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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


  • 07/31/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Alfred R. Digiandomenico , 48, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for assaulting his girlfriend by striking her in the face and causing her injury.     read more »

  • 07/30/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Eugene Culpepper Jr, 41, of Springfield, MO was convicted yesterday evening by a Greene County Jury for shooting at a man at the Battlefield Inn on February 10, 2015.     read more »

  • 06/29/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Dustin M. Hicks, 26, of Springfield, MO was sentenced to prison for trying to rape a woman he met through the website “Backpage.”     read more »

  • 06/26/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Larvern Antonio Hale, 19, of Springfield, Missouri entered a guilty plea to taking a loaded gun into Central High School on September 5, 2014.     read more »

  • 06/22/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Douglas Wayne Brewer, 54, of Springfield, MO was sentenced Friday, June 19, 2015, to 7 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for felonious restraint, unlawful use of weapon, and two counts of domestic assault in the third degree, as well as a misdemeanor violation of an order of protection, following a guilty plea.     read more »

  • 06/16/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Gypsy R. Blancharde, 23, of Springfield, MO and Nicholas Paul Godejohn, 26, of Big Bend, Wisconsin have been charged today with the murder of Ms. Blancharde’s mother, Clauddinnea Blancharde.     read more »

  • 05/21/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Kevin M. Barr, 41, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for trafficking in stolen identities, five counts of forgery, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.     read more »

  • 05/15/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Dan Patterson, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that he has today delivered to Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams a letter detailing his findings and his conclusion     read more »

  • 05/07/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Michael Leverton, 40, of Ozark, was found guilty yesterday of the Class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated as a persistent offender following a two day jury trial before the Honorable Calvin Holden.     read more »

  • 05/05/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Rachel E. Staudte, 24, of Springfield, MO entered a guilty plea to killing her father and brother by poisoning them and attempting to kill her older sister by poisoning her.     read more »