Eighteen agree to plea sentences through Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in December

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MARION COUNTY, Mo. — The Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office closed out 18 cases by plea during November in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Missouri:

The following cases were heard on Dec. 1 with Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd presiding:

Amy Lynne Hiatte, 46, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and felony leaving the scene of an accident. Hiatte admitted that on Nov. 23, 2022, she possessed amphetamine. The judge sentenced Hiatte to serve seven years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation.

Hiatte admitted that on Nov. 23, 2022, while operating a motor vehicle, she was involved in an accident that caused damage to the property owned by a male victim, and she left the area. The judge sentenced her to serve four years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she completes counseling. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Rachel L Sprague, 50, of Shelbyville, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Sprague admitted she possessed methamphetamine on June 6, 2022. The judge sentenced her to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she completes counseling. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department

The following cases were heard on Dec. 6 by Bringer-Shepherd:

Larry Gene Wallace Jr., 37, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault and felony unlawful use of a weapon. Wallace admitted that on Aug. 16, 2023, he caused physical pain to a female victim by punching her and had a knife in the presence of another in an angry or threatening manner. The judge granted Wallace a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes anger management and a Batterers’ Intervention Program, to wear a SCRAM monitoring bracelet for six months and not have contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Brishai Jeannea Conrad, 33, of East St. Louis, Ill., pleaded guilty to felony stealing. Conrad admitted that on May 8, 2023, she stole items from Walmart. The judge sentenced her to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she complete financial counseling, to not have contact with any Walmart stores and to pay restitution. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

The following case was heard on Dec. 6 by Judge David Mobley:

Christopher Lee Zeiger, 32, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault. Zeiger admitted that on Dec. 2, 2022, he caused physical pain to a female victim by strangulation. Mobley sentenced him to serve five years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes counseling, the Batterer’s Intervention Program and anger management, and not have contact with the victim. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

The following case was heard on Dec. 7 by Judge Talley Smith:

Bill L. Mears, 57, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony delivery of a controlled substance. Mears admitted that on July 22, 2023, he knowingly possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Smith sentenced him to serve 10 years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he completes counseling. The case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

The following cases were heard on Dec. 8 by Judge John Jackson:

Shantel Delynn Seabaugh, 43, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and felony leaving the scene of an accident. She admitted that on July 23, 2020, she had buprenorphine in her possession. Jackson sentenced Seabaugh to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation.

Seabaugh also admitted that on July 23, 2020, while operating a motor vehicle she was involved in an accident that caused damage to the property owned by the Board of Public Works, and she left the area. Jackson sentenced Seabaugh to serve four years in prison but suspended execution of that sentence and placed her on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing counseling and paying restitution. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Holly Ann Smith, 39, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Smith admitted that on July 21, 2022, she knowingly had methamphetamine in her possession. Jackson granted Smith a suspended imposition of sentence and placed her on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that she complete counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Kevin Paxton Hill, 27, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault. Hill admitted that on October 2, 2023, he caused physical pain to a female victim by pushing her arm across her chest. The judge granted Hill a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he complete anger management and a Batterers’ Intervention program and not have contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

The following cases were heard on Dec. 15, 2023, with Bringer-Shepherd presiding:

Eric Dwayne Hicks, 44, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony unlawful possession of a firearm. The judge sentenced Hicks to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence so he could complete a 120-day institutional treatment center program, then be placed on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including counseling and not having any contact with a male victim. This case was investigated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin Noah Johnson, 24, of New London, pleaded guilty to felony resisting an arrest. Johnson admitted that on Sept. 19, 2023, he fled from a law enforcement officer knowing he had a felony warrant. Bringer-Sheherd sentenced him to serve four years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation, under several conditions, including that he completes counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Kaylee Marie Sullivan, 20, of Monroe City, pleaded guilty to felony leaving the scene of an accident. Sullivan admitted that on Aug. 2, 2023, she was driving a vehicle that was involved in an accident that resulted in damage to another person’s property, and she left the place of the accident. The judge sentenced her to serve four years in prison but suspended the execution of those sentences and placed her on five years felony supervised probation, to run concurrent, under several conditions, including that she completes counseling and pays restitution.

Sullivan also pleaded guilty to two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. She admitted that on July 2, 2021, and on Sept. 20, 2022, she had methamphetamine in her possession. On each count, the judge sentenced her to serve five years in prison but suspended the execution of those sentences and placed her on five years felony supervised probation, to run concurrently, under several conditions, including that she completes counseling. These cases were investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Steven Lee Charlton, 61, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony assault and felony unlawful use of a weapon. Charlton admitted that on April 11, 2023, he caused physical pain to a female victim by hitting her with a metal pipe and admitted the metal pipe was a weapon readily capable of lethal use. The judge sentenced him to serve five years in prison for assault and sentenced him to serve three years in prison for the unlawful use of a weapon but suspended the execution of those sentences and placed him on five years felony supervised probation, to run concurrent, under several conditions, including that he completes anger management and have no contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

The following cases were heard on Dec. 19, 2023, by Mobley:

David Monroe Bates, 63, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Bates admitted that on May 4, 2023, he had methamphetamine in his possession. The judge sentenced him 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 that he completes counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Carl Louis Hunt, 48, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony stalking and misdemeanor violation of order of protection. Hunt admitted that on Sept. 8, 2022 and Jan. 23, 2023, he sent a female victim documents in the mail as an effort to communicate with her. Hunt admitted that on Jan. 21, 2023, he violated the order of protection by trying to communicate with her. The judge granted Hunt a suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including that he complete anger management and mental health treatment and not have contact with the victim. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

Zachary Adam Lane, 39, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Lane admitted that on June 24, 2022, he possessed methamphetamine. The judge sentenced Lane to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence to complete a 120-day institutional treatment center program. He then will be placed on five years of felony supervised probation under several conditions, including completing counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

David John Joseph Huff, 52, of Hannibal, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance. Huff admitted that on Jan. 13, 2023, he possessed methamphetamine. Mobley sentenced him to serve seven years in prison but suspended the execution of that sentence and placed him on five years felony supervised probation, under several conditions, including that he completes counseling. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

The following case was heard on Dec. 19, 2023, by Bringer-Shepherd.

Jordan Michael Welch, 32, of Monroe City, pleaded guilty to felony resisting an arrest. Welch admitted that on Oct. 13, 2023, while a law enforcement officer was making an arrest for a warrant issued for a probation violation on a felony case, he resisted the arrest by fleeing. The judge sentenced him to serve three years in prison. This case was investigated by the Hannibal Police Department.

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