Audrain County Regional Libraries

Employees from 5 libraries in Audrain County Library District are pulling together to make a difference in homebound seniors lives this Christmas. Library Director Christal Bruner says library employees at the Martinsburg, Laddonia, Farber, Vandalia and Mexico locations all decided to get money together and buy items to donate to the Mexico Senior Center. The […]

Sex Offender Compliance Check Nets 14 Arrests

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, along with the United States Marshals Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Digital Forensics Unit, conducted a comprehensive compliance check of 95 registered sex offenders residing in Audrain County between November 4 and November 8. As a result of the check, 14 offenders were found to be out of […]

Audrain Emergency Management Offers Tips For Driving On Slick Roads

The National Weather Service says that even though the snow has stopped in most of mid-Missouri, road conditions could continue to deteriorate as temperatures drop and moisture on the roadway freezes. Audrain County Emergency Management Director Nicholas Tietsort asks drivers to be mindful of crews working on the roads and give them plenty of room […]

Two Arrested In Audrain County Sex Offender Checks

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people as part of their Halloween sex offender checks that were conducted throughout the county. The sheriff’s office says they arrested Terry S. Harrison of Laddonia. He was located at his residence that was found to not have a required sign indicating there was no candy or treats […]

Buckle Up Phone Down Reaches 10 Thousand Pledges

More than 10 thousand people have accepted the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge since the program was created in 2017. The program is aimed at addressing the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes, or survive if one occurs. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway […]

Two Accused Of Child Sex Crimes In Audrain Court

Two men accused of having sex with a 13 year old girl resulting in her becoming pregnant were in Audrain County Court today [Thursday] for bond reduction hearings. Dereck Turnage of Hannibal and Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia were being held without bond in the Audrain County Jail. Judge Linda Hamlett ruled Turnage, who is […]

Bond Reduction Hearings Set For Two Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

Bond reduction hearings have been set for two men accused of having sexual relations with a 13 year old girl resulting in a pregnancy. According to court records, Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia requested a bond reduction hearing be continued so his attorney may be present and represent him. His hearing will be September 3 […]

Two Men Accused Of Sex Crimes Against Audrain County Girl Arrested

Two men accused sex crimes against an Audrain County girl are now in jail and are being held without bond. 23 year old Dereck Leroy Turnage of Hannibal and 18 year old Gerald Wayne Walker Jr. of Laddonia were arrested yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon and are facing charges of First Degree Statutory rape of a person […]

Two Charged After 13 Year Old Found To Be Pregnant

Two men have been charged in Audrain County after a 13 year old girl was found to be pregnant after a visit to a medical clinic. According to the probable cause statements, The Audrain County detective met with the girl and she originally stated 19 year old Gerald Walker Jr. of Laddonia was the father […]