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PRESS RELEASE
04/16/18
Crime Victims’ Rights Week Activities Raise Awareness and over
$600 for Crime Victim Service Organizations
April 7-14, 2018 was observed nationwide as Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme was Expand the Circle, Reach all Victims.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office hosted two events during Crime Victims’ Rights Week last week to highlight issues faced by victims of crime and to raise funds to support local organizations supporting victims. 
 
The first event was the 7th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week lunch.  The event was co-hosted by the Prosecutor’s Office, Kids’ Harbor, Good Samaritan of the Ozarks, and the Pulaski County Rotary Club and was held at Hampton Inn in St. Robert.  Bo Hecktor, a victim advocate from Union, Missouri, shared the story of her journey from being a crime victim to now helping others cope with similar experiences. 
 
The second event was the 7th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Benefit Golf Tournament at the St. Robert Municipal Golf Tournament hosted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  The purpose of this event was to have fun playing golf while raising money for organizations that serve victims of crime in Pulaski County.  In the past, funds have been distributed to Kids’ Harbor, Genesis House, and the Pulaski County Humane Society.  This year, the tournament raised over $600 for these organizations.
 
“Far too often, the criminal justice system focuses on the criminal and forgets about the victim.  The intent of these events is to both raise awareness of the issues victims of crime face and to help support some great organizations in Pulaski County that are assisting victims of crime every day,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to thank everyone who came out to support these events and to our wonderful sponsors who helped us raise money to give to some great organizations helping crime victims right here in Pulaski County.”
 
This year’s sponsors were:
 
Smith and Turley Law Firm     
Mark Prugh, Attorney at Law 
Key Sport
Re-elect Judge Michael Headrick         
Fort Wood Hotels                   
Re-elect Brent Basset Pulaski County Clerk
David Lowe, Attorney at Law
Terri Mitchell, Pulaski County Collector
Sue Rapone, Pulaski County Treasurer
Virgie Mahan               
Jim and Marilyn Phillips                     
Rick Zweerink, Pulaski County Commissioner
City of St. Robert Golf Course
Carey Heitman, State Farm     
Elect Don Mayhew For State Representative
Daniel Whittle, Pulaski County Assessor
Elect Dave Ernest For Pulaski County Clerk
Re-elect Gene Newkirk, Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner                   
Lynn Sharp, Pulaski County Commissioner
Judge Colin Long       
Security Bank of Pulaski County
Elect Matt Miller For State Representative
Re-elect Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecutor   
Lone Oak Printing
Aesthetix Electric
                       
 
Please direct all questions to Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.

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PRESS RELEASE
4/13/18
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were charged with crimes in the past week by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office:
 
1.      Anthony Ray Bibbs (Waynesville), DOB:08/1989, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree, PCSD, DOI:03/07/18
2.      Michael Burke (Richland), DOB: 10/1995, Class B Misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, PCSD, DOI: 02/24/2018
3.      Donald Lawson, Jr. (Waynesville), DOB: 10/1977, Class D Misdemeanor of driving while license was suspended, MSHP, DOI: 01/28/2018
4.      Rodney Retter (Osage Beach, MO), DOB: 08/03/1975, Class C Misdemeanor of exceeding the speed limit, Class D Misdemeanor of driving while license was suspended, RPD, DOI: 01/28/2018
5.      Adam Allee (Waynesville), DOB: 12/1983, Class A Misdemeanor of violation of order of protection, PCSD, DOI: 01/29/2018
6.      Julia Olson (St. Robert) DOB: 01/1972, Class A Misdemeanor of violation of order of protection, PCSD, DOI: 02/16/2018
7.      Michael Holmes Sr. (Devils Elbow), DOB: 09/1981, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, PCSD, DOI: 10/07/2017
8.      Ronda Odorizzi (Lebanon), DOB: 12/1975, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, MSHP, DOI: 09/29/2017
9.      Brandon Lambert (Springfield, MO), DOB: 06/1991, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, MSHP, DOI: 08/20/2017
10.  Jesse Salts (Vienna), DOB: 07/1997, Class D Felony of assault in the second degree, Felony of armed criminal action, DPD, DOI: 02/18/2018
11.  Melanie Frye (Waynesville), DOB: 091964, Class E Felony of domestic assault in the third degree, PCSD, DOI: 02/19/2018
12.  Damon Cohen (Crocker), DOB: 04/1991, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, PCDS, DOI: 02/21/2018
13.  Joann Rutherford (St. Robert), DOB: 07/1977, Class E Felony of resisting an arrest, PCSD, DOI: 01/22/2018
14.  Amber Hunt (Rolla), DOB: 07/1990, Class D Misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance, Class D Misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, PCSD, DOI: 02/17/2018
15.  Austin Seals (Waynesville), DOB: 06/1997, Class E Felony of property damage in the first degree, WPD, DOI: 02/12/2018
16.  Brianna Seals (Waynesville), DOB: 10/1998, Class E Felony of property damage in the first degree, WPD, DOI: 02/12/2018
17.  Jessica Hunter (Richland), DOB:09/1981, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, WPD, DOI:03/12/18
18.  Jacob Towler (Camdenton), DOB:10/1991, Class A Misdemeanor of Interfering with a Lawful Stop, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving while Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor of Careless and Imprudent Driving, MSHP, DOI:03/15/18
19.  Jacob Towler (Camdenton), DOB:10/1991, Class D Felony of Tampering in the First Degree, DPD, DOI:03/15/18
20.  Ryett Elms (Dixon) DOB: 03/1998, Class D Felony of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree, PCSD, DOI:03/18/18
21.  Ryan Hall (Waynesville), DOB:12/1998, Class E Felony of Property Damage in the First Degree, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, PCSD, DOI:03/18/18
22.  David Begay, (Waynesville), DOB:06/1989, Class B Felony of Assault in the Second Degree, PCSD, DOI:03/04/2018
23.  Timothy Colwell, (Crocker), DOB: 04/1989, Class E Felony of damage to jail property, PCSD, DOI: 02/25/2018
24.  Jerry Fearing, (St. Robert), DOB: 12/09/1983, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, MSHP, DOI: 10/21/2017
25.  Paul Fillbach, (St. Robert), DOB: 07/1979, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, PCSD, DOI: 02/21/2017
26.  Matthew Pettijohn, (Richland), DOB: 09/1983, Class D Misdemeanor of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, SRPD, DOI: 08/30/2017
27.  Seth Henson, (Richland), DOB: 04/1989, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, SRPD, DOI: 08/30/2017
28.  Shawn Henson, (Richland), DOB: 10/1981, Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, SRPD, DOI: 08/30/2017
29.  Jordan Sutherland, (Steelville, MO) DOB: 04/1995, Class E Felony of Assault, PCSD, DOI: 02/20/2018
30.  Robert Catalano, (Richland), DOB: 03/1986, Class A Misdemeanor of Assault, Class A Misdemeanor of Domestic Assault, RPD, DOI: 01/05/2018
31.  Jason Bernendez, (Waynesville), DOB: 11/1976, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault, PCSD, DOI: 12/30/2017
32.  Michael Holmes, (Devils Elbow), DOB: 09/1981, Class D Felony of Domestic Assault, PCSD, DOI: 10/04/2017
33.  Stephen Clayton, (St. Robert), DOB: 01/1962, Class A Misdemeanor of Domestic Assault, PCSD, DOI: 01/29/2018
 
 
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 

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PRESS RELEASE
4/2/18
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were charged with crimes in the past week by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office:
 
 
 
1.      Roger Jones (Devils Elbow), DOB:03/1970, Class A Felony of Child Molestation in the First Degree, Felony of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree, Class E Felony of Incest, PCSD, DOI:1-1-17
2.      Carmenicia Dixon (St. Robert), DOB: 11/1988, Class E Felony of Passing Bad Checks, Victim: Rocky Top, DOI: 09/27/17 thru 09/28/17
3.      Vanessa Carnes (Richland), DOB: 07/1982, Class E Felony of Passing Bad Check, Victim: Junction Pit Stop, DOI: 09/02/2017
4.      Leon Bowman (Dixon), DOB:04/1956, Class C Felony of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree, Class E Felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI:2/28/18
5.      Andrew Wade, (Waynesville), DOB: 01/1989, Class B misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, DPD, DOI: 07/3/2017
6.      Case Hendrickson, (St. Robert), DOB: 11/1994, Class C misdemeanor of exceeding the speed limit, Class D misdemeanor of driving while license was revoked, MSHP, DOI: 01/25/2018
7.      Richard Dennis Kelley, (St. Robert), DOB: 03/1957, Class E felony of domestic assault in the third degree, PCSD, DOI: 11/8/2017
8.      Etoya Smith, (Florissant, MO), DOB: 08/1973, Class D misdemeanor of driving while license was revoked, Class B misdemeanor of exceeding the speed limit, MSHP, DOI: 02/03/2018
9.      Stephanie Brown, (Richland), DOB: 09/1980, Class D misdemeanor of driving while license was suspended, RPD, DOI: 1/29/2018
10.  Stephanie Brown, (Richland), DOB: 09/1980, Class E felony of stealing, CPD, DOI: 12/4/2017
11.  Melisa Chambliss, (Devils Elbow) DOB: 11/1987, Class A misdemeanor of driving while license was revoked, MSHP, DOI: 01/24/2018
12.  John Rester, (Springhill, LA), DOB: 08/1953, Class B misdemeanor of exceeding the speed limit, Class D misdemeanor of driving while license was suspended, MSHP, DOI: 01/24/2018
13.  Richard Kelley, (St. Robert), DOB: 03/1957, Class A misdemeanor of driving while license was revoked, PCSD, DOI: 02/11/2018
14.  Shareda Hunter, (Racine, WI), DOB: 07/1989, Class D misdemeanor of driving while license was suspended, MSHP, DOI: 01/15/2018
15.  Michael Pizarro, (St. Robert), DOB: 06/1989, Class A misdemeanor of domestic assault in the fourth degree, PCSD, DOI: 02/26/2018
16.  William Moffitt, (Waynesville), DOB: 05/1961, Class B misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, MSHP, DOI: 12/21/2017
17.  Michael Juergens, (Dixon), DOB: 09/1979, Class C felony of unlawful possession of a firearm, DPD, DOI: 02/05/2018
18.  Jonathan Simpson, (Waynesville), DOB: 05/1987, Class B misdemeanor of peace disturbance, PCSD, DOI: 02/22/2018
19.  Terry Matheson, (Dixon), DOB: 10/1964, Class B misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, MSHP, DOI: 06/29/17
20.  Daniel Montanez, (St. Robert), DOB: 08/1993, Class C misdemeanor of exceeding the speed limit, Class D misdemeanor of driving while license was suspended, MSHP, DOI: 01/06/2018
21.  Terrell McKenzie, (St. Robert), DOB: 08/1996, Class B misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated, MSHP, DOI: 11/23/2017
 
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
3/23/18
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were charged with crimes in the past week by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office:
 
 
1.      Orion Campbell (Blue Eye), DOB:11/1988, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:12/16/17
2.      Adam Barnes (Rockford, IL), DOB:05/1984, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:01/10/18
3.      William Dart (Richand), DOB:07/1958, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, /MSHP, DOI:08/20/17
4.      Brendan Atkins (Fort Worth, TX), DOB:06/1997, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:11/22/17
5.      Dilan Toney (Waynesville), DOB:12/1996, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing, WPD, DOI:05/14/17
6.      Kenneth Jennings (Richland), DOB:09/1994, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/20/17
7.      Cody West (Richland), DOB:09/1993, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/20/17
8.      Ariel Reed (Fort Leonard Wood), DOB:05/1991, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing Leased or Rented Personal Property, SRPD, DOI:11/12/17
9.      Jonathan Simpson (Waynesville), DOB:05/1987, Class B Misdemeanor of Peace Disturbance, PCSD, DOI:02/13/18
10.  Paige Augustyn (St. Robert), DOB:02/1997, Class B Misdemeanor of Peace Disturbance, PCSD, DOI:02/13/18
11.  William Hammock Jr. (Richland), DOB:08/1978, Class A Misdemeanor of  Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree, PCSD, DOI:11/2/17
12.  Julius Cunningham (Dixon), DOB:04/1959, Class A Misdemeanor of Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree, PCSD, DOI:12/02/17
13.  Jermaine Haney (St.Robert), DOB:02/1976, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree, PCSD, DOI:01/02/18
14.  Jaime Reyes (St.Robert), DOB:12/1990, Class A Misdemeanor of Domestic Assault in the Fourth Degree, Class A Misdemeanor of Resisting an Arrest, PCSD, DOI:12/15/17
15.  Helen Smith (St. Robert), DOB:06/1997, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI:09/07/17
16.  Helen Smith (St. Robert) DOB:06/1997, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, PCSD, DOI:02/06/18
17.  Justin Hammock (St.Robert), DOB:09/1986, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, PCSD, DOI:02/06/18
18.  Isaiah Anderson (Dixon), DOB:12/1997, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI:02/03/18
19.  Jacob Morris (Waynesville), DOB:05/1997, Class D Felony of Receiving Stolen Property, PCSD, DOI:10/16/17
20.  Paul Lauron (Waynesville), DOB:09/1955, Class A Misdemeanor of Resting an Arrest, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, WPD, DOI:02/03/17
21.  Joann Weller(Saint James), DOB:11/1982, Class E Felony of Driving without a Valid License, WPD, DOI:12/21/17
22.  Kyle Palermo(O’Fallon), DOB:04/1996, Class C Misdemeanor of Exceeding the Speed Limit, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, MSHP, DOI:01/21/18
23.  Moussa Ba (Saint Louis), DOB:08/1983, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:01/28/18
24.  Chad Fajardo (Saint Louis), DOB:02/1983, Class B Misdemeanor of Careless and Imprudent Driving, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving Without a Valid License, RPD, DOI:11/10/17
25.  Ashley Gilbert (Dixon), DOB:11/1991, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, DPD, DOI:01/20/18
26.  Sarah Ballaro (Dixon), DOB:07/1990, Class B Felony of Abuse or Neglect of A Child, Class B Felony of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree, PCSD, DOI:06/04/17
27.  Dionte Young (Saint Robert), DOB:09/1997, Class E Felony of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI:02/20/18
28.  Check Kabre (Irvington, NJ), DOB:10/1988, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, PCSD, DOI:01/17/18
29.  Austin Hodgins (Waynesville), DOB:07/1994, Class D Misdemeanor of Stealing, PCSD, DOI:12/25/17
30.  Michelle Preble (Richland), DOB:06/1979, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing, PCSD, DOI:01/19/18
31.  Steven Younce (Kansas City), DOB:08/1981, Class A Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, RPD, DOI:09/10/17
32.  Travis Palmer (Saint Joseph), DOB:03/1999, Class D Felony of Tampering in the First Degree, Class D Felony of Stealing, WPD, DOI:08/20/17
33.  Lee Ann Barba (Waynesville), DOB:10/1984, Class D Felony of Receiving Stolen Property, Class D Felony of Forgery, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, WPD, DOI:02/18/18
34.  Deanthony Tillman (Saint Louis), DOB:08/1986, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:02/19/18
35.  Tiara Hughes (Saint Louis), DOB:09/1986, Class B Misdemeanor of Identity Theft, Class C Misdemeanor of Exceeding the Speed Limit, MSHP, DOI:02/19/18
36.  Andre Bradley(Saint Robert), DOB:06/1999, Class E Felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, PCSD, DOI:02/18/18
37.  Cassandra Watkins (Richland), DOB:02/1991, Class D Felony of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI:02/16/18
 
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 

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PRESS RELEASE
3/14/18
 
MICHAEL TALLEY SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR
THE MURDER OF KEITH BRIDWELL
 Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that today in Circuit Court action Circuit Judge John Beger sentenced Michael Talley to life imprisonment on the charge of Murder in the Second Degree for his role in the killing of Keith Bridwell in Big Piney in August. 2016.  In addition, Judge Beger sentenced Mr. Talley to twenty years on the charge of Robbery in the First Degree.
 
Mr. Talley of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly from Dixon, Missouri, had pled guilty to the charges in November 2017.  Another co-defendant, Lindsey Debault, has also pled guilty to Murder in the Second Degree and Burglary in the First Degree.  Her sentencing is set for April 13, 2018.
 
“I want to commend the excellent police work by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department that went into solving this crime which resulted in this life sentence,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Specifically I want to commend Detective Christian Butler who spent numerous hours investigating this case. I also want to recognize all of the deputies and detectives, as well as the Springfield Police Department, who worked to bring this murderer to justice. Finally I want to thank the Bridwell family for all of their cooperation and patience as this case progressed.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
3/9/18
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were charged with crimes in the past week by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office:
 
 
 
