Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:44 PM by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Mar 28, 2014 7:11 PM
MEXICO - An Audrain County jury found a Mexico man guilty of assault Friday for punching a woman in the face leaving her unconscious in 2012.
The jury convicted Jordan Shelton of assaulting then 18-year-old Chay Hatton during a fight on Nov. 18, 2012. According to a previous KOMU 8 News report, Hatton's mother Kelly Belcher said her daughter was covered in blood and in and out of consciousness at the hospital following the attack. She also said Shelton had been released from prison two weeks before the incident.
Chay Hatton told the Mexico Police Department back in 2012 she regained consciousness in the hospital more than 20 minutes after the incident on Haffen Drive. She said she had no memory of how she got there.
Prosecuting attorney Jacob Shellabarger said Shelton is a prior and persistent felony offender in Missouri and therefore his charges will carry heavier sentencing.
"Jordan Shelton expressed no remorse and no mercy in what he did to this young woman in 2012," Shellabarger said. "This young woman has no memory of what happened. The truth in this case came out because members of the community shared what they heard, saw and felt about what happened."
Judge Wesley C. Dalton will sentence Shelton on May 16 at the Audrain County Courthouse. Shelton faces up to 15 years in prison.
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Investigators said the incident was reported at 5:07 p.m. Monday at 728 Grand Avenue.
Detective Dal Hedges said the man was taken to Fulton Medical Center initally but did not (More)
Posted 1:08 PM 11/30/2015 by Derek Brizendine, KOMU 8 Reporter
CENTRALIA - The City of Centralia is hoping expanding its electrical system will help bring growth to more parts of town.
Boring for the first of three new underground electrical conduits began Monday. The conduits will run under the two rail lines in the city and widen (More)
Posted 5:36 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press and Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.
The temporary restraining order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey is set to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri higher education leaders have dropped plans for a potential 2016 ballot measure that would have raised taxes on cigarettes to fund college scholarships.
Supporters of the "Missouri Promise" initiative announced their decision (More)
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Posted 3:56 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
FLORISSANT (AP) — A St. Louis County man is now charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the Thanksgiving night accident that killed a 6-year-old girl.
Six-year-old Dezirae Thayer was in a relative's car that stalled on a Florissant road Thursday night and was (More)
Posted 3:53 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 13-year-old boy is dead after being shot in north St. Louis while he and two other minors were allegedly stealing from a vehicle.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Police say Martinez Smith-Payne and (More)
Posted 3:51 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY(AP) — A petition drive in Kansas City is seeking to overturn restrictions on electronic cigarette use in enclosed public areas.
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Council voted Nov. 19 to support three ordinances restricting tobacco and e-cigarette (More)
Posted 3:12 PM 11/30/2015 by Jenna Baker, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Two local small businesses said they faired well this Thanksgiving shopping weekend despite in-store sales on Black Friday dropping drastically.
ShopperTrak, a retail researcher, reported in-store sales on Thanksgiving declined from more than $2 billion in 2014 to (More)
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Posted 2:48 PM 11/30/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Circuit Court sentenced Cody Baker Monday to 30 years in prison.
Baker was convicted in September for second-degree murder for the 2014 death of his girlfriend's 8-month-old daughter.
During the trial, Prosecutor Dan Knight (More)