January Cases Heard In The Callaway County Court

The following cases were heard on January 3, 2022, in the Circuit Court of Callaway County, Missouri, Division I, Honorable Jeff Harris presiding:

Lauren Elizabeth Bryan, 22, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree and felony stealing.  Bryan admitted that she acted in concert with others to burglarize a residence on Oliver Street in January 2021, stealing electronics and movies.  The judge placed Bryan on five years of supervised probation under a number of conditions including that she complete the Cole County Treatment Court program.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department, Columbia Police Department and Jefferson City Police Department.

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David Ray Buxton, 57, of Fulton, failed to appear in court on two cases and warrants were issued for his arrest.

Ryan Wayne Coil, 34, of Auxvasse, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Coil had been on probation for the offense, admitted violating probation, and the judge revoked it.  The judge recommended that Coil complete a substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release.  The case was originally investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Coreen Lee Cramer-Von Clausbruch, 32, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Cramer-Von Clausbruch admitted that she possessed the drug in December 2021.  The judge sentenced her to 6 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and MUSTANG Drug Task Force.

Michael Christopher Fuchs, 26, of Wentzville, pleaded guilty to resisting a lawful stop.  Fuchs admitted that he failed to stop when a trooper attempted to stop him for speeding on Interstate 70 in December 2020.  Fuchs continued on Interstate 70 for several miles at speeds in excess of 100 mph while passing vehicles on the shoulder before officers disabled the vehicle with spike strips.  The judge sentenced Fuchs to 4 years in prison but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Cassidy Dakota Jackson, 31, of Acworth, Georgia, pleaded guilty to forgery and misdemeanor identity theft.  Jackson admitted that he passed a counterfeit $100 bill at a Fulton business in October 2021.  Jackson also admitted using a forged driver’s license with another person’s identifying information to book a hotel room in Kingdom City in October 2021.  The judge sentenced Jackson to 6 years in prison for the forgery offense and 6 months in the county jail for the identity theft offense.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Dominick Andrew Lane, 35, of Florissant, failed to appear in court.  A warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.

Samantha Jewelynn Lewis, 31, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor stealing.  Lewis admitted shoplifting shoes from a Fulton business.  At the time of her arrest, the drug was found during a search of her person.  The judge placed Lewis on five years of supervised probation for the drug offense and imposed a fine of $200 for the stealing offense.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Trevor Carlton Middleton, 29, of Holts Summit, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Middleton had been on probation for the offense, admitted violating probation, and the judge revoked it.  The judge recommended that Middleton complete a substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release.  The case was originally investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Dacota Eugene Pierson, 22, of Maryville, pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree and felony stealing.  Pierson admitted burglarizing a business on North Business 54 in Fulton in April 2021 and stealing tools and equipment.  The judge placed Pierson on five year of supervised probation under several conditions, including that Pierson pay restitution to the victim.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Zackary Dale William Ray, 23, of Auxvasse, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.  Ray admitted receiving a chainsaw and other yard tools in October 2021, knowing that the property had been stolen.  The judge sentenced Ray to 6 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.  Ray was also sentenced to terms of 6 years and 4 years on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), manufacture of a controlled substance (marijuana) and stealing.  Ray had been on probation for those offenses, admitted violating probation by committing the new offense of receiving stolen property, and the judge revoked probation.

Christina Marie Willard, 27, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony stealing.  Willard admitted that she passed a counterfeit $100 bill in exchange for real currency in July 2019.  Willard also admitted stealing a used television and microwave from a Fulton business in May 2020.  In both cases, the charges were enhanced to felony offenses based on Willard’s prior convictions for stealing in 2013 and 2018.  In each of the new cases, the judge sentenced Willard to 4 years in prison but suspended execution of the sentences and placed her on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that she pay restitution to the victims and successfully complete the Callaway County Treatment Court program.  The cases were investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

The following cases were heard on January 10, 2022, in the Circuit Court of Callaway County, Missouri, Division III, Honorable Kevin Crane presiding:

Marcus Dewayne Benford, 42, of Malden, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Robert Joe Berry, Jr., 33, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to felony stealing.  Berry admitted that he stole a motor home in 2020 by deceit.  Berry had represented to the victim that he owned a UTV that he used as a trade for the motor home.  The victim later learned that Berry did not own the UTV which had previously been stolen from an Audrain County business.  The judge sentenced Berry to 5 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard Wayne Dedrick, Jr., 37, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl).  Dedrick admitted that he possessed the drug in January 2021 when he was stopped for a registration violation.  The judge sentenced Dedrick to 4 years in prison but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Chance Edward Garriott, 37, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Garriott admitted that he possessed the drug in November 2020 with the intent of distributing it.  The drugs were discovered in Garriott’s vehicle when a police officer responded to the scene of a crash involving the vehicle.  The judge sentenced Garriott to 7 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Jonathan Nathaniel Irwin, 27, of New Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.  Irwin admitted that he received a hunting bow, sign and electronics in March 2020, knowing that the property had been stolen.  The judge sentenced Irwin to 4 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.  Irwin was also sentenced to 4 years in prison on charges of burglary in the second degree and domestic assault in the third degree.  Irwin had been on probation for those offenses, admitted violating probation by committing the receiving stolen property offense, and the judge revoked probation.  That case was originally investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.  In both cases, the judge recommended that Irwin complete a substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release.

Tisha Johnson, 40, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to harassment in the first degree and misdemeanor property damage.  Johnson admitted harassing the victim in April 2021, addressing them with derogatory names while repeatedly touching the victim.  A deputy sheriff responded to the incident and arrested Johnson.  In the course of her arrest, she damaged the patrol car by breaking a seat belt and the rear cage by kicking the inside of the vehicle.  The judge sentenced Johnson to 4 years in prison for the harassment charge but suspended execution of that sentence and placed her on five years of supervised probation.  The judge sentenced Johnson to serve 15 days in jail for the property damage offense.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Timothy Christopher Morgan, 45, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and burglary in the second degree.  Morgan admitted that he possessed the drug that was located in his residence during execution of a search warrant in July 2020.  The judge sentenced Morgan to 4 years in prison for that offense.  Morgan also admitted that he acted in concert with others to burglarize a building on County Road 4021 in July 2020.  The judge sentenced Morgan to 4 years in prison for that offense.  In both cases, the judge suspended execution of the sentences and placed Morgan on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he pay restitution to the victim.  The cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Darrell Wesley Sanders, 33, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine and dextroamphetamine).  Sanders admitted that he possessed the drugs in March 2021 and again in October 2021.  The judge sentenced Sanders to 7 years in prison for the offenses.  The cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Will Colin Shoemaker, 21, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree and property damage in the first degree.  Shoemaker admitted burglarizing a building on the campus of Westminster College in May 2021 and damaging a door, surveillance camera and electronic tablet in the process.  The judge sentenced Shoemaker to 5 years in prison for the burglary and 4 years in prison for the property damage.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Judy Lynn Simons, 37, of Fulton, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for fraudulent use of a credit device and forgery.  Simons had been on probation for the offenses, admitted violating probation, and the judge revoked it.  The judge recommended that Simons complete a substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release.  The case was originally investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Michael Wade Smith, 30, of New Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to charges of felony stealing, property damage in the first degree, forgery, domestic assault in the third degree, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Smith admitted to stealing a motor vehicle in July 2021, then damaging the vehicle by cutting off the doors and hatch, and that he also altered the certificate of title to the vehicle.  In a separate case, Smith admitted to committing domestic assault in July 2021 by assaulting a female victim and striking her with a plastic shelf.  The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault.  In another case, Smith admitted that he possessed methamphetamine and a 9mm pistol.  Smith was prohibited from possessing any firearm due to a previous conviction for domestic assault in Cooper County in 2019.  The judge sentenced Smith to 7 years in prison on the charges of stealing, forgery, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.  The judge sentenced Smith to 4 years in prison on the charges of property damage in the first degree and domestic assault in the third degree.  Smith was also sentenced to 6 years on an unrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Smith had been on probation for that offense when he committed the new offenses and the judge revoked probation.  The cases were investigated by the Auxvasse Police Department and Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

David Dale Wetrich, 24, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the third degree and trespassing.  Wetrich admitted that he physically assaulted the female victim in July 2020 by grabbing her by the throat.  Wetrich also admitted that he was trespassing during the incident.  The judge placed Wetrich on five years of supervised probation for the assault offense under several conditions, including that he complete a batterers’ intervention program.  The judge sentenced Wetrich to 10 days in the county jail for the trespassing offense.  The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Matthew Gunnar White, 30, of Holts Summit, failed to appear in court.  A warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.

