Category Archives: Crime

Memphis Man Facing Felony Drug Charge

Written on November 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm, by

A Memphis man is facing a felony drug charge following a traffic stop in Scotland County on Sunday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Joshawa G. Hines, 35, was arrested on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance – Suboxone. The arrest occurred at 10:40 p.m. on October 27th. Hines was […]

Downing Man Arrested on Murder Charge Following Shooting

Written on October 11, 2019 at 10:51 am, by

An alleged series of confrontational conversations via social media turned fatal Friday afternoon in Downing where a 26-year-old man was murdered and his girlfriend injured during a shooting. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kolton W. Baker, 26, of Downing died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained in a shooting incident at […]

Police Investigating Rash of Thefts From Vehicles

Written on August 29, 2019 at 9:41 am, by

The Memphis Police Department is investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicles that occurred overnight on August 21st. The incidents occurred in the 600 block of West Mety, 600 block of West Missouri and the 400 block of Forrest Avenue. Investigators indicated that cash, wallets, checkbooks and a wide range of personal items were […]

Burglars Score Hole in One (Door) at Local Golf Course

Written on August 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm, by

A hole in one was recorded in the early morning hours of Saturday at Timber Ridge Golf, a hole in one door that is. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s office, a burglar(s) forced entry into the club house through the east door. Once inside, the thief damaged the cash register and the safe before […]

Sheriff Warns Residents of IRS, Social Security Scam Phone Calls

Written on August 6, 2019 at 11:35 am, by

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into numerous recent complaints by local residents regarding potential scam phone calls from individuals claiming to be representing the IRS and the Social Security Office. “On the IRS calls, they advise people that they have a warrant for their arrest over unpaid taxes,” said Sheriff Wayne […]

Police Investigating Break-In at Gerth & Baskett Furniture

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm, by

Construction workers doing renovations at the Gerth & Baskett Furniture Store on the west side of the Memphis square found something else that will need fixed when they arrived at the worksite Thursday morning and discovered a window in one of the store’s rear doors had been broken out. The Memphis Police Department was summoned […]

Knox County Sheriff Reports Arrests in Two Cases

Written on March 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm, by

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reported arrests made in a pair of cases last week. A Knox County couple was arrested on March 10th for burglary in the second degree and trespass in the first degree related to a break-in near Newark. Donna and Roy Rudicil were charged with theft of a television that was […]

Memphis Man Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charge

Written on February 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm, by

A Memphis man is behind bars and facing a felony domestic assault charge following his arrest by the Memphis Police Department on February 3rd. Nicholas J. Hays, 25, of Memphis, was taken into custody following a domestic disturbance at his residence when he allegedly choked a female victim. Hays has been charged with the class […]

Rutledge Area Man Arrested on Felony Rape Charges Involving Child

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm, by

A Rutledge area man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond following his arrest on Friday, February 1st on six felony sexual abuse charges related to a victim under the age of 12. Anthony R. Barrett, 40, was taken into custody by the Scotland County Sheriff’s office following a joint investigation with the State Technical […]

Queen City Man Arrested for Tractor Theft

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm, by

A Queen City man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a tractor in Scotland County. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Kyle D. Randol, 23, of Queen City. According to court documents, Randol allegedly  removed a 2011 Case 125 Maxxum tractor from property owned by Donnie Gibson on County Road […]