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PRESS RELEASE
4/11/16
Quo Warranto Petition Filed Seeking to Prevent Michael Plummer from Assuming Duties as Dixon City Marshal Without a Valid Peace Officer’s License

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that today in Pulaski County Circuit Court, he has filed a petition in Quo Warranto, on behalf of the State of Missouri, seeking to prevent Michael Plummer from assuming the office as the Dixon City Marshal.  The basis for this action is Michael Plummer currently does not hold a valid peace officer’s license in the State of Missouri and thus, he is not qualified to become the Marshal, which is a position requiring a peace officer license.  In addition, anyone who would grant him such a commission might also be committing a crime under Missouri law.
 
Quo Warranto is an extraordinary writ that is granted by Missouri statute to the Attorney General or the County Prosecuting Attorney giving either officer the authority to file on behalf of the State of Missouri.  If granted, the Circuit Court then has the power to order the removal of an elected official for misconduct or prevent an elected official from taking office if that person is unqualified to assume the office.
 
“I did not take this action lightly, especially in light of the plurality victory in the recent election won by Mr. Plummer.  However, I have a duty as the Prosecuting Attorney to the citizens of this County to uphold the law.  Someone who does not have the proper qualifications under the law should not be allowed to assume a position of trust,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “We would never allow a Circuit Judge who does not have a valid law license or a teacher without a proper teaching certificate to assume their duties, no matter the circumstances, and this is no different.  In light of recent events, I would ask that everyone respect the process and your fellow citizens and allow this issue to be properly and peacefully decided in the Courts and to respect the ultimate decision of the Courts.”
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that the facts stated in the petition are allegations until proven by a preponderance of the evidence in court.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 

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PRESS RELEASE
03/17/16
CHARLES SHATTUCK-KNAEBEL SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON PLUS FITY YEARS FOR THE MURDER OF JAMES DUNHAM IN JUNE 2013
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that in Circuit Court action today in Morgan County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, Charles Shattuck-Knaebel of Richland was sentenced to life in prison plus fifty years for his role in the murder of James Dunham of St. Robert in June 2013.
 
Shattuck-Knaebel originally pled guilty on May 13, 2015 as part of a plea agreement but withdrew from that agreement and requested a change of venue to Morgan County.  The case was set for jury trial in Morgan County beginning April 4, 2016.  At the pretrial hearing held today, Shattuck-Knaebel pled guilty as charged to Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Receiving Stolen Property. 
 
Judge Kenneth Hayden accepted the pleas of guilty.  Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman recommended a sentence of life imprisonment on the Murder charge, and a combination of 50 years on the other charges to run consecutive to one another.  Judge Hayden followed that recommendation and sentenced Shattuck-Knaebel to life imprisonment plus fifty years, to run consecutive.
 
“James Dunham was a 92 year old WWII veteran and a retired career Army NCO who was brutally beaten and killed because he interrupted the burglary of his home by Mr. Shattuck.  To me, it strikes at the heart of our community for good citizens like Mr. Dunham to be attacked in the place that they are supposed to be most safe, their own home,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I am very pleased that Judge Hayden followed my recommendation in this case and ensured that someone as dangerous as Mr. Shattuck-Knaebel spends the rest of his life behind bars where he belongs.  He will never be able to prey upon anyone else in this, or any other community.”
 
“I want to recognize the hard work of the members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department who spent tireless hours investigating and solving this crime.  Their work meant that the two men who committed this heinous act are in prison where they belong.  Specifically, I want to single out the good police work of the lead detective, Detective Doug Renno, the first two responding patrol deputies, Mike Mogan and Eric Dean, Detective Don Hayden, Evidence Custodian Dianne Hayden, Jailer Amanda Brabrandt, and Chief Deputy John Groves who were all essential in obtaining this conviction and sentence.  Our county is truly blessed because these police officers worked hard and came together to bring closure to the victim’s family as well as our entire community.  We are all safer because of these law enforcement professionals.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Attorney Generals Josh Harrell and Darrell Moore.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
03/17/16
RACHEL VALENCIA PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Court action today, Rachel Valencia of Crocker, pled guilty to one count of Child Endangerment and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Both charges are class C felonies that carry a maximum punishment of seven years in the Department of Corrections.
 
In exchange for her plea of guilty, the State agreed to dismiss the other charges currently pending against her. The State also agreed to recommend a sentence of seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count, to run consecutive to one another for a total of fourteen years.  The State recommended that the judge retain jurisdiction under Section 559.115 RSMo with a recommendation for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  This recommendation means that the judge can release the defendant after 120 days if she successfully completes the program and the judge so chooses, and place the defendant on probation for a period of five years.  The conditions of probation, if granted, would be ordered at that time.
 
After hearing witnesses called by the State and the Defendant during sentencing, Judge Beger took the case under advisement and set it for March 23, 2016 at 9 am for sentencing.
 
“Our main goal in the prosecution of this case was to make sure that Ms. Valencia did not have a chance to harm any other children,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “While the recommended sentence is not perfect, we determined that we could achieve most of our goals with this plea and sentence and it was not worth the risk of a trial.  In addition, her pleas of guilty bring finality to this case and allow the victims to move forward with their recovery and family court proceedings.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Kathleen Croker. The Crocker Police Department and Missouri Department of Family Services investigated this case.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

34
PRESS RELEASE
02/08/16
15 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals 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.      Michael Beauchamp of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
2.      Chang McPherson of Holt’s Summit, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault 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 fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
3.      Steven Grigss of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
4.      Dylan Orr of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years and three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
5.      James Morgan of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
6.      Owen Broadway of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Passing Bad Checks.  The defendant was also 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 seven years in the Department of Corrections in each case.  The Crocker Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these case.
7.      Randy Haggard of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
8.      Roy Murphy of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to one count of Statutory Sodomy 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.
9.      Joshua Rogers of St. James.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office was appointed as a special prosecutor in this case. 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. James Police Department investigated this case.
10.  Travis Ross of Rolla.  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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
11.  Wesley Barnhart of Dixon.  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 Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
12.  Ryan Ewbank of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing 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 case.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
13.  Shawn Green of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.  Please note that Mr. Green remains charged with Murder in the First Degree on a separate case and that case remains set for trial in September 2016.  This sentence is also separate from the twenty year sentence the defendant recently received.
14.  Denise Newkirk of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree and 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 three years and five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
15.  Roger Perkins of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.  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 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.
 
“I want to commend the work of all of the law enforcement agencies involved in these cases,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “It takes a team effort to successfully investigate and prosecute cases and I appreciate all of the hard work of the police officers, probation officers, and prosecutors who were involved in this cases.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, and Katie Croker.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
12/29/15
TIPS TO AVOID SCAMS AND CON-ARTISTS
DURING FLOOD RECOVERY
By: Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman
The recent flooding throughout Pulaski County has resulted in a tragic loss of life and property.  Because Pulaski County is a great place to live, the community has come together to help those affected to put their lives back together. It is times like these when we see the true spirit of our community.
Unfortunately, whenever disasters happen like the flooding here or the tornados in Joplin, the scammers and con-artists are likely to arrive to prey upon the same people who just had their lives turned upside down.  They arrived quickly in Joplin and I have no doubt that they will be here operating in Pulaski County.  Scammers and con-artists are warned that I will aggressively prosecute anyone who takes advantage of Pulaski County citizens impacted by the recent flooding.  However, the best thing that could happen is for residents to be proactive so that no one falls for these scams.  For that reason, I am offering some tips to try and avoid these scammers and con-artists before you become their victim.
Some common types of scammers and con-artists that arrive after a natural disaster are identity thieves, charity fraudsters, and contractor scammers.  Here are some steps to avoid these predators:
IDENTITY THEFT
Identity thieves many times operate in an area that was recently impacted by a natural disaster and pose as a government official or as someone from a charity that is trying to help.  It is also not unheard of for these thieves to go through the trash that has been set out for disposal. Here are some steps to prevent these thieves from getting your information:
-Shred Documents with Personal Information: If you are disposing of records that were destroyed by the flood water, ensure that you shred any records that have personal information on them like your name, social security number, date of birth, bank account numbers, passwords, etc.
-Do Not Give Out Your Social Security Number: Make sure that you know who you are dealing with.  Unless you initiate the contact or you are sure of whom you are dealing with, do not give personal information to a stranger.  A legitimate source will be happy to wait for you to verify their identity.  If you have any doubt, contact the police, sheriff, city officials or my office to verify that who you are dealing is a legitimate official.
-Check your Credit Report: It is always a good idea to check your credit report to ensure that no unauthorized accounts have been opened in your name.  If you think someone may have obtained your information, you should check more often.  You can obtain a free credit report from the Federal Trade Commission at www.annualcreditreport.com
-Notify Your Bank and Credit Card Companies: If you think someone may have obtained your personal information, notify your bank and credit card companies.  You can also contact the credit reporting bureaus and place a fraud alert on your credit report.
-Stop your Mail: If you have been displaced, make sure to notify the post office to stop your mail and have it forwarded to a safe location.
CHARITY FRAUD
Many local and national charities have already stepped forward to help.  Unfortunately, there will be criminals who use the disaster as a chance to steal from you or charities rather than raise funds to help others.  Here are some tips to make sure your donation goes to help instead of into the pocket of a thief:
-Identify the Charity: Many fake charities will have nice sounding names.  Make sure you know the charity you are giving money to.  If you have a question as to whether it is a legitimate charity, wait and ask others.
-Do Not Be Pressured: Legitimate charities do not pressure you to give.  If a caller tries to play on your sympathy by identifying the organization with the flooding, be careful.  Be cautious about allowing solicitors into your home. If you are unsure the organization is legitimate, check into the organization before you commit to donating.
-Avoid Cash Donations: Make sure the check is payable to a legitimate charitable organization and not to an individual.
CONTRACTOR FRAUD
Be on the lookout for contractors known as storm chasers.  These are companies that arrive in the area shortly after a natural disaster, like the flooding we have experienced.  The representatives from these companies will often go door to door in storm damaged areas posing as recovery experts or contractors specializing in flood repair.
These companies will often pressure a homeowner into signing a contract allowing the company to negotiate with the homeowners’ insurance carrier.  They will sometimes use high pressure sales tactics, ask for a cash deposit, be from out of the area, have no references, and have no proof of insurance.  The elderly and disabled are especially vulnerable to these predators because they may not have the ability to assess the damage themselves.
Here are some tips to try and avoid these storm chasers and make sure your repairs are done properly:
-Contact your Insurance Carrier Immediately: Some insurance carriers require that you only use contractors approved by the carrier.  Many times, they will also have a list of contractors they approve of and will guarantee the repairs if you use an approved contractor.
*       -Use Reliable, Licensed and Insured Contractors and Get Multiple Written Estimates: Be sure to obtain at least two written estimates for the job and read the contract fine print. Compare the services and prices of several reputable contractors before making a final decision. Do not be afraid to ask others if you do not understand everything in the contract. Hire local contractors, if possible. Look at the license plates and if they are not Missouri plates, this should be a red flag.
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*       -Check References and Complaints: Contractors should be willing to provide the names of previous customers. Call some former customers who had similar work done to make sure they were satisfied with the job. Also, you should check with the Better Business Bureau, the Missouri Attorney General, and the Waynesville Building Inspector to see if there have been prior complaints made against a particular contractor.
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*       -Ask for Proof of Insurance: Make sure the contractor carries general liability insurance and workers' compensation. If the contractor is not insured, the homeowner may be liable for accidents that occur on the property or to the house/building.
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*       -Insist on a written contract: A complete contract should clearly state all the tasks to be performed, all associated costs and the payment schedule. Never sign a blank contract or one with blank spaces. Make sure the contract clearly states who will apply for the necessary permits or licenses. Have a lawyer review the contract if substantial costs are involved and keep a copy for your records.
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*       -Get any guarantees in writing: Any guarantees made by the contractor should be written into the contract. The guarantee should clearly state what is guaranteed, who is responsible for the guarantee and how long the guarantee is valid.
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*       -Have work inspected: If excavation work is being performed (e.g., sewers or basement walls) make sure a qualified inspector examines the work before it is hidden from view to avoid similar problems in the future. If you live within the city limits, an inspection by the city building official may be required for all work.
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*       -Make final payments when the work is completed: Do not sign completion papers or make the final payment until the work is completed to your satisfaction. A reputable contractor will not threaten you or pressure you to sign if the job is not finished properly.
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*       -Pay by check or credit card: Avoid on-the-spot cash payments. Only write a check to the contracting company. A better idea is to use a credit card, because you have a chance to dispute a charge afterwards if a problem arises. A reasonable down payment is 30 percent of the total cost of the project, to be paid upon initial delivery of materials. Federal law gives consumers a three-day "cooling off" period for unsolicited door-to door sales of more than $25.
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*       -Cancel the contract if necessary: Canceling a contract should be done within three business days of signing. Be sure to follow the procedures for cancellation that are set out in the contract. Send the notification by registered mail with a return receipt to be signed by the contractor.
If you suspect that you are the victim of a scammer, or suspect that you have been targeted by a scammer, please contact my office or a local law enforcement official immediately.  We all stand ready to protect the victims of this natural disaster from becoming the victim of a human disaster in the form of a scammer or con-artist.  Here are some helpful numbers and websites for your information:
            Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office:              573-774-4770
            Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department:            573-774-6196
            Waynesville Police Department:                     573-774-2414
            Waynesville City Hall:                                    573-774-6171
            Waynesville Building Department:                 573-774-6009
St. Robert Police Department:                        573-451-2000 Ext. 1
St. Robert City Hall:                                       573-451-2000
            Missouri Attorney General:                            www.ago.mo.gov
            Missouri Attorney General Fraud Hotline:     1-800-392-8222
            Better Business Bureau:                                  www.bbb.org
*If you feel threatened at any time, call 911 immediately!

36
PRESS RELEASE
12/14/15
TWENTY FIVE OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN CIRCUIT COURT ACTION
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that twenty-five offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections over the last two months of Circuit Court action.  The twenty-five offenders are:
 
 
  • David Ridenhower of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • David Davis of Umatilla, Florida.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Jase Warner of Richland. The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Stealing and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.  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 on each count.  The Crocker Police Department and Dixon Police Department investigated these case.
  • Randy Haggard of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  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.
  • Michael Bahr of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and 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 five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.
  • Cherie Kelley of Crocker. The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.
  • Brandon Dillard of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Dakota Orsborn of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Bill Bennett of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Elizabeth Woody of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. The defendant also pled guilty to a new offense of Burglary in the Second Degree. As a result of her 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 ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections on the new case.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Billy Joe Robinson of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and 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 Beger 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.
  • Rebecca Lane of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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.
  • Appearing Silliman of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Jonathon Radosevich of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.  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.
  • Ashley Suggett of Jefferson City.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
  • Marcus Richey of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree and Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four, seven, and ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
  • Daniel Butler of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 this case.
  • Megan Hasse of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Bobby Bell of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Beger sentenced him to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
  • 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 St. Ronbert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Brian Simmons of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Robert Fiatte of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
  • Amanda Hayes of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Douglas Eubanks of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Felony Driving While Intoxicated.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Lucas Slawson of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
“Drugs continue to be a real scourge in America and here in Pulaski County,” said Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.  “Almost every defendant sentenced in the last two months committed either an offense directly tied to drugs, or an offense because they sought money to buy drugs.  Stealing, tampering, receiving stolen property and burglary are all crimes committed because of the desperation of addicts seeking drugs.  Drug crimes have plenty of victims, from the person whose house was broken into to the addict themselves.  I commend law enforcement for their continued vigilance and hard work to keep 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 Katie Croker.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
11/19/2015
SHAWN GREEN SENTENCED TO TWENTY YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR PRODUCTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSORS
 
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that today Judge John Beger sentenced Shawn Green of Waynesville to a total of twenty years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. 
 