The following cases were heard on January 18, 2022, in the Circuit Court of Callaway County, Missouri, Division I, Honorable Brouck Jacobs presiding:

Ryan Scott Byrd, 25, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the third degree.  Byrd admitted assaulting the female victim in May 2021 and striking her in the face.  The judge sentenced Byrd to 4 years in prison but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he successfully complete a batterers’ intervention program.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Tiffany May Evans, 35, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.  Evans admitted that she was driving on Highway 94 while under the influence of alcohol in July 2020.  A concerned motorist had notified law enforcement of Evans’ erratic driving.  A trooper located Evans passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle that was parked in a private drive.  Evans was transported to a hospital and found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  The judge sentenced Evans to 4 years in prison for the drug offense but suspended execution of that sentence and placed her on five years of supervised probation.  The judge sentenced Evans to serve 2 days in jail for the DWI offense.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Michael Brandon Gordon, 41, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Gordon admitted that he possessed the drug when a deputy sheriff made contact with him to investigate an unrelated burglary offense.  The judge sentenced Gordon to 4 years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Nicholas Gerald Herbert, 29, of Rolla, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).  Herbert had been on probation, admitted violating probation, and the judge revoked it.  The case was originally investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Angela Joyce Locklear, 41, of Dillon, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (tetrahydrocannabinol).  Locklear admitted that she possessed THC infused edibles and THC oil when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was stopped for traffic offenses on Interstate 70 in May 2020.  The judge placed Locklear on five year of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Orion Kenneth Mullins, 28, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor property damage.  Mullins admitted threatening others with a hammer and then smashing a television with the hammer during an incident in November 2021.  The judge sentenced Mullins to 4 years in prison for the weapon offense and 90 days in jail for the property damage offense.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.  Mullins was also sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Mullins had been on probation for that offense, admitted violating probation by committing the new weapon offense, and the judge revoked probation.  That case was originally investigated by the Holts Summit Police Department.

Jeramie Charles Onarheim, 37, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Onarheim admitted the he possessed the drug which was seized during execution of a search warrant at a residence on Old Highway 54 in October 2021.  The judge sentenced Onarheim to 7 years in prison but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he successfully complete the Callaway County Treatment Court program.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin Michael Pembleton, 41, of Kingdom City, pleaded guilty to tampering with a motor vehicle.  Pembleton admitted that he possessed a motorcycle in October 2018 without the consent of the owner.  The judge sentenced Pembleton to 7 years in prison but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he pay restitution to the victim and successfully complete the Boone County Treatment Court program.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Lucas Kale Pickering, 32, of New Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender.  Pickering admitted that he failed to update his registration with the Callaway County Sheriff in July 2021.  Pickering is required to register as a sex offender due to his conviction for statutory rape in the second degree in Callaway County in 2016.  The judge sentenced Pickering to 3 years in prison for the offense.  Pickering was also sentenced to 7 years in prison on charges of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, statutory rape in the second degree and possession of a controlled substance.  Pickering had been on probation for those offenses.  Following a hearing, the judge found that Pickering had violated probation by committing the new failure to register offense and revoked probation.  Both cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

The following cases were heard on January 24 and 25, 2022, in the Circuit Court of Callaway County, Missouri, Division IV, Honorable Josh Devine presiding:

