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Persons Crimes

The Persons Crimes Unit prosecutes child physical and sexual abuse, child endangerment, assaults, sexual assaults, rapes, violations of orders of protection, physical elder abuse and domestic violence cases. The Persons Crimes Unit attorneys are:

Nathan Chapman - First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Nathan joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as a Senior Assistant in October of 2012. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver, majoring in psychology and sociology. While in college Nathan was a member of the Men's Swimming and Diving team and voted team captain his senior year. He received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008. Upon graduation, Nathan worked for the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office. There he handled felony cases including murder, sexual assault, crimes against children, drug trafficking, and driving while intoxicated. Since joining the office Nathan has been a member of the Persons Unit prosecuting physical and sexual abuse against children, adult sexual abuse, domestic assaults, and child pornography. 

Joseph Arnold - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Joseph joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January of 2013. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Joseph graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2007 with a major in History and a minor in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California in 2010. While in law school, Joseph attained a certificate in European and International Economic Law from Universit├Ąt Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany. Prior to joining the Prosecutor's Office, Joseph practiced law with a private local firm. In 2014, Joseph was promoted to Senior Assistant and assigned to the Persons Unit. 

Christopher Hoeman - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Chris joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January 2011, and is from Springfield, Missouri. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2003, and graduated from the University of Missouri, School of Law in 2010. Chris began his prosecuting career in the Child Support Unit and transferred into the General Crimes Unit in 2012. In 2013, Chris was promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the General Crimes Unit where he was responsible for prosecuting felony property cases. In 2014, Chris was assigned to the Persons Crimes Unit. 

Emily Monroe - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Emily joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in December of 2012 as a Senior Assistant in the Persons Unit. A proud graduate of Glendale High School, Emily grew up in Springfield. In 2000, Emily received her Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Urban Studies. While at Rhodes, she was part of an award-winning mock trial team. She graduated from Columbia Law School with her Juris Doctorate in 2003. During her time in New York, she participated in the Environmental Law Clinic and the Human Rights Law Review. After finishing school, Emily gained substantial jury trial experience as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in Champaign County, Illinois. She also worked with victims of domestic violence as a Staff Attorney at Prairie State Legal Services in Bloomington, Illinois. When she moved back to her hometown, she worked for the Missouri State Public Defender and represented juveniles accused of delinquency. Emily prosecutes domestic assaults, elder abuse, failure to register as a sex offender, and adult sexual abuse.