Friday, July 29, 2005

Monday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Trial for Jan P. Helder, Jr. (Mission Hills, KS), indicted for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity, begins at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Trial continues for Xavier Lightfoot (KCMO), indicted for murdering a federal witness and conspiring to rob a credit union in Nebraska, at 7:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C. The government intends to seek the death penalty

Springfield:

  • Bench trial for Franklin Gordon Tucker (Jasper County, MO), indicted for being a felon in possesion of several firearms, begins at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1

Child sexual abuse trial

The trial forHayley Kristine Turpin, wife of a serviceman at Whiteman Air Force Base who was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the sexual abuse of two minors, has been continued. The court recently ordered the trial to begin on Dec. 5, 2005.

Here is our news release announcing the indictment.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Friday's Schedule

Kansas City:

  • Terry S. Taylor, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea hearing at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Travis H. Owens, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea hearing at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Aaron J. Fisher, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea hearing at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Tyler M. Leach (Lawrence, KS), indicted for child porn, change of plea hearing at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Roy J. Benton, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea hearing at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Somer C. Newland (Ashland, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth and possession of meth ingredients, change of plea hearing at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B

Trial continues for Xavier Lightfoot (KCMO), indicted for murdering a federal witness and conspiring to rob a credit union in Nebraska, at 7:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C. The government intends to seek the death penalty

Springfield:

  • Ruby A. Studyvin (Duneweg, MO), who plead guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute meth ingredients (Operation Ice Palace), will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Tawyuna Palmer (Joplin, MO), who pleaded guilty to embezzling from a union local, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Jesse James Donaldson, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Leonard L. Martin (Mountain Grove, MO), indicted for participating in a conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Eric Fujan (Branson, MO), who pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute meht, will be sentenced at 4 p.m. in Courtroom 1

COPS In Schools

The Independence, Mo., Police Department received $125,000 in federal grant money to fund a school resource officer. COPS In Schools funds the hiring of community policing officers assigned to a school or school district. The grants provide a maximum of $125,000 toward the salary and benefits of each new officer over three years.

Here is a link to the news release about today's announcement from The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) .

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Wednesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Trial continues for Xavier Lightfoot (KCMO), indicted for murdering a federal witness and conspiring to rob a credit union in Nebraska, at 7:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C. The government intends to seek the death penalty
  • Nehemiah Robinson, who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Carrie Lynn Payne, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Stanley F. Moody, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Oliver Kimbrel (KCK), who pled guilty to his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Donnie Guarino, who pled guilty to his role in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8B

Springfield:

  • Three co-defendants in Operation Ice Palace, an investigation into the illegal sale of large quantities of over-the-counter cold medicatinos tometh manufacturers in southwest Missouri, will be sentenced today. Joanne E. Lee (Powersite, MO), an employee of The Castle who pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Melissa Deputy (Branson, MO), daughter of the owner and an employee of The Castle who pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. Tara A. Lindsey (Springfield, MO), an employee of Springfield Discount Liquors who pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy, will be sentenced at 4 p.m.
  • Woodrow Vollie Odneal, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea at 10 a.m.
  • Rebecca S. Shriver, change of plea at 3 p.m.

Ghane trial continued

Trial for Hessam Ghane, the Independence, MO chemist indicted for possessing cyanide, has been continued to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2005.

Tuesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Trial continues for Xavier Lightfoot (KCMO), indicted for murdering a federal witness and conspiring to rob a credit union in Nebraska, at 7:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C. The government intends to seek the death penalty
  • Timothy F. Norman, who pled guilty to a firearms violation, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Alfred Capri Haynes (California), who pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Chesley Lum Armstrong, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • David Wayne Cameron, indicted for firearms violation, change of plea at 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Bruce E. Williamson (Lee's Summit, MO), who pled guilty to his role in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Roger G. Loyd (Orrick, MO), indicted for child porn, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A

Nothing newsworthy in Springfield or Jefferson City