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


  • MAN CONVICTED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OF ACQUAINTANCE

    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 »

  • ASH GROVE TEACHER CHARGED FOR SEX WITH STUDENT

    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 »

  • SHOOTER SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS

    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 »

  • JURY CONVICTS MAN OF RAPE OF EX-WIFE

    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 »

  • CHARGES FILED IN 2012 HOMICIDE

    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 »

  • MAN CONVICTED OF ROBBERY AND ASSAULT

    12/05/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Anthony Lee Cal Jr., 26, of Springfield, MO was convicted Tuesday by a Greene County Jury for attempting to rob a man of his headphones and punching a woman minutes later.     read more »

  • Parkview Student Charged For Gun On School Premises

    12/02/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Brandon Michael Smith, 17, of Springfield, Missouri, was charged Monday evening with the class A misdemeanor of unlawful use of a weapon for possessing an unloaded firearm on school premises.     read more »

  • "NO REFUSAL" PROGRAM TO COMBAT DRUNK DRIVING

    11/05/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that his office will assist local law enforcement agencies by seeking search warrants to obtain blood samples from drunk drivers that refuse to consent to a breath test after their arrest.     read more »

  • ''SOVEREIGN CITIZEN'' PLEADS GUILTY ON DAY OF TRIAL

    10/31/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Missouri. Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that on October 29, 2014, John F. Gibson, 61, of Willard, Missouri, entered a guilty plea to felony forgery for transferring a forged money order to People???s Bank in Springfield, Missouri. Mr. Patterson wants to publicly thank the manager of People???s Bank for cooperating with the prosecution and not succumbing to Gibson's attempts to harass and bully his way out of responsibility for his criminal conduct.     read more »

  • 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 »