Andrews, Joshua, 27, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a charge stemming from an April 12 arrest by Pettis County Sheriff’s Det. Mark Morgan. The State recommended a 120-day jail sentence and the case was continued for sentencing.
Batzel, David, 27, Sedalia, was ordered to serve a 5 year sentence when his probation was revoked on a forgery charge. He was originally placed on probation a year ago after entering a guilty plea. His probation was revoked because he failed to report to his probation officer, used a controlled substance and committed a new stealing offense.
Beeson, Ronald, 49, Platte Woods, entered a guilty plea to driving while revoked, a felony due to his six prior convictions for various offenses. The charge stemmed from a June 4 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Casey DeVorss. The defendant was sentenced to serve 2 years in prison.
Black, Tavares, 33, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. Sedalia Police Officer Kevin Klein six small baggies of crack cocaine in the defendant’s possession during a March 11 arrest. The defendant entered a guilty plea under the Alford decision, acknowledging that the evidence made it likely he would be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt but denying actual guilt. The defendant was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison as a prior drug offender.
Burgin, Joshua, 27, Kansas City, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal non-support of a minor child, admitting he did not provide adequate support for his two children during the first six months of this year. The case was continued for sentencing.
Cranmer, Shyla, 20, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing and forgery, charges filed in connection with the August 22 theft of credit cards and forgery of checks from the mother of a friend. She was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison.
Fontenot, Paul, 45, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of criminal non-support of a minor child. He was sentenced to serve 7 years on the drug charge, 30 days in jail on the misdemeanor leaving the scene charge, and 4 years in prison for criminal non-support.
Jones, Jeremiah, 32, Mora, pleaded guilty to property damage in the first degree, admitting that on July 18 he kicked out the window of a Pettis County Deputy’s patrol car. Execution of a 4-year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with a requirement that he pay restitution to the County.
Lawson, Sara, 31, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two possession of controlled substances charges and was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison. She was first arrested for shoplifting August 8 by Sedalia Police Officers Travis St. Cyr and Michael Elwood, who found hydrocodone (Vicodin) in her possession. Then, Sedalia Police Officer Casey DeVorss found methamphetamine in the defendant’s purse while checking on her well-being at the request of a family member September 7.
Lindenmeyer, Nicholas, 27, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting that on January 5 he stole over $500 worth of tattoo equipment from a relative. The defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 30 days of shock detention, pay restitution, and perform 120 hours of community service work.
Lindsey, Jr., Stephen, 38, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, burglary in the second degree and assault in the third degree in connection with a September 15 break-in at the home of his neighbor. The defendant assaulted a family member who discovered some of the property he had stolen, and he then ran from Sedalia Police Officer Lynnette Overstreet when she was arresting him. The defendant was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison.
Rayburn, Jeremy, 22, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony stealing in connection with the theft of money from Jeffrey and Nicholas Lindenmeyer on July 2. He was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison and placed in the Institutional Treatment Program. He will be granted probation at the end of 120 days if he successfully completes the program.
Schoonover, Vena, 21, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and her probation was revoked on an earlier charge. On September 17, Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood found methamphetamine in the defendant’s possession. She was on probation for a similar charge from 2010. She was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison.
Webster, Brian, 27, Kaiser, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. While working on a security detail during a recent motorcycle rally, Sedalia Officer Lynnette Overstreet found a quantity of methamphetamine indicative of an intent to sell in the defendant’s possession. He was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison.
–Submitted by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser