Beckham Guilty by Bates County Prosecuting Attorney

BATES COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Larry Wayne Beckham, 72, Butler, of Butler, was found guilty of statutory sodomy in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in the Circuit Court of Bates County Missouri.

                The jury trial began on Tuesday, January 28, with the jury returning their verdict around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night. Beckham’s sentencing is scheduled for April 20, 2020, before the Honorable Judge M. Brandon Baker.

                Beckham was represented by attorney David A. Kelly, Lee’s Summit, Mo. Hugh C. Jenkins, Bates County Prosecuting Attorney, represented the State.

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