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.
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, 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).
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).