Position Available – Assistant Prosecuting Attorney


The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has opening for a full-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  This position will begin immediately.  Responsibilities will include managing a misdemeanor caseload.  The Assistant Prosecutor will regularly appear in court, conduct motion hearings, bench trials and jury trials.  The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is a file-less office.  Thus, the successful candidate will be proficient at keyboarding.  Further, we use PROSECUTORbyKARPEL as our case management system.  The preferred candidate will have prosecution experience or experience as an intern in a prosecutor’s office, and working knowledge of PROSECUTORbyKarpel or other experience to support the ability to learn and work within an electronic case management system.  The compensation will include salary and benefits.  The starting salary is $52,000.

The office includes six assistant prosecuting attorneys, one investigator, three victim advocates and six legal assistants.

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

If interested please forward a cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to:

Amy Fite                                                                                                            Prosecuting Attorney                                                                                                      110 W. Elm, Room 109                                                                                              Ozark, MO  65721                                                                                                              e-mail:  Amy.Fite@prosecutors.mo.gov

APA Posting


Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Annual Report 2017

The Office of the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney has released its annual report covering cases filed from December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017.

The report includes a few notable statistics including a 28% increase in felony charges filed over the same period last year and a 98% increase since 2011.

The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is grateful of the support it has received from its Law Enforcement partners and the citizens of Christian County as it pursues its goal to seek and serve justice in 2018 and beyond.

Click Here to Access the Full 2017 Annual Report


Hahne Receives 10 Years in Multiple Cases



On October 30, 2017, the Honorable Jennifer Growcock, Circuit Judge of Division 2 of the Christian County Circuit Court, sentenced former Highlandville resident, Joseph W. Hahne (40), to the Missouri Department of Corrections. Hahne was a charged as a prior and persistent offender in 5 different cases. The charges and corresponding sentences are as follows:

• Receiving Stolen Property (Class C Felony): 10 Years
• Receiving Stolen Property (Class C Felony): 10 years
• Making False Report (Class B Misdemeanor): 6 Months
• Receiving Stolen Property (Class C Felony): 7 years
• Fraudulently Stop Payment (Class D Felony): 5 years
• Defrauding Secured Creditor (Class D Felony): 5 years
• Passing Bad Check (Class A Misdemeanor): 30 Days

All sentences are to be run concurrent for a maximum of 10-years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The Court retained jurisdiction for 120 days with Institutional Treatment in the Department of Corrections.

The State was represented by Christian County Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John L. Young. The Victim Advocate was Julie Harlan.

Click Here to Access Press Release

Kristen Tuohy Appointed To State Board By Governor

First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Tuohy was appointed by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board on October 27, 2017.

Tuohy was appointed as part of an effort by the Governor and First Lady Sheena Greitens to increase the representation of women on the state’s boards and commissions. This commitment was made by the administration to honor the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Foundation

Tuohy’s appointment was based on her excellent record of service to the State of Missouri, as well as her work for Christian County in prosecuting crimes against children and sexual assaults.

The Governor’s press release can be found here.


New APA Patrick Springer takes the Oath of Office administered by Hon. Doug Bacon









Robert Patrick Springer was sworn in October 16, 2017 by Honorable Judge Doug Bacon as a new Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Christian County.

Springer, a native of Aurora, Missouri and now of Springfield, is a 2015 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. He also holds degrees in Nursing from Southwest Baptist University(2009) and Criminology from Missouri State University(2012).

New APA Patrick Springer is presented with his badge by 1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Janette Bleau