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The person we believe is actually responsible for the killing is set for trial in Iron County in September 2016.  He is in jail and has many other cases pending against him.  There were numerous other people involved and all have now agreed to cooperate with us and most have pled guilty to some charge and some are awaiting sentencing until the fulfill their obligations to cooperate with the State.  I drive by the victims house on a regular basis and this case is not forgotten.

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

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

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

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Local News / Re: EMBEZZLEMENT theft at Waynesville School District ?????
« on: January 30, 2015, 03:54:20 AM »
How is it that you know so much about this case?  Have you seen any of the evidence?  If not, then how in the world do you have any idea of what I looked at and then the AG's office looked at.  I have not even seen what the AG's Office report said after they did their investigation so I am pretty sure you haven't either. 


Or, are you basing your accusations of my corruption on rumors and crap you have read on Facebook or on the internet?  I really can't understand how I am corrupt and covering something up when I had a special prosecutor appointed and referred a case to the AG's Office for investigation.


Perhaps you are most upset because the outcome was not what you wanted so that you could use them for your own political purposes.  That is exactly one of the reasons that I referred this case to an agency outside of Pulaski County, so politics would not be one of the considerations whether to charge a crime or not. Charging someone for political reasons is one of the most repugnant things a prosecutor can do.  Again, this is a prime reason I sent this case to the AG's Office, to take the politics out of it. 


I do not publish names of people I do not charge with crimes.  I also do not publish names of people that the Attorney General does not charge with a crime.  Again, please feel free to ask the AG's office why they chose not to charge this case. I had zero involvement in that decision.  I can't provide you an answer because I did not make the decision. 


I am encouraging you to use the Sunshine Act because that is the tool citizens have to keep track of what elected officials are doing.  In this case, you have alleged that somehow I am corrupt and covered up a crime.  I say, feel free to use the tools the law provides to prove it.  I guarantee you will find that I referred this case to the AG's office just like I have said over and over again. 








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Local News / Re: EMBEZZLEMENT theft at Waynesville School District ?????
« on: January 23, 2015, 04:01:51 AM »
I am sorry for not answering this sooner, I was not aware it was here. Thanks to Darrell for pointing it out to me.


This case arose from an audit conducted by the school district.  The auditor estimated a loss amount they believed may have been suffered.  The audit report was turned over to my office for possible criminal charges  However, the audit report was not sufficient to initiate a criminal prosecution in my opinion because it was mostly based on estimations and a criminal prosecution would need verified amounts with documentation.  My office does not have an investigator, nor does any agency in Pulaski County, with the expertise necessary to do this type of investigation.  The Attorney General's Office does have a section with investigators with the proper qualifications to do a white collar crime type of investigation.  I coordinated with them to ensure that this was a case they would take, and they agreed. That was my first reason to turn it over to the AG's office, so it could be properly investigated.


The second reason was in the past, in my capacity as city attorney, I had worked with the subject of the investigation and that person's spouse.  My children also attend Waynesville Schools.  I also believed that this case had become hyper political and whatever action I took, my past dealings/relationship with he subject would be called into question. Because there may be an appearance of a conflict of interest, I made a motion for a special prosecutor to be appointed and suggested the AG's office be appointed.  Judge Storie agreed with my motion and appointed a special prosecutor and appointed the AG's office.  At that point, this investigation and prosecution became the AG Office's case and I was not permitted to be involved.


After the AG's Office conducted their investigation, they determined not to file any charges.  I do not know why, you will need to ask them.  I suspect the records were not kept in order that allowed them to prove what amount, if anything, was taken.  However, they did not tell me and I do not know to this day. They only told me they were not filing charges. A citizen could easily do a Sunshine Act request to see what records the AG's Office has if they wanted.


I do take issue that somehow this case was covered up or someone paid something off.  As far as I know, that did not happen.  I do believe that the school district's insurance carrier did pay a claim covering much of the estimated loss and most of any restitution would be owed to the insurance company.  The case, as it was presented to me, was not ready for charges to be filed.  I requested a higher authority, the AG's Office, to take over.  I fail to see how a referral to a higher state agency for investigation was somehow covering this up. 


I will also take issue that the subject of this investigation received some sort of special treatment from me.  If anything, I elevated the case to a higher authority over what I would do with a normal case.  I am confident that I was correct to elevate it to the State level because of the sensitivity of this case and the politics involved.


