Hannibal man found guilty of burglary, meth charges; could be sentenced to up to 22 years in prison

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Joshua Stevens | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Hannibal man is facing up to 22 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after being found guilty of three felonies.

A jury in Marion County, Mo., on Tuesday, April 30, found Joshua Stevens, 42, of Hannibal guilty of burglary in the first degree, possession of a controlled substance and assault in the fourth degree. Stevens is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18 in Marion County Circuit Court by Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd. He could be sentenced to between five and 15 years on the burglary charge and up to seven years on the possession of a controlled substance charge. He could also receive up to one year in the county jail on the assault charge.

Stevens unlawfully entered the home of people he did not know on April 19, 2022. While inside the home, Stevens assaulted a resident of the home. Officers with the Hannibal Police Department located Stevens and found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 

Stevens was represented by Hannibal attorney Fred Cruse. The prosecution team was comprised of Katie Carlin, assistant prosecuting attorney for Marion County, and Luke Bryant, prosecuting attorney for Marion County. 

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