Mr. Green had been found guilty in August of Production of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors after a two day jury trial in Phelps County on a change of venue from Pulaski County. These charges arose from a search warrant executed on the Green family home on April 11, 2013, by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group where the defendant was found in the process of cooking methamphetamine in an outbuilding on the property.
 
Mr. Green remains charged with several other crimes, including a First Degree Murder charge arising from the beating death of Robert Willhite in July 2014.  The murder case is set for trial in September 2016 on a change of venue to Iron County.
 
“I want to commend the excellent police work done by Troopers Dan Bickell, Task Force Officer Joe Bickell, Trooper Douglas Pfeifer, Rolla Police Sergeant Dan Gray, and Crime Lab Technician Matthew Fox which resulted in this conviction and lengthy prison sentence,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. 
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Katherine Croker.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
11/13/15
PROSECUTING ATTORNEY KEVIN HILLMAN’S RESPONSE TO MISSOURI CANNABIS RESTORATION AND PROTECTION ACT RALLY

I have become aware of efforts by a marijuana legalization advocacy group from Kansas City called Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection Act to question my actions in charging Delbert McKinnon of Crocker with the class C felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance, namely 62 grams of marijuana.
 
This group alleges that Mr. McKinnon is a Korean War veteran who uses marijuana for medicinal purposes.  To date, neither the defendant nor his attorney have provided any records of Mr. McKinnon’s service to myself or my office.  In addition, I have not been provided any medical records or letters from doctors about the defendant’s condition or why he needs to use marijuana.  If those records are provided, they will be taken into consideration as they are in every case we prosecute.
 
As this is an ongoing case, neither I nor any of my staff will comment further in regards to this specific case.  However, I want to assure the public that my office takes all factors into consideration when charging a case, and as facts become available during the course of a case, we consider those as well.  We will treat this defendant’s case as we treat every case we handle, with fairness and in accordance with the law.
 
I have a duty as the Prosecuting Attorney, to uphold the law.  I took an oath to do just that.  The law in Missouri is that Possession of Marijuana is illegal.  It is defined by the Revised Statutes of Missouri as a controlled substance.  I understand that there are efforts underway, by groups such as this one, to legalize marijuana for multiple purposes, to include recreational use and medicinal purposes.  They have an agenda that they wish to promote and they are trying to use this case and this defendant to promote their agenda.
 
The proper place for that debate is with the legislature, who makes the law, and at the ballot box.  Until the law is changed, I will continue to enforce the laws at they were enacted by the both the Citizens of Missouri or their duly elected representatives in a fair and just manner.  That is the job for which I was elected to perform as the Prosecuting Attorney of Pulaski County.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
10/19/15
41 SENTENCED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
OVER THE LAST 2 MONTHS
23 Sentenced to Department of Corrections in Circuit Court Action in August 2015

1.      Michael Bolar of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Aggravated Stalking.  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.
2.      Samantha Tull of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Forgery and Burglary 1st 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 on each charge.  The St. Robert Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
3.      William Bradley Uherka of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd 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 Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
4.      Kayla Bennett of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Assault 2nd 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 Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
5.      Chad Carpenter of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Identity Theft.  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 Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
6.      Marc Faulkner of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree, Stealing, and Manufacturing an Imitation 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 Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years, seven years, and four years on each charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated these cases.
7.      Jerod Gan 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 Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
8.      Jeffery Berkshire 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 his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
9.      Gene Rickerson of Iberia. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
10.  Laquan Witty of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for Escape From Custody.  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.
11.  Richard Gillmore of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  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.
12.  John Lively of Russellville, Missouri.  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.
13.  Nichole Jones-Green 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 Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
14.  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.
15.  William Loveall of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections. The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
16.  Jamie Stovall 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 St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
17.  Brett McDaniels of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd 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.
18.  Jody Dismang of Lebanon. The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
19.  Erica Fuller 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 Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
20.  Willie Caldwell of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 1st 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 Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
21.  Heather McCurley of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault 2nd 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.
22.  Jeremy McAllister of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd 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 three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
23.  Corey Haggard of St. Robert. The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
18 Sentenced to Department of Corrections in Circuit Court Action
in September 2015
1.      Dominic Smith 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
2.      James McDaniel of Odessa, Texas.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree 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 Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
3.      Serena Green 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 seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
4.      Ryan Kelley of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree, 3 counts of Sealing, and Forgery.  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 separate sentences of seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
5.      Mario Scarpetti of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation for two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child 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 on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
6.      Latisha Cocroft 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 three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
7.      John Vodicka of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for felony Operating a Vehicle Without a Valid License.  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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
8.      Robert Baxter of Springfield.  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 Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
9.      Travis Ranney of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Rape in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was also on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Stealing.  As a result of his guilty plea, 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 of these charges.  The Waynesville Police Department, Crocker Police Department, and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
10.  Ricki Rains of Laquey. 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 three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
11.  Rachel Yracheta of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  As a result of her plea, 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 and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
12.  Craig Bueavais of Crocker. The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
13.  Jerome Williamson of Waynesville. 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
14.  Neil Couillard of Mansfield. The defendant pled guilty to Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree and Incest.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to twenty years on the first charge and four years on the second charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department invested this case.
15.  Dylan January of Waynesville.  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 five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
16.  Michael Ebert of Springdale, Arkansas.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary 2nd 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 five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
17.  Bliss Buza of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
18.  Kevin Zimmerman of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Sexual Contact with a Student.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
“I commend the hard work and dedication of the law enforcement professionals whose efforts are reflected in these sentences,” said Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney. “Offenders need to understand that if they commit crimes and/or fail to follow the terms and conditions of their probation, they are going to face the consequences, which is often prison, as these defendants discovered.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, and Katie Croker.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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HILLMAN BECOMES MAPA PRESIDENT


Kevin Hillman is set to take the helm of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA). Hillman, who is the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, will lead the Association that represents Missouri’s prosecutors over the next year. “There have been many calls for reform of the criminal justice system over the past several years,” said Hillman. "Prosecutors have led the way for many of those reforms, including revising the criminal code, recording police interrogations when dangerous felonies are committed, improving diversion programs, and supporting reasonable parole eligibility for truly non-violent offenders. "Recently, however, much criticism has been leveled at prosecutors and law enforcement officers who work to keep our communities safe. Many of these criticisms miss the mark in an attempt to blame the criminal justice system for too many of society’s woes. “Unfortunately, a host of ideas that are promoted under the guise of ‘reforming’ the criminal justice system would actually open the floodgates of our prisons, erode valuable Truth in Sentencing laws, decriminalize serious offenses, and undermine the autonomy of locally elected prosecutors who are elected by and accountable to our communities. None of these ideas are good. And none of them really go to the heart of the legitimate challenges we face as a society. “Instead, the answer is to refocus community efforts on strengthening families, improving educational and employment opportunities, obeying the law, and fostering respect for police officers who put their lives on the line to provide safe communities. Over the next year, my prosecutor colleagues and I look forward to an honest discussion about how to achieve what everyone truly wants: a safe and productive Missouri.” Hillman is the 46th president of MAPA since its inception in 1969. He succeeds immediate past-president and Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight. Christian County Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite is the Association’s president-elect. Other officers include Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson and Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell. Hillman is the elected prosecutor for Pulaski County. In 2010, he began his first term as the elected prosecutor and he now is in his second term. Hillman attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Hillman graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2000. He began his prosecution career as an assistant prosecutor with Butler County, Ohio. He was accepted into the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps and stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After leaving active duty, Hillman continued to serve in the Missouri Army National Guard. Hillman was deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade. He currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel and serves as the Command Judge Advocate of the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, which is located in Sedalia, Missouri. #

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PRESS RELEASE
09/14/15
GRAVES KING SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE HOME INVASION AND DEATH OF JAMES DUNHAM IN JUNE 2013
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Graves King of St. Robert pled guilty on Friday in Scott County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, to the charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Receiving Stolen Property for his role in the home invasion and death of James Dunham in St. Robert in June 2013. Mr. King was originally the prime suspect in the case, but evidence discovered during the investigation and prosecution now indicates that another suspect was the primary perpetrator. 
 
Judge David Dolan of Scott County sentenced Mr. King to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on the Burglary in the First Degree charge and five years in the Department of Corrections on the Receiving Stolen Property charge, to run consecutive with one another.  In addition to those sentences, Mr. King is also serving a number of other sentences from other unrelated cases, which are:
 
a.       Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute from Phelps County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County-Twelve years in the Department of Corrections.
b.      Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Correctional Facility from Phelps County on a change of venue from Pulaski County-Seven years in the Department of Corrections.
c.       Unlawful Use of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia from Phelps County on a change of venue from Pulaski County-Four years in the Department of Corrections.
d.      Possession of a Controlled Substance from Greene County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
e.       Possession of a Controlled Substance from Greene County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
f.       Possession of a Controlled Substance from Greene County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
g.      Possession of a Controlled Substance from Christian County-Five years in the Department of Corrections.
h.      Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Felon from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri-Seventy five months in the US Bureau of Prisons.
 
Charles Shattuck-Knabel remains charged with Murder in the Second Degree, along with a number of other charges related to the home invasion and death of James Dunham.  Mr. Shattuck-Knabel withdrew his previous pleas of guilty and his case has now been transferred on a change of venue to Morgan County for trial.
 
“I am pleased to bring resolution to his case and grateful that Mr. King is going to spend the vast majority of the rest of his life in prison, where he belongs.  This plea and sentence will now allow us to focus on the primary suspect in this case,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to commend the work that the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department did investigating this case, especially Detective Doug Renno, the lead investigator in this case.”
 
This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel.
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that the charges against Mr. Shattuck-Knabel are merely an accusation and he remains innocent until proven guilty.


Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
08/25/2015
 
SHAWN GREEN FOUND GUILTY OF PRODUCTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, AND POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE PRECURSORS
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that after a two day jury trial in Phelps County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, Shawn Green of Waynesville was found guilty as charged on all four counts. 
 
The charges for which he was found guilty were Production of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.  The charges arose from a search warrant executed on the Green family home on April 11, 2013, by member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group where the defendant was found in the process of cooking methamphetamine in an outbuilding on the property.
 
Sentencing is set for October 22, 2015 before Judge John Beger in Phelps County.  The defendant was charged as a prior and persistent felony offender, which means he faces a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment on these charges.
 
Mr. Green remains charged with several other charges, including a First Degree Murder charge arising from the beating death of Robert Willhite in July 2014.  The murder case is set for trial in September 2016 on a change of venue to Iron County.
 
“I want to commend the excellent police work done by Troopers Dan Bickell, Task Force Officer Joe Bickell, Trooper Douglas Pfeifer, Rolla Police Sergeant Dan Gray, and Crime Lab Technician Matthew Fox which resulted in this conviction,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. 
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Katherine Croker.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
08/17/2015
JEREMIAH JENNINGS PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN THE FIRST DEGREE

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Jeremiah Jennings of St. Robert pled guilty today in Phelps County Circuit Court, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, to Involuntary Manslaughter in the First Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  These charges stemmed from the October 2014 death of Mr. Jennings infant child in St. Robert.  Both of these charges are class C felonies and Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to the maximum of seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.
 
The evidence showed that Mr. Jennings was left in charge of his infant son while the child’s mother went shopping.  Mr. Jennings drank alcohol while he was watching the child to the point he became intoxicated.  While intoxicated, Mr. Jennings placed the child in an adult bed on top of a comforter, an unsafe sleeping position for an infant.  In the bed, the child became entangled in the comforter and suffocated. Due to his intoxicated state, Mr. Jennings did not properly monitor the child.
 
“This case is tragic and there is no outcome that can fix the sad events of that day,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “Although this death was not from any intentional action, Mr. Jennings’ conduct was reckless in drinking alcohol and placing the child in an unsafe sleeping situation.  His actions, and lack of action, caused the tragic death of his son, and he is being held accountable for his conduct.”
 
“I want to commend the St. Robert Police Department, Department of Family Services, the Pulaski County Coroner and Dr. Keith Norton, the medical examiner, for the work on this case.  Their efforts allowed us to understand what happened on that tragic day and bring some justice to this case,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
08/11/15
Seventeen Defendants Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  The defendants were:
 
The first defendant was Jamie Becker of De Soto, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The second defendant was Darla Babcock of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The third defendant was Jericho Lewis of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke 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.
 
The fourth defendant was Samantha Orsborn of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation in both cases.  Judge Hickle and Judge Wiggins both granted the motion and each sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original cases.
 
The fifth defendant was Jacquetta Richey of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke 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.
 
The sixth defendant was Matthew Brown of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Receiving Stolen Property.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle 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 the original cases.
 
The seventh defendant was Angela Velde of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The eighth defendant was Samuel Sloas of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.
 
The ninth defendant was Jason Brown of Waynesville. The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The tenth defendant was Loretta Miller of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to twelve years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Ashley Mize of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.
 
The twelfth defendant was Gene Rickerson of Iberia.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Eric Terry of Versailles.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Aaron Lynch of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Stealing.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Christopher Giller of Licking.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
The sixteenth defendant was Erin Wieprecht of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office made a motion to revoke probation.  Judge Beger and Judge Headrick both granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original cases.
 
The seventeenth defendant was Paul Fau of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty and was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri Department of Conservation investigated this case.
 
“Law enforcement officers in Pulaski County, from the road officers, through the detectives, to the probations officers, and finally the prosecutors are all working hard to get criminals off the street and into prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “My office will continue to work to hold criminals accountable for their actions in Pulaski County and I appreciate the hard word and dedication of our law enforcement professionals in making that happen.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews and Katie Croker.
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
06/16/15
Twenty-Six Defendants Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  The defendants were:
 
The first defendant was Michael Warren of Kansas City.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance and 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 him to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
The second defendant was Robert Fiatte of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Driving While Intoxicated as an Aggravated 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced him to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The third defendant was Jonathan Beach of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Child Pornography.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to a five year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The South Central Computer Crimes Task Force investigated this case.
 