Christopher James Bergesch, 30, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to domestic assault in the third degree.  Bergesch admitted that he physically assaulted the female victim in May 2021.  The victim suffered minor injuries from the attack.  The judge sentenced Bergesch to 4 years in prison.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Kimberly Dawn Brown, 32, of Fulton, failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Devoughn Leon Carthen, 39, of Raeford, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance.  Carthen admitted that in April 2021 he possessed several pounds of marijuana that he intended to deliver.  Carthen was caught with the drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 70.   The judge sentenced Carthen to 5 years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Cole Michael Clinkingbeard, 36, of Mokane, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.  Clinkingbeard admitted that he possessed a .40 caliber pistol in May 2021.  Clinkingbeard is prohibited from possessing any firearm based on his conviction for felony theft in Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2007.  Authorities found Clinkingbeard in possession of the firearm after an incident between him and another man regarding Clinkingbeard’s dog.  The judge sentenced Clinkingbeard to 5 years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he submit to a mental health evaluation and/or a substance abuse assessment and follow the recommendations thereof.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

James Andrew Leroy Collins, 25, of Carter Lake, Iowa, failed to appear in court.  A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Terry Joe Holt, Jr., 47, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (3rd offense).  Holt admitted operating a motor vehicle on Interstate 70 in May 2020 while under the influence of alcohol.  A trooper who stopped Holt for speeding and failing to drive in the right lane found that he was under the influence of alcohol.  The judge sentenced Holt to 4 years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of supervised probation under several conditions including that he successfully complete the Boone County DWI Court program.  The case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Kyler Lee Hubbard, 37, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree, domestic assault in the fourth degree, assault in the fourth degree and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Hubbard admitted that he unlawfully entered a residence on State Road D in September 2021 to commit assault.  While in the residence, Hubbard committed misdemeanor domestic assault against a female victim and misdemeanor assault against a third person.  Both victims suffered minor injuries.  A responding deputy sheriff located methamphetamine in Hubbard’s vehicle.  The judge sentenced Hubbard to 7 years in prison for the burglary offense and 4 years in prison for the drug offense.  In addition, the judge sentenced Hubbard to 6 months in the county jail for the misdemeanor domestic assault and 15 days in jail for the misdemeanor assault.  Hubbard also pleaded guilty to violation of an order of protection.  In that case, Hubbard admitted that he entered upon the property of the victim in November 2021 despite a court order prohibiting him from being on that property.  In that case, the judge sentenced Hubbard to 4 years in prison.  Both cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomas Moorhead Pittenger, Jr., 46, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to two counts of sodomy in the first degree.  Pittenger admitted that between March 2016 and January 2018, he touched the victim’s genitals with his hand and had her touch his penis with her hand.  The victim was between 6 and 7 years old at the time of the incidents.  The judge sentenced Pittenger to 15 years in prison for each of the offenses.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Rainbow House Child Advocacy Center.

Robert Wesley Sewell, 40, of Williamsburg, pleaded guilty to stalking in the first degree and domestic assault in the third degree.  Sewell admitted that he repeatedly returned to the female victim’s residence between September and October, 2021, despite an order of protection being issued against him.  Sewell also admitted physically assaulting the same female victim in October 2021, striking her in the head with a door.  The judge sentenced Sewell to 4 years in prison for each of the offenses but suspended execution of those sentences and placed him on five years of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Roy Gene Shields, 58, of Columbia, failed to appear in court.  A warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.

Jennifer Nicole Walls, 38, of New Bloomfield, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine).  Walls admitted that she possessed the drug in July 2021 when a deputy sheriff made contact with her roadside in her vehicle.  A concerned citizen had called authorities to report that Walls had been sitting on the shoulder of the roadway for approximately 9 hours and was unresponsive when they attempted to contact her.  The judge placed Walls on five years of supervised probation.  The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Brittany Victoria Weeks, 33, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to interference with custody.  Weeks admitted that in May 2021 she took a minor child from the custody of the child’s father and concealed the child from the father, knowing that she had no legal right to do so.  The judge sentenced Weeks to 4 years in prison for the offense.  Weeks was also sentenced to 4 years in prison for an unrelated offense of interference with custody involving the same child.  Weeks had been placed on probation for that offense in 2020.  Weeks admitted that she violated probation by committing the same offense in 2021 and the judge revoked probation.  Both cases were investigated by the Fulton Police Department.