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The Warrant Unit is responsible for reviewing most cases submitted to our office to determine if a criminal charge will be filed. My goal for this unit is to review every case with a view towards holding accountable those who break the law and obtaining justice for victims and the community. The Warrant Unit attorneys are:

Penny Speake - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Penny came back to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in 2008 after four years in private practice. She is one of the most experienced prosecutors in our office with nearly twenty years of prosecution experience. Penny received her undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University majoring in English. She then attended law school at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where she was a Fisse scholar. While attending law school, she was awarded the Ali-ABA Environmental Law scholarship and was selected to serve in the Federal Civil Litigation Clinic. Penny graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1990. Penny has extensive training and trial experience in all areas of prosecution from traffic offenses to capital murder. Additionally, she was instrumental in developing the Restorative Justice Program.

Jacqueline Bryant -

Jacqueline joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January of 2013. Jacqueline received a B.A. in Political Science from Missouri State University in 2008. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law. In addition to her work of reviewing and filing charges, Jacqueline represents the prosecutor's office in post-conviction relief claims filed by defendant's serving a prison sentence after a guilty plea.