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Callaway County Court Briefs

Callaway County Court Briefs

June 12th, 2018 in Local News

 

The following cases were heard on June 4 in the Callaway County Circuit Court, Division 2, Judge Jeff Harris presiding:

D'Metreous Austin, 20, of Fulton, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Christopher Bergesch, 26, of Jefferson City, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Ashi Blue, 22, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Blue admitted he possessed the drug during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in May 2017. The judge placed Blue on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Tonee Bryan, 23, of Branson, pleaded guilty to committing violence against an offender in the Department of Corrections and was sentenced to five years in prison. Bryan admitted he physically assaulted another inmate at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center in July 2016, striking the man in the face, while the two were incarcerated. The case was investigated by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

David Buxton, 35, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and was sentenced to four years in prison. Buxton admitted he possessed the drug in a vehicle after he fled when a police officer attempted to stop him for a traffic offense. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Pamela Enriquez, 33, of Jefferson City, was sentenced to three years in prison on each of two counts of felony driving while revoked. Enriquez had been on probation for the offenses, admitted violating probation and the judge revoked it. The cases were originally investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Jeremy Hebert, 47, of Neosho, pleaded guilty to felony stealing and misdemeanor DWI. Hebert admitted he stole a 2015 Chevrolet Impala this past March and was driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol when he was apprehended. The judge sentenced him to four years in prison for the stealing offense and 30 days in jail for the DWI.

Carol Stewart, 55, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and was sentenced to three years in prison. Stewart admitted she possessed a 9mm pistol in October 2014 when she was stopped for a traffic offense. She was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to her 2013 Callaway County conviction for knowingly burning. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Marketae Vrons, 32, of St. Louis, failed to appear and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

The following cases were heard Monday in the Callaway County Circuit Court, Division 3, Judge Kevin Crane presiding:

William Atterberry, 26, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and was sentenced to four years in prison. Atterberry admitted he possessed the drug after he was stopped for a traffic offense in November 2016. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Atterberry on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Christopher Laird, 29, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to charges of child molestation in the third degree and possession of child pornography. Laird admitted he repeatedly touched the genitals of the 12 year-old victim between May and October 2017. Laird also admitted he possessed child pornography in the form of a digital photograph of a child younger than 18 years of age exposing her breasts. That image was discovered on Laird's cell phone in September. The judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison on the child molestation charge and seven on the child pornography charge and that the sentences run concurrently. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Cory Lammers, 28, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (third offense) and felony driving while revoked. Lammers admitted that he was driving a vehicle on U.S. 54 in November 2016 while under the influence of lorazepam. The offense was enhanced to a felony based on two prior convictions that Lammers had for DWI. Lammers also admitted he was driving the vehicle at a time when his license was suspended. The judge sentenced him to four years in prison on each of the charges but suspended execution of the prison sentences and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he serve 30 days in the county jail and successfully complete the Cole County Drug Court program. The case was investigated by the Jefferson City Police Department.

Robert Lowe, 40, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to felony stealing and was sentenced to four years in prison. Lowe admitted to stealing a cellular telephone from a Fulton business in November. The offense was enhanced to a felony based on Lowe's three prior stealing convictions from Cole County in 2016 and 2017. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Lowe on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

James Murrell, 28, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the third degree and was sentenced to four years in prison. Murrell admitted he assaulted the female victim in January 2017 by hitting her in the leg with a maul. The victim suffered moderate injury to her ankle as a result of the incident. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Murrell on supervised probation for five years. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Jaimie Purdy, 26, of Jefferson City, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Joshua Urban, 25, of Holts Summit, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on each of two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree The judge ordered the sentences be served consecutively for a total of 40 years. Both sentences carry an 85 percent mandatory minimum such that Urban will have to serve at least 34 years in prison before being eligible for parole. Urban had been found guilty of the offenses by a Callaway County jury following a two-day trial held this past May. Urban was charged with touching the genitals of a female child and having the child touch his genitals during incidents occurring between January 2016 and June 2017. The child was four and five years old at the time of the incidents. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Leanna Walker, 27, of Kingdom City, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (clonazepam) and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Walker admitted that she was in possession of the drug when she was stopped for a traffic offense in February 2017. A concerned citizen contacted law enforcement to report that Walker was driving while impaired. Walker was stopped for traffic offenses shortly thereafter and found to be under the influence of clonazepam. The judge placed Walker on five years of supervised probation for the drug offense and sentenced her to serve 5 days in the county jail for the DWI offense. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.