The following cases were heard during Circuit Judge Robert L. Koffman’s on July 24, 2015.

Before:  Honorable Robert L. Koffman

Appearing for the State:  Phillip Sawyer.

Carl D. Cross, 34, Warsaw, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of unlawful possession of a firearm.  The offense occurred January 9, 2015 when officers after responding to 1000 W. Main Street to a report of suspicious activity located an individual parked in a vehicle on the property and determined he was not authorized to be there.  A subsequent search of his automobile revealed a loaded firearm concealed between the driver’s seat and the center console.  He was sentenced to 2 years in the Department of Corrections.

 

Joshua J. Corpier, 31, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to felony offenses of Forgery and Stealing.  The offense occurred on February 27, 2015 when the defendant passed a check in the amount of $2500.00 at Third National Bank on the account of another knowing that he was not authorized to do so and received cash in return.  He was sentenced to 5 years in the Department of Corrections on each count.

 

-     Additionally:

He (Joshua J. Corpier), pleaded guilty to the felony offense of Stealing.  The offense occurred on March 7, 2015 when defendant entered 3201 West Broadway with another individual and loaded a car stereo speaker into his shopping cart and then walked out without paying for the item.  When asset protection officers attempted to detain the defendant he fled in a motor vehicle.  He was sentenced to 4 years in the Department of Corrections on this offense.
RECENT JURY TRIALS

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Kenneth W. Brauer, 46, Sedalia, was convicted on July 2, 2015, by a jury after two days of trial for the Felony offense of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Circuit Judge Robert L. Koffman heard the matter and Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney, Phillip T. Sawyer presented on the behalf of the State.  The offense occurred on August 27, 2014 in the area of ball road when the defendant, after an altercation with a neighbor, pulled out a long rifle, aimed it and conveyed a threat to shoot him.  Sentencing after the Juries Guilty Verdict has been set for August 21, 2015 in the Circuit Court of Pettis County.
Robert J. Neighbors, 53, Sedalia, was convicted by a Jury on June 26, 2015, after two days of Trial in the Circuit Court of Pettis County on two counts of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree.  Circuit Judge Dennis Rolf presided over the matter after a change of judge.  Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip T. Sawyer presented on behalf of the State.  Because the child victim was under the age of 12 and because the defendant had previously been convicted of an offense under Chapter 566 RSMo. (revised statutes of Missouri) the defendant is subject to a maximum range of punishment up to Life in Prison on each count, Without the Possibility of Parole.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 10, 2015.