Crime and Courts

A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

One arrested, one extradited to Grundy County

Two separate arrests are in a report from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Forty-year-old Joanna Gard was arrested by Trenton Police on Friday and charged Saturday with the alleged delivery of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Bond was set at $30,000 and she is scheduled to appear October 8, 2019, in the Associate Division of Grundy […]

Two Livingston County Fugitives in Custody After Manhunt

Mullenix and Wood make court appearance in Livingston County

Two men appeared in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court this week who were taken into custody following what law enforcement called a fugitive investigation and manhunt. Charles Wayne Mullenix and Brandon Michael Wood waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty two felonies of unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest, detention, […]

Crime and Courts

Court report from the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived Tuesday, September 24, 2019, among the cases processed in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Two defendants, Mac Rakes and Judith Hawkins of rural Trenton, were bound over to the October 10th docket in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Both face two felony counts stemming from […]

Jamey Aaron Griffin

Case of man who shot Trenton police officer certified to Division One of Daviess County court

A case has been certified to Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court for the Trenton man accused of wounding Trenton Police Officer Jasmine Diab in June. Thirty-nine-year-old Jamey Aaron Griffin waived his right to a preliminary hearing with an arraignment hearing scheduled for October 16, 2019. Griffin has been charged with the felonies of […]

Connor Monteer

Case of Jamesport man charged with kidnapping and assault certified to Division One of Daviess County court

A case was certified to Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court Wednesday for a Jamesport man accused of leaving someone lying in the road or ditch unconscious in Jamesport in June. Connor Monteer has been charged with the felonies of assault: first degree or attempt and second-degree kidnapping. He waived his right to a […]

Child Molestation

Former Trenton man charged with child molestation arrested in Kansas

A former Trenton man charged in August with felony third-degree child molestation—child less than 14 years of age—forcible compulsion has been arrested. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 70-year-old Scott Dames Keith, whose address is unknown, was arrested in Sedgwick County, Kansas September 11th with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Office. Keith waived […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Hearing waived in case tied to Diemel brother’s disappearance

A Braymer man has waived a preliminary hearing in connection with charges that he drove a truck belonging to two missing Wisconsin brothers who are believed dead. Garland Joey Nelson appeared via Polycom video on Monday in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court. The case involves first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle in […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]