Baez, Michael, 29, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to DWI in connection with a December 17 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Preston Hesselbacher. The offense was a felony because the defendant has two prior convictions for similar offenses. The defendant was sentenced to serve a 2 year prison sentence.
Carr, Walter, 47, Fayette, pleaded guilty to DWI, a felony due to his two prior convictions for DWI. Sedalia Police Officer Jacob White arrested the defendant May 19 after the clerk at a Sedalia convenience store called the police. Sentencing was scheduled for April 2.
Chamberlain, Michael, 42, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon. On November 18, he attempted to convince two people to get into his vehicle. When a neighbor intervened, the defendant threatened the man with a box cutter. The defendant was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Clariday, Heather, 27, Houstonia, pleaded guilty to forgery, burglary and drug charges and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. During a search of the defendant’s home on October 19, Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies found methamphetamine and property taken in a September burglary on Highway B. The defendant admitted she was involved in the burglary and that she had forged and passed checks stolen in another Pettis County break-in and a burglary in Saline County.
Damron, Joseph, 34, La Monte, pleaded guilty to DWI, a charge stemming from an October 20 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Bradley Arnold. The defendant’s two prior DWI convictions made this offense a felony. The judge ordered a sentencing assessment report and set sentencing for April 24.
High-Frump, Brandon, 23, Sedalia, was ordered to serve 180 days in jail when his probation was revoked on a forgery charge. He was placed on probation after pleading guilty in 2010. His probation was revoked because he failed to pay restitution.
Hunt, Donald, 49, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked, a charge arising from an August 27 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Wesley Flores. The offense was a felony because the defendant has at least four prior convictions for various offenses. The judge ordered a sentencing assessment report and set sentencing for June 13.
Kelzer, Toni, 21, Sedalia, was sentenced to serve two years in prison for possession of a controlled substance. She was arrested July 29 when Sedalia Police Officer Travis St.Cyr found clonazepam pills in her possession during a traffic stop. She was first placed in the Drug Court program, but was removed from the program in early February.
Knop, Domenic, 25, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the 2nd degree and unlawful use of a weapon. The defendant choked his spouse on January 19 and then, when another family member tried to intervene, he threatened that person with a kitchen knife. Execution of a 7 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he have no contact with the victims, pay restitution, and perform community service work.
Lamb, Melinda, 26, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting she stole prescription medication from an acquaintance June 1. Execution of a 5 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years. She also entered guilty pleas to two misdemeanor stealing charges and was sentenced to serve 20 days in jail.
Littlepage, Jeremiah, 27, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing in connection with an August 20 shoplifting incident at Walmart. The offense was a felony because the defendant has two prior stealing convictions. He was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.
Russell, Timothy, 29, St. Louis, pleaded guilty to statutory sodomy in the first degree, statutory rape in the first degree and child molestation in the first degree. The offenses were committed between January 1, 2010 and August 3, 2011 while the defendant lived in Sedalia with the victim, who was under 12 years old, and her family. The victim disclosed the molestation during an interview at Child Safe. During an interview with Sedalia Police Det. Jill Green, the defendant admitted he had touched the child. The defendant was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Stuart, Johnnie, 22, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to forgery in connection with the theft and forgery of seven checks in November. Execution of a 7 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 120 days in jail as shock detention and pay restitution.
–Submitted by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser