Twenty-eight agree to plea sentences through Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in February, March

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MARION COUNTY, Mo. — The Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office closed out 28 cases by plea February and March in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Missouri.

Montana G. McDowell, 26, of Keokuk, Iowa, pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to felony stealing. McDowell admitted that on Nov. 26, 2022, she appropriated an Apple watch and other electronic merchandise from Walmart without purchasing the items. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd granted McDowell a suspended imposition of sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she completes financial counseling, pays restitution and has no contact with any Walmart stores. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Chase Steven Phillips, 31, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to felony domestic assault. Phillips admitted that on April 15, 2023, he caused physical injury to a female victim by striking her in the face. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd granted Phillips a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes anger management and has no contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Marina Leigh Troutman, 34, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to felony possession of a controlled substance. Troutner admitted that on April 7, 2022, she possessed methamphetamine. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced her to serve four years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence, placing her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she completes treatment. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Thea Diseree Robbearts, 32, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 5 to felony possession of a controlled substance. Robbearts admitted that on Nov. 3, 2023, she possessed methamphetamine. Judge John Jackson granted Robbearts a suspended imposition of sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she completes treatment. This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


Clay Douglas Hicks, 24, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 5 to felony leaving the scene of an accident. Hicks admitted that on Nov. 28, 2022, he was involved in an accident that resulted in physical injury to a female victim, damaged the vehicle of a male victim and he left the scene of the accident. Judge John Jackson granted Hicks a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes counseling and pays restitution. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Michael Teak Ramey, 42, of Palmyra pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to two charges of felony violation of an order of protection. Ramey admitted that on Aug. 20, 2023, and Nov. 28, 2023, he sent a female victim a text message and gave her a letter. On each charge, Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Ramey to serve three years in prison but suspended execution of those sentences and placed him on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes anger management and have no contact with the victim. One of the cases was investigated by the Palmyra Police Department, and the other case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


Patrianna Lenease Matson, 28, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 13 to felony resisting a lawful stop. Matson admitted that on Jan. 6, 2024, she resisted by fleeing. Judge John Jackson ordered Matson to serve three years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


Tye N. Frey, 32, of Hannibal plead guilty Feb. 20 to felony burglary and felony assault. Frey admitted that on Nov. 2, 2022, she unlawfully entered an inhabitable structure. Judge David Mobley sentenced her to serve five years in prison but suspended the execution of the sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation.

Frey also admitted that on Nov. 2, 2022, she attempted to cause physical harm to a female victim by pointing a glass shard at her. The judge sentenced Frey to serve four years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation, concurrent with the above charge, under several conditions, including that she completes anger management and completes an in-patient drug treatment program. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Ethan Andrew Gauch, 19, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to felony assault, felony armed criminal action, felony property damage and two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon. Gauch admitted that on Dec. 14, 2022, he broke out the windshield of a vehicle that was occupied by a female victim (unknown to him) with a machete, to commit assault. Judge David Mobley sentenced Gauch to serve 15 years in prison.

Gauch admitted that on Dec. 14, 2022, he committed assault with the use of a deadly weapon, a machete. Mobley sentenced Gauch to serve 15 years in prison, consecutive to the above charge. Gauch admitted that on Dec. 14, 2022, he damaged a vehicle by breaking out the windshield to steal. Mobley sentenced Gauch to serve seven years in prison, consecutive to the above charges. Gauch admitted that on Dec. 14, 2022, he angrily exhibited a machete, a weapon readily capable of lethal use, in the presence of a male victim. Mobley sentenced Gauch to serve four years in prison, consecutive to the above charges.

Gauch admitted that on Dec. 14, 2022, he angrily exhibited a machete, a weapon readily capable of lethal use, in the presence of a female victim. Mobley sentenced Gauch to serve four years in prison, consecutive to the above charges. Gauch was ordered to serve a total of forty-five years in prison. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Karen Jean Hensen, 47, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to felony delivery of a controlled substance. Hensen admitted that on June 6, 2023, she possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Judge John Jackson sentenced Hensen to serve 10 years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she complete a substance abuse program. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Kierra Danielle Easley, 32, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to felony endangering the welfare of a child. Easley admitted that on Jan. 6, 2023, she struck a male juvenile victim with a belt. Judge John Jackson granted Easley a suspended imposition of sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including she not have contact with the male juvenile and two other juvenile children unless approved by the Children’s Division, completes anger management and counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Gerri Lynn Epping, 60, of Hannibal pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to felony forgery. Epping admitted that on Dec. 17, 2020, she wrote out a check without authorization by the victim. Epping also pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Epping admitted that on April 25, 2022, she possessed methamphetamine. In each case, Judge John Jackson sentenced Epping to serve five years in prison, but he suspended the execution of those sentences to complete a 120-day institutional treatment center program (to run concurrently) and then placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including to pay restitution, complete financial counseling and to not have contact with the victims. These cases were investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


Curtis James Bramblett, 34, of New London pleaded guilty Feb. 27 to felony driving while intoxicated. Bramblett admitted that on Dec. 29, 2022, he was driving while under the influence of alcohol, drove on the wrong side of the road, and as a result, caused physical injury to a female and male victim. Judge Frederick Tucker sentenced Bramblett to serve four years in prison, but he suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including paying restitution, completing 240 hours of community service hours and completing counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Ray Williams, 58, of Quincy, Ill., pleaded guilty Feb. 29 to felony forgery. Williams admitted that on May 25, 2021, he wrote a check that he did have authorization to do so. Judge David Mobley sentenced Williams to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including paying restitution, completing financial counseling and having no contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


