Archive for February, 2011

AGGREVATED ALCOHOL OFFENDER ENTERS FELONY PLEA

Posted Feb 25 2011 by with Comments Off

Christian County Prosecuting Attorney Amy J. Fite announced today that Karen D. Gibbs, dob: 11/16/1966 of Hollister, Missouri plead guilty in front of Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr to the Class C Felony of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated in case number 09N8-CR01774. In order to be charged as an Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Offender, the defendant must have at least three (3) prior alcohol related convictions.

Formal sentencing in the matter is set for April 15, 2011. The class C felony of aggravated driving while intoxicated carries a range of punishment of one day to seven years incarceration and/or a fine up to $5,000. In addition, the punishment for an Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Offender also requires a minimum of 60 days incarceration.

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ALEX DAVIS RECEIVES TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS FOR ASSAULT

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Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite announced today that ALEX DAVIS, dob: 6/19/1979 of Ozark, Missouri was sentenced to twenty-five (25) years in prison by Christian County Circuit Judge Mark for the crimes of Attempted Robbery in the 1st Degree, Assault the 1st Degree, and Armed Criminal Action. All counts were to run concurrent and probation was denied. ALEX DAVIS was convicted by a Christian County jury on all counts on December 21, 2010. The trial was handled by former Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Ron Cleek and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Janette Bleau.

On January 28, 2010, the defendant, ALEX DAVIS hit the victim in the head with a hammer during a robbery attempt. At trial, the victim testified that he received 15-16 stitches for a gash to the top of his head as a result of the attack. Besides the victim, a co-defendant to ALEX DAVIS also testified as to the attack. At sentencing, evidence was presented of the defendant’s prior criminal history that included six prior convictions including convictions for robbery and forgery.

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FOLLOWUP TO TESTIMONY BY MAPA REPRESENTATIVES YESTERDAY AT CAPITAL

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Members of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) testified yesterday in Jefferson City regarding concerns over the sentencing recommendations from the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission (MoSAC) and the misleading way recidivism data is being shared as well as the lenient sentence recommendations being made on violent crimes and sex crimes. Dr. Jeffery Milyo, Middlebush Chair and Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Missouri, Economics Department also testified on behalf of MAPA. To download more information  please click below:

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FULL TEXT OF HB 257 CALLING FOR ELIMINATION OF THE MOSAC

TESTIMONY BY PLATTE COUNTY PROSECUTOR, ERIC ZAHND

STUDY BY DR. JEFFREY MILYO

REPRESENTATIVES FROM MAPA TESTIFY TODAY AT THE STATE CAPITAL ABOUT SENTENCING

Posted Feb 23 2011 by with Comments Off

Members of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (MAPA) testified today in Jefferson City regarding concerns over the sentencing recommendations from the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission. (MoSAC). MAPA is calling for a study to determine smart sentencing practices instead of the inappropriate one-size-fits-all sentencing recommendations of the MoSAC. Additionally representatives from MAPA plan on testifying about the misleading way recidivism data is being shared as well as the lenient sentence recommendations being made by the MoSAC on violent crimes and sex crimes.

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For more information about MAPA please visit their website: http://mops.mo.gov/mapa.htm

For more information about the MoSAC please visit: http://www.mosac.mo.gov

CHRISTIAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOINS INTERNET CRIMES TASK FORCE

Posted Feb 17 2011 by with Comments Off

Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite announces today that the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has joined the Tri-Lakes Regional Internet Crimes Task Force. The Tri-Lakes Regional Internet Crimes Task Force is a regional task force made of up law enforcement agencies in Taney, Christian, and Stone Counties that provides the expertise necessary to successfully gather computer based evidence in cases involving online enticement of children, child pornography, cyber bullying, fraud, identity theft and other crimes facilitated through the use of computers or the Internet.

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