Court Cases From The Court Of Senior Judge Gary Fleming: August 23, 2013
The following cases were heard in Senior Judge Gary W. Fleming’s Courtroom.
Paul Bogle 38, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to burglary, stealing and possession of a controlled substance in connection with two separate arrests in April. On April 7, Sedalia Police Officers arrested the defendant after finding him in possession of property stolen moments earlier from a home on South Park. After he posted bond on those charges, he was arrested April 28 by a Sedalia Police Officer, who found oxycodone and oxymorphone pills in the defendant’s pocket. He was sentenced to serve seven years in prison.
Latara Buckner, 23, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, admitting she possessed methamphetamine July 8 when a Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped the vehicle in which the she was a passenger. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Her probation on an earlier stealing charge was also revoked.
Billy G. Crawford, Jr. age 24, of Green Ridge, pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery, offenses committed in December when the defendant forged checks on a family member’s account. He was placed on probation for five years with requirements that he pay restitution and serve 60 days of shock detention.
Jimmy Curry, 34 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked. Sedalia Police Officers arrested the defendant on January 1of this year. The offense was a felony because the defendant has three prior convictions for similar offenses. He was placed on probation for 5 years with a requirement that he serve 60 days of shock detention.
William Franken age 23, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing, and admitted that on June 13, he left Walmart with a grocery cart full of merchandise without paying. He was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail.
48-year-old Wanda Hall of Warrensburg, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, a felony due to her prior convictions for the same offence in 1997 and 2002. A Sedalia Police Officer arrested Hall on August 19, 2012 after her vehicle was stuck on a raised median on Highway 65. Hall was sentenced to serve five years in prison. The Court reserved jurisdiction to consider probation if the defendant completes the 120 day Institutional Treatment Program.
Larry Price, Jr. age 32, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was placed on probation for 5 years. Sedalia Police Officers arrested Price for a city ordinance violation on April 4, 2012 and found methamphetamine in his pocket. As conditions of probation, the defendant will be required to serve 30 days of shock detention and perform 120 hours of community service work.
Traci Rabourn 30, of Sedalia, was ordered to serve a five-year sentence when her probation was revoked on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. She was placed on probation after a guilty plea in March. Her probation was revoked because she failed to report to her probation officer and refused to enter a drug treatment program. The Court retained jurisdiction to consider probation if the defendant successfully completes the Institutional Treatment Program.
Wayne Stevenson, 50, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty to stealing and driving while intoxicated in connection with a February 2nd arrest. After a clerk at a Sedalia convenience store reported that the defendant had stolen beer from the store. Stevenson, who was intoxicated and in possession of the stolen beer was located by a Pettis County Deputy, and a Missouri State Patrol Trooper. The stealing offense was a felony because the defendant has seven prior stealing convictions. He was sentenced to serve 2 years in prison.