The fourth defendant was Deann Irwin of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced her to a five year sentence in the Department of Corrections. 
 
The fifth defendant was Roy McKinnon of Dixon. The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted 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 him to a five year sentence in the Department of Corrections. 
 
The sixth defendant was Paul Fergot of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Resisting Arrest.  The defendant pled guilty to a new offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of his new offense and 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 him to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections on the old case and a seven year sentence in the Department of Corrections on the new case. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
The seventh defendant was Perry Zenon of Fort Leonard Wood.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced him to a seven year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check Division investigated this case.
 
The eighth defendant was Jacob Towler of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of 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 him to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
The ninth defendant was Carmelita Spence of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted 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 Beger granted the motion and sentenced her to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The tenth defendant was William Cato of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer 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 him to a fifteen year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Chris Etheridge of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and 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 him to a seven year sentence in the Department of Corrections for the Domestic Assault and a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections of Driving While Revoked.  The Crocker Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The twelfth defendant was Jason Rickerson of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to a five year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The St Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Phylicia Young of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  In addition, the defendant pled guilty to a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of her conduct and failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced her to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Chris Hunter of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to a five year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Tanya Simpson of Plato.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of two 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 her to a seven year sentence and three year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The sixteenth defendant was Cory Barton of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The seventeenth defendant was Paul Beck of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Child Pornography.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to a seven year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The eighteenth defendant was Taylor Carson of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to a two year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the case.
 
The nineteenth defendant was Jennifer Fowler of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to a seven year sentence in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The twentieth defendant was Mark Keleise of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Sealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-first defendant was Dustin Maust of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Attempted Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  The Defendant also pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of the new conduct and for 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 him to a seven year sentence in the Department of Corrections on each case.  The Missouri Department of Conversation and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
The twenty-second defendant was Devyn Franklin of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Failure to Appear.  Judge Headrick sentenced the defendant to a three year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-third defendant was Eddie Delizio II of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-fourth defendant was Christopher Howe of Dixon. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to a five year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-fifth defendant was Miguel Rosario of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to a four year sentence in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-sixth defendant was Bill Breuklander of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant also pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  As a result of his new conduct and 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 him to three five year sentences in the Department of Corrections for each Burglary count and a seven year sentence for the Possession charge.  The St. Robert Police and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.
 
 “I hope these sentences send the message that we will continue to hold criminals responsible for their misconduct,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I appreciate all of our law enforcement officers’ efforts in getting these criminals off our streets and in prison where they belong.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews and Katie Croker.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
5/12/15
Sex Offender Sentenced to Twenty-Five Years in
the Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Jeremiah Elam of Swedeborg, was sentenced to a total of twenty-five years in prison after being found guilty at a jury trial on the charges of Statutory Rape and Statutory Sodomy.  The case was tried in Phelps County after a change of venue from Pulaski County on March 24-25, 2015.  Circuit Judge John Beger sentenced the defendant on May 11, 2015 to fifteen years on Statutory Rape and ten years on Statutory Sodomy, with the sentences to run consecutive.
 
“I am very happy that this sexual predator is off the streets and in prison where he belongs for a long time,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “These cases are the most difficult to investigate and the most difficult to win a conviction on and I commend the investigators, child advocacy center staff, and my prosecutors who worked very hard and came together to obtain this conviction.”
 
This case was investigated by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center.  The case was prosecuted at trial by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Katie Croker.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
04/28/15
Prosecutor’s Office Victims’ Rights Week Activities Raise over $500.00 to help Crime Victims in Pulaski County
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney is pleased to announce that the Prosecutor’s Office Breakfast and Golf Tournament in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week raised over $500.00.  These funds will be used to support crime victim service providers in the community, such as Genesis House and Kids Harbor. 
 
In addition, the funds will be used to help support the Sheriff’s Departments efforts to exhume and test DNA of a murder victim found in a low water crossing of Mill Creek off Canyon Road in 1981 and never identified.  It is hoped that modern testing not available at the time of her death will allow us to identify her and possibly lead to clues on who committed the murder. At the very least, it may bring closure to a family as to the whereabouts of their loved one.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office would like to thank the following persons, groups, and businesses that donated to make this program a success.
 
 
 
David Lowe, Attorney at Law
 
Carey Heitman, State Farm Insurance
 
Linda Schonbok, St. Robert Municipal Ct.
 
Mike Headrick, Associate Circuit Judge
 
Kandi Greer, Guarded Hearts, LLC
 
State Representative Steve Lynch
 
Terri Mitchell, Pulaski County Collector
 
Virgie Mahan
 
Pulaski County Narcotics Task Force
 
Ron Long, Pulaski County Sheriff
 
Lone Oak Printing
 
Jim Phillips, Mayor Pro Tem, St. Robert
 
Z Loft Hotel
 
Mark Prugh, Attorney at Law
 
Gene Newkirk, Presiding Commissioner
 
Kevin Hillman, Prosecuting Attorney
 
Westside Café
 
Security Bank
 
Colin Long, Associate Circuit Judge
 
Lynch's Furniture and Appliances
 
Park University, Fort Leonard Wood
Kids’ Harbor
City of St. Robert
 

 
 

Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
04/13/15
Twenty-Two Defendants Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  The defendants were:
 
The first defendant was Robert Dowling of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Long granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The second defendant was Nakia Lewis of Laquey. The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of two 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 Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced her to seven years on one count and four years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The third defendant was Adam Hance of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Forgery.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fourth defendant was Brandon Williams of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Burglary in the Second Degree and 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Rolla Police Department investigated this case. The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office was appointed as Special Prosecutor on this case at the request of the Phelps County Prosecutor’s Office.
 
The fifth defendant was Jessica Perkins of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Child Abuse and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Judge Beger sentenced her to 7 years on count one and three years on count two in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The sixth defendant was Matthew Vinall of St. Robert.   The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted 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 him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The seventh defendant was Christopher Ethridge of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of 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 him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eighth defendant was Robert Knapp of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance and 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years on the first count and four years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The ninth defendant was George Nelson of St. Louis.  The defendant pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The tenth defendant was Mark Downing of West Terre Haute, Indiana.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced him to five years on each count in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Richard Tucker of Cuba.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  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 him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twelfth defendant was Robert Williams of Norman, Oklahoma.  The defendant pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Eddie Delizo II 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 defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Burglary in the Second Degree.  As a result of the conduct to which he pled guilty, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Jeremy Dyer of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted 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 him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Gerald Farrow of Brumley.  The defendant pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The sixteenth defendant was Maricus Futrell of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The seventeenth defendant was Douglas Bacon of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to six years on count one and four years on count two in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eighteenth defendant was Angel Brewer of Pilot Knob.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Wiggins sentenced her to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The nineteenth defendant was Matthew Fox of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twentieth defendant was Allie Haines of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine Paraphernalia.  Judge Headrick sentenced her to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-first defendant was Dywon Newell of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  Judge Headrick sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-second defendant was Garvey Jones of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Wiggins sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was on probation after previously being convicted of Receiving Stolen Property.  As a result of the conduct to which he pled guilty, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
“The hard work of our local law enforcement officers and professionals is reflected in these sentences,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I appreciate their efforts and I am glad that these offenders are off our streets and in prison where they belong.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews and Katie Croker.
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
2/12/15
Twenty-One Defendants Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that in Circuit Court action over the last two months, twenty-one defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections.  The twenty-one defendants were:
 
The first defendant was Jordan Martin of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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 St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The second defendant was Raymond Haggard of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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 six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The third defendant was Devyn Franklin of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.  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.
 
The fourth defendant was Amanda Minges of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The fifth defendant was Earl Miller of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of 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 four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The sixth defendant was Charles Shattuck-Knabel of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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.
 
The seventh defendant was Christopher Dieman of Plato.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining 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.
 
The eighth defendant was Andrea Mobley of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to felony Driving While Intoxicated.  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.
 
The ninth defendant was Bruce Simmons of Eldon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Inhaling Solvents, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  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.
 
The tenth defendant was Colton Digman of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was James Ocasio of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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.
 
The twelfth defendant was Darriel McDaniel of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Tiana Reyes of Waynesville. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced her to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Joseph Behre of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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 the case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Emmanuel Fajardo of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Child Molestation.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The sixteenth defendant was John Cato of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
The seventeenth defendant was Michael Pallai of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eighteenth defendant was Nichole Rosenburg 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.
 
The nineteenth defendant was William Alexander of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The twentieth defendant was Thomas Hardwick of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and Property Damage in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years and four years in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-first defendant was Patrick Jones of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Receiving Stolen Property. The defendant also pled guilty to a new charge of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  As a result of his new charge, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years and five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
“The hard work and dedication of our law enforcement professionals is reflected in these sentences,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “My office, along with these same law enforcement professionals, will continue to pursue criminals like these and get them off the streets of Pulaski County and into the prison where they belong.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker, Ken Clayton and Richard Holtmeyer.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 
 

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PRESS RELEASE
12/12/14
SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 87 YEARS IN PRISON

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Donovan Overby of Croker, Missouri, was sentenced to a total of eighty-seven years in the Department of Corrections yesterday by Judge Greg Warren.
 
Overby was found guilty after a trial that occurred on October 27, 2014, in Phelps County, after a change of venue from Pulaski County.  The Court found Overby guilty of four counts of Statutory Sodomy in the first degree and one count of child molestation in the first degree.
 
 On December 11, 2014, Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to twenty years in the Department of Corrections as to each of the four counts of Statutory Sodomy in the first degree and seven years in the Department of Corrections as to the crime of Child Molestation in the First Degree. All sentences were ordered to run consecutively to each other for a total of eighty seven years.
 
 
The Prosecutor’s Office would like to commend the victim for his bravery in coming forward to report these crimes and assisting in the prosecution of Overby.  His courage ensured that this type of crime will not be repeated by the defendant ever again on another child.  The Prosecutor’s Office would also like to thank the Crocker Police Department, the Rolla Police Department, and the State Technical Assistance Team who investigated this case.
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Laura Kriebs.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
12/12/14
 
THIRTY ONE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED
TO IMPRISONMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
 Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections over the last two months in Circuit Court action.
 
 
  • The first defendant was Marcus Hibbert of Waynesville. The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to twelve years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was also on probation after being found guilty of Robbery in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation by committing the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to an additional fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
 
  • The second defendant was Jessie Thomas of St. Peters, formerly of Newburg.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was also on probation for two counts of Receiving Stolen Property. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation by committing the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to an additional seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Dixon Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • The third defendant was Matthew Walker of St. Peters.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to six years on the Assault charge and three years on each count of the Unlawful Possession charges in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • The fourth defendant was Alyssa Bowers of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The fifth defendant was Nathan Alexander of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Assault 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 White granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The sixth defendant was Theresa Woodruff of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The seventh defendant was Jessica Hunter of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Hickle granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The eighth defendant was Daniel Tellman of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The ninth defendant was Daniel Hulan of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Wiggins granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The tenth defendant was Dana Everson of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.
 
 
  • The eleventh defendant was Megan Henderson of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twelfth defendant was Erika Parsley of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Hickle granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The thirteenth defendant was Damian Bryan of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The fourteenth defendant was Dalton Click of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of three 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The fifteenth defendant was Ebony Hampton of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant pled guilty to Failure to Appear.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The sixteenth defendant was Donna Summers of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced her to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The seventeenth defendant was Jermaine Watkins of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Judge Warren sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police investigated this case.
 
 
  • The eighteenth defendant was Joey Johns of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The nineteenth defendant was Melissa Monell-Wright of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twentieth defendant was Curtis Edgerton of Licking.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-first defendant was Laiken Wagenschnur of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of three counts of 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-second defendant was Jonathan Simpson of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department and Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-third defendant was Treyvon Swain of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-fourth defendant was Larry Rector of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-fifth defendant was Dennis Rabold of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of felony Driving While Intoxicated  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-sixth defendant was Ashton Harrington of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-seventh defendant was Joseph Fraley of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Distribution 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.
 
 
  • The twenty-eighth defendant was Kali Allen of Success.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Resisting Arrest.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Warren granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The twenty-ninth defendant was Charles Thomas of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 that motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The thirtieth defendant was Brian Rutledge of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted that motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • The thirty-first defendant was Harland Frohmander of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to five year in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
“These sentences send a strong message that criminal behavior will not be tolerated in Pulaski County,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I applaud the efforts of our law enforcement professionals in investigating, apprehending, and assisting my office in sending these criminals to the Department of Corrections where they belong.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker, and Richard Holtmeyer.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 

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PRESS RELEASE
10/15/14
 
Twenty-Four Defendants Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that in Circuit Court action over the last two months, twenty-four defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections.  The twenty-four defendants were:
 
The first defendant was Lester Vega-Diaz of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  In addition, the defendant pled guilty to an additional charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Warren sentenced him to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on that count.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
The second defendant was Tracy Morris of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Stealing a Firearm and Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors.  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 on each charge.  The Richland Police Department and the Waynesville Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
The third defendant was Norberta Gonzales of Waynesville.    The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The fourth defendant was John Sandifer of Waynesville.    The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fifth defendant was John Nelson of Lampe, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on the Burglary case. Judge Long granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on the Possession case.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The sixth defendant was Jason Inman of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated these cases.
 
The seventh defendant was Justin Fields of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Child Molestation.  Judge Warren sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  He is also required to register as a sex offender for life.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eighth defendant was Albert Ferguson of Springfield.    The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The ninth defendant was Jonathan Coffelt of Macks Creek.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The tenth defendant was Tony Knox of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Amanda Shelby of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Attempted Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twelfth defendant was Keith Campbell of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree and 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 five years in the Department of Corrections on the Burglary charge and seven years on the Domestic Assault charge.  In addition, the defendant pled guilty to Child Neglect.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on that charge.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Robert Rollins of Dixon.    The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Forgery. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his 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.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Derek Parker of Dixon.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Jeffrey Faubus of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 defendant also pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to three years in the Department of Corrections on that charge.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The sixteenth defendant was Brittney Skyles-Inman of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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.
 
The seventeenth defendant was Melinda Gomez of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of two 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 seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eighteenth defendant was Anthony Bickley 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 Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The nineteenth defendant was Joseph Kelly of Florissant, Missouri.    The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twentieth defendant was Adam Hance of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 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.
 
The twenty-first defendant was Dvante Williams of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty 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.
 
The twenty-second defendant was Tony Diggs of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The twenty-third defendant was Kenneth Spangler-Dart of Richland. The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant also pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on that charge.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
 
The twenty-fourth defendant was James Kohler of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 defendant also pled guilty to Stealing and Judge Hickle sentenced him to five years in the Department of Correction on that charge.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
“If you do the crime, you had better be ready to do the time,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I applaud all of our law enforcement officials’ efforts to bring these offenders to justice and make sure they end up in prison where they belong.”
 