I have heard a lot of rumors, incorrect facts, wild amounts, and all sorts of other things about this case during the entire process.  The bottom line is the case was referred to a State agency for a proper investigation.  That State agency declined to prosecute the case after their investigation.  I am pretty sure the Attorney General was not paid off or swayed by the "good old boy" system.


As to my prosecution of other cases.  I am not going to apologize for aggressively, but fairly, prosecuting criminal cases in this County.  That is what I was elected to do and will continue to do so. 


I hope that answers your questions as to this case any what happened to it.


Kevin Hillman
Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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PRESS RELEASE
06/16/14

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

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

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

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

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

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


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PRESS RELEASE
05/12/14

Nineteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

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

The second defendant was Jody Kuhn of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Stealing.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police investigated this case.

The third defendant was Donald Eller of Clovis, New Mexico.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Tampering in the First Degree. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The fourth defendant was Star Gann of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Attempting to Deliver a Controlled Substance into a Correctional Facility.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Crocker Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.

The fifth defendant was Kendall Sinden of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree.   After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The sixth defendant was James Tillman of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  He is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The seventh defendant was Jeffrey Faubus of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Resisting Arrest.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.

The eighth defendant was Rex Cook of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Resisting Arrest.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.

The ninth defendant was Charlotte Monell of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Receiving Stolen Property.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was Hannah Martin of Salem.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

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

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

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

The fourteenth defendant was Tasha Burns of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Forgery.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

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

The sixteenth defendant was Dexter Smith of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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I would have to know more facts, such as was there something illegal in plain view, was there a K9 search, did the property owner ask for it be towed etc?

The answer is it very well may have been legal but I need more facts.

Kevin

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PRESS RELEASE
05/7/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PRESS RELEASE
04/14/14

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

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

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

This year’s sponsors were:

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

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PRESS RELEASE
4/5/14

Thirteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was Brian Haggard of Dixon.  He was on probation after being found guilty of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation in both cases.  Both Judge Hickle and Judge Warren granted the motions and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on one case and ten years on the other case.  The St. Robert Police Department and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated these cases.

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

The third defendant was Patricia King of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections on one charge and five years on the other charge.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Robert Police Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.

The fourth defendant was Melissa Berry of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case. 

The fifth defendant was Cletus Conklin of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Incest.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

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

The seventh defendant was Adam Johnson of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.

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

The ninth defendant was Tyler Collins of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation after being found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was Brent Wagner of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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I think it was concurrent time, so four years.  However, concurrent time does push back the offender's parole date, or so DOC has told me.

Was the sentence for #12 a total of 4 or 8 years?
Was the sentence for #12 a total of 4 or 8 years?

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PRESS RELEASE
03/10/14

Fifteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was Brandy Dennis of Dixon.  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 Cortesini granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.

The second defendant was Chad Fajardo of St. Robert.  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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.

The third defendant was Marcus Hibbert of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville and St. Robert Police Departments investigated this case.

The fourth defendant was Jamel Hampton of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of an Imitation Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  Judge Warren sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The fifth defendant was Brian Lane of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.

The sixth defendant was Michael Danner of Eldon.  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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated the original case.

The seventh defendant was Kendall Sinden of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Attempted Production of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.   After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the original case.

The eighth defendant was Christopher Cristoffer of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The ninth defendant was Keyago Stewart of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  He also entered a plea to a new charge of Receiving Stolen Property.  As a result of the new misconduct, 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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.

The tenth defendant was Christopher Dieman of Plato.  The defendant was on probation for Fraudulently Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.

The eleventh defendant was Lisa Webb of Union.  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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.

The twelfth defendant was Edward Roney of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing and Tampering the First Degree.  He pled guilty to a new charge of Resisting Arrest.  As a result of the new charge, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to the Department of Correction for four years on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Crocker Police investigated these cases.

The thirteenth defendant was Richard Pirtle of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant pled guilty to a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  As a result of this new charge, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Correction on each count.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.

The fourteenth defendant was Michael Richards of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The fifteenth defendant was Richard McKinnon of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant pled guilty to a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. As a result of this new charge, 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 on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and Waynesville Police Department investigated these cases.

