Carter hears 43 cases during June Law Day

Circuit Judge Craig Carter processed a total of 14 civil cases and 29 criminal cases during the June 5 session of the Ozark County Law Day. The criminal cases for which online information is available are listed below.

Cases to reach disposition

Clinton W. Dieter, who was charged with third degree domestic assault in December 2017, received a suspended imposition of sentence with the special condition that he attend “Hit No More” or a comparable program, and attend parenting classes.
Crystal Jo Lewis pleaded guilty to fourth degree domestic assault and received a suspended imposition of sentence with two years court-supervised probation. She is also to attend anger-management classes and pay all costs.
Kimberly J. Morris, who pleaded guilty to assault while on school property in January 2014, has paid all costs and has had no probation issues. She was discharged from probation, rendering the case complete.
Hanna J. Schaum, charged with stealing $750 or more in October 2017, pleaded guilty and received a suspended imposition of sentence and five years probation. A restitution hearing was scheduled for July 11.
Kameron Shane Stillwell pleaded guilty to third degree domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid, and received a suspended imposition of sentence, and five years probation.
Misty L. Watson, charged with assault and property damage, had her motion for a change of judge sustained; she will complete a 10-day shock jail sentence.
Justin James Wille, charged with possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana, appeared in court. He will complete a 10-day shock jail sentence, which may be served on the weekend,. Then he will be continued on probation.
Justin W. Willhite, charged with second degree burglary and stealing $750 or more, entered a felony guilty plea and received a suspended imposition of sentence and five years probation.

Probation and payment hearings

Justin Patrick Bell, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana in October 2016, was discharged from probation.
Travis Lee Brown, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana in February 2017, appeared in court. The defendant had picked up new felony charges in Taney County and will attend and complete substance abuse classes.
Robert Shane Carpenter, who pleaded guilty to second degree burglary and theft/stealing of property or services valued between $500 and $25,000, completed 108 days in jail and was continued on probation.
Dustin Michael Higby, who pleaded guilty to second degree burglary and stealing $750 or more in April 2018, appeared in court to reapply for Wright County Drug Court.
Dawn C. Holt, who pleaded guilty to five counts of passing bad checks of $500 or more in May 2013, is scheduled to appear for a  probation violation hearing in October 2018.
Mark Wayne Lambert, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana in April 2017, appeared for a hearing. He has completed a 10-day shock jail sentence and was continued on probation.
Julie M. Lazorchak, who pleaded guilty to forgery in April 2015, was continued on probation.

Cases continued to
or rescheduled for July 11

Angela Brake, charged with assault - first degree or attempt to assault with serious physical injury or with a special victim and armed criminal action, was arraigned and had her plea hearing scheduled.
Rowdy D. Kight, who is charged with third degree assault, is scheduled to appear for plea/ trial setting.
Michael W. McCullough, charged with three counts of child molestation, had his plea hearing or trial setting continued.
Brian K. Moray,  charged with non-support, total arrears in excess of 12 monthly payments due under order of support in February 2016, had his plea hearing or trial setting scheduled.
Nathan Harley Poland, who pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana in November 2016, had a show-cause hearing scheduled.
Michael A. Smith, charged with conspiracy to commit robbery of the first degree in April 2018, had his plea hearing or trial setting scheduled. A formal arraignment waiver was filed.
Jeffrey Carl Sumner, charged with possession of a controlled substance other than 35 grams or less of marijuana, appeared in court. He may be released to attend Larry Simmering treatment. His plea or sentencing was scheduled.

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