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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

News from the Bates County Courthouse

Probation violation hearings were held at Mini Law Day proceedings Friday June 8th at the Bates County Courthouse. 5 persons were remanded to the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Kenneth Cartwright’s 5-year sentence was executed for a probation violation, Shannon Thomas was sent to the Missouri Department of Corrections to begin serving a 4 and 7-year sentence on 2011 and 2012 convictions.

David B Yang pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 7 and 10 years on two separate charges. They included felony possession of a controlled substance, drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive in the right lane. Yang was given 4 days credit for time served on failure to drive in the right lane. Yang’s sentences are to run concurrently.

Shannon Thomas was sent to the Missouri Department of Corrections for failure to meet the conditions of his probation. Thomas was initially sentenced to two 7-year sentences and three 4-year sentences stemming from charges that were filed in 2011 and 2012. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Heather M. Wilmore pleaded guilty and was given a 5-year suspended execution of sentence, 5 years supervised probation, and 200 hours of community service.

Maxwell G. Minar pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and was given a 7-year SES, 5 years supervised probation, 200 hours of community service, 30 days in the Bates County Jail and 958.00 restitution. Minar was given credit for the 30 days in jail for time already served.

Matthew S. Joiner pleaded guilty on April 16, 2018 and was sentenced last Friday. Joiner was given 7 years SES, and 5 years supervised probation. And ordered to pay 200.00 in fines for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Donald Hogan and Samantha Taylor were both given 30 days shock time on a probation violation stemming from prior convictions.


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