Brittany Scrivener Sentenced to 20 years in Missouri Department of Corrections for July 2018 Car Chase and Assault Against Police Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Amy Fite
Prosecuting Attorney
(417) 581-7915

DATE: August 24, 2020

RE: Brittany Scrivener Sentenced to 20 years in Missouri Department of Corrections for July 2018 Car Chase and Assault Against Police Officer

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that Brittany Scrivener dob:  xx/xx/1991 formerly of Springfield, Missouri was convicted of Unlawful Use of a Weapon Shooting from a Motor Vehicle, Assault 2nd Degree (3 counts), Armed Criminal Action (3 counts), Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest by Flight and Driving While Under the Influence of Controlled Substance for crimes committed on July 8, 2018. 

On August 24, 2020, Judge Laura Johnson formally sentenced Ms. Scrivener to twenty years in prison. Ms. Scrivener plead guilty to all crimes charged as a part of a plea agreement with the Christian County Prosecutor’s Office on August 17, 2020. The Defendant admitted to leading officers on a high-speed police chase throughout Christian County on July 9, 2018. In Court, she agreed that during the pursuit, she fired multiple shots at three different officers. No private citizens, officers or police vehicles were hit by the shots fired. The defendant admitted that during the high-speed pursuit, she possessed methamphetamine and was under its influence while driving the car.

Nixa Police Department handled the investigation of this case. Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol assisted Nixa Police Department in apprehending Ms. Scrivener and in ending the pursuit. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Rachel Smith. The team assigned to this case included: Victim Advocate Julie Harlan, Legal Assistant Libby Deroche, and Investigator Kevin Holle.