1.      Jayson Smith, (Crocker), DOB 08/1997; Class A Misdemeanor of Assault 3rd, PCSD, DOI: 02/2/2018
2.      Simon Croom, Jr., (Waynesville), DOB 08/1981; Class D Felony of possession of a controlled substance, Class D Felony of delivering or concealing prohibited articles on premises, PCSD, DOI: 02/2/2018
3.      Jacqueline Correa, (Brooklyn, NY), DOB 03/1984, Class D felony of receiving Stolen Property, MSHP, DOI: 02/2/2018
4.      Jimmy Hein (St.Robert), DOB:07/1983, Class E Felony of Resisting a Lawful Stop, PCSD, DOI:02/05/18
5.      Scottie Pierce (Dixon) DOB:08/1988, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing, PCSD, DOI:02-08-2018
6.      Timothy Colwell(Crocker), DOB:04/1989, Class D Felony of Tampering in the First Degree, Class E Felony of Resisting an Arrest, Class E Felony of a Property Damage in the First Degree, PCSD, DOI:02-08-2018
7.      Joshua Trotter, DOB: 03/1985 (Laquey) Class E Felony Passing Bad Check, Victim: Interstate Food Mart, DOI: 11/11/2017
8.      Andres Sanches, DOB: 02/1984 (Richland) Class E Felony Passing Bad Check, Victim: Richland Municipal Utilities, DOI: 10/02/2017
9.      Christina Bommarito, DOB: 08/1984 (Waynesville) Class A Misdemeanor Passing Bad Check, Victim: Junction Pit Stop, DOI: 11/28/2017
10.  Lance Wilson, DOB: 09/1961 (Richland) Class A Misdemeanor Passing Bad Check, Victim: Town and Country, DOI: 11/14/2017
11.  Willa Hill, DOB: 11/1943 (Stoutland) Class A Misdemeanor Passing Bad Check, Victim: Town and Country, DOI: 11/02/2017
12.  Richard Knudtson, DOB: 12/1968 (Waynesville) Class A Misdemeanor Passing Bad Check, Victim: Mike Stafford, DOI: 11/10/2017
13.  Malysia Joiner, (Richland) Class A Misdemeanor Passing Bad Check, Victim: Walmart, DOI: 07/29/2017
14.  Tony Townsend, (Waynesville); DOB: 12/1992, Class D felony of forgery x 2, SRPD, DOI: 2/7/2018
15.  Brian Acklin, (St. Robert); DOB: 03/1987, Class D felony of Possession of controlled substance, Class D felony of Receiving Stolen Property, SRPD, DOI: 2/7/2018
16.  Tammy Krzysik (St. Robert), DOB: 09/1964, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated, SRPD, DOI:06/15/17
17.  Denver Blevins (St.Robert), DOB:02/1986, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:04/24/17
18.  Anthony Haggard (St.Robert), DOB:11/1982, Class A Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, SRPD, DOI:10/09/17
19.  Ryan Winborn (Rolla), DOB:08/1975, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving while License was Suspended, MSHP, DOI:12/17/17
20.  Alisha Henderson (Laquey), DOB:11/1990, Class D Felony of Stealing, RPD, DOI:12/14/17
21.  Roger Speer (Richland), DOB:12/1963, Class A Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, RPD, DOI:11/25/17
22.  Johnathan Colton-Srams (Clinton), DOB:01/1983, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated, WPD, DOI:05/04/17
23.  Rebekka Anderson (Waynesville), DOB:02/1999, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree, Class D Felony of Assault in the Third Degree, WPD, DOI: 02/10/18
24.  Helen Smith (St. Robert), DOB:06/1997, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving while License was Suspended, RPD, DOI: 12/08/17
25.  Eric Bailey (Richland), DOB:12/1987, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, PCSD, DOI:01/23/18
26.  Tyler Denney (Waynesville), DOB:07/1998, Class A Misdemeanor of Assault in the Third Degree, PCSD, DOI:01/22/18
27.  Deborah Tregaskis (Waynesville), DOB:09/1964, Class B Misdemeanor of Peace Disturbance, PCSD, DOI:01/07/18
28.  Joseph Vieira (Richland), DOB:04/1975, Class A Misdemeanor of Violation of Order of Protection, PCSD, DOI:12/22/17
29.  Julia Burns (Columbia), DOB:06/1995, Class A Felony of Robbery in the First Degree, Committed the Felony of Armed Criminal Action, SRPD, DOI:12/18/17
30.  Whitney Williams (Houston), DOB:02/1991, Class A Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, PCSD, DOI:12/31/17
31.  Anthony Stradt (Gravois Mills), DOB:06/1982, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, RPD, DOI:08/13/17
32.  Dakota Barclay (Urbana), DOB:10/1985, Class A Misdemeanor of Violation of Order of Protection, PCSD, DOI:01/07/18
33.  Wyatt Winkle (Richland), DOB:02/1999, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated, MSHP, DOI:11/26/17
34.  Mary Bowling (Richland), DOB:04/1971, Class A Misdemeanor of Delivering or Concealing Prohibited Articles on Premises, PCSD, DOI:01/18/18
35.  Carlos Rodriguez (St.Robert), DOB:09/1965, Class C Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI: 07/31/16
36.  Collin Courtney (Camdenton), DOB:04/1999, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class d Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, MSHP, DOI:01/11/18
37.  Timothy Lupold (Richland), DOB:09/1963, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated, MSHP, DOI:12/23/17
38.  Aaron Curbow (Hollister), DOB:11/1989, Class d Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, MSHP, DOI:01/03/18
39.  Deejay Huckie Jr (De Soto), DOB:06/1971, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, MSHP, DOI:01/09/18
40.  Khobic Johnson (Waynesville), DOB:08/1990, Class B Misdemeanor of Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle, Class D Misdemeanor of Driving While License was Suspended, MSHP, DOI:01/06/18
41.  Christian Klutts (Eldridge), DOB:12/1994, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:01/04/18
42.  Mason Hufft (Eldridge), DOB:04/1998, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:01/04/18
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
3/9/18
Pulaski County Alternative Treatment Court Report
By Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman

            My office often releases reports on those who have been charged with crimes, as well as those defendants who receive a sentence to the Department of Corrections.  I often read comments questioning why defendants with convictions involving drug offenses receive sentences to the Department of Corrections and not treatment.  The answer is usually incarceration is not taken without exhausting numerous other options, including probation, treatment, and possibly Alternative Treatment Court.
 
            While we often focus on the folks who fail and ultimately end up with a prison sentence, there is a brighter side to the story.  Just this month, six defendants who were all addicted to heroin, methamphetamine, or other drugs graduated from the Drug Court Program.  Since 2010, Pulaski County has had a successful Drug Court that serves as a valuable alternative to incarceration and offers those with a serious addition problem hope.  In 2012, the Court was expanded to be called Alternative Treatment Court when a Veterans Treatment Court was added.
 
            Before we look at the statistics, who do these programs serve?  In order to be eligible for Drug Court, a person must be facing felony charges or be on probation for a felony offense and have a drug addiction problem.  Many times, the defendants who enter drug court have failed on a lesser form of probation and Drug Court is a last community treatment option before they go to the Department of Corrections.  Veterans Treatment Court is open to any veteran with an Honorable or General Discharge and is facing either a felony or misdemeanor offense and would benefit from treatment offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Many of these veterans suffer from some form of addiction, either drug or alcohol, or suffer from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and these conditions were a factor in their criminal conduct.
 
            Both programs offer an intensive probation, enhanced supervision, and at the beginning of the program, weekly court appearances.  The participants are subject to curfew checks, searches at any time, and random drug testing multiple times per week.  The participants also receive intensive treatment tailored to their situation either through a Treatment Court provider or the Veterans Administration provider.  The bottom line is the programs are not easy to complete, but if completed, the participant has earned their graduation through good behavior and staying drug and alcohol free.
 
            Since 2010, there has been 33 defendants who graduated from the Drug Court program.  These 33 participants, who successfully completed the program, earned 17,312 clean days while in the program, or days without use of drugs or alcohol.  In addition to getting these defendants off drugs, which is the underlying cause of many crimes, it also saves taxpayers significant money. The average cost of incarceration in Missouri is $22,187 per inmate.  If those 33 graduates had been sentenced to the minimum sentence of two years in the Department of Corrections instead of completing Drug Court, it would have cost the taxpayers of Missouri $1,464,342 in cost.  In comparison, Drug Curt costs approximately $7000 per year per participant.  Thus, the resulting savings is over $1 million dollars for these 33 defendants.
 
            21 defendants have graduated from the Veterans Treatment Court since 2012.  There are currently 8 participants in the Veterans Court program. Using average incarceration costs and minimum sentences, using Veterans Treatment Court versus incarceration results in a cost savings to the taxpayer of nearly half a million dollars.
 
            For these reasons, I, along with my office, fully support and participate in the Alternative Treatment Court.  These programs help people with addiction, prevent future crimes, save taxpayer money, and offer a valid alternative to incarceration.  If you know someone who is currently involved in the criminal justice system in Pulaski County and would benefit from Alternative Treatment Court, please contact my office at 573-774-4770.
 
