RE: Brittany Scrivener Sentenced to 20 years in Missouri Department of Corrections for July 2018 Car Chase and Assault Against Police Officer
MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that Brittany
Scrivener dob: xx/xx/1991 formerly of Springfield,
Missouri was convicted of Unlawful Use of a Weapon Shooting from a Motor
Vehicle, Assault 2nd Degree (3 counts), Armed Criminal Action (3
counts), Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest by Flight and Driving
While Under the Influence of Controlled Substance for crimes committed on July
On August 24, 2020, Judge Laura Johnson formally sentenced Ms. Scrivener to twenty years in prison. Ms. Scrivener plead guilty to all crimes charged as a part of a plea agreement with the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office on August 17, 2020. The Defendant admitted to leading officers on a high-speed police chase throughout Christian County on July 9, 2018. In Court, she agreed that during the pursuit, she fired multiple shots at three different officers. No private citizens, officers or police vehicles were hit by the shots fired. The defendant admitted that during the high-speed pursuit, she possessed methamphetamine and was under its influence while driving the car.
Police Department handled the investigation of this case. Christian County
Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol assisted Nixa Police
Department in apprehending Ms. Scrivener and in ending the pursuit. The case
was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Rachel Smith. The team assigned
to this case included: Victim Advocate Julie Harlan, Legal Assistant Libby Deroche,
and Investigator Kevin Holle.
On June 30, 2020 Judge Bacon swore in Jacob Cantwell as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Prior to receiving his badge of office he was administered the Prosecutor Code of Ethics by Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite.
Jacob Cantwell, a native of Warrensburg, Missouri received his Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law (2019). He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Evangel Universtiy (2016).
The Christian County
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Victim
Advocate. The Victim Advocate will be
knowledge as to the criminal justice process.
The Victim Advocate will support victims and witnesses going through the
criminal justice process by providing information to victims and witnesses
about the criminal justice process. The
Victim Advocate will support victims and witnesses by keeping victims and witnesses
appraised regarding court dates and court events. Victim Advocates will provide victims and
witnesses information about the constitutional and statutory rights afforded to
victims of and witnesses to crimes. The victim
advocate will be knowledge regarding resources in the community to share about available
resources to the victims and witnesses.
Qualified candidates will be able
to exercise good judgment, be a team player, and be patient. The qualified candidate must be able to work
under pressure and deadlines. The
qualified candidate will be required pass a pre-employment drug screen and background
check. This is a safety sensitive
The Christian County Prosecuting
Attorney’s Office is a fileless office. The
successful candidate will be proficient at keyboarding. We use PROSECUTORbyKARPEL as our case
Preferred candidate will have
previous experience as a victim advocate and/or a degree in criminal justice, psychology
or a related degree.
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 Circuit Courts Building 102 W. Walnut, First Floor Ozark, MO 65721 e-mail: Amy.Fite@prosecutors.mo.gov