“My office, along with the law enforcement professionals of this county, continue to work hard to get these criminals off the street and into prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “We will continue to send the message that crime and criminal activity will not be tolerated in Pulaski County.”

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


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

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PRESS RELEASE
02/03/14

Seventeen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was Joseph Newsome of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections on one count and five years on the other count.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, and the St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.

The second defendant was Samuel Sloas of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to eight years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The third defendant was Corey Williams of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police investigated this case.

The fourth defendant was Michael Moise of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Resisting Arrest as a Prior Offender.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The fifth defendant was Joey Johns of Crocker.  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 five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated that case.  The defendant also pled guilty to forgery and Judge Hickle sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.

The sixth defendant was Benjamin Conway 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 Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The seventh defendant was Michael Elmer of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation for Delivery of 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The eighth defendant was Heather Houston of Waynesville.  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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The ninth defendant was Alena Cristoffer of Richland.  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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was Cheryl Hardin of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Forgery and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each charge.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.

The eleventh defendant was Matt Houser of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The twelfth defendant was Michelle Pruett of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Domestic Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The thirteenth defendant was Michael Amburn of Raymondville, 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 Long granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The fourteenth defendant was Brian Acklin of St. Robert.  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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The fifteenth defendant was Brandon Monell of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Long sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.

The sixteenth defendant was Robert Fiatte of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to the charge of Resisting Arrest.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Crocker Police Department investigated this case.

The seventeenth defendant was Felton Metcalf of Rolla.  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 Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

“The hard work and dedication of our county’s law enforcement professionals is reflected in the sentences in these cases,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “My staff and I, along with our county’s law enforcement officers, will keep working to get offenders like this off the street and into prison where they belong.”

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


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

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PRESS RELEASE
1-20-14

Prosecutor’s End of the Year Report

2013 was another busy year for the Prosecutor’s Office and I wanted to update everyone on what has been happening on the third floor of the courthouse.

As 2013 started, we had some significant changes that took place in the office.  I was still deployed to Kuwait with the National Guard and my assistant who was serving as the acting prosecutor, Ken Clayton, had just been appointed as the Associate Circuit Judge for Phelps County.  Another one of my assistants, Laura Kriebs, stepped up and served as the acting prosecutor until I returned in May.  As expected, she did a great job. 

I want to add a personal note in regards to my deployment to Kuwait.  I want to thank everyone who supported me, my office, and most importantly, my family during my time away.  It is very difficult to be away from your job and family for twelve months and I had a lot of people support us during that time period.  All of this goodwill and support reminded me why Pulaski County is a great place to live.  To all of those that supported us, thank you.  Please know that your support is appreciated!

Despite the fact that I was gone for about half of the year, my team continued to serve the citizens of Pulaski County and 2013 was a busy year for the Prosecutor’s Office. We filed over 1700 criminal cases and handled over 4000 traffic cases this year.  The criminal cases increased by 115 cases over 2012.  We collected and disbursed $208,495 in restitution and victim fees to victims of crime.  Finally, we were able to obtain $59,300 in the County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund from offenders, which helped to fund improvements, personnel, and training for my office, the Sheriff’s Department, and the Coroner.
 
We continue to upgrade the technology aspects of the office this year to be more efficient and better serve the county.  We implemented a new program that allows us to accept credit card payments for restitution, bad check, and tax payments.  This can be done in the office, over the phone, or now online.  This system costs us nothing and has helped us to improve our collection rates with more payment options and more convenience. We upgraded the Prosecutor’s Office website (www.pulaskicountymopa.com) by now providing for common forms to be downloaded from the website.  Some examples of the forms now available online are the bad check affidavit, bad check warning sign, victim impact statement, and the victim notification form.  Having these forms online will assist those who may not be able to come into our office but still need our services.  We also still utilize our Facebook page to keep the citizens informed of our happenings.  www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyProsecutorsOffice

We continued our two new events that we began last year to raise awareness for victims of crimes during Victim’s Rights Week.  The first was a breakfast we co-hosted with Kid’s Harbor, a local child advocacy agency.  The second event was a golf tournament to have fun while raising money for various victim service organizations in Pulaski County.  I am pleased to announce that we were able to raise $700 during these events.  This money was distributed between the Prosecutor’s victim advocate program, Kids’ Harbor, and Genesis House to benefit these groups’ services to victims of crime.

