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Auxvasse man goes to Callaway court

Auxvasse man goes to Callaway court

November 9th, 2018 in Local News

An Auxvasse man arrested in April on multiple charges, including biting a Fulton police officer, has now been sentenced.

Keith Aaron Lancaster, 34, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of domestic assault in the fourth degree, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated (fourth offense), possession of marijuana, interference with a legal process and fourth-degree assault.

In April, deputies reported Lancaster had used his own vehicle to force another vehicle off the road, according to an April 17 Fulton Sun report.

According to the Callaway Prosecutors Office, Lancaster admitted before Judge Jeff Harris he had pushed a 13 year-old victim down during a domestic dispute this past April. He also admitted driving a vehicle on Highway E under the influence of alcohol before crashing the vehicle into a ditch and walking away from the crash.

At the time of the event, deputies took Lancaster into custody on suspicion of domestic assault and driving while intoxicated and obtained a search warrant for a blood sample. At the hospital, Lancaster physically resisted officers' attempts to obtain an blood sample and bit one of the assisting officers on the hand.

Lancaster also was in possession of marijuana at the time of that arrest.

The DWI offense was enhanced to a felony, based Lancaster's three prior convictions for the same offense. According to information on Missouri Casenet, Lancaster has been convicted in the past for driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked/suspended license.

The judge sentenced Lancaster to 30 days in jail for the domestic assault, leaving the scene of an accident, interference with legal process and fourth-degree assault charges, plus two days in jail for the marijuana charge.

Harris also sentenced Lancaster to seven years in prison for the felony DWI charge but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he successfully complete the Callaway County DWI Court program.

The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

The following cases also were heard on Nov. 5 in the Circuit Court of Callaway County, Division II, Honorable Jeff Harris presiding:

Nathan Burke, 40, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (third offense) and was sentenced to four years in prison. Burke admitted to driving on County Road 252 in October 2017 while under the influence of alcohol. Several concerned motorists called in to report Burke's erratic driving in the Kingdom City area. A trooper later located Burke's vehicle at a residence and made contact with him, finding him to be visibly intoxicated. A breath test confirmed the trooper's observations and Burke was arrested. The charges were enhanced to a felony based on Burke's two prior DWI convictions in 2011 and 2017. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Burke on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he serve 30 days in jail and successfully complete the Callaway County DWI Court program. The case was investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Jennifer Graves, 38, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Graves admitted she possessed the drug last October when officers made contact with her during a traffic stop. The judge recommended Graves complete a long-term substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Dustin Hook, 32, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to stealing and was sentenced to four years in prison. Hook admitted to shoplifting a trail camera from a Fulton business in Nov. 2017. The offense was enhanced to a felony based on Hook's three prior convictions for stealing in 2014. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Hook on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Nathan Jadrich, 21, of Indianapolis, Indiana, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and unlawful use of a weapon. Jadrich admitted he possessed marijuana and a .357 caliber revolver during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Oct. 2017. Jadrich had been stopped by a trooper for a traffic offense when the trooper smelled marijuana in the vehicle. A search of Jadrich's vehicle yielded approximately one pound of marijuana and the handgun. Jadrich admitted purchasing the marijuana in Colorado. The judge placed Jadrich on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Ethan Kleindienst, 20, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine and methamphetamine) and was sentenced to three years in prison on each charge. Kleindienst admitted possessing amphetamine when deputies executed a search warrant at a residence where he was located in Nov. 2016. Kleindienst admitted he possessed methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Highway 54 in June 2017. The judge suspended execution of both prison sentences and placed Kleindienst on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including he successfully complete the Callaway County Drug Court program. The cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office and Missouri Highway Patrol.

Jason Lyons, 34, of Jefferson City, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Sandra Montcalm, 50, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon and was sentenced to three years in prison. Montcalm admitted she possessed a sawed-off shotgun in Dec. 2016. Deputies discovered the weapon in Montcalm's residence when searching for a fugitive. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed her on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Amanda Smith, 32, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and was sentenced to four years in prison. Smith admitted she, along with three others (Nathan Pritchett, 29; Dillon Heilig, 27; and Sonya Enerson, 36), broke into a building on County Road 1012 near Bachelor last December and stole several items. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Smith on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including she pay restitution to the victim. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

William Vinson, 41, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and was sentenced to four years in prison. Vinson admitted, in Oct. 2016, he was fleeing from authorities in Audrain County and into Callaway County when he struck another vehicle as he tried to exit from U.S. Highway 54 onto I-70. Vinson fled the scene of that crash and was later apprehended in Boone County. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Vinson on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including he pay restitution to the victim and successfully complete the Boone County Mental Health Treatment Court program. The case was investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol.