KRISTEN TUOHY JOINS CHRISTIAN COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS OFFICE

Christian County – Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite announces that on Monday July 23, 2012 Kristen Tuohy joined the Prosecuting Attorney’s as a First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Ms. Tuohy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Missouri in 1999. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2003. Prior to joining the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Tuohy served as a Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office specializing in serious drug offenses. Kristen also worked as an Assistant Attorney General, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Newton County Prosecutor’s Office and as an Assistant Public Defender.

Ms. Tuohy in her current duties will carry a felony caseload as well as supervise another assistant prosecuting attorney as well as two legal assistants and a victim advocate.  Further, Ms. Tuohy will act as the intern coordinator.  She will work to bring both volunteer legal interns as well as volunteer college interns through the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Ms. Tuohy is filling the vacancy created when Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ben Miller had the opportunity to join the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services and is now serving as the Technology/Automation Resource Prosecutor for the State of Missouri.

Mr. Miller’s new position includes coordinating efforts statewide to improve criminal history reporting by prosecutors; overseeing the installation and maintenance of the Karpel Case Management System in prosecutors’ offices, and serving as a resource and trainer for prosecutors and their staff across Missouri regarding issues relating to technology and automation.

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STEVEN YOUNGBLOOD SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR ROBBERY 1ST AND ARMED CRIMINAL ACTION

The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today that on July 20, 2012, STEVEN YOUNGBLOOD DOB: 7/13/1985 of Reeds Spring, Missouri plead guilty to and was sentenced for the class A felony of Robbery 1st Degree and the unclassified felony of Armed Criminal Action pursuant to a plea agreement that defendant would receive a cap of 25 years on each count concurrent in the Missouri Department of Corrections. On July 20, 2012 defendant was sentenced on each count as a prior and persistent offender by the Honorable Judge Mark Orr to twenty-five (25) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

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PAUL ROSE SENTENCED FOLLOWING CONVICTION BY JURY OF STATUTORY SODOMY 1ST DEGREE

The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced today that on July 11, 2012 Paul R. Rose, Jr. DOB: 5/17/1966 of Highlandville, Missouri, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Mark Orr to twelve (12) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Probation was denied.

Rose was found guilty by a jury of the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree following a jury trial that was held February 6 – 8, 2012. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Mark Orr.

The range of punishment for the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy first degree of a child less than 14 is an authorized term of imprisonment of life imprisonment or a term of years not less than five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Under Missouri Law, probation is authorized for the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree.