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Jefferson City man pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

April 17th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man has pleaded guilty to an amended charge in connection with a December 2017 domestic violence incident.

Brendan McKay, 23, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child during a hearing Tuesday before Cole County Senior Judge Richard Callahan.

Callahan placed McKay on five years of supervised probation; ordered him to serve a 30-day shock detention sentence in the Cole County Jail, with credit for time served; and ordered McKay have no contact with the victim in this case.

McKay had been charged with one count of child abuse or neglect, but prosecutors amended that and dismissed a charge of felony resisting arrest along with three misdemeanor charges: fourth-degree domestic assault, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree property damage.

Prosecutors said McKay struck a child with a belt and threatened to beat up and shoot the child's mother.