Prosecuting Attorney
Dan Patterson


Media Policy

The right of a criminal defendant to receive a fair trial and the right of the press to publish information about a defendant or criminal act are both guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Both are valuable and important rights. These two safeguards, however, can conflict when pretrial publicity has the potential to prejudice a potential jury pool, and ultimately deprive a defendant, a victim or the people of a fair and just trial. Read More »

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In the News


It is important for you to know how crime is being prosecuted in Greene County. These press releases concern issues relevant to our community. If you have any questions about a release or a topic not covered in a release, please contact Rhonda Ogden, our office manager.

Latest News


  • 01/28/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Joshua L. Hagood, 32, of Springfield, Missouri has been charged today with the January 26, 2015, shooting of Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson that occurred near the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and Chestnut Expressway in Springfield.     read more »

  • 01/22/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Nathaniel Smith, 53, of Springfield, MO was convicted on January 21, 2015 of the class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated, the class A misdemeanor of Driving While License Revoked, and the class C misdemeanor of Failure to Signal following a two-day jury trial before the Honorable Dan Conklin. The jury deliberated for approximately an hour before returning its verdict.     read more »

  • 01/20/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces Christopher Canady, 29, of Springfield, Missouri pled guilty to one count of stealing, two counts of stealing copper wire, and property damage on January 16, 2015.     read more »

  • 01/09/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Mark D. Obrien, 43, of Republic, MO was sentenced today for sexually abusing three of his foster children between 2007 and 2010.     read more »

  • 01/02/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson congratulates Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Hoeman on being selected for the Springfield Buisness Journal’s 2015 class of 40 Under 40.     read more »

  • 12/18/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Lester Deandre Anthony Erby, 37, of Springfield, MO was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of sexually assaulting a woman in her home in July of 2012.     read more »

  • 12/15/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that William Nathan Herrington, 34, of Republic, Missouri, has been charged today with the felony of statutory sodomy in the second degree and sexual contact with a student on school property.     read more »

  • 12/12/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Tevin L. Williams, 19, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for the May 1, 2013 shooting at the Fairview Studio Apartments.     read more »

  • 12/10/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Bradley Eugene Smith, 42, of Willard, Missouri was convicted today by a Greene County Jury of forcible rape, armed criminal action, burglary in the first degree, and violation of an order of protection.     read more »

  • 12/09/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Carlos L.L. Tureaud, 31, of Springfield, MO has been charged today in the 2012 shooting death of Marcus Wells.     read more »