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CIRCUIT COURT ACTIONS

The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in addition to the fine. Amended charges were amended by the prosecutor.

Cases heard by Associate Circuit Judge John C. Porter:

Jacob Nardo, Humansville, born 1996; class D felony unlawful possession of firearm; four years prison; probation violation; probation and suspended imposition of sentence revoked and sentenced to four years prison. Nardo was originally placed on probation in 2017 for class C felony possession of controlled substance.

Damien Marcus Waits, Bolivar, born 1992; probation violation; probation and suspended imposition of sentence revoked and sentenced to two 6-year prison terms with possibility of probation pending successful completion of institutional treatment program. Waits was originally placed on probation in 2018 for two counts class D felony possession of controlled substance.

Matthew Young, Southaven, Mississippi, born 1970; class E felony unlawful use of weapon; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation; class A misdemeanor fourth-degree domestic assault; 30 days jail, two years unsupervised probation.

Brandon Grant Burton, Flemington, born 1983; class D felony stealing; four years prison, suspended, five years supervised probation.

Terry Lee Fryman, Bolivar, born 1973; class E felony resisting arrest and class C felony delivery of controlled substance; seven years and 10 years prison, respectively, with possibility of probation pending successful completion of institutional treatment program.

Mark J. Hatcher, Bolivar, born 1976; class E felony resisting arrest; seven years prison, suspended, five years supervised probation; two counts class D felony possession of controlled substance; seven years prison on each count, suspended, five years supervised probation.

John Kody Jenkins, Bolivar, born 2001; class D felony second-degree burglary; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation.

Blake Anthony Rockholt, Bolivar, born 1998; two counts class D felony possession of controlled substance; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation.

Anthony F. Ruzicka, Marionville, born 1979; class E felony operated vehicle without valid license; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation.

Xavier Westcott, Bolivar, born 2001; class D felony second-degree domestic assault; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation.

Nathan A. Young, Seymour, born 1985; class D felony second-degree burglary; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation.

Shaun Eugen Burke, Independence, born 1978; probation violation; probation and suspended imposition of sentence revoked and ordered to serve two 4-year prison sentences. Burke was originally placed on probation in April for class E felony resisting arrest and class D felony possession of controlled substance.

 

Cases heard by Associate Circuit Judge Elizabeth V. Rohrs:

Brittany Nichole Persinger, Springfield, born 1986; class D felony financial exploitation of an elderly person; suspended imposition of sentence, five years supervised probation. 

 

Cases heard by Associate Circuit Judge Lisa Carter Henderson:

Blaid Shane Ashlock, Bolivar, born 1995; probation violation; probation revoked and ordered to serve previously suspended eight-year prison sentence. Ashlock was originally placed on probation in 2016 for class B felony first-degree child molestation.

 

CRIMINAL CHARGES

The following new felony charges have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court:

Heather Leigh Herbert, born 1972, Halfway; class D felony possession of controlled substance; warrant issued; $20,000 bond. 

Levi Chance Bryan, 17, Springfield; class A felony first-degree robbery, felony armed criminal action; warrant issued; $100,000 bond. 

 

CIVIL ACTIONS

The following civil suits have been disposed in Polk County Circuit Court with Associate Circuit Judge Elizabeth V. Rohrs (unless otherwise noted) presiding:

H&M Properties and Investments LLC, Springfield, vs. Rosie Cain, Bolivar and Jason Clyde Cain, Bolivar and Lee De Hues, Bolivar; rent and possession; tried by court, default judgment against defendants for $1,813 and 9% annual interest and possession of premises at 812 W. Locust, Lot 9, Bolivar.

Sandra Kay Acuff, Morrisville, vs. Paul L. Smith, Sperry, Oklahoma; other real estate actions; default judgment against Smith for $6,000 plus court costs.

Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, Springfield, vs. David C. Williams III, Bolivar and Karen Kay Williams, Bolivar; breach of contract; default judgment against defendants for $9,461 and 9% annual interest plus court costs.

Samuel Lynn Uselton, Bolivar; adult abuse without stalking; judgment against Uselton for full order of protection.

Timothy E. Cowden, Halfway; adult abuse without stalking; judgment against Cowden for full order of protection.

James Allen Keith Evans, Nevada; adult abuse stalking; judgment against Evans for full order of protection.

Gordon Steck vs. Leroy Brown; injunction; dismissed by court with prejudice.

Title Loan Company vs. Dennis L. Helton; breach of contract; dismissed by court without prejudice.

Robert J. Fuerst vs. Patricia Wallen, landlord complaint; dismissed by parties.

 

CIVIL PETITIONS

The following civil petitions have been filed in Polk County Circuit Court:

Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. vs. David Harper et al; suit on account.

Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. vs. Kimberly L. Cornell; suit on account.

Lvnv Funding LLC vs. Justin Woodmansee; contract  — other. 

 

ASSOCIATE COURT

The following people pleaded guilty to traffic citations and misdemeanors in Polk County Circuit Court, Associate Judge John C. Porter presiding. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in addition to the fine. Amended charges were amended by the prosecutor.

Hannah Elizabeth Asper, Kansas City; speeding; $101 plus court costs.

Garren Doyle Beasley, Bolivar; disturbing the peace; $100.

Jessica Mae Benedict, Bolivar; no insurance; $61; no insurance; $61; speeding; $61; failure to display plates; $51; no seat belt; $10.

Corey Lynn Bradley, Springfield; defective equipment; $278 plus court costs.

James W. Bradshaw, Bolivar; taking deer with bait; $250 plus court costs.

Mary Lee Choate, Goodson; defective equipment; $128 plus court costs.

Ce Chu, Springfield; defective equipment; $328 plus court costs.

Angela D. Duncan, Bolivar; driving without a valid license; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation.

William Arthur Green, Montgomery, Alabama; speeding; $61 plus court costs.

Brandy Marie Guillory, Bolivar; no insurance; $61 plus court costs.

Gail Lynn Herd, Kansas City, Kansas; speeding; $101 plus court costs.

Jason Lee Herd, Kansas City, Kansas; speeding; $101.

Bonnie M. Holcomb, Osborn; defective equipment; $148.

Xavier Terrell Dway Jamerson, Hayti; speeding; $156 plus court costs.

Jessica Jordan Jones, Independence; defective equipment; $54 plus court costs.

Zachary Clayburn Jopling, Fairhope, Alabama; speeding; $71 plus court costs.

Nathaniel Keaton Marsh, El Dorado Springs; defective equipment; $107 plus court costs.

Robert William Peacor, Reeds Spring; defective equipment; $328 plus court costs.

Brian S. Perry Sr., Battlefield; defective equipment; $54 plus court costs.

Trent Michael Presley, Springfield; no seat belt; $10; defective equipment; $173 plus court costs.

Danielle Keva Leian Riley, Springfield; no seat belt; $10.

John Gavin Ryan, Kansas City; speeding; $101 plus court costs.

Austin J. Siems, Bolivar; driving without a valid license; suspended imposition of sentence, one year probation plus court costs.

Dallas Paul Soileau Jr., Branson; driving without a valid license; $41.

Candace Lanae Stroud, Bolivar; failure to register vehicle; $51 plus court costs.

Cassandra Lynn Taylor, Springfield; no seat belt; $10.

Claire Jacqueline Wieberg, Springfield; speeding; $61 plus court costs.

Cierra Jane Wooten, Nevada; defective equipment; $148 plus court costs.

 

SHERIFF’S REPORTS

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released the following reports for:

Tuesday, Nov. 26

• John Crabtree, 57, of Halfway was arrested on a warrant for possession of marijuana.

• John Ryan III, 35, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for failure to wear a seat belt, no vehicle/trailer registration, no insurance, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon.

• Adam Rice, 41, of Independence was arrested on a warrant for possession of controlled substance and stealing.

• Trapper Bright, 17, of Humansville was arrested on a warrant for domestic assault.

• Michelle Elliott, 34, of Clinton was arrested on a warrant for possession of controlled substance.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

• Jennifer Pierson, 41, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for possession of controlled substance.

• Danielle Riley, 27, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for failure to wear a seat belt.

• Justin Cristoffer, 35, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for financial exploitation of elderly/disabled people.

• Michael Vote, 49, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for possession of controlled substance.

• Keith Jennings, 48, of Warsaw was arrested on a writ.

• Ricky Evans, 38, of Springfield was arrested on suspicion of violating parole, possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

• Ashley Scribner, 32, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for operating a vehicle with no insurance.

• Victoria Johnson, 32, of Fair Play was arrested on a warrant for failure to wear a seat belt.

Thursday, Nov. 28

• A 55-year-old Dixon man was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

• Michelle Collins, 20, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for operating a vehicle with no insurance. 

Friday, Nov. 29

• Recsmae Vong, 26, of Independence was arrested on a warrant for failure to wear a seat belt.

Saturday, Nov. 30

• Levi Wright, 24, of Willard was arrested on a warrant for failure to wear a seat belt, failure to affix motor vehicle/trailer plates, operating a vehicle with no insurance, operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license and disturbing the peace.

• Jay Moffett, 51, of Bolivar was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

• Hannah Collins, 28, of Bolivar was arrested on a warrant for driving while revoked/suspended, failure to affix motor vehicle/trailer plates, failure to register vehicle and operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license.

• James Vess, 51, was arrested on a warrant for assault, failure to register as a sex offender and resisting arrest.

Sunday, Dec. 1

• Jail Capacity: 36

• Inmates Incarcerated: 54

• Troy Crawford, 55, of Trenton was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked/suspended and driving while intoxicated.

• Traci Vogeler, 37, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for driving while revoked/suspended and possession of controlled substance.

• Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Rt. D for a missing runaway juvenile.

• Deputies responded to the 2000 block of West Catalpa Street for vandalism.

• Deputies responded to the 5000 block of South 164th Road for a domestic physical.

• Deputies responded to the 4000 block of South 90th Road for a dispute in progress.

• Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Blair Avenue for a suicidal subject.

Monday, Dec. 2

• Jail Capacity: 36

• Inmates Incarcerated: 58

• Regina Jolly, 43, of Weaubleau was arrested for stealing.

• Amber Bolejack, 34, of Bolivar was arrested for possession of controlled substance.

• Sierra Barrett, 27, of Springfield was arrested for possession of controlled substance.

• Michael Tharp, 50, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for burglary.

• Faith Miller, 21, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for stealing and tampering with a motor vehicle.

• John Richardson, 29, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant for passing bad checks, tampering with motor vehicle and violating parole.

• Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Rt. U for an animal call.

• Deputies responded to Mo. 13/West Farm Road 2 for a careless and imprudent driver.

• Deputies responded to the 600 block of North Park Place for a missing runaway juvenile.

• Deputies responded to Mo. 215/South 244th Road for a juvenile complaint.

• Deputies responded to the 100 block of Rt. A for a vehicle fire.

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