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May 7 Law Day docket noted

May 10, 2012

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Judge Robert L. Koffman heard the following cases on the May 7 Law Day docket:

Barefield, Edith, 63, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The charge arose from an April 3 traffic stop by Sedalia Police Officer Kevin Klein. The officer found cocaine in the defendant’s purse. She was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison, and the State did not pursue prior drug offender allegations which would have increased the possible punishment.

Clough, Christopher, 22, Florence, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sedalia Police Officer Kevin Klein found methamphetamine in the defendant’s pocket on September 5. Clough was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison.

Gilmore, Richard, 35, Republic, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and stealing. After arresting the defendant February 25 for shoplifting ten days earlier, Sedalia Police Officer Kevin Klein found methamphetamine and a pipe in the defendant’s pocket. The defendant was sentenced to 4 years in prison on the felony drug charge and 30 days in jail for the misdemeanor theft.

Ivy, Jr., Willie, 37, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the second degree, admitting he broke a window during an argument June 29, causing his girlfriend to sustain several custs. Execution of a 5 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he have no contact with the victim and perform 120 hours of community service work.

Keckler, Chad, 28, Knob Noster, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sedalia Police Officer Kevin Klein found methamphetamine in the defendant’s pocket after arresting him on an outstanding warrant. The defendant was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison.

Klein, Christopher, 28, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence, admitting he tried to conceal a baggie of methamphetamine November 2 after a passenger handed it to him during a traffic stop. He was sentenced to 240 days in jail. He was also sentenced to serve a concurrent 30 day jail sentence for a July 29 domestic assault.

Kolstad, Lisa, 48, Windsor, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked, a charge stemming from a February 29 traffic stop by Sedalia Police Officer Sean Bonchonsky. The offense was a felony because the defendant has at least three prior convictions for driving while revoked. Execution of a 4 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that she serve 90 days in jail as shock detention and perform 120 hours of community service work.

Paxton, Mark 47, Sedalia, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the third degree. Sedalia Police Officer Todd Nappe arrested the defendant September 17 after responding to the assault call.

Rayburn, Gary, 43, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood found methamphetamine in the defendant’s pocket December 10. Rayburn was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison.

Rush, Tammy, 42, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting she stole from a local convenience store where she worked on April 27, 2011. The case was continued to July 2 for sentencing.

Scott, Cameron, 41, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree in connection with an accident August 7 in a parking lot behind 121 East Third Street. In pleading guilty, he admitted he was intoxicated when he backed up an ATV, striking the victim. Execution of a 4 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years. Prior to pleading guilty, the defendant paid restitution to the Crime Victim Compensation Fund, which had already reimbursed the victim for her medical expenses.

Shaver, Raymond, 29, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to passing bad checks, admitting he wrote a check on a closed account May 23. Imposition of sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with a requirement that he pay restitution for this and other checks.

Stott, Candace, 26, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine in connection with a March 31 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood. She was admitted into the Pettis County Drug Program.

Thorp, Sarah, 28, Houstonia, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, admitting that in January and February of 2011 she lied to her physician in an attempt to get hydrocodone, commonly known as Vicodin. She was admitted into the Pettis County Drug Court Program.

And on Friday May 4, Associate Judge Hugh Harvey heard the following cases:

German, Ronnie, 20, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to a total of seven charges arising from arrests on December 5 and February 14. In addition to six drug-related charges involving marijuana and methamphetamine, he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. The judge ordered a sentencing assessment report and scheduled sentencing for June 21.

Hinkel, Michael, 46, Buffalo, pleaded guilty to two counts of leaving the scene of an accident filed in connection with a series of collisions on Highway 65 November 8, 2010. The State recommended a 4 year sentence, the judge ordered a sentencing assessment report, and sentencing was scheduled for June 21.

Stiffarm, Zachary, 19, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver, manufacture of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance. The Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. Unit found growing and harvested marijuana in the defendant’s possession when serving a search warrant at his home February 16. The State recommend concurrent 10 year sentences, the judge ordered a sentencing assessment report, and sentencing was set for June 21.

–Submitted by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser

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