Clayton Landrigan Sentenced to 15 Years in DOC


Contact:   Anna L. Bunch, Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney  
DATE:      May 3, 2019


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.