In December, I attended the first ever National Veterans Court Conference in Washington D.C.  Pulaski County is at the forefront in establishing a Veterans Treatment Court that provides an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system to veterans who find themselves in trouble and addresses the issues that are particular to veterans.  Pulaski County is one of the first of these types of courts in Missouri and as a result of our success, it may become a regional court serving multiple counties.  I learned a lot during this conference and met with a number of other prosecutors from jurisdictions across the United States who also deal with veterans in the criminal justice system and the unique issues that come with them.

At the end of the year, we received some very welcome news.  We applied for and received Federal grant funds under the Violence Against Women Act.  This two year award will provide us about $85,000 in federal funds to hire a prosecutor to focus on domestic violence offenses.  We hope to have the new prosecutor in place within the next couple of weeks.

2014 is an election year and a number of people have asked me if I intend on running for re-election.  The answer is yes, I will be running for another term as Prosecutor.  I will make a formal announcement of my campaign in the near future.

As you can see, we have had a busy year.  I continue to be committed to keeping the citizens of Pulaski County safe and ensuring that criminals answer for their crimes.  I look forward to continuing to serve as your Prosecutor in 2014 and hopefully beyond.


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


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PRESS RELEASE
12/29/13

Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Awarded
Violence Against Women Act Grant Funds

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, is pleased to announce that the Prosecutor’s Office has been awarded grant funds from the Violence Against Women Act for 2014 and 2015.  These grant funds will allow the Prosecutor’s Office to hire an additional  assistant prosecutor to focus on cases involving domestic violence.  In 2012, there were 171 cases involving domestic violence prosecuted by the Prosecutor’s Office, a 5% gain over 2011.  This increasing trend has been ongoing in Pulaski County for the past several years and has continued in 2013.

The new assistant prosecutor position will allow the Prosecutor’s Office to add focus to these very difficult and complex cases.  In many instances, these types of cases involve more issues than just a crime, they also involve a complex and broken family relationship.  The victims in these cases, both male and female, often have far different and complex needs compared to other crime victims.

The salary of the new prosecutor will be paid from the grant funds.  During the two year period of the grant, Pulaski County will receive over $85,000.00 in federal funds.  “This grant represents a tremendous benefit for our county and will allow us to focus on these difficult cases more closely and give these victims the time and attention they need,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to thank the members of my staff and the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MPRC) who worked on this grant application as well as the County Commission for allowing us to use some of the County’s MRPC allocated grant writing time.”


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

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PRESS RELEASE
12/4/13

Fourteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was Nicholas Groschup of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after pleading guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The defendant also had a new charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke based on the new charge.  The Defendant pled guilty on the new charge and Judge Hickle granted the motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years on one charge and seven years on another in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland and St. Robert Police Departments investigated these cases.

The second defendant was Duane Ficke of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The third defendant was Jason East of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Stealing.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The fourth defendant was Angelo Hamilton of Chicago, IL.  The defendant was on probation for 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The fifth defendant was Devyn Franklin of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for Endangering the Welfare of a Child 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is eligible for treatment in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.

The sixth defendant was Chad Lange of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree and Property Damage 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years on one charge and four years on the other charge in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.

The seventh defendant was Jennie Gertler of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  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 on one count and three years on the other count in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The eighth defendant was Anthony Bickley of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The ninth defendant was Ginny Vaughan of Mountain Grove.  The defendant pled guilty to Passing Bad Checks.  Judge Warren sentenced her to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check unit investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was William Curtman of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.

The eleventh defendant was Marcus Terry of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.

The twelfth defendant was Curtis Winters of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.

The thirteenth defendant was Tammy Sufficool of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Production of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  This case was investigated by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.

The fourteenth defendant was Tyler Sufficool of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Production of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  This case was investigated by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.

“Once again I applaud the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement professionals who make these sentences possible,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I especially want to point out the hard work of the narcotics units who are working overtime to stamp out drugs in our community.  My office will continue to work hard to address the drug issues we have in our community and these sentences reflect that priority.”

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


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


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PRESS RELEASE
11/04/13

Eight Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was Grant Singleton of Springfield.  The defendant was on probation for Stealing of a Motor Vehicle.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of 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.  He is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.

