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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Fourteen offenders sentenced to the Department of Corrections

  • Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Action over the last month, fourteen offenders were sentenced to terms of incarceration in the Missouri Department of Corrections
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  • Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney announces that in Circuit Action over the last month, fourteen offenders were sentenced to terms of incarceration in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The offenders sentenced are:
    The first defendant was Nicholas Groschup of Waynesville. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Hickle granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years on the Possession of a Controlled Substance charge and four years on the Unlawful Use of a Weapon Charge in the Department of Corrections. The Richland Police Department conducted this investigation.
    The second defendant was Brian Hurd of St. Robert. The defendant pled guilty to Child Molestation in the First Degree and Statutory Sodomy. Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to ten years on the Child Molestation Charge and seven years on the Statutory Sodomy charge in the Department of Corrections. The defendant is also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
    The third defendant was Jimmy Mitchum of St. Robert. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Non-Support of a Child and Burglary in the Second Degree. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections on each charge. The St. Robert Police and the Child Support Enforcement Agency investigated this case.
    The fourth defendant was Serena Green of Waynesville. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation. Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced her to five years in the Department of Corrections. The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
    The fifth defendant was Chase Albu of Charleston, WV. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Passing Bad Checks. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to five years in the Department of Corrections. The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office Bad Check Unit investigated this case.
    The sixth defendant was Garrett Wood of Salem, Missouri. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Tampering in the First Degree. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections. The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
    Page 2 of 3 - The seventh defendant was Garrett Rose of Dixon. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree and Forgery. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections on each count. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
    The eighth defendant was Travis Pierce of Crocker. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Forgery. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced him to seven years in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
    The ninth defendant was Billy Fitzsimmons of Rolla. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Wiggins granted the motion and sentenced him to four years in the Department of Corrections. The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
    The tenth defendant was Erin Wieprecht of Richland. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of her probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke her probation. Judge Cortesini granted the motion and sentenced her to seven years in the Department of Corrections. The defendant is eligible for substance abuse treatment while in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
    The eleventh defendant was Michael Esparza of Devils Elbow. The defendant had previously pled guilty to Burglary in the First Degree and Receiving Stolen Property. After failing to adhere to the terms and conditions of his probation, the Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation. Judge Warren granted the motion and sentenced him to ten years for the Burglary case and seven years for the Receiving Stolen Property case in the Department of Corrections. The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
    The twelfth defendant was Gene Rickerson of Dixon. The defendant pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections. The Waynesville Police Department investigated this case.
    The thirteenth defendant was Phillip Mentola of Waynesville. The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree. Judge Warren sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
    The fourteenth defendant was Rachel Carpenter of Lebanon. The defendant pled guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree. Judge Long sentenced the defendant to four years in the Department of Corrections. The St. Robert Police Department investigated this case.
    Page 3 of 3 - “My office will continue to work hard to ensure that those who commit crimes in this county will answer for their acts,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. “We will continue to work with law enforcement and our local probation office to ensure that those given a second chance on probation adhere to the terms and conditions of their probation or they will go to the Department of Corrections like many of these defendants this month.”
    These cases were prosecuted by Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Laura Kriebs, Dean Matthews, Katie Croker, and Richard Holtmeyer.
    Please direct all questions to Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney.

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