Barry George Found Guilty at Jury Trial of DWI, Trespass

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Contact: John M. Peacock
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
(417) 581-7915
DATE:  May 29, 2019

RE:  CHRISTIAN COUNTY JURY FINDS BARRY GEORGE GUILTY OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED AND TRESPASS IN THE FIRST DEGREE

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces that BARRY GEORGE DOB:5/25/1964, of Sparta, Missouri was found guilty after a two-day jury trial held April 29-30, 2019. The jury trial was commenced before the Honorable Judge Laura Johnson.

The Christian County jury found the defendant guilty of both counts, driving while intoxicated and trespass in the first degree.  The jury deliberated for approximately an hour and forty-five minutes before finding the defendant guilty.  Formal sentencing is scheduled before the Honorable Judge Laura Johnson on June 25, 2019.

The defendant had two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. These prior convictions for DWI make the defendant’s current conviction a persistent DWI offense. Driving While Intoxicated as a persistent offender is a class E felony. The range of punishment for an E felony is either a special term of incarceration in the Christian County Jail not to exceed one year or a term of incarceration in the Mo Dept of Corrections not to exceed four years and/or a fine not to exceed $10,000 dollars.  The range of punishment for trespass in the first degree of a class B misdemeanor is a term of incarceration in the Mo. Dept. of Corrections not to exceed six months and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.

The investigation of this case was handled by Christian County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Lachlan Hicks and John Wilkerson. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John Peacock assisted by First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Janette Bleau.

Nicholas Sanna Found Guilty of Felony Kidnapping, Domestic Assault and Property Damage

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Contact:   Janette Bleau
1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
(417) 581-7915
DATE: May 24, 2019

RE: NICHOLAS SANNA DOB 11/30/1997 FOUND GUILTY OF FELONY KIDNAPPING, TWO COUNTS OF DOMESTIC ASSAULT IN THE 4TH DEGREE, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE IN THE 2ND DEGREE

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces that on May 15, 2019 defendant was found guilty of the above noted charges by Judge Laura Johnson after a bench trial that was held on May 13, 2019.  At the trial, victim A.G. testified that she was on her lunch break from a Nixa nursing home and was parked in the Walmart parking lot in Nixa when the defendant, her estranged boyfriend, found her there, yelled at her and pounded on the car window she was in and it broke the window. He reached through the broken window, took the car keys out of the ignition and threw them out into the parking lot. A.G. exited the vehicle and tried to run away but defendant grabbed her and threw her into the vehicle he arrived in and took off with her. A.G. testified that she was very afraid and tried to exit the car even though it was in motion but defendant would grab her and prevent her from leaving. An employee of Walmart (witness) testified that she saw the defendant chasing the victim and heard the victim yelling for help. Witness tried to reach the victim to help but before she could get to victim she saw the defendant grab the victim and throw victim into a vehicle and drive off.  The incident was also caught on the Walmart video camera. Defendant also changed the password to victim’s phone so she could not use it. During the drive he told A.G. multiple things including he was going to “put her 6 feet under.” He drove her to a location in Rogersville and he got out of the car and let her drive away. K.K., co-worker of A.G. (and owner of the vehicle that the window was broken out) testified that when A.G. arrived back to work A.G. was hysterical. Officer Logan Cash and Officer Barton also testified. Sentencing is set for is set for July 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

Punishment for kidnapping in the 1st degree class B felony is five to fifteen years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. An individual convicted and sentenced for this offense shall not be eligible for parole until eighty-five percent of the sentence is served.

Punishment for domestic assault in the 4th degree is one day to one year in the Christian County Jail and/or a fine of up to $2000. 

Punishment for property damage in the 2nd degree is one day to six months in the Christian County Jail and/or a fine of up to $2000.

This case was investigated by the Nixa Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by 1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Janette Bleau.

Clayton Landrigan Sentenced to 15 Years in DOC

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Contact:   Anna L. Bunch, Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney  
                 417-581-7915
DATE:      May 3, 2019

RE:            CLAYTON LANDRIGAN SENTENCED AND REVOKED

OZARK, MO – The Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announces that on May 2, 2019, Clayton J. Landrigan, dob: 02/14/1993, was sentenced on a pending drug case and admitted to violating his probation on another drug case in front of the Honorable Judge Laura Johnson. 

Landrigan pleaded without a plea agreement to possession with intent to distribute on February 7, 2019, for an event that occurred on June 21, 2015.  Landrigan was found by officers with over 10 grams of methamphetamine in separate individual baggies.  Texts on the defendant’s phone indicated he was distributing methamphetamine. 

After reviewing a Sentencing Assessment Report and hearing arguments from the State and defense counsel, the Court sentenced Landrigan to fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Defense counsel argued for probation and Drug Court.  The State pointed out his prior convictions and multiple violations while on probation.

The defendant received the maximum sentence for the class B felony charge.  The range of punishment was five (5) to fifteen (15) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Landrigan also admitted to violating the terms of his probation on a prior case, and his previous sentences of five (5) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections were executed.  On his prior case, Landrigan had pleaded guilty to forgery and possession of a controlled substance. 

The sentencing and probation violation were handled by Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Anna Bunch. The cases were investigated by the Ozark Police Department.

Daniel McLeod Sentenced to 10 Years in Missouri DOC

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Contact: Timothy J. McDonald,
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
(417) 581-7915
DATE: May 22, 2019

RE: Daniel McLeod sentenced to ten (10) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Driving While Intoxicated

OZARK, MO – Christian County Prosecuting Attorney Amy J. Fite announced today that DANIEL MCLEOD, date of birth 08/02/1960 of Republic, Missouri was sentenced on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, by the Honorable Laura Johnson, to ten (10) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the class B felony of Driving While Intoxicated and seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated Resulting in Serious Physical Injury and one (1) year in the Christian County Jail for the class A misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated – Person less than 17 years of Age in the Vehicle.  The defendant was sentenced under an increased range of punishment for acting with criminal negligence to cause the death of a person while he or she has a blood alcohol content of at least eighteen-hundredths of one percent (0.18).  The defendant had previously pled guilty pursuant to an agreement where the State would recommend a maximum of 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

During the early morning hours of May 21, 2017, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash with injuries on Terrell Valley Dr., south of Farm Road 194, in Christian County Missouri.  At the scene first responders located Shane House, who had died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.  They also located Amanda Medlin, who was determined to be five months pregnant and had suffered traumatic brain injury from the crash.  The defendant was located at the scene, and after admitting to driving the car involved in the crash, was determined to have a blood alcohol content of 0.18. 

The range of punishment for a class B felony is a term of incarceration of 5-15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.  The range of punishment for a D felony is a term of incarceration up to 7 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.  The range of punishment for an A misdemeanor is a term of incarceration up to 1 year in the county jail and/or a fine up $2,000.