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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.

County Commission

Rick Eaton submitted the specifications on repair of the roof for Daviess County Nursing and Rehabilitation. The bid opening will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 23.

Road and Bridge Supervisor James Lewis and crew are working in Jamesport Township and other areas in the county.

Commissioners approved the

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State Audit finds 43rd Circuit Court contracts and disbursements not handled properly

Auditor Galloway releases 17-page report prompting judges to sever involvement

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a 17-page audit of the 43rd Judicial Circuit Clinton County Court to the public on Friday, Oct. 30. The audit noted concerns with the handling of contracts for a third-party vendor to provide misdemeanor probation and pre-trial/bond supervision services.
The judges of the circuit were involved with the formation of a not-for-profit association, appointment

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Altamont couple now charged with witness tampering

An Altamont couple charged with domestic assault back in August is now facing additional charges of witness tampering.

According to the probable cause report, Jarrod Cook and his wife Amy Cook were in contact approximately 258 times by phone between Aug. 19 and Oct. 24, 2015, while she was incarcerated at the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail on one felony and one misdemeanor charge of domestic assault. Jarrod Cook was bonded out

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew are working in various areas in the county this week.

John Plaster from Data Comm discussed phone systems and system services.

Paul Caven, Grand River Township, discussed road issues in the township.

Jeff Riley discussed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Incident Summary

Two arrested on drug charges after vehicle leaves the road

Charges have been filed against two subjects who were taken into custody on Oct. 22, after Troop H was advised of a suspicious vehicle sitting stationary at the 61-mile marker in Daviess County. Cpl. J. Cross found a Ford Taurus sitting about 40 feet off the west side of Interstate 35. The occupants of the car said that they took

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew are working in various areas in the county this week.

Shad Mort discussed Vista Avenue with the commissioners. He requested adding one quarter of a mile to the County Aid Road Trust (CART) funds for Sheridan Township. Commissioners approved adding this

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Local charges now filed against subject of recent manhunt

Jeffrey Griffith, 43, St. Joseph, has now been charged in Daviess County with resisting arrest, possession of controlled substance, tampering with motor vehicle, and five counts of receiving stolen property, all felonies.

Griffith was the subject of a recent day-long manhunt which ended in Daviess County. He was taken into custody after being found under a bridge near State Route D and State Route J near Kidder on Sept. 6.

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Truck driver arrested for incident on I-35

At approximately 11 a.m. on  Oct. 1, James V. Williams Jr. was arrested by Sgt. M. Ott on I-35 north in Daviess County, when the trooper responded to a report of a careless and imprudent driver, with exit 68 partially blocked.

Williams, 24, of Kansas City, had run his tractor trailer off of the road. The truck was off the left side of the embankment, with the trailer dollie embedded

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Daviess County Courthouse News

Your Right to Know: The following is information released from the Daviess County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

County Commission

James Lewis, road and bridge supervisor, and crew will be working on Beacon Avenue in Salem Township this week.

Ron Urton discussed Bridge No. 05300011 BRO-B031(35) with commissioners, regarding a request for temporary easements for bridge replacement.

Judy Elbert, representing Christmas Around the Square, asked permission to use the

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