Press Release: Bates County Prosecuting Attorney Represents the State in 8 Guilty Pleadings

Over 130 cases were on Wednesday, February 23rd’s Court Docket at the Bates County Courthouse. Cases of note included 8 guilty pleadings from individuals. Bates County Prosecutor Hugh C. Jenkins represented the State in yesterday’s proceedings.

Samantha D. Fowler was sentenced to 5 years SIS after pleading guilty to two counts of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Additionally, Judge Debra Hopkins ordered Fowler to pay court costs and perform 200 hours community service.

Mirelle A. Tawyea stipulated to a paroled violation and pled guilty to one count of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. Judge Hopkins ordered a Sentencing Assessment Report, and Tawyea is to report back to court on May 21, 2018.

Lance Breckenridge was charged with assaulting one of his employees and accepted a plea agreement which included 6 months in the Bates County Jail with suspended execution of sentence, 2 years supervised probation, 80 hours of community service, and the requirement to pay $3,145 in restitution.

Jayme V. Sluder pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree. Sluder was given 3 seven year sentences to Long Term Drug Treatment in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Justin Miller was also sent the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to 1 count of delivering a controlled substance. Prosecutor Jenkins recommended 4 years in Missouri Department of Corrections, and Judge Hopkins agreed.

John J. Petty pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Petty was sentenced to 5 years with a suspended imposition of sentence, 10 days in the county jail with credit for time served, and possession of paraphernalia. Petty was also ordered to pay $1000 total in fines.

Johnathan D. Huffman pled guilty to Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Huffman was sentenced to 5 years with an SIS, 200 hours community service, and fined $150.

Genie Mobbs stipulated to a probation violation and was sentenced to 4 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Johnna L. Kidwell pled guilty to persistent DWI Offender charges, 3rd Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Drive in the Right Half of Roadway, and Driving While Revoked.  Kidwell was given sentences of 7 years and 4 years respectively and ordered to do 240 days ITC at the Missouri Department of Corrections.  All Missouri Department of Corrections sentences will run concurrently.

Jonathan Porter’s probation was revoked, and Porter was sentenced to serve out his initial sentence of 4 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

In other court action, the motion to modify the Bond for Aimee Fitzpatrick was continued again when her attorney Mike McIntosh could not make the hearing due to a prior commitment at another court proceeding in Kansas City, Missouri.

In the motion to modify filed by McIntosh, he had requested that Fitzpatrick be allowed visitation with the 2 children not named in the child endangerment and rape charges filed against Fitzpatrick.  No new date for the hearing has been set.