The second defendant was Kayla Bennett of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of 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.  She is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case.

The third defendant was Robert Frye of Stoutland. The defendant was on probation for Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of 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 Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the original case.

The fourth defendant was Candice Harden of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for felony Driving While Intoxicated.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of 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 original case was investigated by the St. Robert Police Department.

The fifth defendant was Christopher Howell of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation for Statutory Rape in the Second Degree.   He also pled guilty to a charge of Abuse of a Child, which occurred prior to the case for which he was placed on probation.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in prison on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the cases.

The sixth defendant was Shannon Hood of Richland.  The defendant was on probation for felony Driving While Revoked.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Wiggins 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.

The seventh defendant was Charles Thomas of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Burglary in the Second Degree.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of 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 charge.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.

The eighth defendant was Matthew Carter of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to felony Non-Support of a Child.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two years in the Department of Corrections.  The Child Support Enforcement Agency investigated this case. 

“These cases reflect my policy of being tough on probationers who do not adhere to the terms and conditions of probation.  When a court grants someone a second chance and they throw away that opportunity by committing more crimes or failing to follow the terms of probation, they can expect to go to prison,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. 

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



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

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PRESS RELEASE
10/8/13

Sixteen Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was James King of Rolla.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the case.

The second defendant was Lindy McKinnon of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The original case was handled by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The third defendant was Michael Poole of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Driving While Intoxicated-Chronic Offender.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The original case was handled by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The fourth defendant was Charles Pitts of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The original case was handled by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The fifth defendant was Melissa Monell of Richland.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child 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 Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The original case was handled by the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group.
The sixth defendant was Shane Green of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Production of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated the case.

The seventh defendant was Paul Fau of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Sexual Assault.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is now required to register as a sex offender.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

The eighth defendant was Rachel Yracheta of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Forgery.  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 original case was handled by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The ninth defendant was James Hall of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to Assault in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to six years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

The tenth defendant was Michael Jones of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Forgery.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Long granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The original case was handled by the St. Robert Police Department.

The eleventh defendant was Jay Zeigenbein of Laquey.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Production of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to fifteen years in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated the case.

The twelfth defendant was Mark Matthews of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated-Aggravated Offender.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the case.

The thirteenth defendant was Heather Owens of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Long sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

The fourteenth defendant was Joshua Lachowicz of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Making a Terroristic Threat.  Judge Clayton sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

The fifteenth defendant was Bruce Simmons of Eldon.  The defendant pled guilty to Illegal Use of Inhalants.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

The sixteenth defendant was Keith Gentry of Mexico, MO.  After failing to follow the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The original case was handled by the Child Support Enforcement Agency.

“We continue to ensure that those defendants on probation adhere to the terms and conditions of their probation,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “If they fail to take advantage of the second chance the Court gives them, my office will work hard to send them to prison where they belong. I applaud the hard work of my staff and all of the law enforcement professionals in Pulaski County who brought these offenders to justice.”

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


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

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PRESS RELEASE
08/21/13

Twelve Offenders Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

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

The first defendant was Darrell Sargent of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated the case.

The second defendant was Dale Alexander of Crocker.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Stealing a Motor Vehicle.  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 original case was handled by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

The third defendant was Shannon Beam of Rolla.  The defendant was on probation for 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  He is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated the original case.

The fourth defendant was Sarah Plemmons of Richland.  The defendant was on probation  after previously pleading guilty on two cases of Forgery.  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 her to four years in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Richland Police Department investigated the original cases.

The fifth defendant was Jessica Salvo of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously pleading guilty to Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case.

The sixth defendant was Phillip Carter of Richland.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Distribute.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  He is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Richland Police Department investigated this case.

The seventh defendant was Christopher Howe of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation for two cases of Forgery.  After failing to comply with 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 sentences.  The defendant his eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon and Waynesville Police Departments investigated the original cases.

The eighth defendant was Bret Chaffee of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Stealing of a Controlled Substance. Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to two five year sentences.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the cases.

The ninth defendant was Mark Keleise of Waynesville.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was Lucas Warner of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated this case.

The eleventh defendant was Joseph Esparza of Devil’s Elbow.  The defendant pled guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced him to ten years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The twelfth defendant was Earl Gamblin of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated this case.