            The Pulaski County Alternative Treatment Court was founded by and continues to be presided over by Judge Colin Long.  In addition to Judge Long, the other members of the Alternative Treatment Court team are Circuit Clerk Rachelle Beasley, Trackers Kandi Greer and Travis Shaffer, Court Administrator Rhonda Ledbetter, Treatment Provider Fred Utley, State Probation Officer Mechelle Rendell, OCCS Probation Officer Rachel Taylor, VA Representative Danielle Easter, and Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
3/05/18
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were charged with crimes in the past week by the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office:
 
 
 
1.      John Thomason (Dixon), DOB:07/1984, Class B Felony of Domestic Assault in the First Degree, DPD, DOI:01/22/18
2.      Travis Danielson (Waynesville), DOB:05/1991, Class D Felony of Stealing, Class D Felony of Burglary in the Second Degree, Class D Felony of Receiving Stolen Property, WPD, DOI:01/17/18
3.      Michael Childress (Waynesville), DOB:01/1991, Class D Felony of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree, PCSD, DOI:01/21/2018
4.      James Nietfeld (Oak Harbor, OH), DOB:09/1972, Class E Felony of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, PCSD, DOI: since 02/02/1996
5.      Shaun Thomson (Crocker), DOB:04/1986, Class E Felony of Driving While License was Revoked, MSHP, DOI:12/20/17
6.      Steven Smith (St.Robert), DOB:04/1986, Class B Misdemeanor of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, PCSD, DOI:12/03/17
7.      Krystal Lindsay(Richland), DOB:05/1990, Class D Misdemeanor of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/24/17
8.      Kenneth Jennings (Richland), DOB:09/1994, Class D Misdemeanor of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/24/17
9.      Ginny Wyatt (Rolla), DOB:02/1980, Class B Misdemeanor of Property Damage in the Second Degree, SRPD, DOI:09/09/17
10.  Cody West (Richland), DOB:09/1993, Class D Misdemeanor of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/24/17
11.  Jennifer Atchison (Rolla), DOB:07/1986, Class D Felony of Forgery, WPD, DOI:11/22/17
12.  Dylan Neuman(Crocker), DOB:02/1988, Class A Misdemeanor of Assault in the Third Degree, PCSD, DOI:12/05/17
13.  Daniel Boyer(Stoutland), DOB:12/1987, Class D Felony of Forgery, SRPD, DOI:11/17/17
14.  Shawn Nickels (Dixon), DOB:01/1965, Class D Felony of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree,  PCSD, DOI:12/25/17
15.  Hayden Campbell (Dixon), DOB:04/1998, Class E Felony of Assault in the Third Degree, DPD, DOI:01/08/18
16.  Velvette Eddleman-Seay (Steelville), DOB:02/1980, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree, DPD, DOI:01/20/18
17.  James Swafford (Cincinnati, OH), DOB:02/1959, Class D Misdemeanor of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, MSHP, DOI:12/23/17
18.  Matthew Burns (Waynesville), DOB:02/1997, Class A Misdemeanor of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:12/05/17
19.  Kathryn Wesley (Clinton, IA), DOB:08/1987, Class D Felony of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/26/17
20.  Christopher Augustyn (Crocker), DOB:04/1976, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:05/15/17
21.  Amy Schneider (Corinth, MS) DOB:10/1985, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:06/20/17
22.  Naythan Naderman (Waynesville), DOB:06/1981, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:06/10/17
23.  Matrina Barton (Licking), DOB:01/1982, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:04/03/17
24.  Steffen Suggs (Rolla), DOB:12/1991, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:04/03/17
25.  Adam McCall (Springfield), DOB:07/1982, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, WPD, DOI:08/25/17
26.  Neal Crose (Devil’s Elbow), DOB:11/1984, Class D Felony of Burglary in the Second Degree, WPD, DOI:01/28/18
27.  Nina Dudley (Devil’s Elbow), DOB:10/1973, Class D Felony of Burglary in the Second Degree, WPD, DOI: 01/28/18
28.  Douglas Graf (Lead Hill, AR), DOB:02/1986, Class E Felony of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree, PCSD, DOI:01/29/18
29.  Maximillian Frais (Waynesville), DOB:06/1999, Class E Felony of Assault in the Third Degree, WPD, 01/29/18
30.  Jerry Fearing  (St.Robert), DOB:12/1983, Class B Felony of Burglary in the First Degree, Class B Felony of Burglary in the First Degree, Class B Felony of Burglary in the First Degree, SRPD, DOI:06/03/17
31.  Ashley Mize (St.Robert), DOB:09/1990, Class B Felony of Burglary in the First Degree, Class B Felony of Burglary in the First Degree, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:06/03/17
32.  Nathaniel Rebuck (Waynesville), DOB:01/1995, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, PCSD, DOI:07/30/17
33.  Laura Kelley (Crocker), DOB:07/1965, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, SRPD, DOI:07/03/17
34.  Justin Miller (Edgar Springs), DOB: 07/1989, Class B Felony of Burglary in the First Degree, SRPD, DOI:09/16/17
35.  Nicholas Knapp (Camdenton), DOB:06/1987, Class D Felony of Burglary in the Second Degree, SRPD, DOI:11/02/17
36.  Dominic Dambroski (St.Robert), DOB:09/1989, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving while Intoxicated, PCSD, DOI:01/05/18
37.  Joseph Whitmer (Clinton, IA), DOB:04/1984, Class D Felony of Stealing, SRPD, DOI:09/26/17
38.  Travis Hooks (Little Rock, AR), DOB:03/1990, Class A Misdemeanor of Violation of Order of Protection, WPD, DOI:01/20/18
39.  Dylan Hillhouse (Richland), DOB:01/1991, Class E Felony of Driving while Intoxicated, Class D Felony of Assault in the Second Degree, MSHP, DOI:01/20/18
40.  Keith Reed (Waynesville), DOB:11/1984, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving while Intoxicated, MSHP, DOI:11/10/17
41.  Charmaine Lane (Cicero, IL) DOB:01/1959, Class B Misdemeanor of Driving while Intoxicated, MSHP, DOI:06/05/17
42.  Joe Randolph (Saint Louis), DOB:03/1979, Class D Misdemeanor of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP,DOI:12/25/17
43.  Tammy Forthman (Crocker), DOB:10/1964, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:08/27/17
44.  Demetrius Terry (Waynesville), DOB:08/1989, Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, MSHP, DOI:08/11/17
45.  Frank Chisholm (Muskegon, MI) DOB:09/1996, Class B Felony of Assault in the Second Degree, Class E Felony of Resisting Arrest, MSHP, DOI:01/29/18
46.  Omar Ciro (St. Robert), DOB:10/1985, Class E Felony of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, SRPD, DOI: 01/27/18
47.  Carlton Nicholson (St. Robert), DOB: 07/2000, Class D Felony of Stealing, Class D Felony of Forgery, SRPD, DOI:01/27/18
48.  Gregory Haggard (St. Robert) DOB:06/1998, Class D Felony of Stealing, Class D Felony of Forgery, SRPD, DOI:01/27/18
49.  Clinton Haggard (St. Robert) DOB: 04/1997, Class D Felony of Stealing, Class D Felony of Forgery, SRPD, DOI:01/27/18
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 

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PRESS RELEASE
02/13/18
26 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
  David Hicks of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Issac Eastham of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Receiving Stolen Property, and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland Police Department investigated these cases.
   
  Jacquetta Richey of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Cain Walton of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Christopher Brown of Dixon. The defendant was on probation for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Amy Tyndall of Park Hills, MO.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
   
  Jeremy Wages of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Jordan Hurst of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Carey Yacks of Osseo, MI.  The defendant pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Eric Green of Springfield. The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Samuel Wester of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hicle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Barry Eggers of Newburg. The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Beger sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Timothy Vosylius of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated these cases.
   
  Donald Bowling of Richland. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Holly Hefner of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Larry Kirkpatrick of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Demon Culpepper of St. Louis.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Melissa Monell-Wright of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Forgery.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Austin Gray of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Dakota Orsborn of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Shawn Hogshooter of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Aaron Bahr of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
   
  Brandon Veasman of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Non-Support of a Child.  Judge Long sentenced him to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Child Support Enforcement Agency investigated this case.
   
  Nathan Jarvis of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Third Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
   
  Sean Skaggs of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
   
  Brandon Veasman of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked as a prior and persistent offender.  Judge Long sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
   
 
 “My office continues to work with the law enforcement professionals throughout the County to make sure we hold criminals accountable for their conduct and send them to prison when appropriate,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “We will continue those efforts into the future to keep Pulaski County a safe place to live.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Donna Holden, Matt Miller and Corey Jenkins.
 

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PRESS RELEASE
01/25/2018
GUILLERMO CASTRO SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN THE
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR CHILD MOLESTATION
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Court this week, Judge Hickle sentenced Guillermo Jose Martinez Castro (DOB: 10/1982), of St. Robert, to twenty years in the Department of Corrections.  Mr. Castro pled guilty in November 2017 to one count of Child Molestation in the First Degree.
 
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation into Mr. Castro’s conduct in July 2017 after allegations of molestation arose.  Mr. Castro was arrested shortly thereafter by members of the Sheriff’s Department.  Mr. Castro was on active duty in the United States Army at the time of the incident.  After coordination between the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Army Criminal Investigations Command (CID), the Fort Leonard Wood Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office, and the victim’s family, it was agreed that the case would proceed in the Missouri state court system.
 
“I want to commend the work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for their investigation into this matter, especially Deputy Lynn Bays and Detective Nicole Cunningham.  I want to thank the victim and his/her family for all of their help and patience as the case proceeded. I also appreciate the assistance of Kids’ Harbor, Army CID, and the Fort Leonard Wood Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in this case,” said Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney. “This was truly a team effort to get a predator like this off the street and into prison where he belongs.”
 
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case with assistance by the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID).  The case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Donna Holden.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
01/12/2018
Charges Filed in Double Murder
 Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that he has charged Richard Romel Taylor (DOB 8/73) of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, with two counts of Murder in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the First Degree, and four counts of Armed Criminal Action related to the shooting incident on Houston Road on January 11, 2018 in Pulaski County.
 
Judge Colin Long has issued a warrant for his arrest and set it as no bond.  Mr. Taylor remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is currently on probation for Federal drug charges and has a prior conviction for a murder in Cook County, Illinois in 1990.
 
