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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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