The following cases were heard Nov. 4 in the Circuit Court of Callaway County, Missouri, Division II, Honorable Jeff Harris presiding:
Zachary Ryan Fewins, 27, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), escape from custody and resisting arrest. Fewins admitted he possessed methamphetamine in August 2017 when a deputy sheriff arrested him on outstanding Cole County warrants. Fewins was taken into custody on those warrants, as well as the drug offense, when he fled from the deputy on foot. The deputy chased after Fewins, falling and injuring his elbow and leg, before finally apprehending Fewins. The deputy suffered moderate injuries, including a broken elbow and injuries to his leg, as a result of the incident.
The judge sentenced Fewins to 10 years in prison for the drug charge, seven years for escaping from custody and seven years for resisting arrest. The judge recommended Fewins complete a long-term substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.
Justin William Fuller, 23, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (clonazepam). Fuller admitted he possessed the drug when he was stopped for a traffic offense in June 2018. The judge placed him on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Holts Summit Police Department.
William Deon Galbreath Jr., 25, of Fulton, failed to appear in court and warrants were issued for his arrest.
Gabriel Charles Horstman, 39, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the second degree. Horstman admitted he twisted the female victim's arm during a dispute in October 2016. The judge sentenced him to four years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including he successfully complete a batterer's intervention program. The case was investigated by the CCSO.
Keith Aaron Lancaster, 35, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to felony driving while revoked and was sentenced to four years in prison. Lancaster admitted he operated a vehicle on U.S. 54 this past July knowing his driver's license was revoked. He was also sentenced to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated (fourth offense). Lancaster had been on probation for the DWI offense, admitted violating probation by committing the new driving while revoked offense, and the judge revoked probation. In both cases, the judge recommended that Lancaster complete the Shock Incarceration Program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release. Both cases were investigated by the CCSO.
David Wayne Martin Jr., 24, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty to stalking in the first degree. Martin admitted he repeatedly sent numerous sexually explicit messages to the female victim through social media and text from mid-January to mid-February this year. He continued to send the explicit messages despite the victim repeatedly asking him to stop. The offense was enhanced to a class D felony based on Martin's previous conviction for stalking in the first degree in Cole County in 2018. The judge sentenced Martin to five years in prison. The case was investigated by the CCSO.
James Michael Niederhelm, 42, of Holts Summit, failed to appear in court. A warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.
Galen Keith Scott, 57, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Scott admitted he possessed the drug in December 2016 and again in January 2019 during separate traffic stops. The judge sentenced him to four years in prison for each of the charges but suspended execution of the sentences and placed him on five years of supervised probation. Both cases were investigated by the CCSO.
Adam Chris Shephard, 30, of Houstonia, pleaded guilty to tampering with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Shephard admitted he took a utility van this past May without permission of the company. He was driving the vehicle on Business 54 in Fulton when a police officer spotted him and stopped the vehicle. Shephard was found to be under the influence of marijuana and depressants. The judge placed Shephard on five years of supervised probation for the tampering offense and 10 days in jail for the DWI offense. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.
Justin Vines, 28, of Crystal City, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Marketae Luciana Vrons, 33, of St. Louis, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.