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Sedalia Court Cases from September 16 Law Day Docket

The following court cases were taken up during the Sept.16 Law Day docket.

Sharyl Adams of Sweet Springs, 52, entered a guilty plea to driving while revoked. Sedalia Police arrested the Adams on Jan.7 for the offense, which was a felony due to her prior convictions.  Execution of a 3-year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for five years with a condition that she serve 60 days of shock detention.

Samantha Batzel, 26, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.  On July 12, 2012, Pettis County Jail officers found a small baggie of methamphetamine concealed in the defendant’s clothes. She was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

Darrell Danner of Sedalia, 58, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving while revoked, charges stemming from a Jan. 17 arrest by the Sedalia Police. The offenses were felonies because the defendant has four prior convictions for DWI or BAC. The state recommended an eight-year sentence.  The judge ordered a sentencing assessment report and scheduled a sentencing hearing for Oct.29.

Steven Dohrman, 43, of Smithton, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting he stole over $500 worth of tires from his employer between January of 2010 and February of 2012 while working at a Sedalia car dealership.  An investigation by Sedalia Police and company representatives disclosed that the defendant ordered tires on the company account and diverted the tires for his own use. The total theft exceeded $50,000. He was sentenced to serve seven years in prison.

Fuqua Karonda, age 34, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.  Sedalia Police found eleven hydrocodone pills in the defendant’s possession on Jan. 17.  The court ordered a sentencing assessment report and scheduled a sentencing hearing Oct. 29 at 9 a.m.

Loyd Green of Sedalia, 32, pleaded guilty to property damage in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. The property damage occurred July 25, 2012, when the defendant damaged a vehicle on Hitaffer Road. The burglary charge stemmed from a Dec. 11 incident on North Highway 65 when the defendant was caught stealing fence posts from a barn.  Execution of a four-year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for five years with a requirement that he pay restitution.

Henry Jackson, 28, of Sedalia, entered guilty pleas in two separate cases. In pleading guilty, he admitted that he assaulted his girlfriend on Dec. 17.  In the second case, he admitted he moved from his last reported address in April and did not report his new address to the Sheriff’s Department as required by the Sex Offender Registration laws.  Sentencing was continued to Oct. 7.

Jackson Warren, 58, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.  On June 25, 2013, Sedalia Police found crack cocaine in the defendant’s possession during a traffic stop. The defendant was sentenced to five years in prison. He will be granted probation after 120 days if he completes the Institutional Treatment Program.

Dennis Kelch, 44, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked. Sedalia Police arrested Kelch on June 25 for the offense, a felony due to the defendant’s prior convictions for driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.  He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Alla Mishchuk, 27, of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve five years in prison when her probation was revoked on a felony charge of possession of marijuana.  She was placed on probation after pleading guilty in July of 2011.  Her probation was revoked because she committed new offenses of possession of marijuana and stealing.

Susie Priesmeyer, 34, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and unlawful transactions with a child, charges arising from the execution of a search warrant at the defendant’s home on East Morgan on July 2, 2012, by the Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. Unit.  She was placed on probation for two years on the possession charge and sentenced to serve 30 days on the unlawful transactions charge, which was based on the fact that her child was present in a home where marijuana was possessed and used.

Joseph Pruitt, age 23, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.  He was sentenced to serve five years in prison.  The court may grant probation after 120 days if the defendant completes the Institutional Treatment Program.

Jaime Santana-Pelcastre, 34, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing, admitting he stole money from a Sedalia payday loan company where he worked in June of 2012.  The defendant was placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay restitution from his cash bond.

William Savage, 32, of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve two consecutive three-year sentences on charges of resisting arrest and property damage.  He entered guilty pleas earlier this year to the charges, which arose from a short vehicle pursuit Aug. 9, 2012, which ended with the defendant colliding with a garage on East 13th Street.  The defendant’s original plea agreement called for him to receive a sentence of four years, but he then failed to appear in court leading to the consecutive time.

Bryan Stevenson, age 33, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to serve a 10-year sentence. Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the Stevenson on March 31 on an outstanding warrant and found about six grams of methamphetamine and numerous baggies in his vehicle.

Rayquan Townsend, 19 years old, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.  He was arrested on Feb. 2 and a handgun was found concealed in the vehicle he was driving. Under the age of 21, the defendant could not carry a concealed gun in his vehicle. He also admitted that he was a habitual user of marijuana which also makes it illegal for him to possess a firearm.

Brenden Wilcox, age 31, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to burglary and resisting arrest.  In June, the occupant of a home on S. Moniteau found Wilcox inside his house preparing to steal property. Later, he ran from police as they attempted to arrest him. The defendant was placed on probation for five years with requirements that he serve 90 days of shock detention, pay restitution and have no contact with the victim.

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