MC WORTHON JR. SENTENCED FOR PURSE SNATCHING AND ROBBERY

On May 11, 2017, Honorable Laura Johnson sentenced MC  Worthon  Jr,  26 of age from Springfield, Mo, to the maximum sentence of  7 years in the Department of Corrections for attempted  robbery in the second degree and 90 days in the County Jail for assault in the third degree.  The defendant had pled guilty for events on November 7, 2016 when he followed the female victim in the Nixa Wal-Mart parking lot to her parked  vehicle. He assaulted her as she was attempting to place her items in her vehicle.  The defendant was attempting to steal her purse and flee with the assistance of his co-defendant in their nearby vehicle.

The case was investigated by the Nixa Police Department.  John L. Young,  Senior Christian County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney prosecuted the case.

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ROY TARVIN SENTENCED

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces that on April 28, 2017, Roy Tarvin DOB: 12/17/1976 of Butler, MO, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Jennifer Growcock.

Tarvin previously had pled guilty on February 24, 2017, to two counts, count I – endangering the welfare of a child (sexual conduct) and count II – sexual contact with a student.  This occurred in Christian County, Missouri between October 31, 2014 and November 20, 2014.

The defendant pled pursuant to a plea agreement.  Per the terms of the plea agreement the defendant received a seven (7) year sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections on count I and a four (4) year sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections on count II.  Count I and Count II to run concurrent to one another.

At sentencing, the State requested the Court sentence the defendant to the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Defendant through counsel requested the Court place Defendant on probation.

The Court sentenced Tarvin to seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections pursuant to §559.115, Sex Offender Assessment Unit on Count I.  The Court sentenced Tarvin to four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections pursuant to §559.115, Sex Offender Assessment Unit on Count II.  Count I and II to run concurrent.

The Sex Offender Assessment Unit is an intensive assessment program for sex offenders that provides a complete psychological assessment to determine an offender’s extent of psychopathology, risk to reoffend and amenability to treatment.  It also offers basic relapse prevention education. The Sex Offender Assessment Unit is normally 120 days in the Mo. Department of Corrections. After the assessment is completed, the Court will be given a recommendation, and the Court will then determine whether probation should be granted.

Endangering the Welfare of a Child (sexual conduct) is a class C felony.  The range of punishment for a class C felony is a term of incarceration not to exceed seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a fine not to exceed $5000.  Sexual Contact with a Student is a class D felony.  The range of punishment for a class D felony is a term of incarceration not to exceed four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a fine not to exceed $5000.

This case was investigated by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite.

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TOBY JAY HULSTINE SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR BAD CHECKS

On April 17, 2017, Toby Jay Hulstine, age 47, formally of Ozark was sentenced for two 10 year sentences for bad checks dating from June 10, 2014 to the OFL and from February 4, 2013 to Liberty Bank. Judge Eric Eighmy was assigned the case after the defendant filed a Motion for Change of Judge.

Judge Eighmy retained jurisdiction after 120 day shock sentence in the Department Of Corrections. If the defendant completes the 120 shock, he could be on probation for 5 years. One condition of probation will be payment of restitution by monthly payments.
The case was Prosecuted by Senior Christian County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John L. Young.

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SUPPORTS A CAUSE

On Friday March 31, 2017, the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office played BUNCO for a Cause. The CCPA Office competed in the Christian County Sertoma Club BUNCO night. Amy Dent, Legal Assistant; Suzanne Frakes, Legal Assistant; Julie Harlan, Victim Advocate; and Amy Zacek-Smith, Investigator rolled the dice to benefit Least of These Food Pantry, Freedom’s Rest Domestic Violence Shelter and Care to Learn Ozark & Nixa.

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JAMES DYLAN MCGINNIS PLEADS GUILTY TO SPARTA PD BURGLARY

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces that on March 31, 2017, James Dylan McGinnis, dob: 04/19/1991, pleaded guilty in front of the Honorable Eric Eighmy.

McGinnis pleaded guilty to the class B felony of first-degree burglary and three counts of the class C felony of receiving stolen property for an event that occurred on February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, Deputies were dispatched to Sparta Police Department.  It was determined that items were stolen from the Police Department, including two AR-15s, a shotgun, a large quantity of ammunition, several uniforms, bullet proof vests, a laptop computer, and other electronic items.  The total value of the stolen items was estimated at over $10,000.

Deputies gathered information from several individuals who stated that there were two individuals that committed the burglary of the Sparta Police Department.  McGinnis was the individual identified as the person that went inside the building.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, McGinnis received a maximum sentence of 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on the first-degree burglary.  He received sentences of seven (7) years on the receiving stolen property counts.  All sentences to run concurrent to each other.

In addition, pursuant to the plea agreement, McGinnis was ordered to pay $13,881.24 in restitution to the City of Sparta.

The range of punishment for a class B felony is five (5) to fifteen (15) years incarceration. The range of punishment for a class C felony is one day up to seven (7) years incarceration and/or a fine not to exceed $5000.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Anna Bunch. The case was investigated by the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, and the lead detective was David Loe.

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