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Apply for Sheriff’s Scholarship

Each year the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association offers 16 scholarships valued at $1,000 each to college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university.

Applicants must: be in good standing with his/her school; have a good reference from his/her school counselor; demonstrate financial need; have a 2.0 GPA or greater; and be active in extra-curricular activities.

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Regional Jail Meeting

Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the training trailer at the jail at 102 N Meadows Lane, Pattonsburg.

Old business will include the building add-on and training. New business will be a discussion of MULES by Todd Watson, and Ace Vending. Closed session will hear pending litigations and the Steven Grant audit.

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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. 11, 2014.

County Commission

The Daviess County Commission is meeting today (Nov. 12). Minutes will be reported in next week’s edition.

Circuit Court

Before Judge Thomas Chapman on Nov. 5, the following cases were heard: William F. Chapman vs. Missouri Director of Revenue and Bank Midwest vs. Douglas W. Hubbard et al

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A Highly Treatable Condition for Winston Kids!

The Gallatin Police Department is once again teaching D.A.R.E. classes at Winston R-6. Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards attended the Winston School Trunk or Treat and gave away some prizes, including a bicycle donated by Walmart in Cameron.

Pictured, left to right, are the winners and their parents, front row, Katie Green, Trinaty West, Brayden Watkins and Dana Beck; back row, Lisa Green, Samantha West and Chief Richards. [Submitted Photo]

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Activity Report


12:05 am – Harrison County advising victim of assault came in to Sheriff’s Office (SO). Sending to Daviess at 8 am to speak with deputy. Incident occurred in Pattonsburg.

6:08 pm – Complaint regarding postings on Facebook.


1:39 pm – Domestic disturbance near Weatherby.

2:39 pm – Out with suspicious vehicle at Winston Truck Stop.

3:29 pm – Michael Mast, 43, Chillicothe, was arrested by MSHP for excessive

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Escapee Taken into Custody in Gallatin

Mercer County escapee, Jasen Wright

Mercer County jail escapee Jasen Wright was taken into custody without incident Monday evening in Gallatin. The arrest was made during a residence check by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol. Also taken into custody was Mamie Hayes for hindering prosecution.

Wright, 27, Mercer, escaped from custody on Oct. 14. He reportedly left the Mercer County Courthouse traveling east on foot

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It’s Time for Toys for Tots

In an effort to make this holiday season a little brighter the Gallatin Police have once again joined together with the Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center and the United States Marine Corps to bring the Toys for Tots program back to Gallatin.

Current drop off locations include Shopko, Dollar General, Mi Mexico, Casey’s General Store and the office at Lake Viking. Anyone wishing to make a donation can drop

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Booking Room May Be Moved

From courthouse to regional jail

What if dozens of people are gathered on the courthouse square listening to the bands during Chautauqua and a Daviess County Deputy is taking a subject from his car into the courthouse to be charged and booked? What if suddenly that arrested person high on booze or meth breaks loose from the deputy and runs into the crowd? What if a deputy is compelled to

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Trial Date Set for Wrongful Death Suit

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A trial date was been set in a federal wrongful death suit filed against the jail by Janet Harris of Maysville. The parties will go to trial on Feb. 1, 2016. Court records said other pending trials for some of the parties involved required the later date.

Janet Harris claims her husband, Timothy Harris, 36, an inmate being held at the jail while awaiting trial,

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