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Pettis County Law Docket Cases for May 5

The following cases were heard during the Monday, May 5 Law Day docket. The rulings were provided by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser’s Office.

Joshua Andrews, 24 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.  On August 2, 2013, Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop the defendant on Highway E.  The defendant fled from the officer at high speeds and ran several stop signs before stopping near Green Ridge.  The State recommended a 240 day county jail sentence and the case was continued to May 19 for sentencing.

Justin Cochran 28, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in connection with jewelry stolen from a home in April of 2013.  An investigation by Sedalia Police Detectives disclosed that the defendant sold some of the stolen jewelry to a local gold buyer.  The defendant was sentenced to serve 5 years in prison.

Melissa Dotson 31, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and was placed on probation for five years.  She admitted to Sedalia Police Detectives that she passed three counterfeit twenty dollar bills at Sedalia convenience stores in February of 2013.  While on probation, the defendant will be required to serve 10 days of shock detention and perform 120 hours of community service work.

42-year-old Anthony Edgar of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two driving while revoked offenses arising from arrests December 3, 2012 by Sedalia Police Officers and June 3, 2013 by Sedalia Police Officers.  The charges were felonies because the defendant has at least four prior convictions for various offenses.  He was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.

Nicole Lamb, 21 of Marshall, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting she and others loaded a shopping cart with merchandise at a Sedalia store and left without paying.  She was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.

41-year-old Jeovany Marimon of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving without a valid license.  Sedalia Police Officers arrested the defendant September 12 for the offense, a felony due to the defendant’s prior convictions.  He was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.

Brian Milburn, age 46, of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison on charges of possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  The charges stemmed from the September 19 execution of a search warrant by the Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. Unit at a home on Fifth Street.  Officers found methamphetamine and syringes in the defendant’s possession.  The endangering charge was based on the fact that the defendant’s child also resided in that home. The defendant entered guilty pleas last month.

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