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ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR KRISTEN TUOHY HONORED AT THE MISSOURI BAR FOUNDATION & PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS LUNCHEON

Posted Sep 12 2014 by with Comments Off

OZARK, MO – Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Kristen Tuohy was recently honored as one of three recipients of the Lon O. Hocker Award by the Missouri Bar Association, held on September 10, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Lon O. Hocker Award was established by Mary B. Hocker in 1954 in memory of her late husband, an outstanding St. Louis trial lawyer. The Missouri Bar Association makes the awards annually to young lawyers who have demonstrated unusual proficiency in the art of trial advocacy.

Kristen Tuohy is currently serving as First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Missouri in 1999 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2003. Upon graduating from law school, she worked as an assistant public defender in the Carthage Trial Office for three years. From there, she went on to serve as an assistant prosecutor for the Newton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she handled the associate circuit court docket. In 2007, she moved to Springfield, where she served as an assistant attorney general in the financial services division.

Prior to joining the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 2012, Tuohy served as an assistant prosecutor with the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for more than four years. She began in the General Crimes Unit before being promoted to senior assistant prosecuting attorney in the Major Crimes Unit, where she primarily handled serious drug offenses. She was a POST-certified Instructor at the Springfield Police Academy, instructing on the topic of search and seizure without a warrant.

Tuohy has significant trial experience defending and prosecuting a wide variety of criminal charges. In addition to her official duties, she serves on the CASP (Community Alternative Sentencing Program) board and instructs local law enforcement agencies in a variety of topics. When she is not working, Tuohy is very involved in the sport of reining horses and competes at the local and national level.

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PROSECUTOR AMY FITE RECEIVES THE MAPA FAMILY VIOLENCE HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD

Posted Sep 3 2014 by with Comments Off

Ozark, MO – The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) awarded Prosecutor Amy Fite the 2014 Family Violence Hero of the Year award. She accepted this award on August 27, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A Lodge during the MAPA fall conference.   This award is given to recognize a prosecutor, law enforcement officer, victims’ services representative, or other allied professional who has displayed extraordinary dedication to victim well-being and safety and perpetrator accountability as demonstrated by one or more of the following:

•  Work on a specific case:  A high profile or complicated case requiring the nominee to go above and beyond the normal bounds of his or her responsibilities.

•  Training:  A demonstrated dedication to the training of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, or the public on issues related to child abuse, domestic violence or sexual violence.

•  Legal or legislative developments:  Work on a new or significant issues related to child abuse, domestic violence or sexual violence.

•  Victim services:  An extraordinary focus on victim services and advocacy for victim’s rights.

•  Career achievement:  A general demonstration of interest in, work on and dedication to child abuse, domestic violence and sexual violence issues.

 

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY JURY FINDS GLEN ORION HENDRIX, JR. GUILTY OF TWO COUNTS OF STATUTORY SODOMY 2nd DEGREE AND ONE COUNT CHILD MOLESTATION 2nd DEGREE

Posted Aug 6 2014 by with Comments Off

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced August 6, 2014 that GLEN ORION HENDRIX, JR dob: 8/15/1984 was found guilty by a Christian County jury of two counts of statutory sodomy 2nd degree and one count of child molestation 2nd degree. A jury trial was commenced before Special Judge Michael Cordonnier on August 4, 2014 and concluded on August 6, 2014.

The jury deliberated approximately 4 hours before reaching its verdicts. The defendant was convicted of crimes occurring on or between May 7 and May 8, 2010.   The facts presented at trial included that the offense occurred following the defendant returning to his sister’s home in Nixa following a poker game at neighbor’s house where the defendant had been drinking. He found his brother-in-law’s 15 year-daughter asleep on the couch in the living room.   Evidence presented included Y chromosome DNA consistent with the defendant’s paternal line on the inside of the victim’s underwear. Following the crime being reported on May 10, 2010 to the Nixa Police Department, the Nixa Police Department investigated the case.

Formal sentencing is scheduled before Special Judge Michael Cordonnier on October 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

The range of punishment for statutory sodomy in the second degree which is a class C felony is confinement for a term of 1 day to 7 years or a fine not to exceed $5,000. The range of punishment child molestation 2nd degree is 1 day to 1 year in the county jail or a fine not to exceed $1,000. If all three counts were to be run consecutively the maximum punishment is 15 years incarceration and a fine of $11,000.

 

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INVESTIGATOR JJ GOULBOURNE CHOSEN FOR MOSIA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Posted Jul 30 2014 by with Comments Off

JJ Goulbourne, Investigator and System Administrator for the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office, has been chosen to serve as an Executive Board Member for the Missouri State Investigators Association. MOSIA’s purpose is to promote the free exchange of inter-agency information necessary to effectively carry out the work of association members. The organization provides educational opportunities for governmental personnel that engage in investigative work and enhances the status of investigative work as a profession.

JJ has worked in the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office since 2013 and has 21 years of law enforcement experience and 16 years Military experience. As a member of this Board, he will represent Investigators who work for Prosecutors and direct the organization’s website campaign. One of his leading duties will be to improve the MOSIA’s current website.

 

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ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY KRISTEN TUOHY RECEIVES THE LON O. HOCKER AWARD

Posted Jul 25 2014 by with Comments Off

Ozark, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office congratulates Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kristen Tuohy on receiving the Lon O. Hocker Award!

Kristen Tuohy is one of three recipients selected to receive the 2014 Missouri Bar Foundation Lon O. Hocker Award. Kristen will be honored at the Missouri Bar Annual Meeting Service Awards Luncheon on September 10, 2014. Kristen has worked for the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office since 2012. Prior to joining the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office, Kristen served as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Greene County, as an Assistant Attorney General, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with Newton County and as an Assistant Public Defender. Recipients of the prestigious Lon O. Hocker Award are chosen annually based on zealousness and honor, strength, courtesy, confidence, and respect. Kristen was chosen based on her demonstrated proficiency in the art of trial advocacy by a Review Committee.

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