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May 6 Law Day results listed

May 9, 2013

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The following felony cases were heard during the May 6 Law Day docket:

Abney, Drew, 17, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to burglary and stealing, admitting he was one of three people who broke into a home on South Osage July 26. After the defendant first paid restitution, he was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 90 days of shock detention and have no contact with his two codefendants.

Cartwright, Justin, 29, Green Ridge, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Green Ridge Police Officer Jason Atwood stopped the defendant for driving while revoked July 16 and then found methamphetamine and a variety of prescription pills in his possession. He was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison.

Duncan, Calvin, 28, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two residential burglaries and numerous thefts from motor vehicles. The offenses spanned four months ending in late December. An investigation by the Sedalia Police Department and the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department led to the defendant’s arrest and the recovery of some of the stolen property. The defendant was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison.

Hinsberger, Benjamin, 26, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of assault in the second degree. He was arrested February 17 after a disturbance at Dukes and Boots during which the defendant displayed a pocket knife and caused minor injuries to an employee and a patron. On the assault charges, he was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he pay restitution for medical bills incurred by one of the victims and that he not return to the business. On the weapons offense, he was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

Lappat, Stephen, 24, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to drug charges arising from arrests on October 18 and February 21. On both dates, Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood found drug paraphernalia with methamphetamine residue in the defendant’s possession. Execution of 5 year sentences was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 90 days of shock detention and perform 120 hours of community service work.

Longie, Cary, 39, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a charge arising from a January 5 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood. After arresting the defendant for a municipal ordinance violation, the officer found methamphetamine in his pocket. The defendant was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison and the State dropped allegations that the defendant was a prior offender.

Loveless, Cody, 23, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison. The Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. Unit found a small amount of methamphetamine in the defendant’s possession when a search warrant was served January 16 on South Quincy. The defendant told officers he sometimes sold meth so he could use the drug himself.

Luetjen, Bradley, 34, Ionia, pleaded guilty to forgery, possession of a controlled substance and driving while revoked. Sedalia Police Officer Bradley Arnold arrested the defendant December 23 for expired plates. The officer then saw that the license plate had been altered, learned that the defendant’s operator’s license was revoked and found methamphetamine residue in a pipe. Execution of a 7 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 60 days as shock detention and perform 120 hours of community service work.

Ollison, Michael, 38, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to violating the sex offender registration law. The defendant registered with the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department on October 2, but when Pettis County Sheriff’s Capt. Sam Hargrave checked the next day, the defendant was not residing at his reported address. The defendant was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

Roberts, Jesse, 19, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, admitting he had a small amount of methamphetamine in his pocket when arrested February 11 by a Sedalia Police Officer. He was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 60 days as shock detention, perform 120 hours of community service work, and consent to a search of his person, home or vehicle any time an officer requests.

Sundberg, Serena, 33, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a charge stemming from a March 3 arrest by the Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. Unit. She was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison and placed in the Institutional Treatment Program.

Torres, Jimmy, 52, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and driving while revoked. Sedalia Police Officer Michael Elwood stopped the defendant for a traffic violation March 7 and learned his driving privileges were revoked. A search disclosed two baggies with methamphetamine. The defendant’s prior convictions, including six driving while revoked convictions, made this offense a felony. He was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison.

–Submitted by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser

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