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31
PRESS RELEASE
4/19/17
22 Offenders Sentenced to Terms of Imprisonment in the
Missouri Department of Corrections

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

32
PRESS RELEASE
03-16-17
LINDSAY DEBAULT PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER AND BURGLARY FOR HER ROLE IN THE DEATH OF KEITH BRIDWELL IN BIG PINEY IN JULY 2016
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Lindsay Debault of St. James pled guilty yesterday to the charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Burglary in the First Degree for her role in the killing of Keith Bridwell in Big Piney last August. 
 
The plea was part of a negotiated agreement wherein Ms. Debault will now cooperate with the State as a witness in the prosecution of Michael Talley.  Mr. Talley is currently charged with Murder in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Robbery in the First Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree for his role in the killing.  His case is set for trial at the beginning of August 2017.
 
Circuit Judge John Beger set Ms. Debault’s sentencing for August 16, 2017. 
 
“The hard work of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department in investigating this case has allowed us to proceed to this point.  Although there is more work to do to bring those responsible for the murder of Mr. Bridwell to justice, this plea allows us to focus on the case against Mr. Talley, the person the State believes the evidence points to as the primary assailant,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hilman.
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
 
 
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

33
PRESS RELEASE
2/13/17
34 Offenders Sentenced to Terms of Imprisonment in the
Missouri Department of Corrections

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

34
PRESS RELEASE
12/12/16
THIRTY-TWO OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that the following offenders were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Department of Corrections over the last two months of Circuit Court action.
 
 
  • Jason Smith of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to one count of Statutory Sodomy in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to twenty years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Cortez Haggard of Nixa.  The defendant pled guilty to one count of Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Loretta Miller of Stoutland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  She also pled guilty to a new count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, thus revoking her probation. Judge Beger sentenced her to twelve years on each case in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
  • Eric Green of Springfield.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Cathleen Sloan of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Jody Kuhn of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Chris Mitchell of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Garrett Rose of Branson.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 counts of Forgery and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two seven year sentences and two five year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Anglia Morris of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Jeannie Fitzsimmons of Camdenton.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Austin Hodgins of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Bret Chaffee of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Donald Pankey of St. James.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Emily Perry of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger  granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
  • Garon Carroll of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri Department of Conservation investigated this case.
  • David Balsley of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  The defendant pled guilty Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  As a result of the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland Police Department investigated these cases.
  • William Riley of Hannibal.  The defendant pled guilty to Forgery.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
  • Kaneisha Huff of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Shawn Terry of Devils Elbow.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Christopher Plemmons of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
  • Elizabeth Woody of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  As a result of the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced her to two four year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
  • Dustin Barnhart of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Robert Burns of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Robert Hoxworth of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree and Felonious Restraint.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Shawna Richardson of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Dajuan Seabrooks of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Felonious Restraint and Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced him to two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Timothy Maes of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Johnie Dampf of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Glen Roe Jr. of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
  • Cheryl Hardin of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
  • Brandon Dennick of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
  • Jason Roberts of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Forgery.  The defendant also pled guilty to a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of the new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke the defendant’s probation.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two four year sentences in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated these cases.
 
“I commend the hard work of all of the law enforcement professionals in Pulaski County from all of the departments from across the county who helped get these offenders off the streets,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I appreciate their dedication and efforts to make Pulaski County a safe place to live.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews and Matt Miller.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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

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

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

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PRESS RELEASE
09/20/16
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following individuals were charged in relation to the recent escape from the Pulaski County Jail:
 
1. Dustin Richardson, DOB 3/1989, originally of Lebanon. There is a no bond warrant for his arrest. The charges are as follows:
a. Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the First Degree, Class A felony.
b. Resisting Arrest, Class D felony.
c. Escape from Confinement, Class D felony.
d. Aiding Escape of a Prisoner, Class B felony.
 
2. James Sherrell, DOB 6/1984, of Dixon. He is in custody with  no bond warrant. The charges are as follows:
a. Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the First Degree, Class A felony.
b. Resisting Arrest, Class D felony.
c. Escape from Confinement, Class D felony.
d. Aiding Escape of a Prisoner, Class B felony.
 
3. Marlee Davy, DOB 11/1994, of Lebanon. There is a warrant for her arrest with a $750,000 cash only bond set. The charges are as follows:
a. Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in the First Degree, Class A felony.
b. Resisting Arrest, Class D felony.
c. Aiding Escape of a Prisoner, Class B felony.
d. Aiding Escape of a Prisoner, Class B felony.
e. Hindering Prosecution, Class D felony.
f. Hindering Prosecution, Class D felony.
 
4. Angelica Black, DOB 5/1994, of Waynesville. She remains in custody in lieu of posting a $100,000 cash only bond. The charges are as follows
            a. Sexual Contact with a Prisoner, Class D felony.
 
As this case is still under investigation, more charges are likely to be filed and this release will be updated. If you have any information as to those who remain at large, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department or 911 immediately as they are considered dangerous.
 
The Prosecutor’s Office reminds everyone that these charges are merely an accusation and these individuals remain innocent until proven guilty.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
09/06/16
33 Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that the following defendants were sentenced to terms of imprisonment in the Missouri Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months.  Those offenders were:
 
 
  • Shane Green of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of Methamphetamine 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 the defendant to seven years on one count, six years on the second count, and four years on the third count in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
2.      Jesus Ramos of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Statutory Sodomy.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to serve fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
3.      Jerry Shepard of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to serve ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Alyssa Bowers of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for two counts Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count 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 Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years on count one, four years on count two, and five years on count three in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Nicholas Sutton of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
6.      Roosevelt Overton of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Tyrone Edward of Waynesville.  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 three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Willie Caldwell of St. Robert. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and 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 and Judge Headrick each granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Sedrick Simmons of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for three 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 two years on count one and two and three years on count three in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Justin Cochran of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Angela Velde of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Aaron Nagel of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Forgery, Burglary in the Second 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 Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years on count one, five years on count two, and five years on count three in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Travis Veasman on Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Travis Sullens of Brumley.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Paige Brown of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Brian Pigott of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Alysha Cook of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count of Burglary in the Second Degree and one count of Receiving Stolen Property.  The defendant also pled guilty to one count 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 on count one, seven years on count two, seven years on count three, two years on count four, and seven years on the fifth count in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Daniel Butler of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • 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.
 
 
  • Blake Woolsey of St. James.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger and Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years and seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Tracy Perkins of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  Judge Beger sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Derreck Sandberg of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation for Domestic Assault in the Second Degree 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 seven year on count one and four years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Paul Fau of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri Department of Conservation investigated this case.
 
 
  • Nichole Parsley of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing a Motor Vehicle.  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 Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Rhonda Collins of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Abuse of a Child.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Derrick Crenshaw of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Ronald Shostrand of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Larena Storment of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Phillip Carter of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years on one count and Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years on the second count in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Departments investigated these cases.
 
 
  • Erika Parsley of Camdenton.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree. Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Jason Guehrer of Stoutland.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Darrell Olson of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
  • Cameron Allen of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Statutory Rape.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
 “I want to thank all of the law enforcement professionals, from the road officer, to the detective, and in some cases onto the probation officer for their hard work in these cases,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “Pulaski County is very lucky to have dedicated law enforcement professionals who work hard to keep this a safe place for all of us to live.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, and Matt Miller.

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PRESS RELEASE
08/16/16
SHAWN GREEN PLEADS GUILTY TO THE MURDER OF ROBERT WILLHITE
IN JULY 2014
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that today in Circuit Court action in Dent County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, Shawn Green of Waynesville,  pled guilty to the Murder of Robert Willhite.  The murder occurred at Mr. Willhite’s home on T Highway in the Swedeborg area on July 25, 2014 during a burglary. 
 
Judge Kelly Parker accepted Green’s plea, found him guilty, and set sentencing for October 24, 2016 at 11 am in Dent County.  Green faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.  In addition, Green is currently serving a twenty-year sentence imposed after he was found guilty of numerous charges at a jury trial last August.
 
“I am very pleased that we are able to bring closure to this case with a plea of guilty to murder, especially for Mr. Willhite’s family,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to commend the excellent police work by the Sheriff’s Department that went into solving this crime which resulted in this guilty plea. Specifically I want to commend Detectives Christian Butler, Linda Burgess, and Doug Renno who spent numerous hours working on this case.”
 
This story will be updated, to include more comments, once sentencing is completed.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
07/11/16
NELSON SENTENCED IN CHILD MOLESTATION CASE
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that Brian Nelson of Jefferson City, Missouri, was sentenced Friday in Circuit Court action in Phelps County on a change of venue from Pulaski County.  Judge William Hickle followed the jury’s recommendation and sentenced Nelson to thirteen years in the Department of Corrections on each count of the two counts of Child Molestation in the First Degree and two years on the count of Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child Less than 15 years of age.  Judge Hickle ordered the sentences to run concurrent.  The Prosecutor’s Office had asked in arguments for the sentences to run consecutive.
 
Nelson had been found guilty of two counts of Child Molestation in the First Degree and one count of Sexual Misconduct Involving a Child Less than 15 years of age in May after a three day jury trial.  The Waynesville Police Department and Kids Harbor assisted in the investigation of this case.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton and Katie Croker.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.
 
Please note this is an update to the May 26, 2016 press release regarding this case.

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PRESS RELEASE
06/13/16
23 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.      Antoine Haggard of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Robbery in the Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance in a County Jail.  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 fifteen years in the Department of Corrections on the Robbery count and seven years in the Department of Corrections on the Possession count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.
 
2.      Randy Phillips of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Receiving Stolen Property and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
3.      Michael Harrenton of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Statutory Sodomy.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to twelve years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
4.      Jason Pease of St. Clair.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
5.      William Stoll of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
 
6.      Calvin Johnson of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
7.      Denver Blevins of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
8.      Duane Farley of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.
 
9.      Shontay Robinson of Devils Elbow.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
10.  Rhonda Perdue of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
11.  Jacob Perdue of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for 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 Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
12.  Ricardo Villacorta of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Child Molestation in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.
 
13.  Heather Shaw of Raymondsville, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
14.  Aaron Perry of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
15.  Phillip Carter of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
16.  Kenneth Lintz of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Driving While Revoked.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.
 
17.  Joseph Issac of Fulton.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
18.  Anthony Stradt of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
19.  Jeffrey Huey of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
 
20.  Derrick Felton of St. Louis.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
21.  Shane Wall of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
22.  Dvante Williams of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Resisting Arrest.  Judge Beger sentenced four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
 
23.  Tyler Cristoffer of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
 
 “I want to commend the hard work and dedication of all of the law enforcement agencies and officials 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 these cases.”
 
These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Ken Clayton, Dean Matthews, and Katie Croker.

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PRESS RELEASE
05/26/16
BRIAN NELSON FOUND GUILTY OF TWO COUNTS OF CHILD MOLESTATION IN THE FIRST DEGREE AND ONE COUNT OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT INVOLVING A CHILD LESS THAN 15 YEARS OLD
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that today, after a three day jury trial held in Phelps County, on a change of venue from Pulaski County, the jury found Brian Nelson, of Jefferson City, guilty of two counts of the Class B Child Molestation in the First Degree and one count of the class D felony Sexual Misconduct of a Child Less than 15 Years Old.
 
The defendant opted for jury sentencing and the jury recommended that the defendant be sentenced to two 13-year terms in the Department of Corrections for each count of Child Molestation in the First Degree and 2 years in the Department of Corrections for the count of Sexual Misconduct.  Sentencing is set for July 8, 2016 in Phelps County before Judge William Hickle.  The defendant could now face up to 28 years in the Department of Corrections.
 
“I want to commend the outstanding work of my two assistant prosecutors, Ken Clayton and Katie Croker, for all of the dedication, hard work and time they put into this case.  These types of cases are very difficult to prosecute successfully and Pulaski County is very lucky to have attorneys with their skills and experience working to put dangerous predators, like Mr. Nelson, in prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “In addition, I want to thank the families of the victims, Detective Vic Weir of the Waynesville Police Department, and the entire staff at Kids Harbor, for their work and support in this case.  It takes a team effort, like this, to make sure there is justice for children who are victims in these cases.”
 
This case was prosecuted 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
05/19/16
FORMER DIXON CITY MARSHAL MICHAEL PLUMMER PLEADS GUILTY TO HINDERING PROSECUTION, SURRENDERS HIS PEACE OFFICERS LICENSE PERMANENTLY AND CONSENTS TO QUO WARRANTO JUDGMENT WAIVING ANY CLAIMS TO OFFICE OF DIXON CITY MARSHAL
Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that Michael Plummer, the former City Marshal for the City of Dixon, pled guilty today in Circuit Court action in a Phelps County case, which was originally filed in Pulaski County but had previously received a change of venue.
 
Pursuant to a plea agreement with the State, Plummer pled guilty to Count VI of the indictment, which was the Class A Misdemeanor charge of Hindering Prosecution related to the release of a driver who blew over the legal limit for alcohol, but whose case was never forwarded to the State or any prosecutor for charges.  Plummer entered a plea pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, wherein he did not admit guilt, but did admit that based on the evidence, there was a substantial likelihood that he would have been found guilty at trial and wished to accept the plea agreement offered by the State.
 
The plea agreement was done after consulting with the City of Dixon and was done with the consent of the City of Dixon. 
 
The terms of the plea agreement are that in exchange for his plea of guilty to Hindering Prosecution, the following would occur:
 
  • Defendant would receive a suspended imposition of sentence and be placed on one year’s probation.
  • Defendant would surrender his Peace Officer license permanently.
  • Defendant would consent to a judgment in the Quo Warranto removing any claim he had to the office of the City Marshal of the City of Dixon.
  • Defendant agreed to pay $1615.00 in restitution to the City of Dixon.
  • Defendant agrees to pay court costs in the matter.
  • Defendant agrees to return all city property to the City of Dixon.
  • The State agreed to drop all of the other charges against the Defendant now pending and to not file any other charges against Defendant related to his activities as a law enforcement officer or City Marshal.
  • The State agreed to drop the Stealing charges against Shelia Plummer.
  • The State agreed not to object to an early termination of probation if all conditions of probation are met.
 
“Our criminal justice system is built on the trust that the police, prosecutors, defense counsel, and judges all act with integrity and fairness in the handling of cases.  This case demonstrates that when a police officer does not act with integrity, it can cause the entire criminal justice system to be damaged and cause the public to doubt the work of all of those honest police officers who work hard everyday to ensure justice to both defendants and victims of crime,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. 
 
“With this plea agreement, the public can be assured that the Defendant will never again be able to be a police officer and will never again be able to do damage to the criminal justice system. In addition, this plea brings full closure to the criminal part of this case and allows the City of Dixon to move forward and begin the process of healing and rebuilding the police department.”
 
“I want to thank and commend the current and past city officials and staff, including the past and present mayors of Dixon, who fully cooperated with the Auditor’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and my office as we went through this difficult process.  I appreciate their support in the investigation and ultimate resolution of the case.  I also want to commend the police officers who came forward to report the misconduct and the investigators of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who investigated this case, specifically Sergeant Dan Nash and Sergeant Jason Trammel.  Their hard work helped to uncover this misconduct and ensure the integrity of the criminal justice system. Finally I wish to thank the members of my staff, and the Assistant Attorney Generals who assisted with the prosecution of this case.”
 
This case was prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman, Assistant Attorney General Josh Harrel, Assistant Attorney General Ted Bruce, and Assistant Attorney General Danett Padgett.
 
Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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PRESS RELEASE
04/18/16
26 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.      Donnie Daughtery of St. Robert..  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to nine years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
2.      Henry Barba of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
3.      Kevin Keeling of Trenton.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
4.      Timothy Ezell of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Driving While Revoked 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 the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert and Dixon Police Departments investigated these case.
5.      Jessica Hunter of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced her to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
6.      Christopher Howe of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for two counts 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
7.      Cissy Inman of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
8.      Jennifer Mullies of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
9.      Dana Everson of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group  investigated this case.
10.  Reba Thompson of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
11.  Debra Stewart of Chillicothe, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years on the Possession count and three years on the Forgery count in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
12.  Earl Wieprecht of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
13.  Jermaine Watkins of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for felony Leaving the Scene of the Accident.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
14.  Peter Costanzo of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for 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 Headrick granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
15.  Timothy Long of Crocker. 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 Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
16.  Tammy Higgs of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
17.  Demara Hampton of Springfield, Missouri.  The defendant was on probation for Robbery in the Second Degree  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
18.  James Creighton of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation for Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person.  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 Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.
19.  Jennifer Wiseman of Crocker. The defendant was on probation for Passing Bad Checks.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Beger granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check division investigated this case.
20.  Rashidi Allen of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
21.  Zachariah Mounce of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
22.  Tristan Clark of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
23.  Evan Sparks of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Statutory Rape.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
24.  Dorothy Hernandez of Bucyrus, Missouri.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
25.  Robert Rollins of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Forgery.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.
26.  Jonathan Agnew of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Stealing.  Judge Beger sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
 
“We will continue to hold offenders accountable for their criminal acts,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I commend 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
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.

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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!

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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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