for trespassing and two on property damage allegations

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to reports of individuals trespassing and property damage on November 26th. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 37-year-old man from Tennessee and a 27-year-old woman from Iowa were taken into custody after officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to the two […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man on parole for murder, robbery and assault, found guilty of possessing illegal firearm

A  Missouri man was convicted at trial by a federal jury of illegally possessing a firearm. James Johnson, 75, a resident of Jackson County, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Johnson was in possession of a Ruger .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Nov. 28, 2019. Law enforcement officers confronted Johnson […]

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Woman alleges in lawsuit that former Harrison County sheriff stole drugs, sexually assaulted plaintiff

The Associated Press reports a woman has alleged in a civil rights lawsuit that former Harrison County Sheriff Joshua Eckerson gave her drugs and sexually assaulted her. Eckerson killed himself last year after a special prosecutor charged him with misdemeanor counts of misuse of official information by a public servant, trespassing, and domestic assault. The […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen report crews to begin installation of new electric and water meters

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved two ordinances on Monday, June 14 that authorized entering into service contract agreements. One involved a telemetry system with Micro-Comm for the water plant supervisory control and data acquisition system. The other involved a uniform service contract agreement with Aramark. The board agreed to hire Decker Construction to insert […]

Court News

Court news for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Probation has been ordered for two Trenton residents who, on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child on November 9 in Trenton. A sentence of 45 days in the Grundy County Jail were issued to Kyle Nathan Wilson and Lacy Jo Vestal. Judge Steve Hudson suspended the execution of […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday, May 11, by at least three defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Keith Edward Larson of Bethany is charged with felony stealing of a vehicle. He was bound over to the Division One session on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Trenton resident Tracie Leigh Todd is […]

Charges Filed

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 […]

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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 […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest suspect on resisting arrest, property damage and warrant from Linn County

Chillicothe Police report one motorist was taken into custody Monday night more than an hour after allegedly taking off at a high rate of speed following a traffic stop. Just before 8 o’clock, a resident in the 400 block of Cherry Street contacted police to report a vehicle had been driven into the side of […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court news on November 10, 2020

William Nicholas Griffin of Trenton, during a hearing, admitted violating the terms of probation on original charges from 2016 of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and third-degree assault. On a plea agreement, Griffin was ordered to serve an additional 30 days in the Grundy County Detention Center for the DWI charge and then that case will […]

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Cainsville man charged with property damage to a field

A Cainsville man has been charged in Harrison County with felony knowingly burning or exploding after an alleged incident in a field in Cainsville November 4th. Twenty-six-year-old Kevin Oliver also faces misdemeanor property damage—second degree and an infraction of trespassing—second degree. Bond is $10,000 cash only, no 10% allowed. A probable cause affidavit from Deputy […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police arrest subject on two active felony warrants following foot pursuit

Chillicothe Police Sergeant Curtis Hayes reports officers arrested a subject the morning of Tuesday, September 1st on two active Livingston County felony warrants for burglary and theft. The arrest allegedly followed a foot pursuit in the 1300 block of North Washington Street. The subject was processed at the police department and transported to the Daviess […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police arrest individual on kidnapping and auto theft; continue investigation of child endangerment

A 45-year-old Chillicothe resident was arrested after the Chillicothe Police Department responded to a report of male acting suspicious in the 1900 block of Polk Street the morning of Wednesday, August 19th, trying to open a vehicle door. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel says officers searched the immediate area and located a subject who ran […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Suspect apprehended in Tuesday manhunt charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the suspect taken into custody following a manhunt Tuesday has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted robbery in Johnson County, Kansas from crimes earlier in May. Jesse Moses Monreal remains incarcerated at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail. The manhunt came after an alleged vehicle theft in Lafayette County. […]

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Man taken into custody on Tuesday charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties

A suspect taken into custody Tuesday after an alleged incident in Lafayette County involving the stealing of a pickup truck and one suspect allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner has been charged in Livingston and Lafayette counties. Two other suspects remain at large. Online court information shows 35-year-old Jesse Moses Monreal has been charged in […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Authorities called to Walmart when shoppers disrupt store operations

Chillicothe Police were called to Walmart at 8 o’clock Sunday night on a report of peace disturbance and trespassing. Police report two people had entered the business and attempted to obtain a larger amount of limited product than the business allowed. When advised of the store limits, the two individuals allegedly became loud and vulgar […]