The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker and Richard Holtmeyer.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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Golf with a Cop Event Raises Over $700 for Shop with a Cop Program



 Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, is pleased to announce that the Golf with a Cop event this last Saturday, organized by the Prosecutor’s Office, raised over $700 for Pulaski County’s Shop with a Cop Program.  In addition, numerous local youth were able to play a round of golf for free with local law enforcement officers at the St. Robert Municipal Golf Course. 
 
“We were planning on some sort of fundraising event to support the Shop with a Cop Program this year.  With the events that happened in Ferguson, we decided to try and combine that fundraiser with an event where youth could have positive interaction with law enforcement officers.  I think we accomplished both missions and it was great to see these kids out playing golf with our local police officers,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office wishes to thank the Waynesville Police Department, the St. Robert Police Department, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the City of St. Robert and the staff at the St. Robert Municipal Golf Course for supporting this event.  It especially wants to recognize Officers Josh Hazel and Travis Shaffer from the Waynesville Police Department, Officer Tyson Russell of the St. Robert Police Department and Deputy Justin Morgan of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for serving as excellent mentors for our youth.  Finally, special thanks go out to all of the sponsors, listed below, who made this event possible.
 
   
Virgie Mahan                         
Mike Liebig, K2 Restaurants 
Tyce Smith. Smith & Turley   
Gene Newkirk, Presiding Commissioner
Loretta Rouse, Public Administrator
Auntie Ann’s Pretzels                         
City of St. Robert                               
Rachelle Beasley, Circuit Clerk
David Lowe                                       
Mike Headrick for Judge       
Bassett Insurance                               
St. Robert Family Dental                   
Dean Matthews                                   
Jim Phillips, St. Robert Alderman
Teresa Cook, St. Robert Alderman
Linda Daniels, St. Robert Alderman
Alan Johansen, St. Robert Alderman
Judge Colin Long                   
Judge Ronda Cortesini                       
Jeff Thomas for Judge                       
Daniel Whittle for Assessor
Lone Oak Printing
Adrienne Echelberry for Circuit Clerk
Kevin Hillman, Prosecuting Attorney
Officer Josh Hazel, Waynesville PD
Waynesville Police Dept.
St. Robert Police Dept.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept.
Sheriff Ron Long
Bell’s Extended Stay
Alliance Inn and Suites
Lynn Sharp, ED Commissioner
Team Justice   
 

 Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
08/11/14
 
Fourteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
 Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Action over the last month, fourteen offenders were sentenced to terms of incarceration in the Missouri Department of Corrections.  The offenders sentenced are:
 
The first defendant was Nicholas Groschup of Waynesville.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  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 him to seven years on the Possession of a Controlled Substance charge and four years on the Unlawful Use of a Weapon Charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department conducted this investigation.
 
The second defendant was Brian Hurd of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Child Molestation in the First Degree and Statutory Sodomy.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to ten years on the Child Molestation Charge and seven years on the Statutory Sodomy charge in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The third defendant was Jimmy Mitchum of St. Robert.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to Non-Support of a Child 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections on each charge. The St. Robert Police and the Child Support Enforcement Agency investigated this case.
 
The fourth defendant was Serena Green of Waynesville.    The defendant had previously pled guilty to 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced her to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The fifth defendant was Chase Albu of Charleston, WV.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check Unit investigated this case.
 
The sixth defendant was Garrett Wood of Salem, Missouri.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The seventh defendant was Garrett Rose of Dixon.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree and Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eighth defendant was Travis Pierce of Crocker.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to Forgery.  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 him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The ninth defendant was Billy Fitzsimmons of Rolla.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to 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 him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The tenth defendant was Erin Wieprecht of Richland.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to 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 Cortesini granted the motion and sentenced her to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Michael Esparza of Devils Elbow.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to Burglary in the First 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to ten years for the Burglary case and seven years for the Receiving Stolen Property case in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The twelfth defendant was Gene Rickerson of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Phillip Mentola of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Rachel Carpenter of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
“My office will continue to work hard to ensure that those who commit crimes in this county will answer for their acts,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “We will continue to work with law enforcement and our local probation office to ensure that those given a second chance on probation adhere to the terms and conditions of their probation or they will go to the Department of Corrections like many of these defendants this month.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker, and Richard Holtmeyer.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
07/16/14
Sixteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Action over the last two months, sixteen offenders were sentenced to terms of incarceration in the Missouri Department of Corrections.  The offenders sentenced are:
 
The first defendant was Brandon Montgomery of Richland.  After a trial where he was found guilty of Production of a Controlled Substance, Judge Hickle sentenced him to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Group and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation in this case.
 
The second defendant was Shawn Gregory of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced him to four years on each count of Possession of a Controlled Substance and seven years on the count of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree for a total of fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department, the St. Robert Police Department, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.
 
The third defendant was Andrew Parsley of Richland.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to 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 him to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group conducted this investigation.
 
The fourth defendant was Reginald Lewis of Waynesville.  The defendant had previously pled guilty to Distribution 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department conducted this investigation.
 
The fifth defendant was Cassandra Tillman of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  Judge Warren sentenced her to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The sixth defendant was Latricia Kuhn of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The seventh defendant was Anthony West of St. Louis.  The defendant pled guilty to Hindering Prosecution.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The eighth defendant was Dennis Cross of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The ninth defendant was Jessica Johnson of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The tenth defendant was Larry Glasscock of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The eleventh defendant was Samantha Orsborn of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
The twelfth defendant was Daniel Crossland of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The thirteenth defendant was Willie Sellirs of St. Louis.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fourteenth defendant was Jerod Gann of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Stealing 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
The fifteenth defendant was Shane Hall of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
The sixteenth defendant was Cheryl Hardin of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
“These sentences reflect the combined efforts of the law enforcement professionals of this county and my office to make sure we hold criminals accountable for their actions,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “Criminals need to be aware that we will continue to work hard to keep Pulaski County a safe place for our families and get criminals off the street and into prison where they belong.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker, and Richard Holtmeyer.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
06/16/14

FORMER RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL COACH PLEADS GUILTY TO ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN THE FIRST DEGREE FOR MISCONDUCT WITH STUDENT

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Trevor Franklin of Stoutland, a former Richland High School employee and coach, pled guilty today in Phelps County Circuit Court, on a change of venue, to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree for misconduct committed while he was employed by the Richland School District as a coach. 

The guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement negotiated between the Prosecutor’s Office and the defendant.  Franklin was originally charged with Sexual Misconduct with a Student, a class D felony.  Under the plea agreement, Franklin pled guilty to Child Endangering in the First Degree, which is a class C felony.  He will immediately serve ten days of shock time in the county jail, be on five years of supervised probation without the possibility of early release, serve ninety days of shock jail time at the discretion of his probation officer, complete outpatient sex offender counseling, permanently surrender his teaching license, complete 80 hours of community service, pay $300 to the Pulaski County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund and pay restitution for counseling of the victim and her family.  In addition, during the term of his probation, the defendant is prohibited from contacting the victim and his prohibited from being on the grounds of any school or being around any children unsupervised, except for functions involving his own children.

As a result of this plea to a higher charge, the defendant faces seven years in the Department of Corrections should he violate the terms of his probation, instead of four years under the original charge.  “This plea agreement brings a difficult case to a close and with an outcome that I am satisfied will prevent the defendant from trying to victimize any other students and send a message to others that conduct which jeopardizes students will not be tolerated,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “The plea agreement in this case was done with the consent of the victim and her family and I want to commend both her and her family for their assistance during this case and for having the courage to report this incident so that this conduct could be stopped immediately.  I also want to commend the Richland School District Officials, the Richland Police Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol for the quick reporting and thorough investigation of this matter, resulting in this plea of guilty today. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Laura Kriebs and Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.

Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.


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PRESS RELEASE
05/12/14

Nineteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Court action over the last month, nineteen offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections.  The nineteen defendants were:

The first defendant was Tyrone Glaze of St. Robert.  The defendant entered a plea to two counts of Domestic Assault in the First Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The second defendant was Jody Kuhn of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police investigated this case.

The third defendant was Donald Eller of Clovis, New Mexico.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The fourth defendant was Star Gann of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Attempting to Deliver a Controlled Substance into a Correctional Facility.  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 on each count.  The Crocker Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.

The fifth defendant was Kendall Sinden of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 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 two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The sixth defendant was James Tillman of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  He is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The seventh defendant was Jeffrey Faubus of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.

The eighth defendant was Rex Cook of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.

The ninth defendant was Charlotte Monell of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Receiving Stolen Property.  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 Crocker Police Department investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was Hannah Martin of Salem.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The eleventh defendant was Preston Cook of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The twelfth defendant was Paul Humphrey of Iberia.  The defendant pled guilty to Felony Driving While Intoxicated.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The thirteenth defendant was Julius Elmore of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the First Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The fourteenth defendant was Tasha Burns of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The fifteenth defendant was Steven Griggs of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The sixteenth defendant was Dexter Smith of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The seventeenth defendant was Libby White of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Hindering Prosecution.  Judge Warren sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol and St. Robert Police investigated this case.

The eighteenth defendant was Kyle Buelterman of Independence.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Cortesini sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.

The nineteenth defendant was Adam Urbas of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Defrauding a Secured Creditor.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

“Once again I applaud the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement professionals who make these sentences possible,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Criminals need to understand that all aspects of law enforcement, from the arresting officer, the Prosecutor, and onto to the Probation Officer, are working hard to ensure they adhere to the law and if they fail to do so, they are going to prison like these defendants.”

The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker and Richard Holtmeyer.


Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
05/7/14

GUNMAN IN ALPINE HOUSE MURDER CASE SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON PLUS TEN YEARS FOR THE MURDER OF LAILA CARPENTER

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Charles Howard of St. Robert, entered a plea of guilty yesterday to Murder in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action for his role in the July 15, 2013 shooting and murder of Laila Carpenter at the Alpine House Hotel in St. Robert.  This plea was part of a negotiated agreement between Howard and the Prosecutor’s Office.  As was agreed and recommended, Judge Warren sentenced Howard to life in prison for the Murder charge and ten years on the Armed Criminal Action charge.  Those sentences run consecutive.  Mr. Howard will not be eligible for consideration for parole until 2043.

Howard was the primary suspect in this case and had previously admitted to shooting Carpenter with a 9mm handgun over a dispute between Howard, Carpenter, and several other people.  The handgun was discovered my St. Robert Police and The Missouri State Highway Patrol two days after the shooting in the woods behind the Alpine House.  During the plea agreement, Howard once again admitted to shooting Ms. Carpenter.

“This plea agreement brings to a close a very sad case in my opinion,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Three children are not going to have their mother on this or any future Mother’s Day because of Mr. Howard’s actions.  Hopefully he will spend the rest of his life in prison thinking about the consequences of his actions.” 

The Prosecutor’s Office would like to thank the hard work of LT Dorothy Taylor of the Division of Drug and Crime Control of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who was the lead investigator in this case.  The Prosecutor’s Office would also like to commend all of the investigators and officers from the numerous agencies who worked this case, especially the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the St. Robert Police Department, the Rolla Police Department, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Pulaski and Phelps County Sheriff’s Departments.  “This case was a great example of local and state law enforcement working to put together a rock solid case and as a result, the offender is off the streets and in prison for life where he belongs,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.

This case was prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman with assistance from Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel, and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs and Dean Matthews.

Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
04/14/14

Prosecutor’s Office 2014 Victim’s Rights Week Golf Tournament
Raises over $1000 for Local Victim Assistance Charities

    Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Victim’s Rights Week Golf Tournament raised over $1000 for local charities that support victims of crime.  This year’s tournament was played at the St. Robert Municipal Golf Course and was a scramble format.  St. Robert Mayor George Sanders did the honors of sounding the horn to begin play and hitting the first shot with Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman and Associate Circuit Judge Colin Long among the players.

   The funds raised from the tournament will be donated to Kids Harbor, Genesis House, and the Victim Advocate Program of the Prosecutor’s Office.  “I wish to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to the players and the sponsors of this year’s event for their support,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “The purpose of this event is to help raise funds for some great organizations in our community that support victims of crime while having fun, and I look forward to hosting this event again next year.”

This year’s sponsors were:

Kerry Rayford, St. Robert Park Director
Sue Rapone, Pulaski County Treasurer
Rachelle Beasley, Pulaski County Circuit Clerk
Linda Daniels, St. Robert Alderman
Gene Newkirk, Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner
Debra Adkins, St. Robert City Clerk
George Lauritson, St. Robert Alderman
St. Robert Family Dental-2 holes!
Lindsey Chrysler Dodge Jeep-2 holes!
David Lowe, Attorney at Law-2 holes!
Dean Matthews for Probate Judge
Kandi Greer and Guarded Hearts LLC
Lone Oak Printing
Terri Mitchell, Pulaski County Collector
Steve Lynch, State Representative
Mike Headrick for Probate Judge
Mayor Jeff Clark, City of Dixon
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney
Westside Café
Carey Heitman, State Farm Insurance
Judge Ronda Cortesini
Judge Colin Long
Kim Skaggs-Henson, Pulaski County Assessor
Adrienne Echelberry for Pulaski County Circuit Clerk
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Detective Unit
Pam Cox for Pulaski County Treasurer
Daniel Whittle for Pulaski County Assessor
Jeff Thomas for Judge
Digty: KFBD-FM, KOZQ-FM, KJPW-AM, KIIK-AM
Security Bank-4 holes!

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PRESS RELEASE
4/5/14

Thirteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Court action over the last month, thirteen offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections.  The thirteen are:

The first defendant was Brian Haggard of Dixon.  He was on probation after being found guilty of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and 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 in both cases.  Both Judge Hickle and Judge Warren granted the motions and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on one case and ten years on the other case.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated these cases.

The second defendant was Tyrone Glaze of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Domestic Assault in the First Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The third defendant was Patricia King of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections on one charge and five years on the other charge.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Robert Police Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.

The fourth defendant was Melissa Berry of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case. 

The fifth defendant was Cletus Conklin of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Incest.  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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The sixth defendant was Tyrone Fellers of Richland.  The defendant was found guilty of two counts of Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The seventh defendant was Adam Johnson of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of 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 defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.

The eighth defendant was Arnold Hall of Stoutland.  The defendant pled guilty to Forgery.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The ninth defendant was Tyler Collins of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was Brent Wagner of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.

The eleventh defendant was Kevin Jennings of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The twelfth defendant was Rena Johns of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The thirteenth defendant was Debra Beaty of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated as a Persistent Offender.  Judge White sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections.  She is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

“Once again, the hard work of law enforcement in Pulaski County is paying off with offenders being taken off the street and sent to the Department of Corrections where they belong.  We continue to take a tough stand on probationers who do not follow the terms and conditions of their probation and they can expect that to continue,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Probation is a second chance, and if a person cannot comply with the terms of probation, they need to go to prison.”

The cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, and Katie Croker.

Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.


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