CARES Act funding awarded for temporary APA’s and Investigators, APA’s sworn in

Beginning in August the CCPA was able to hire three veteran Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys, Rachel Smith, Dwight Scroggins, and Joe Schoeberl and two experienced investigators, Kevin Holle and Justin Varner.  The final member of the CARES ACT Team started on September 9, 2020.  The team will serve through December 2020.  While here they will be focused on assisting in addressing the caseload backlog created as a result of the pandemic. 

Rachel Smith is sworn in by the Hon. Doug Bacon.
Dwight Scroggins is sworn in by the Hon. Doug Bacon.
Joe Schoeberl is sworn in by the Hon. Doug Bacon.
Investigator Kevin Holle
Investigator Justin Varner

New APA Jacob Cantwell Sworn In

On June 30, 2020 Judge Bacon swore in Jacob Cantwell as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.  Prior to receiving his badge of office he was administered the Prosecutor Code of Ethics by Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite.

Jacob Cantwell is sworn in by the Hon. Doug Bacon.
Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite leads Jacob Cantwell through the Prosecutor’s Code of Ethics.

Jacob Cantwell, a native of Warrensburg, Missouri received his Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law (2019). He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Evangel Universtiy (2016).


New APA Patrick Springer takes the Oath of Office administered by Hon. Doug Bacon









Robert Patrick Springer was sworn in October 16, 2017 by Honorable Judge Doug Bacon as a new Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Christian County.

Springer, a native of Aurora, Missouri and now of Springfield, is a 2015 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. He also holds degrees in Nursing from Southwest Baptist University(2009) and Criminology from Missouri State University(2012).

New APA Patrick Springer is presented with his badge by 1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Janette Bleau