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Audio: North Missouri man jailed without bond at Lake of the Ozarks, charged with using peanuts to try to assault man with allergies

A man from northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph is jailed without bond this (Thursday) afternoon, accused of using peanuts to try to assault a man at Lake of the Ozarks. Reporter J.T. Gerlt from our Versailles affiliate KTKS has the story.     According to the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Jacob Andes knew his […]

Sex Offender Registry

Brookfield man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender after crashing on Highway 36

A single-vehicle accident on Monday injured 35-year-old John Thompson of Brookfield. The pickup he was driving ran off Highway 36 and struck the ditch. The report listed Thompson with moderate injuries with treatment at Pershing Memorial Hospital. The highway patrol accused John Thompson of five felony counts of alleged failure to register as a sex […]

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Audio: Man who wounded 3 and killed 1 in southern Missouri, jailed without bond

Article note: We were initially sent the incorrect booking photo of the suspect, Christopher Lindley, and have requested and received the correct booking photo.  We apologize for the error. ——————— Prosecutors in far southern Missouri say the suspect charged in that deadly weekend shooting at a Koshkonong convenience store is jailed without bond this (Monday) […]

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Audio: Prominent Lake of the Ozarks realtor charged in murder for hire scheme released on bond

A prominent Lake of the Ozarks realtor charged in a murder for hire scheme has been released on bond. KTKS’ J.T. Gerlt has the update on Leigh Ann Bauman.     Investigators allege in March Bauman tried to pay to get her ex-mother-in-law killed. She had an arraignment hearing Wednesday in Camden County, during which […]

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Audio: Missouri House committee working to get to the bottom of boarding school abuse allegations falling through the cracks

A Missouri House committee is working to get to the bottom of abuse allegations surfacing about several faith-based boarding schools, but then falling through the cracks. State Representative Dottie Bailey of Eureka says there are too many Missouri Children’s Division managers and not enough frontline workers handling child abuse and neglect allegations. During an oversight […]

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Audio: Lawmakers to question Missouri DSS chief about boarding school abuse investigations

The head of the Missouri Department of Social Services is scheduled to appear before a panel of lawmakers Wednesday about the agency’s handling of abuse investigations within boarding schools. The Missouri House Special Committee on Government Oversight has called a Wednesday afternoon hearing to question the department’s acting director, Jennifer Tidball. The Kansas City Star has […]

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Audio: Circle of Hope owners in Missouri, charged with 102 felonies, plead “NOT guilty” in court appearance

The owners of the now-defunct Circle of Hope Girls Ranch in southwest Missouri’s Humansville remain jailed without bond on Thursday morning, after pleading NOT guilty in Cedar County Court. Boyd and Stephanie Householder are from Nevada, near Humansville. Attorney General Eric Schmitt had to stop speaking at one point during his Wednesday press conference, to […]

Crime and Courts

Trenton man pleads guilty to bad checks; Spickard man waives preliminary hearing on sexual abuse allegation

Rural Trenton resident Jerry Urick, on a plea agreement in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, has been sentenced, fined, and placed on probation in connection with bad checks from late last year. Urick on Tuesday pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of passing bad checks. Five other counts were dismissed according to […]

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Two from Cameron arrested by highway patrol

Two people from Cameron have been arrested in DeKalb County. The Highway Patrol reports 47-year-old Juan Fernandez was taken late Monday night to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. Fernandez was arrested on warrants from Independence which include unlawful possession of a firearm, as well as resisting arrest, obstructing police, interfering with police, and fleeing […]

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Former Trenton police officer pleads “Not Guilty” to rape charge; has bond reduced to $15,000

A former Trenton police officer has waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty and has been released on bond during his appearance Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Michael Wilson of Trenton has been charged with statutory rape in the second degree from last September. An attorney for Wilson had filed […]

Gavel and Law book

Man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue granted change of venue to Harrison County

An assault case at Trenton has been moved for a potential trial in Bethany. Shandon Levi Gann of Galt is accused of felony assault in the first degree for allegedly seriously injuring Cody James McHargue of Trenton causing McHargue to be hospitalized last year. In court this week, both the special prosecuting attorney and defense […]

50-year-old Lonnie Richardson in Custody

Audio: U.S. Marshals capture southern Missouri man accused of threatening to kill Wright County sheriff and judge

The U.S. Marshals have announced that they’ve captured a southern Missouri man accused of threatening to kill Wright County Sheriff Sonny Byerley, a judge, and their family members.     50-year-old Lonnie Richardson was arrested Monday after marshals and Laclede County Sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in a small camping trailer near southwest Missouri’s Lebanon. […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Former KC Fire Department captain sentenced to six years in prison for illegally selling firearms to felons

 A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department was sentenced in federal court for illegally selling dozens of firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. James Samuels, 55, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to six years in federal prison without […]

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Galt man accused of assaulting Cody McHargue bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court

A case has been bound over to Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for a Galt man charged with first-degree felony assault involving serious physical injury or special victim after an alleged physical altercation in Trenton. Shandon Levi Gann is scheduled for arraignment on February 11th.  Attorney Allan Seidel, on behalf of Gann, electronically […]

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

Charges filed against two men involved in high-speed pursuit that ended near Hamilton

Two men have been charged in Ray County with multiple felonies following a multi-county vehicle pursuit on January 13th. Law enforcement reported started in Ray County and ended north of Hamilton. Online court information shows 28-year-old Sergey Bocharov and 35-year-old Thomas Ainsworth have both been charged with assault—second degree—special victim, armed criminal action, property damage—first degree—damage […]

Child Sex Crimes

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to illicit sex with a 14-year-old Missouri child he met on Facebook

A registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court to crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 14-year-old Missouri victim he met on Facebook. Montoryon Harris, 44, of from Kansas City, Kansas pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to one count of traveling across state lines to engage […]

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Former Trenton police officer charged with rape granted bond, but with special conditions

A former Trenton police officer, facing charges of statutory rape in the second degree, appeared with his attorney on Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Since his arrest on December 9th, Michael Wilson has been held in custody without bond. At a hearing Tuesday, Wilson’s attorney requested a reduction in bond […]