A Jefferson City Councilman says he will run for Mayor. 3rd Ward Councilman Bob Scrivner says he’ll file for the job that’s on the April 20-15 ballot. Current Mayor Eric Struemph decided not to file for re-election .. citing personal health issues and his father’s worsening Alzheimer’s disease. Filing opens December 16th.
A 30 – year old Jefferson City man pleads guilty to charges of attempted sex trafficking. Jeremy Bappert is accused of attempting to meet what he thought was a 12 – year old girl for sex. An investigation by Columbia Police claims Bappert agreed to meet a girl after talking with a detective who played the role of the girl’s mother. He was arrested when he showed up at a Columbia restaurant with money and drugs. Bappert also had hundreds of images of child porn on his cell phone.
A local fire chief is recovering after getting hit by a car. while sitting inside. On Friday 52-year-old Jacqueline Johnson was allegedly drunk when
she drove through an exterior wall of the Camdenton fire department business office. Fire Chief Drew Stark was pinned between the car and his desk.
Stark was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries where he continues to get treatment. The fire department says he is making
Johnson was charged with vehicular assault while intoxicated.
The Moniteau County prosecutor could be the target of prosecution himself. Columbia police say Shayne Healea backed his pick up truck with its tailgate down into a window at Addison’s Grill in downtown Columbia Saturday night. Four people in the restaurant were injured by flying glass. Healea then drove off and parked his truck in front of the Tiger Hotel nearby. Police arrested Healea in an alley near the crash site. He’s facing several charges including four counts of second degree assault.
A patient in an ambulance has been killed in a nearly head-on collision with a dump truck in thick fog in Saline County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 77-year-old Gary L. Page of Slater. He died Saturday morning when the ambulance collided with a dump truck that was stopped in traffic on Missouri 240 while the driver was waiting to turn onto Missouri 41.
The ambulance’s driver sustained moderate injuries and a 70-year-old passenger was seriously injured. Both were transported to University Hospital in Columbia.
Five people are facing misdemeanor charges after violence erupted during a protest in Ferguson.
St. Louis County Police say about 200 people were protesting late Wednesday and early Thursday outside of Ferguson police headquarters. Police spokesman Brian Schellman says protesters knocked over barricades, blocked traffic and threw rocks and bottles at police. Five officers were struck, but none were injured.
Those arrested are charged with peace disturbance or failure to disperse.
It was the latest of several protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. A grand jury is still deciding whether the officer, Darren Wilson, will face charges.
Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2014/10/23/3470298/5-arrested-after-protest-in-ferguson.html#storylink=cpy
A man wanted by Versailles police for five years had one last joy ride yesterday. Officers chased 46-year-old Timothy Farr on a motorcycle at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour from the Ivy Bend area of the Lake to Cole Camp. When he reached Cole Camp…Farr tried to take his motorcycle off road near the Dollar General store and crashed. He suffered minor injuries and is in jail on three warrants that are up to five years old. More charges stemming from the chase will be filed.
Columbia police started a chase for a wanted man yesterday afternoon that finally ended in northwest Missouri. Officers tried to pick up 32- year-old Donald Buckner near the Boone County courthouse. Buckner took off to the Kansas City area. Police there say Buckner robbed two people in the parking lot of a convenience store, then led deputies from three counties and the Missouri Highway Patrol on a chase that reached more than 100 miles per hour and in finally ended in Atchison County in far northwest Missouri. He’s jailed in Jackson County on numerous charges.