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Pettis County Court Cases from April 21, 2014

The following court cases were heard during Monday April 21, 2014 Law Day docket and provided by the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittlehauser.

John Dory, age 32 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked and was sentenced to serve one year in jail with work release. Sedalia Police Officers saw the defendant driving near Wilkerson and Prospect July 29. By the time the officer stopped the car, the defendant had switched seats with a passenger. The crime was a felony because the defendant has at least four prior convictions for various offenses.

Jerry Jackson, 19, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to burglary in the first degree and assault in the second degree. On Oct. 8, 2013, the defendant and others entered an apartment in the 1300 block of South Ohio for the purpose of stealing marijuana. In the course of the attempted theft, the defendant struck one of the occupants of the apartment with a baseball bat. He was sentenced to serve six years in prison.

Terri Kelzer, 23, of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail for possession of a controlled substance. A Trooper with the Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the defendant on Oct. 25 after finding Alprazolam in her possession during a traffic stop.

LaDawn Kimball, 30 years old of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to property damage in the second degree, admitting that she intentionally damaged an apartment after she was evicted.  She paid restitution for the damages and was placed on probation for two years.

Logan McKenzie, 29, pleaded guilty to passing bad checks, admitting that on Dec. 8, 2012, he passed a check in the amount of $750 at a Sedalia business using a non-existent account in a false name. He was sentenced to serve one year in jail.

George Sant, Jr., 34, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting he stole a vehicle owned by an acquaintance on Jan. 8.  He was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

Shawn Spencer, age 39 of Sedalia, was sentenced to six years in prison on two drug possession charges. Sedalia Police arrested the defendant on July 22 after finding methamphetamine in his possession during a burglary investigation.  The same officer arrested the defendant on March 21 on an outstanding warrant and again found methamphetamine.

Vincent Taylor, 43 of Smithton, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon, admitting he exhibited a pocket knife in an angry manner during a confrontation with a stranger at a Sedalia retail store on Sept. 23.  The defendant was placed on probation for five years with requirements that he serve 30 days in jail, have no contact with the victim and perform 120 hours of community service work.

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