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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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


  • JURY CONVICTS PRIOR SEX OFFENDER

    10/24/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Andrew McDonald, 44, of Springfield, MO was convicted today by a Greene County Jury for sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl back in 2011.     read more »

  • Woman Found Guilty of Helping a Friend Make Methamphetamine

    10/22/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Terisa Stephens, 51, of Springfield, Missouri was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of the manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine.     read more »

  • JURY CONVICTS MAN OF PASSING COUNTERFEIT MONEY

    10/09/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Michael Orrie Montgomery II, 37, of Springfield, MO was convicted yesterday by a Greene County jury for forgery.     read more »

  • CHARGES FILED IN SPRINGFIELD SHOOTING

    10/09/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Brian Shawn Jones, 39, and Devon Gallop, 36, of Springfield, MO have been charged today with the murder of Charles Joseph Cortez.     read more »

  • OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY IN NEGLIGENT SHOOTING

    10/01/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. ??? Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that former Springfield Police Officer Jason Shuck entered a guilty plea today in the case involving his unintentional use of deadly force during his foot pursuit of an unarmed fleeing felon on May 9, 2014, near the Wal-mart Neighborhood Market.     read more »

  • STUDENT CHARGED IN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GUN INCIDENT

    09/10/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Larvern Antonio Hale, 18, of Springfield, Missouri has been charged today with the two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of resisting arrest.     read more »

  • TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF SHOOTING MAN EIGHT TIMES

    09/05/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Tevin L. Williams, 19, of Springfield, MO was convicted Thursday by a Greene County Jury for shooting a man eight times in the parking lot of a Norton Road apartment complex on May 1st, 2013.     read more »

  • MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING WIFE

    09/03/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Daniel O. Mauldin, 36, of Springfield, Missouri, has been charged today with murder in the second degree for killing his wife, Tara Mauldin.     read more »

  • Charges Filed in Murders of Jan and Gary Tyrrell

    08/15/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Mark E. Porter, 53, of Ozark, Missouri, has been charged today with two counts of murder in the first degree for killing Jan and Gary Tyrrell.     read more »

  • REPEAT OFFENDER FOUND GUILTY OF DOMESTIC ASSAULT

    08/14/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Martin J. Sykes Jr, 43, of Springfield, MO was convicted today by a Greene County Jury of domestic assault.     read more »