James Edward Beardsely, 71, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 1 to two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. Beardsley admitted that on Sept. 3, 2022, he had methamphetamine and fentanyl in his possession. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Beardsley to serve five years in prison on both counts, concurrently, but she suspended the execution of those sentences and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

He also pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and felony tampering with physical evidence. Beardsley admitted that on Oct. 13, 2022, he had fentanyl. Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Beardsely to serve five years in prison but suspended the execution of the sentences and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation. Beardsley admitted that on Oct. 13, 2022, he concealed the fentanyl. Bringer-Shepherd sentenced him to serve four years in prison to run concurrently — but consecutive to the above charges — but suspended the execution of sentences and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he complete counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Alexis R. Schmidt, 34, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 1 to felony domestic assault. Schmidt admitted that on Sept. 5, 2023, he caused physical pain to a female victim by striking her in the head. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Schmidt to serve four years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes anger management, completes Batterers’ Intervention Program and has no contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Daywan Todd Taylor, 23, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 1 to felony burglary and felony resisting an arrest. Taylor admitted that on July 12, 2022, he unlawfully entered a building for the purpose of stealing and fled from the officers. On each count, Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd granted Taylor a suspended imposition of those sentences and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including paying restitution, having no contact with the victim and completing counseling. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Daniel Lee Derkits, 46, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 6 to felony stealing. Derkits admitted that on Dec. 5, 2022, he took a box trailer and tools without permission. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Derkits to serve three years in prison. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Shawn Ray Stankewitz, 39, of Arroyo Grande, Cali., pleaded guilty March 6 to felony arson and felony burglary. Stankewitz admitted that on Feb. 28, 2023, he damaged a building by starting a fire and he unlawfully entered the building. On each count Judge Rachel Bringer-Sheperd sentenced Stankewitz to serve five years in prison, consecutive. This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


Todd Allen Erwin, 53, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 19 to felony possession of a controlled substance. Erwin admitted that on April 10, 2023, he had methamphetamine in his possession. Judge David Mobley sentenced Erwin to serve seven years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Ashley Renee Maldonado, 34, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 19 to felony burglary, felony property damage and felony possession of a controlled substance. Maldonado admitted that on April 27, 2023, she unlawfully entered a building, damaged a window and had clonazepam in her possession. On the charges of felony burglary and felony possession of a controlled substance, Judge David Mobley sentenced her to serve five years in prison. On the charge of felony property damage, Mobley sentenced her to serve three years in prison, each charge to run concurrently, but suspended execution of those sentences and placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including paying restitution, completing counseling and having no contact with the victims. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Andrew Scott Towey, 24, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 19 to felony possession of a controlled substance. Towey admitted that on Aug. 10, 2023, he had methamphetamine in his possession. Judge David Mobley sentenced him to serve seven years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he complete counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Towey also pleaded guilty March 19 to felony attempted stealing. Towey admitted that on Sept. 4, 2023, he tried taking items without permission. Mobley sentenced him to serve four years in prison, consecutive to the above charge, but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes counseling and pay restitution. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Towey also pleaded guilty March 19 to felony possession of a controlled substance. Towey admitted that on Oct. 7, 2023, he had methamphetamine in his possession. Mobley sentenced him to serve seven years in prison, concurrent to the above cases, but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Donald Lee Foreman, 35, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 19 to felony burglary and felony possession of burglar’s tools. Foreman admitted that on Feb. 16, 2023, he unlawfully entered an inhabitable structure withouot permission and possessed a crowbar, which is commonly used to gain forced entry. On both charges, Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Foreman to serve five years in prison, concurrent, but suspended execution of those sentences and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under conditions, including counseling and no contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Toby Robert Lain, 35, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 19 to felony possession of a controlled substance and felony tampering with physical evidence. Lain admitted that on Sept. 19, 2023, he had methamphetamine in his possession and threw it from a vehicle. On both charges, Judge Rachel Bringer-Sheperd granted Lain a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Kaitlyn Chevelle Schmidt, 28, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 19 to felony resisting a lawful stop. Schmidt admitted that on Sept. 27, 2023, she tried fleeing from an officer. Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd sentenced Schmidt to serve four years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including counseling. This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.


Vincent Kristopher McGinnity-Nagle, 31, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 25 to two counts of felony domestic assault and one count misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. McGinnity-Nagle admitted that on July 5, 2022, he attempted to cause physical injury to a female victim by slapping her on the arm. McGinnity-Nagle admitted that on Aug. 4, 2022, he attempted to cause physical injury to the same female victim by striking her on the back.

Judge David Mobley sentenced McGinnity-Nagle to serve four years in prison on each case, consecutive, but suspended the execution of those sentences and placed him on felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing the Batterer’s Intervention Program, completing the Good Dads Program and have no contact with the female victim as well as a juvenile.

McGinnity-Nagle admitted that on Sept. 29, 2023, he created a substantial risk to a juvenile by slapping the same female victim while she was holding the juvenile. Mobley ordered him to pay a $500 fine. These cases were investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.


Chad Everet Campbell, 43, of Hannibal pleaded guilty March 25 to felony possession of a controlled substance. Campbell admitted that on Oct. 24, 2020, he had cocaine in his possession. Judge David Mobley granted Campbell a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

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