“My office, along with all of the law enforcement agencies in Pulaski County, continue to work hard to get these criminals off the street and into prison where they belong,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “I applaud the hard work and dedication of our local law enforcement officers and these sentences are the result of their hard work and dedication.”

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



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

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TIPS TO AVOID SCAMS AND CON-ARTISTS
DURING FLOOD RECOVERY

By: Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman

The recent flooding in Waynesville and 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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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.
    
    -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
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First, please call Sheriff Long and let him know about your experience.  I know he would like to know.

Secondly, your question about the tenants is a little complicated.  Was the lease up?  Did you do an eviction?  Did they still have property located in the house when you changed the locks?  How long have them been out?  I am sorry to ask so many questions but because this involves tenants, it is complicated.

Kevin

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I am sorry I can't give you a definite answer on how long it would be because there are a lot of factors they look at for parole, which include if they have been on probation before, their criminal history, the crimes they have committed, their behavior in DOC, etc.  Concurrent sentences also increase the time as well.  The minimum I am told by DOC on any sentence is 15%.  I hope that helps.  Also, please remember I do not make these rules and I think these guys should go for their full sentences.

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PRESS RELEASE
07/08/13

Fifteen Sentenced to the Department of Corrections

Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that the following fifteen individuals were sentenced to the Department of Corrections in Circuit Court action over the last two months:

The first defendant was Pamela Thompson of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Assault in the Second Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of 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 the original case.

The second defendant was Roger Perkins of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Tampering in the First Degree.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  Judge Warren 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.

The third defendant was Jerry Moon of Dixon.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Burglary in the First Degree.  The defendant failed to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation by committing the new offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance.  The Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation.  The defendant pled guilty to the new offense and Judge Hickle revoked his probation on the previous case.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections on the first case, and seven years in the Department of Corrections on the second case, with the sentences to run concurrent.  The defendant is eligible for treatment in the Department of Corrections.  The Dixon Police Department investigated the first case and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated the second case.

The fourth defendant was Penni Vess of Laquey.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty for Unlawful Use of Methamphetamine Drug Paraphernalia.  After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation after committing a new offense, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation.  The defendant pled guilty to the new offense of Tampering in the First Degree.  Judge Hickle revoked the defendant’s probation and sentenced her to four years in the Department of Corrections on each case, with the sentences to run concurrently.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated both cases.

The fifth defendant was Laquwan Lewis of St. Robert.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of Stealing 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 Hickle granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated the original case.

The sixth defendant was Vaueli Asi of Lebanon.  The defendant pled guilty to Sexual Assault.  Judge Rowden sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections. The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The seventh defendant was Clinton Weyand of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to two counts of Child Molestation.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The eighth defendant was Matthew Romine of Crocker.  The defendant pled guilty to Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine.  Judge Wiggins sentenced the defendant to ten years in the Department of Corrections for Manufacturing, and two seven year sentences in the Department of Corrections for Possession, with the sentences to run concurrent.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the St. Robert Police Department investigated these cases.

The ninth defendant was Francis Craig of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

The tenth defendant was John Elger of Waynesville.  The defendant was on probation after previously being found guilty of 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 Long granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The eleventh defendant was Billy Breuklander of Columbia.  The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.

The twelfth defendant was Justin Cristoffer of Lebanon.  The defendant was on probation for Receiving Stolen Property and 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 Warren granted the motion and sentenced the defendant to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count, to run concurrently.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated these cases.

The thirteenth defendant was Quenten Warren of St. Robert.  The defendant pled guilty to Receiving Stolen Property.  Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to three years in the Department of Corrections.  The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.

The fourteenth defendant was Michael Bahr of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Distribution and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Judge Hickle sentenced the defendant to five years in the Department of Corrections on each count.  The defendant is eligible for treatment while in the Department of Corrections.  The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group investigated this case.

The fifteenth defendant was Taylor Carson of Dixon.  The defendant pled guilty to Possession of Burglar Tools.  Judge Hickle sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

“I want to thank all of the hard working members of our law enforcement community who work every day to keep us safe.  These sentences reflect their hard work and demonstrate that criminal activity will not be tolerated in Pulaski County,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.

These cases were prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Bill Hardwick, and Leah DuRoss.



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


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