Jonathan Cartu Suggests: Callaway County court briefs

Callaway County court briefs

The following cases were heard Jan. 21-23 in the Callaway County Circuit Court, Division I, with Judge Brouck Jacobs presiding:

Joseph Buchholz-Belcher, 23, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic assault, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and resisting arrest. Belcher admitted being involved in a domestic disturbance at his home in September. Belcher got in an automobile to leave the home, then used the vehicle to strike an adult female family member. During the same altercation, struck an 11-year-old family member with the door of the moving vehicle, knocking the child to the ground. Both victims suffered bruises and abrasions as a result. Later, Belcher physically resisted a police officer who attempted to arrest him.

The judge sentenced Belcher to seven years in prison for the domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges and four years in prison for resisting arrest. The judge suspended execution of the sentences and placed Belcher on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he complete the Callaway County Drug Court program. The case was investigated by the Fulton Police Department.

Mark Allen Gill, 32, of Yoder, Colorado, failed to appear in court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Christopher Lee Horn, 42, of Marshall, pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Horn admitted he possessed an automobile in August 2018 without consent of the owner. Horn also admitted he possessed methamphetamine when a deputy made contact with him after a concerned citizen reported a suspicious person on his property in January 2019. The judge sentenced Horn to four years in prison for the offenses. Both cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Joshua Kennemore, 19, of Mexico, was sentenced to three years in prison for tampering with a motor vehicle. Kennemore had been on probation for the offense, admitted violating probation, and the judge revoked it. The case was originally investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeffrey Patrick Manion, 48, of Fulton, was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and three counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Manion had been on probation for the offenses, admitted violating probation, and the judge revoked probation. The judge also recommended Manion successfully complete a substance abuse treatment program within the Department of Corrections before being considered for release. The cases were originally investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Denver Leon Newland, 20, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to forgery. Newland admitted he forged the name of another person to a rental application for a moving truck in January 2019. The judge sentenced Newland to four years in prison. The case was investigated by Fulton police.

Kevin Charles Olsson, 36, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to felony stealing. Olsson admitted shoplifting merchandise from a Fulton business in June 2019. The offense was enhanced to a felony based on Olsson’s previous convictions for stealing in 2013 and 2016. The judge sentenced Olsson Olsson to three years in prison. The case was investigated by Fulton police.

Brandon William Reed, 39, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic assault. Reed admitted he slammed the victim’s head into the floor of a camper during a domestic disturbance in November. The female victim suffered bruising and swelling to her head as a result of the assault. The judge sentenced Reed to four years in prison for the offense. Reed was also sentenced to four years in prison for third-degree domestic assault involving a different victim from an incident occurring in July 2018. Reed had been on probation for that offense at the time of the latest assault. The judge revoked probation in the 2018 case based on the 2019 assault. Both cases were investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

James Joseph Stuart, 56, of Jefferson City, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated (sixth offense). Stuart was found guilty of the offense after a one-day bench trial in October. The judge found Stuart was operating a motor vehicle on Route J while under the influence of alcohol in February 2018. The judge also found this was Stuart’s sixth driving while intoxicated offense since 1984.

A trooper made contact with Stuart after he was involved in a one-vehicle crash. The trooper noted the smell of intoxicants coming from Stuart and that he appeared to be intoxicated. Stuart refused to perform field sobriety tests or provide a breath sample. The trooper applied for and received a search warrant from the on-call judge to obtain a blood sample from Stuart. That sample confirmed the trooper’s belief that Stuart was intoxicated and indicated Stuart’s blood alcohol content was .229 percent — nearly three times the legally presumed level for intoxication. Stuart will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least two years of the four-year sentence. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Ben Miller. The case investigated by the Highway Patrol.

Andre Williams Jr., 24, of Maybrook, New York, pleaded guilty to possession of tetrahydrocannabinol. Williams admitted he ordered the drug in the form of vapor pods to be delivered to a student at a local university. The package was discovered to contain illegal drugs by the United States Postal Service and was reported to authorities. The judge placed Williams on five years of supervised probation. The case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Emmanuel Williams, 38, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Williams admitted he possessed the drug during a traffic stop in 2016. Williams also pleaded guilty to being a prior and persistent felony offender with prior convictions for burglary, assault and distribution of a controlled substance. The judge sentenced Williams to eight years in prison. The case was investigated by the Highway Patrol.

Billy Xiong

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