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Law Docket Cases For August 4, 2014 From The Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittlehauser’s Office

The following cases were heard during the August 4 Law Day docket, and were provided by the Pettis County Prosecutor, Jeff Mittlehauser

Wayne Coslet age 22, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and stealing, charges arising from two separate incidents earlier this year.  On February 1, he threatened his girlfriend with a pocketknife, later admitting to Sedalia Police that he had pulled out his knife during an argument.  On March 16, the defendant stole a motorcycle from a home on Seventh Street.  The defendant told a Sedalia Police Sergent that he only transported the bike for another person, but a neighbor of the victim saw the defendant pushing it in an alley.  The defendant was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

27-year-old Lukas Ellis of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance and was placed on probation for 5 years.  Sedalia Police Officers  arrested the defendant July 13, 2012 after finding methamphetamine and oxycodone in his possession.  While on probation, the defendant will be required to serve 60 days of shock detention and perform 120 hours of community service.

Jonathan Hibbs age 25 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked.  Sedalia Police Officers arrested the defendant December 4. The offense was a felony because the defendant has at least four prior convictions for various offenses.  The defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with a requirement that he serve 60 days of shock detention.

Marcus Iman 24 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and a misdemeanor paraphernalia charge.  Officers with the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Unit arrested the defendant May 14 when a search warrant was served at his home on North Grand and found methamphetamine and oxycodone in his possession.  He denied he sold the drugs, but admitted he occasionally gave some to friends.  Three children resided in the home, leading to the endangering charges.  The defendant was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.

24-year-old Justin Lindsey of Windsor, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in the second degree, admitting he was one of several people responsible for stealing from a vacant home on Easter Road on two separate dates last summer.  He was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison.

55-year-old Lyles Clark of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked and was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.  Sedalia Police Officers arrested the defendant November 23 for the offense, a felony because the defendant has at least four prior convictions for various offenses.

John D.,Mathis age 45 of Kansas City, was ordered to serve 240 days in jail when his probation was revoked on a criminal non-support charge.  He was placed on probation after a guilty plea in 2012.  His probation was revoked because he did not pay child support as ordered and he committed the offenses of driving while revoked and endangering the welfare of a child.

Kathryn Mejia age 27, address unknown, pleaded guilty to assault of a law enforcement officer in the second degree.  While being treated at the local hospital after being found walking in traffic on South Limit January 29, the defendant also bit a Sedalia Police.  She was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison.

Caleb Perry 20 of  Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault of emergency personnel in the second degree.  While being treated at the local hospital October 29, the defendant struck a nurse and tried to hit a doctor.  He was placed on probation for five years with a requirement that he serve 120 days of shock detention.

Christopher, Purl 33-years-old of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of child pornography.  An investigator with the Western Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force accessed child pornography from the defendant’s computer in December of 2012 and again in January of 2013.  An examination of the defendant’s computer seized during a search warrant at his home on S. Missouri March 20, 2013, disclosed additional child pornography.  The State recommended that the defendant be sentenced to 6 years in prison with placement in the Sex Offender Assessment Unit, and the judge ordered a sentence assessment report.

30-year-old Ashley Schoenthal of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  During a traffic stop December 30, a Sedalia Police Detective found methamphetamine and syringes in the defendant’s possession.  The Court ordered a sentence assessment report and scheduled sentencing for September 15.

Derek VanHook 25 of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve 240 days in jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.  Sedalia Police found methamphetamine in the defendant’s possession while investigating a domestic assault December 29.

Amy Wright 26 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison.  Sedalia Police Officers arrested the defendant May 2 when they found carisoprodol in her possession during a traffic stop.  The defendant’s probation on an previous burglary charge was also revoked.

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