BREAKING NEWS

Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Identity Theft, Will Resign


Jefferson City, Mo. (November 20, 2018)  – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Cory Hutcheson, 35, of East Prairie, MO, today pled guilty to federal felony charges as part of a global resolution of federal and state criminal and civil cases pending against him. He pled guilty to wire fraud and illegally possessing and transferring the means of identification of others, in this case mobile telephone numbers, without lawful authority, and in connection with the commission of the state felony crime of Forgery. Sentencing has been set for February 28, 2019. Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Indictment of Phelps County Attorney


Jefferson City, Mo. (November 19, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Phelps County Grand Jury indicted attorney Brant Shockley with 18 counts involving sexual assaults of four different women. The charged criminal conduct dates back to 2014 and occurred at the Defendant’s home and offices in Phelps County. Shockley was taken into custody Friday.   Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Cole County Sexually Violent Predator Commitment


Jefferson City, Mo. (November 16, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that Dorian Bryant, 46, stipulated to being a sexually violent predator in the Circuit Court of Cole County, on Wednesday. Bryant has a lengthy criminal history including violent crimes and drug offenses. In 1999, while on probation for another violent offense, Bryant committed first-degree sexual misconduct by grabbing a woman in a parking lot on the way to her vehicle.  Read more...

AG Hawley Announces Charges Filed against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy


Jefferson City, Mo. (October 26, 2018) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office has filed felony criminal charges in Gasconade County against former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew A. Hutchings. Deputy Hutchings is charged with two counts of sodomy in the first degree, and one count of sexual abuse in the first degree. In March, while on duty, Deputy Hutchings sexually assaulted a woman in her home. The two had previously met online. Read more...