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Cases heard in Callaway County

Cases heard in Callaway County

November 22nd, 2017 in Local News

The following cases were heard in the Callaway County Circuit Courts:

Kurt Catron, 31, of Holts Summit, failed to appear in court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Thaddeus Phelps, 21, of Jefferson City, was sentenced to three years in prison for felony passing a bad check, four years in prison for second-degree domestic assault and four years in prison for second-degree burglary. Phelps had been on probation for the offenses. The judge found Phelps had violated probation and revoked probation in each case.

Nathan Dean Pritchett, Jr., 28, of Fulton, failed to appear in court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Harry Clay, Jr., 46, of Portland, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (third offense) and was sentenced to four years in prison. Clay admitted he had operated a motor vehicle on Missouri 94 while under the influence of alcohol in January 2016. A Missouri Highway Patrol officer responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in which Clay had lost control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole. The officer believed Clay to be intoxicated and requested field sobriety tests. After Clay refused a breath test, the officer obtained a search warrant for his blood. Testing confirmed Clay was intoxicated. The offense was enhanced to a felony based on Clay's prior DWI convictions. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Clay on five years of supervised probation under several conditions, including that he serve 30 days in jail and complete the Callaway County DWI Court program.

Stanley Ronimous, Jr., 48, of Fulton, failed to appear in court, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Andy Rotter, 51, of Tebbetts, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Rotter admitted he had possessed the drug when he was arrested on an unrelated warrant in February. The judge placed Rotter on five years of supervised probation.

John Stringer, 55, of Fulton, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to four years in prison. Stringer admitted he had failed to update his sex offender registration with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office in October 2016. Stringer is required to register with the Sheriff's Office based on his convictions for first-degree sexual misconduct involving a minor in Audrain County in 1998. The judge suspended execution of the prison sentence and placed Stringer on five years of supervised probation.