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Kansas man faces multiple county charges
McCUNE, Kan. — A 32-year-old suspect is facing multiple charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit Thursday night following a domestic disturbance in McCune.
Fire damages rural home; no injuries cited
A fire Thursday afternoon caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage to a house south of Joplin.
Jury convicts defendant in child pornography case
Jurors deliberated for almost four hours Friday before convicting a rural Joplin man of sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual misconduct involving a child. A jury returned the verdicts against Richard D. McNabb II, 35, at the conclusion of a three-day trial in Newton County Circuit Court. A 16-year-old girl testified at the trial that McNabb took nude photographs of her on two occasions when she was 9 or 10 years old.
Agent stole $4.9 million from Joplin trucking company
A former comptroller for a Joplin trucking company pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer. David VanWinkle, 60, of Neosho, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Springfield to wire fraud, money laundering and failure to pay taxes.
Pursuit in Kansas leads to charges
A 32-year-old suspect is facing multiple charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit Thursday night following a domestic disturbance in McCune.
Joplin trucking company comptroller pleads guilty to $4.9 million theft
A former comptroller for a Joplin trucking company pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing more than $4.9 million from his employer.
Detective: Car offered as payment in kidnapping plot
A judge found probable cause Thursday for a Nevada, Mo., woman to stand trial on charges that she promised to give two Joplin men a car if they helped her snatch her 1-year-old daughter from the custody of the girl’s father at gunpoint. The Jasper County prosecutor’s office filed five new felony counts against Elise D. Deboutez, 27, at a preliminary hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin.
Neosho police, Postal Service thwart scam
NEOSHO, Mo. — Police and the U.S. Postal Service were able to thwart the defrauding of an elderly Neosho resident by intercepting a payment she mailed in response to a common telephone scam.
Judge dismisses case; absence of victim cited
A Jasper County judge dismissed a felony assault charge against a Sarcoxie man Wednesday when the alleged victim failed to show up to testify against him.
Galena man faces charges in truck theft
Joplin police arrested a Galena, Kan., man Tuesday in alleged possession of a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in Lamar.
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