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Morgan sentenced to five years probation

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kevin Morgan
Kevin Morgan, of Senath, Mo., appeared in court on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, where he received a five year sentence for theft/stealing of property.

Morgan was sentenced to five years in prison, however, the sentence was suspended in favor of five years of supervised probation. According to the Dunklin County Prosecutor's Office, if Morgan is involved with any trouble during the probationary period, he will automatically serve the five years in prison.

Morgan was first arrested and charged in November of 2011 with the theft/stealing of property or services that is valued at $500 or more but less than $25,000, a class C felony. According to Sokoloff, these charges stemmed from his misuse of money from the account of his brother, Shawn Morgan, and Shawn's wife, Tonya, as a means to pay his own bills. At the time of Shawn's arrest for allegedly murdering a three-year-old Senath, Mo., youth, Kevin was granted his power of attorney.

Concerning these charges, and according to court records dating Nov. 22 of 2011, a probable cause statement was filed and a bail/bond recommendation was made by Sokoloff in the amount of $25,000, which was filed in the court by Judge John C. Spielman.

Also on that day, a warrant was issued for Morgan's arrest. The following day, a warrant was served to Morgan by a representative from the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department with an initial arraignment scheduled for 9 a.m., Nov. 29, 2011. At the arraignment, Morgan was advised of the charges brought against him as well as his rights to representation by an attorney and of his right to remain silent because any statement could be used against him in a court of law.

In December of 2011, the courts approved a reduced ten percent cash bond which was posted by Morgan.

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