Not Guilty Plea

Joshua Dennis pleads “Not Guilty” of election offense in Livingston County court

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor committing class four election offenses in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Monday, September 14th. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe waived formal arraignment. On a joint motion, the case was continued to October 22nd for a plea […]

Recused News Graphic

Judge assigned to Joshua Dennis election violation case recuses himself

Judge Michael Richard Leamer excused himself from a case involving the Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner. Online court information shows Judge James Bradley Funk was assigned to 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis’s case. Dennis has been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. A probable cause statement from Chillicothe Police Officer Whitney Murdock claims […]

Charges Filed

Candidate for Livingston County Coroner charged with election violations

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner has been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. Online court information shows an initial appearance is scheduled for 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe in the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 30th. A probable cause statement from Chillicothe Police Officer Whitney Murdock claims Dennis said […]

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

Audio: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner may have violated law by not reporting all of her trips

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has been flying all around the country and the globe with organizations who want to reform the criminal justice system.     An investigation from St. Louis TV Station KMOV says that Gardner has violated the law, by not reportings all the trips. At times during her tenure as […]

Crime and Courts

Three handed suspended sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Sentences were announced, then suspended for three individuals appearing on Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. James Charles Phillips of Port Huron, Michigan pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated persistent offender on June 16th. Phillips was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was stayed […]

CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

Suspect Arrested News Grapahic

Bevier man released on bond arrested 24-hours later for violating probation

A Bevier man released from the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Wednesday on a release on his own recognizance bond was taken back into custody Thursday. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says 40-year-old William Deonte’ Cooper reportedly met with his bond supervision caseworker on Thursday who discovered Cooper allegedly violated his bond conditions since being released. The […]

Arrest

Chillicothe man arrested in Trenton on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Chillicothe man on Friday on a technical probation violation on an original charge of first-degree property damage. Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Wells allegedly violated his probation by residency by being kicked out of the Community Resource Center for drug use, association with Tia Pittman, and drugs by […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man pleads guilty to child pornography after lost cell phone is found at truck stop

A Belton, Missouri, man whose lost cell phone containing child pornography was found at a truck stop, pleaded guilty in federal court. Christopher Lee Caven, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to receiving child pornography over the internet. By pleading guilty, Caven admitted that he used his cell phone to receive […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff releases summary of incidents and arrests for 2019

The Livingston County Sheriff reports 761 incident reports in 2019, which is up 148 compared to 2018. Sheriff Steve Cox attributed part of the increase to additional reporting of crime in the county and self-initiated activity by the sheriff’s department. The department reported 239 arrest reports last year, up 37 compared to the previous year. […]