TRAVIS BISHOP PLEADS GUILTY MORNING OF TRIAL

Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite announced today that TRAVIS BISHOP, dob: 4/3/1991 of Rogersville, Missouri plead guilty to two counts of the class C felony of assault in the second degree and one count of the class D felony of leaving the scene of an accident in front of Christian County Circuit Judge Mark Orr.

The case was to proceed to jury trial on September 26, 2010. Prior to the beginning of trial, TRAVIS BISHOP entered an open plea. There was no plea agreement and sentencing will determined by the court. The State was ready to proceed and was prepared to go to trial.

On August 10, 2010, TRAVIS BISHOP was operating a 1997 Nissan on State highway U. There were 3 passengers inside the vehicle. The Missouri Highway Patrol determined that the defendant was driving too fast for the road condition. Two of the passenger sustained serious injuries including one who may be permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Before help arrived at the scene, TRAVIS BISHOP left the scene and returned to his home. He ultimately turned himself into law enforcement.

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