The case number for this case is 18PU-CR00068.
 
If anyone has information on this case, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 573-774-6196.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
12/07/17
32 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
 
  • Daniel Bryant, Dexter, MO.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Burglary in the Second Degree and Receiving Stolen Property.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The St. Robert Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Blake Woolsey of St. James.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years on one count and four years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Derek Elam of Conway. The defendant was on probation for Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Christopher Mitchell of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Carlos Phillips of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tyler Cristoffer of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Anthony Brock of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Kenneth Frazee of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Joseph Foege of St. Louis.  The defendant was on probation for Resisting Arrest.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Marian Fiatte of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Dennis Zeiger of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Timothy Colwell of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Christopher Cutri of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Teddy Hutchins of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant also pled guilty to a new offense of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree. As a result of his plea of guilty to a new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on the new case. The Crocker Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Matthew Boggs of Huggins, MO. The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Intoxicated.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Roy Hall of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for felony Driving While Revoked.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jasmin Sixkiller of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Christina Cooper of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Nicole Thomas of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Charles Malone of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Gerald Hopkins of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years on the first count and nine years on the second count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Dalton Click of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Ashley Eaton of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Marcus Lavendar of St. Robert. The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years on the first count and seven years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Cory Trotter of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tyler Chamberlain of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • David Cook of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case,
 
 
  • Cyrill Powenski of Potosi.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Donna Summers of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jeremiah Schiedel of Richland. The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the first count and three years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Paul Fergot of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Connie Norton of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Headrick sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
 “I appreciate the hard work of all of our law enforcement professionals in getting these offenders off the street and into prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “My office will continue to work hard to hold offenders accountable to keep Pulaski County a safe place to live and raise our families.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Donna Holden, and Matt Miller.

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PRESS RELEASE
11/10/17
Details of the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office
Actions in the Charles Huizar cases
A recent story done by Springfield television stations KY3 and KSPR contains claims that this office did nothing to assist a victim and is responsible for the Defendant’s criminal conduct. The Prosecutor’s Office understands that the victim is going through a difficult time and her anger and frustration are understandable.  Unfortunately, the story did not review the Court records to see what, if any action, the Prosecutor’s Office took in regards to this case.  Below is a timeline of the events in this case:
 
On June 28, 2016, Mr. Huizar pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree, was sentenced to serve seven years in the Department of Corrections, with the sentence suspended, and placed on five years probation.  The victim was aware of this sentence, and requested that the no contact order that had been in place be lifted once Mr. Huizar was released from the Pulaski County Jail.
 
On February 28, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed the first motion to revoke Mr. Huizar’s probation in this case.  On March 10, 2017, the Court issued a summons ordering Mr. Huizar to appear in Court on April 6, 2017.
 
On April 6, 2017, the defendant appeared and requested a continuance and it was granted to May 3, 2017.
 
On May 3, 2017, the Defendant appeared and the Court ordered him to get a substance abuse evaluation and follow any recommendations of that evaluation.
 
On May 16, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed its second motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.
 
On May 19, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed its third motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.
 
On May 23, 2017, the Court issued a summons ordering the defendant to appear in court on June 7, 2017.
 
On June 7, 2017, the defendant appeared in court, and requested counsel after the Prosecutor’s Office announced that it was seeking to revoke his probation and have his sentence in prison executed. The Court reset his case to August 8, 2017 for the defendant to obtain an attorney or apply for a public defender.
 
On July 11, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed the fourth motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.
 
On July 25, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed new charges of Domestic Assault in the Third Degree against the defendant and requested a warrant for his arrest.  A warrant was issued; the defendant was arrested and held in the Pulaski County jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash or surety bond.  The Prosecutor’s Office also requested a no contact order for the defendant to have no contact with the victim, which was granted.
 
On August 1, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed the fifth motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.
 
On August 7, 2017, the defendant posted the $25,000 cash or surety bond and was released from the Pulaski County Jail.
 
On August 9, 2017, the defendant appeared in court, had a public defender appointed to represent him, and the case was set for September 6, 2017 for hearing.
 
On August 25, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed the sixth motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.
 
On September 6, 2017, the Court set all of the defendant’s motions to revoke for hearing on November 8, 2017.  The State subpoenaed its witnesses, to include the victim, for this hearing.  The State announced that it will object to any further continuances in the case and the Court informed the defendant that the hearing will be held on that date absent compelling reasons.
 
On October 13, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed the seventh motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.
 
On November 7, 2017, the Prosecutor’s Office filed new charges against the defendant for events that occurred that day.  Those charges are Stalking in the First Degree, Tampering with a Witness, Property Damage in the First Degree and Harassment.  The Prosecutor’s Office requested another warrant and the Court issued a warrant with a bond of $500,000.
 
On November 8, 2017, the defendant failed to appear in Court and a capias warrant was  issued.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office met with the victim regularly in this case to keep her informed of the progress of this case and to listen to her concerns.  The Prosecutor’s Office understands and shares her frustration with the speed of the criminal justice system.  However, for the story to say that the Prosecutor’s Office has done nothing is incorrect.
 
The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office takes domestic violence crimes seriously.  These crimes are some of the most difficult in the criminal justice system.  Due to the difficulty of these cases, this office has an assistant prosecutor whose sole responsibility is the prosecution of these types of cases.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office remains committed to bringing Mr. Huizar to justice for his criminal conduct. The Prosecutor’s Office has filed numerous charges and motions to revoke his probation and intends to go forward on all of these charges and motions.  There are several warrants for Mr. Huizar’s arrest.  If anyone has any information on Mr. Huizar’s location, please report it immediately to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department or any local law enforcement agency.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that the defendant in this case remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
 
Please direct all questions to Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
 
 
 
 

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PRESS RELEASE
11-01-17
MICHAEL TALLEY PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER AND ROBBERY FOR HIS ROLE IN THE DEATH OF KEITH BRIDWELL IN BIG PINEY IN JULY 2016
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Michael Talley of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly from Dixon, Missouri pled guilty today to the charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Robbery in the First Degree for his role in the killing of Keith Bridwell in Big Piney in August. 2016. 
 
Circuit Judge John Beger set sentencing for March 14, 2018 at 1 pm.  Mr. Talley faces the possibility of a sentence of up to two life sentences in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
 
Mr. Talley’s co-defendant, Lindsey Debault, previously pled guilty to Murder in the Second Degree and Burglary in the First Degree.  Ms. Debault agreed to cooperate with the State and provide truthful testimony against Mr. Talley.  Her sentencing will occur once Mr. Talley’s case is complete. 
 
“The hard work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in investigating this case has allowed us to proceed to this point.  I especially want to commend Detective Christian Butler for his investigation of this case.” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “These two pleas are a direct reflection of the solid evidence that Detective Butler and the Sheriff’s Department put together solving this murder.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
10/19/17
31 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
 
  • Michael Harland of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Child Molestation in the Second Degree and Statutory Sodomy.  Judge Beger sentenced him to twelve years in the Department of Correction on the first count and seven years on the second count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Angel Galarza of Staten Island, NY.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Shaun Terry of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Correction.  He was also on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of his plea of guilty, his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated both of these cases.
 
 
  • Jacob Thompson of Isabella, MO.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Lindsey Swan of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Damion Alexander of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tabitha Bartolomew of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Child Endangerment in the First Degree.  On that charge, Judge Hickle sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  She was also on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of her plea of guilty to a new charge, Judge Hickle revoked her probation and sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The St. Robert Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Wendy Koch of Laquey. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jessica Lowe of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check division investigated this case.
 
 
  • Crystal Nolting of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • April Inman of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Amber Ransome of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to two years in the Department of Corrections. The defendant was also on probation for Property Damage in the First Degree.  As a result of her plea of guilty to a new crime, Judge Hickle revoked her probation and sentenced her to two years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Brandon Dennick of Springfield.  The defendant pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was also on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of his plea of guilty to a new charge, Judge Beger revoked his probation and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated these cases.
 
 
  • George Smith of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Darren Toney of Waynesville. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Marlee Davy of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Aiding the Escape of a Prisoner.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Dylan Self of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Dakota Barclay of Urbana, MO.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Vanessa Miholic of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Dale Hayes of St. James.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • John Jensen of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Cody Westmoreland of St Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Shannon Vanderhoof of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to Failure to Appear.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jerome Williamson of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  Jusgw Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Michael Poole of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Reginald Gallop of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Robin Leyva-Okazaki of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Carey Timmons of St. Charles, MO.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Marcus Terry of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Clifford Unerwood of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Intoxicated.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Ronald Shaw of Villa Ridge, GA.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault on a Law Enforcement Office in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 “I commend the efforts of our law enforcement professionals throughout Pulaski County for their hard work getting these offenders off the street and in prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “These sentenced are a result of their dedication and efforts to help keep Pulaski County a safe place to live and raise our families.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Donna Holden, Matt Miller and Bryce Crowley.

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PRESS RELEASE
10/02/17
KEVIN JENNINGS SENTENCED FOR THE MANSLAUGHTER TRAFFIC
DEATH OF TABITHA BARNHART IN NOVEMBER 2014
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Kevin Jennings of Crocker, was sentenced today in Circuit Court action by Judge John Beger.  Jennings had previously pled guilty to the charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree as a prior and persistent offender and Felony Driving While Revoked.  Those charges arose from a traffic accident on Missouri Highway 133 between Crocker and Dixon that killed the passenger in his vehicle, Tabitha Barnhart of Dixon, in November 2014. 
 
Jennings was driving in excess of ninety miles per hour at the time of the accident, was under the influence of several different controlled substances at the time, lost control of his vehicle causing it to spin, leave the roadway, and strike a tree.  Ms. Barnhart was a passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The Prosecutor’s Office asked for and received a search warrant for Jennings’ blood revealing several controlled substances in it at the time of the accident.
 
Judge Beger sentenced Jennings to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections for the Manslaughter charge and four years in the Department of Corrections for the Driving While Revoked charge.  He ordered those sentences to run concurrent with one another, but to run consecutive to the six-year sentence Jennings is currently serving in the Department of Corrections for Possession of a Controlled Substance charge from Maries County.
 
“Unfortunately driving while intoxicated, whether it be alcohol or drugs, often results in tragedies like this,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “When you get behind the wheel while intoxicated, you need to be prepared to go to prison for a long time if you kill or injure someone, as this case demonstrates. I want to thank Trooper Greg Hackett and Trooper Scott Richardson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol for their hard work investigating this case.  I also want to thank several Good Samaritan witnesses who stopped, helped as much as they could, and provided valuable information to the Troopers on the scene as well my office.  Finally, I want to thank the victim’s family for their cooperation and patience through this process.”
 
This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Matt Miller.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
08/16/27
39 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
 
  • Natasha Knock of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
2.      Dustin Richardson of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the Second Degree and Escape.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years on the Assault charge and four years on the Escape charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.  Please note that Mr. Richardson remains charged with several other crimes and awaits trial on those charges as well.
 
 
  • Scott Green of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Henry Barba of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department and Crocker Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Garrett Wood of Salem.  The defendant was on probation for Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Brandi Brock-Loyett of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
7.      Beth Harmon-Stoll of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant was also on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of her plea of guilty, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Brent Wagner of Osage Beach.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years on the first count, five years on the second count, seven years on the third count, and seven years on the fourth count in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Crocker Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Alysha Cook of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Burglary in the First Degree and Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Lucas Filson of Davenport, IA.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jamel Holt of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Brittany Lehman of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Daniel Loffler of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Billy Robinson of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Daniel Thorsen of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Shayla Glasscock of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Alecia Ludlow of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Holly Mackley of Freeburg.  The defendant was on probation for felony Driving While Revoked.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Cody Carson of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Edward Frank Nelson of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Alexander Doyle of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Sex Offender Being in a Prohibited Place.  The defendant was also on probation for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor.  As a result of the commission of the new offense, and failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The St. Robert Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Maurice Robinson of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jerome Miller of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Fred Laux of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Christopher Sandusky of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Sara Smith of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Alfred Smith of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • David Kelly of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Felony Failure to Appear.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office investigated this case.
 
 
  • Cory Barton of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jay McClure of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree and Domestic Assault in the Third Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years on one case and four years on the second case in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Shawn Korschgen of Warrenton.  The defendant pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jeremy Dame of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • John Gonzales of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Joseph Briggins of Sullivan.  The defendant pled guilty to Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Owen Broadway of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty Forgery.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Chris Harris of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Nathaniel Askem of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Bryan Pratt of St. James.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Garrett Edwards of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for felony Non-Support of a Child.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Child Support Enforcement Agency investigated this case.
 
 “We continue our efforts to hold offenders accountable and these results show we continue to make progress,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I commend the efforts of our law enforcement officers, probation officers, prosecutors on my staff and our local judges who work to get offenders like this off the street and into prison where they belong.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Donna Holden, Matt Miller and Bryce Crowley.

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PRESS RELEASE
07-27-17
TWO SEX OFFENDERS SENTENCED: DAVID MILCENDEAU SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT PLUS FIFTEEN YEARS,
DARIEN KISSEL SENTECED TO THRITY YEARS

Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman announces that in Circuit Court action this week, two sex offenders have been successfully prosecuted, found guilty, and sentenced to long prison sentences for their crimes.  The offenders are:
 
David Milcendeau, DOB 7/1959 of Waynesville.  A Phelps County Jury, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, found the defendant guilty of Child Molestation in the First Degree and Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.  The jury recommended that the defendant be sentenced to life imprisonment plus fifteen years.  Judge Beger followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment plus fifteen years.  This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ken Clayton and Bryce Crowley.
 
Darien Kissel, DOB 6/1997 of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree at a pretrial conference.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to thirty years in the Department of Corrections.  This case was investigated by the Richland Police Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ken Clayton.
 
“I am very proud that my office has sent five sex offenders to prison for significant prison sentences this month,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “Getting these sex offenders off the street and into prison makes Pulaski County a safer place to live.  I want to commend the excellent police work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Richland Police Departments for their investigation of these cases.  I also want to thank the efforts of the staff at Kids’ Harbor for their work on these cases.  Finally, I want to commend my staff for their hard work getting sentences such as these.”
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
07-12-17
THREE SEX OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LENGHTY PRISON SENTENCES

Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman announces that in Circuit Court action over the last two weeks, three sex offenders have been successfully prosecuted, found guilty, and sentenced to long prison sentences for their crimes.  The offenders are:
 
Jeffrey Waters, DOB 3-1982, of Waynesville.  A Pulaski County jury, after a four day trial, found the defendant guilty of one count of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree and one count of Attempted Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years on one count and eight years on the other count with the sentences to run consecutive for a total of eighteen years. This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Bryce Crowley.
 
Roy Collins, DOB 6-1963, of Brooksville, Florida, but originally from Laquey.  The Defendant pled guilty at a pretrial conference to one count of Statutory Rape in the First Degree and one count of Incest.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to twenty-one years on one count and four years on the second count with the sentences to run consecutive for a total of twenty-five years.  This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Brooksville, Florida Police Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matt Miller.
 
Brandon Monell, DOB 08-1989 of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to one count of Statutory Rape in the Second Degree, one count of Child Endangerment by Sexual Contact, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substances.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to six years on each count, with the sentences to run consecutive for a total of eighteen years.  These cases were investigated by the Crocker Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matt Miller.
 
“I know Pulaski County will be a safer place, especially for our children, with these three offenders in prison for a long time,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to commend the hard work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Crocker Police Departments for their investigation of these cases.  I also want to thank the efforts of the staff at Kids’ Harbor for their work on these cases.  Finally, I want to commend my staff for their hard work getting sentences such as these.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
07-06-17
FORMER PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TRANSPORT DEPUTY CHARGED WITH SEXUAL CONTACT WITH AN INMATE
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Donald E. Sapp, DOB: 3/1957 of Lynchburg, Missouri was charged by Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney Dustin Dunklee with one count of Sexual Contact with a Prisoner.
 
In early January, a Pulaski County inmate disclosed to Pulaski County law enforcement officers that she had engaged in sexual activity with a Pulaski County Deputy during a transport from the Chillicothe Correctional Facility to the Pulaski County Jail.  Pulaski County Sheriff Jimmy Bench immediately contacted the Missouri State Highway Patrol and requested the Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC) initiate an investigation into the matter.  Sheriff Bench also placed Deputy Sapp on a leave of absence, ordered him to have no contact with the Department and Deputy Sapp resigned his commission with the Sheriff’s Department soon thereafter.
 
DDCC immediately began an investigation and obtained two search warrants with the assistance of the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office for DNA and a cell phone.  In addition, DDCC conducted several interviews.  In the process of this investigation, it was determined that the sexual activity most likely occurred at a conservation area located in Morgan County.
 
DNA results were obtained in late June confirming details of the inmate’s story.  On June 29, 2017, DDCC investigators submitted a probable cause affidavit alleging the offense of Sexual Contact with a Prisoner.  After coordination between the Pulaski County Prosecutor Kevin  Hillman and Morgan County Prosecutor Dustin Dunklee, it was determined that the best venue for criminal charges was Morgan County as the sexual acts occurred there.
 
On July 5, 2017, Morgan County Prosecutor filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Morgan County alleging one count of Sexual Contact with a Prisoner and requested a warrant.  Judge Stephen Grantham issued a warrant in the amount of $50,000 cash or surety.
A copy of the complaint and probable cause statement are attached.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and the person named herein remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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PRESS RELEASE
06/19/17
 
26 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
 Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
1.      James Sherrell of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest, Escape, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to a total of 9 years imprisonment in the Department of Corrections, consecutive to the eleven years imprisonment previously imposed by Judge Hickle on a separate case.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
2.      John Findley of Columbia.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree (by DWI).  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
3.      Dakota Phillips of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
4.      Megan Coler of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
5.      Charles Lariver of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
6.      Phillip Carter, Sr. of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland  Police Department investigated this case.
 
7.      Cissy Inman of Swedeborg.  The defendant was on probation for Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
8.      Lester Vogt of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
9.      Donald Winebrenner of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
10.  Joseph Kelly of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Receiving Stolen Property.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
11.  Rocky Fullington of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
12.  Joshua Wills of Jefferson City.  The defendant was on probation for Property Damage in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
13.  Jamie Hill of Nixa.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
14.  Chandra Randall of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
15.  Lucas Slawson of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
16.  Robert Baxter of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for Driving While Revoked and Failure to Appear.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
17.  Clarence Smith of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for felony Non-Support of a Child.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Child Support Enforcement Agency investigated this case.
 
18.  Amanda Moran of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
19.  Debra Baumgartner of Newburg.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
20.  Brian Burns of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
21.  Jason Duvall of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
22.  Benjamin Wieprecht of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for felony Driving While Revoked.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
23.  Justin Waters of Mexico, Missouri.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
24.  Jason Rickerson of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
25.  Sable Sutherland of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Third Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department investigated this case.
 
26.  Bill Bennett of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Headrick sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
 “I want to thank all of the law enforcement professionals, from the patrol officer, to the detective, and in some cases onto the probation officer for their hard work in these cases,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Pulaski County is very lucky to have dedicated law enforcement professionals who work hard to keep this a safe place for all of us to live.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Matt Miller and Bryce Crowley.

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PRESS RELEASE
05-31-17
DAVID MILCENDEAU FOUND GUILTY OF CHILD MOLESTATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND STAUTORY SODOMY IN THE FIRST DEGREE

Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman announces that after a two-day jury trial in Phelps County, after a change of venue from Pulaski County, David Milcendeau of Dixon was found guilty of Child Molestation in the First Degree and Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.  The jury recommended a sentence of life imprisonment plus fifteen years, the maximum sentence allowed by law.  The final sentencing by Judge Beger will take place at a later date after a Sentencing Assessment Report is prepared.
 
“This month my office has worked to get convictions on three sexual predators who preyed on young children in our community and send them to prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “Mr. Milcendeau’s crimes were particularly heinous and I know our community will be safer with him locked away in prison for the rest of his life.  I want to commend the hard work of Detective Nicole Cunningham of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for her investigation of this case.  I also want to thank the efforts of the staff at Kids’ Harbor for their assistance on this case.   I want to commend my staff, especially Assistant Prosecutors Ken Clayton and Bryce Crowley for their advocacy and hard work at trial in obtaining a guilty verdict and a recommendation from the jury for the maximum sentence possible. Finally, I want to thank the jurors who heard the evidence in this case and saw to it that justice was served for this victim.”
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
05-04-17
TWO SEX OFFENDERS FOUND GUILTY AND AWAIT SENTENCING

Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman announces that in Circuit Court action over the last two weeks, two sex offenders have been successfully prosecuted, found guilty, and await sentencing for their crimes.  The offenders are:
 
Jeffrey Waters, DOB 3-1982, of Waynesville.  A Pulaski County jury, after a four-day trial, found the defendant guilty of one count of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree and one count of Attempted Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.  Mr. Waters faces a sentence of no less than five years in prison and the possibility of life imprisonment for these offenses.  Sentencing is set for June 21, 2017 before Judge Beger. This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Bryce Crowley.
 
Roy Collins, DOB 6-1963, of Brooksville, Florida, but originally of Laquey.  The Defendant pled guilty at the pretrial conference to one count of Statutory Rape in the First Degree and one count of Incest.  Mr. Collins faces no less than ten years in prison and up to twenty-five years under the plea agreement in this case.  Sentencing is set for June 21, 2017 before Judge Beger.  This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Brooksville, Florida Police Department and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Matt Miller.
 
“I am very pleased that these two predators are off the street and heading to prison,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to commend the hard work of Detectives Nicole Cunningham, Anthony Narug, Christian Butler and Deputy Lynn Bays of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, and Detectives Jeff Pasternak and Tracy Schofield of the Brooksville, Florida Police Department in their investigation of these cases.  I want to thank the efforts of the staff at Kids’ Harbor for their excellent work on these cases and assistance they have provided to the victims.  I also want to thank the victims for their courage in reporting these incidents and the victims and their families for their support and cooperation throughout the criminal justice process.  I want to commend my staff, especially Assistant Prosecutors Ken Clayton and Bryce Crowley for their hard at trial in obtaining a guilty verdict on a difficult case. Finally, I want to thank the jurors, who took four days including a Saturday, out of their busy lives to see that justice was served.”
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
4/19/17
22 Offenders Sentenced to Terms of Imprisonment in the
Missouri Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following twenty-two individuals were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  The offenders are as follows:
 
 
  • Christopher Pettijohn of Dixon. The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Tampering with a Judicial Official.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • James Creighton of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Benjamin Conway of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • M’Rae Ferguson-Smith of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Long granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • William Uherka of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Glenn Dover of St. James.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Methamphetamine Paraphernalia.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Jennifer Mullies of Richland. The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Amanda Hoffman of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Robert Knapp of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • John Burton of La Cygne, Kansas.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Brandon Mcloud of St. Louis.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Driving While Revoked.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Devon Cardin of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Resisting Arrest.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Shaunna Lachance of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Loretta Harmon of Dixon. The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Zane Howser of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Michael Bagby of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Robert Watson of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  The defendant was also on probation after pleading guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  As a result of the new offense and failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  In addition, he was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections on the new offense.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case and the Dixon Police Department investigated the new case.
 
 
  • Richard Hatfield of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • James Shaffner of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  The defendant was also on probation after pleading guilty to felony Driving Revoked.  As a result of the new offense and his failure to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections in each case.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol the original case and the Crocker Police Department investigated the new case.
 
 
  • Jessica Reid of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Lindie Gray of Independence, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Stealing a Motor Vehicle.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Don Faulkner of Irondale, Missouri.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four year sentences in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated both cases.
 
“The hard work of our law enforcement professionals continues to show with these sentences,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I, along with my staff, will continue to work with all of our hard working law enforcement officers in the County to ensure criminals like these are off the streets and in prison where they belong.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Matt Miller, and Bryce Crowley.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
03-16-17
LINDSAY DEBAULT PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER AND BURGLARY FOR HER ROLE IN THE DEATH OF KEITH BRIDWELL IN BIG PINEY IN JULY 2016
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Lindsay Debault of St. James pled guilty yesterday to the charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Burglary in the First Degree for her role in the killing of Keith Bridwell in Big Piney last August. 
 
The plea was part of a negotiated agreement wherein Ms. Debault will now cooperate with the State as a witness in the prosecution of Michael Talley.  Mr. Talley is currently charged with Murder in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Robbery in the First Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree for his role in the killing.  His case is set for trial at the beginning of August 2017.
 
Circuit Judge John Beger set Ms. Debault’s sentencing for August 16, 2017. 
 
“The hard work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in investigating this case has allowed us to proceed to this point.  Although there is more work to do to bring those responsible for the murder of Mr. Bridwell to justice, this plea allows us to focus on the case against Mr. Talley, the person the State believes the evidence points to as the primary assailant,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hilman.
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
2/13/17
34 Offenders Sentenced to Terms of Imprisonment in the
Missouri Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following thirty-four individuals were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  The offenders are as follows:
 
 
 
  • Keyago Stewart of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced him to serve fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Demorae Turner of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to serve nine years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Gregory Horton of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to serve ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jordan Principato of St. Robert. The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced him to serve seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Troy King of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to serve eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Kendrick McCulley of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to serve eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tiffany Lindsay of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Sale of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Shannon Vanderhoof of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Jase Warner of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two four year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the original cases.
 
 
  • Adam Peters of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • John Justin Smith of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • James Sherrell of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on count one and four years on the second count.  The Crocker Police Department investigated the original case.  Please note that Mr. Sherrell still faces numerous other charges related to the escape from the Pulaski County Jail and those charges are still pending.
 
 
  • Patrick Epplett of Edwards, MO.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections. 
 
 
  • Shane Barnhart of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to nine years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Jamie Lear of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Michael Holmes of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • James Inman of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections. 
 
 
  • David Kelley of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Crocker Police Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Dakota Turner of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Rolla Police Department investigated the original case. The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office was assigned as a special prosecutor in this case for the Phelps County Prosecutor’s Office.
 
 
  • Arnold Hall of Richland.  The defendant plead guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Michael Burton of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Shanna Payne of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced her to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • David Timmons of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case. In addition, the defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.  Judge Beger sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated that case.
 
 
  • Steven Chapman of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
 
  • Leroy Vanderhoof of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree and Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the case.
 
 
  • Tadd Mansfield of Salem.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Craig Turner of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Heath Henderson of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jason Foalden of Hilham, TN. The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Matthew Brown of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jesse Mitchell of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Maurice Robinson of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections. The defendant was also on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated both cases.
 
 
  • Ashleigh Marvin of Rolla. The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Headrick sentenced her to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Eric Chu of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case.
 
“I commend the work of the law enforcement professionals from all of the agencies in Pulaski County for their hard work in investigating these crimes and providing us the evidence needed to send these offenders to prison,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “My office will continue to work hard to hold those who commit crimes accountable in order to keep Pulaski County a safe place to live and raise our families.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, Matt Miller, and Bryce Crowley.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
12/12/16
THIRTY-TWO OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that the following offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections over the last two months of Circuit Court action.
 
 
  • Jason Smith of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to one count of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to twenty years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Cortez Haggard of Nixa.  The defendant pled guilty to one count of Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Loretta Miller of Stoutland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  She also pled guilty to a new count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, thus revoking her probation. Judge Beger sentenced her to twelve years on each case in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
  • Eric Green of Springfield.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Cathleen Sloan of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Jody Kuhn of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Chris Mitchell of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Garrett Rose of Branson.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Forgery and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two seven year sentences and two five year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Anglia Morris of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Jeannie Fitzsimmons of Camdenton.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Austin Hodgins of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Bret Chaffee of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Donald Pankey of St. James.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Emily Perry of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Garon Carroll of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri Department of Conservation investigated this case.
  • David Balsley of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  The defendant pled guilty Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  As a result of the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland Police Department investigated these cases.
  • William Riley of Hannibal.  The defendant pled guilty to Forgery.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
  • Kaneisha Huff of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Shawn Terry of Devils Elbow.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Christopher Plemmons of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
  • Elizabeth Woody of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  As a result of the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced her to two four year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
  • Dustin Barnhart of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Robert Burns of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Robert Hoxworth of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and Felonious Restraint.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Shawna Richardson of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Dajuan Seabrooks of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Felonious Restraint and Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced him to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Timothy Maes of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Johnie Dampf of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Glen Roe Jr. of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Cheryl Hardin of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Brandon Dennick of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Jason Roberts of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Forgery.  The defendant also pled guilty to a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two four year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated these cases.
 
“I commend the hard work of all of the law enforcement professionals in Pulaski County from all of the departments from across the county who helped get these offenders off the streets,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I appreciate their dedication and efforts to make Pulaski County a safe place to live.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews and Matt Miller.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
11/04/16
FORMER DIXON CITY MARSHAL MICHAEL PLUMMER’S
PROBATION REVOKED
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that today in Circuit Court action, former Dixon City Marshal Michael Plummer’s probation was revoked.  Mr. Plummer failed to follow the terms and conditions of his probation after pleading guilty under a plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office to the crime of Hindering Prosecution.  Specifically, Mr. Plummer failed to return all city owned property as agreed and returned some property damaged.  As a result, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.
 
After a probation violation hearing today, Circuit Judge John Wiggins granted the Prosecutor’s Office motion and revoked Mr. Plummer’s probation.  Judge Wiggins set aside the suspended imposition of sentence and sentenced Mr. Plummer to one year in the county jail.  He suspended that sentence and placed him on two years reporting probation.  He also ordered Mr. Plummer to serve thirty days shock incarceration in the county jail, with the sentence to be served over the next fifteen weekends.  In addition, he ordered Mr. Plummer to pay an additional $1700 in restitution to the City of Dixon.
 
Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman prosecuted this case.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
10/24/16
SHAWN GREEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR
THE MURDER OF ROBERT WILLHITE
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that today in Circuit Court action in Dent County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, Judge Kelly Parker sentenced Shawn Green of Waynesville to life imprisonment for the Murder of Robert Willhite.  The murder occurred at Mr. Willhite’s home on T Highway in the Swedeborg area on July 25, 2014, during a robbery and burglary. 
 
Green pled guilty to Murder in July 2016.  In addition to this sentence, Green is currently serving a twenty-year sentence imposed after he was found guilty of numerous charges at a jury trial last August.  That case was also prosecuted by the Pulaski County Prosecutor Kevin Hillman.
 
The evidence in the murder case, after an extensive investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, overwhelmingly pointed to Mr. Green as the primary actor in the beating of Mr. Willhite.  This evidence included Mr. Green’s own statements that he was there and participated in the robbery of Mr. Willhite.  In addition, Mr. Green also confessed that he beat Mr. Willhite to his girlfriend, Jessica Berry and to his close friend Earl Crossland.  Both Ms. Berry and Mr. Crossland agreed to cooperate with the State and testify against Mr. Green.  In addition to these confessions, the other participant in the burglary and robbery, Tommy York, cooperated with investigators and prosecutors early on, providing numerous leads and assisting in recovering a significant amount of Mr. Willhite’s stolen property.  Mr. York’s statements also confirmed that Mr. Green was the one who carried out the beating of Mr. Willhite, consistent with what Mr. Green had told his girlfriend and close friend.  Mr. York, Mr. Crossland, and Ms. Berry have all pled guilty to various charges and await sentencing for their roles in the crime.
 
In addition to Mr. Green’s numerous statements admitting to beating Mr. Willhite, all of the participants confirmed that an initial suspect, Vernon Dale Parker, had nothing to do with the crime.  Several witnesses said that this was a story Mr. Green developed in hopes of throwing off investigators.  Mr. Parker also cooperated with investigators and provided a valid alibi for that evening that was later confirmed by investigators.
 
Investigators also found other evidence linking Mr. Green to this murder.  This included the fact that the victim’s vehicle was discovered abandoned near Mr. Green’s residence.  Mr. Green also sold numerous items of property stolen from Mr. Willhite to several individuals in Pulaski County.  One of these, Richard Jensen of Hilltop Motors, confirmed that Green sold unique coins that matched coins stolen from Mr. Willhite a couple of days after the murder.  These items were recovered by authorities and Mr. Jensen agreed as part of a plea agreement, to cooperate with the State in the murder investigation.  Another suspect, Roby Sapere, confirmed that he had told Mr. Green and Mr. York about Mr. Willhite’s coin collection and that his home would be a good home to burglarize when Mr. Willhite was away.  As payment for the information, Mr. Sapere received a small amount of coins from Shawn Green that had been stolen from Mr. Willhite. Mr. Sapere cooperated with the State in the murder case and pled guilty to receiving stolen property. Mr. Green’s sister, Stella Harper, also cooperated with the State in turning over evidence in exchange for the dropping of charges of hindering prosecution against her.
 
“It is my belief that Mr. Green was the primary actor in this case and I am pleased that he will be in prison for a long, long time where he belongs, so he is not able to victimize anyone else,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I base this belief on the overwhelming evidence that was discovered during the extensive investigation that the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department conducted and the statements of the witnesses, which were verified by the investigators.”
 
“I want to commend the excellent police work by the Sheriff’s Department that went into solving this crime which resulted in this life sentence.  Specifically I want to commend Detectives Christian Butler, Linda Burgess, and Doug Renno who spent numerous hours investigating this case. I also want to recognize the quick thinking and actions of Deputy Eric Dean, Deputy Monty Oullette, Lieutenant Ed Fowler, and all of the other deputies and officers on the morning of July 25th and subsequent days which helped solve this crime and capture Mr. Green and the other suspects. I also want to thank the Berry family who had the courage to come forward and assisted in solving this crime.  Finally I want to thank the Willhite family for all of their cooperation and patience as this case progressed.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
10/17/16
38 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
 
  • Kenneth Wyman of Rolla. The defendant was on probation for Receiving Stolen Property.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Blake Woolsey of St. James.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on the Stealing case. Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on the Possession case. The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Ashley Pool of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Michael Luna of Cuba. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jamie Walker of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to 5 years in the Department of Corrections on each charge. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tyron Spence-Bey of St. Louis. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Chase Albu of Marmet, WV.  The defendant was on probation for Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check Division investigated this case.
 
 
  • Alisha Henderson of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Deanna Garrett-Elger of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Walter Track of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • James Ocasio of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tiffany Dennick of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tanya Simpson of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jessica Barnhart-Parham of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • William Loveall of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and Property Damage in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to three years on the Possession charge, 5 years on the Receiving charge, three years on the Resisting charge, and four years on the Property Damage charge, each in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Julia Burns of Devil’s Elbow. The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Long granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Christy Fowler of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree and Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years on the Burglary charge and four years on the Passing Bad Checks charge in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Morgan Lachowitz of Westphalia.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Nicholas Howe of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Michael Peterson of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jesse Donaldson of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Louis Sutton of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Robbery in the Second Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years on the Robbery case and seven years on the Possession case in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert and Waynesville Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Earl Chambers of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Rachel Wilson of St. James.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Amber Santos of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Seth Fortner of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Samuel Dean of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Shannon Beam of Mineral Point, Missouri.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree and Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years on the Burglary charge and four years on the Receiving charge in the Department of Corrections.  The St. James Police Department investigated this case.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office was assigned as a special prosecutor for Phelps County.
 
 
  • Daniel Loffler of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • James Thomas of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • George Smith of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing and Possession of a Controlled Substance. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle and Beger both granted the motions and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Daniel Thorsen of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Dixon Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases
 
 
  • Melinda Gomez of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Taylor Cundiff of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Scottie Pierce of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Christina Cooper of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Shawn Leroux of Vichy.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
 
  • Glenn Dietzel of Jefferson City.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Intoxicated.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
 “I want to commend all of the law enforcement professionals whose hard work and dedication took these offenders off the street and into prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Their work makes Pulaski County a safer place for all of us.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, and Matt Miller.

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