Court Cases from the January 21, 2014 Law Day Docket
The following court case rulings are from the January 21, 2014 Law Day docket and were provided by Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser’s office.
James Boslaugh, 29, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to violation of an order of protection. Sedalia Police Officer Travis Lorenz arrested the defendant November 25 after finding him at a home he was prohibited by court order from entering. The offense was a felony because the defendant had other convictions for similar offenses earlier in the year. Execution of a 2 year sentence and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with a requirement that he have no contact with the resident of the home.
35-year-old Amy Clark, of Sedalia, was ordered to serve a 15 year sentence when her probation was revoked on a drug possession charge. She was found in possession of methamphetamine January 25, 2012 when the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at a motel room, and she was found guilty as a persistent offender at a trial in 2013. Her probation was revoked because she continued to use a controlled substance. The Court ordered her to complete the Long Term Treatment Program in the Department of Corrections, and the defendant could be returned to probation after completing that one year program.
Kent Cline Jr., 21, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to forgery, admitting he forged a check stolen from a local church April 26. He was placed on probation for five years with requirements that he serve 60 days of shock detention and pay restitution.
James Elsea, age 49 of Marshall, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison. He was arrested December 15, 2012, when the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department found methamphetamine when they served a search warrant at his home in northern Pettis County.
35-year-old Noah Mitchell Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting he stole more than $500 worth of property from a back yard on East Broadway February 18. Sedalia Police Officer Sean Bonchonsky arrested the defendant the day after the theft and recovered some of the stolen property from him. The defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with requirements that he serve 10 days of shock detention and pay restitution to the victim.
Summer Porch, 21, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to a term of 5 years. Sedalia Police Officer Bill Connor found methamphetamine in the defendant’s purse after arresting her on an outstanding warrant December 7. If the defendant completes the Institutional Treatment Program while in the Department of Corrections, she will be granted probation after 120 days.
Ricky Roberts, 49 of Cole Camp, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sedalia Police Officer Travis Lorenz arrested the defendant December 6, 2012 after finding oxycodone in his pocket while investigating a fire along the edge of Crown Hill Cemetery. The State recommended a six year sentence concurrent with a sentence in another county, and the case was continued to February 3 for sentencing.
35-year-old Michael Shepherd, Mora, pleaded guilty to burglary in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. The charges arose from an incident June 25 when the residents of a home on 9th Street found the defendant in their enclosed porch in the middle of the night. The defendant pointed a gun at the couple, struck of the residents of the home, and then fled. He was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.
Stephen Wilson age 28, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to tampering in the second degree. On August 9, Sedalia Police Officer Matt Long caught the defendant attempting to enter a vehicle in a parking lot in west Sedalia. The defendant told the officer he was trying to get a ride home. He was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.