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Six men sentenced in 2011 Hayti forgery, stealing case

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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HAYTI, Mo. -- Six of the seven individuals arrested for forgery and stealing in Hayti in 2011, have all received sentences from the courts.

The arrests stem from an incident where seven area residents, including four former Road and Bridge Department employees, two local businessmen, and one elected official, were arrested.

The incident was investigated by the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Division of Drug and Crime Control.

According to Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, during the three month investigation it was learned that employee's with the Road and Bridge Department and local businessmen were being paid with county funds by the Pemiscot County Commission after false invoices were submitted and approved by the commission for approximately the last three years.

The individuals and their previous charges, before the change of venue from Pemiscot Co., to Dunklin Co., as well as the official conviction charge and sentences include

* Martin Culver, of Hayti, Mo., who was originally charged with 20 counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing over $25,000, was sentenced to five years of Supervised Probation after being granted a Suspended Imposition of Sentence, on Sept., 26, 2012. He was charged with felony stealing. Special Conditions include: Abide by usual rules of Missouri Board of Probation and Parole (MBP&P); consume no alcohol, nor enter a business where alcohol is the main item of sale; submit to A.C.T. to determine use of alcohol or controlled substance; enter and complete any program of personal counseling recommended by SPO; make restitution in the amount as determined by SPO and follow the payment schedule; pay court costs, excluding jailboard bill, within 12 months; and pay $300 to the Pemiscot County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund (PCLERF).

* Tracy Floyd, of Caruthersville, Mo., was originally charged with 14 counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing. He was convicted on the charge of felony stealing and received four years of supervised probation following a Suspended Imposition of Sentence being granted. Special Conditions include: defendant to immediately disburse restitution in the amount of $11,665 to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, thereafter, make monthly payments for the balance of $11,665 remaining in monthly payments of $350, however the defendant's restitution obligation will be reduced by any amount ordered to be paid by any companion defendant or defendants in that remaining amount actually paid by them; abide by usual rules of MBP&P; submit to A.C.T., to determine use of alcohol or controlled substance; maintain full time employment; pay $300 to PCLERF within 12 months; pay court costs, excluding jailboard bill within 24 months. On Dec. 12, 2012, a hearing was held where a request was made that Floyd be allowed to travel under supervision of probation and parole back and forth to Florida and travel allowed as not to limit his ability to work. On Dec. 31, 2012, Robert N. Mayer was assigned, due to Judge Stephen Sharp's retirement.

* Rickie Harden, of Caruthersville, who was originally charged with charged with three counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing, was granted Suspended Imposition of Sentence in exchange for five years of Supervised Probation, after being convicted on a charge of felony stealing. Special Conditions include: Abide by usual rules of MBP&P; consume no alcohol, nor enter a business where alcohol is the main item of sale; submit to A.C.T. to determine use of alcohol or controlled substance; enter and complete any program of substance or personal counseling recommended by SPO; Make restitution in the amount of $6000 to be paid through the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, on a schedule set by SPO; pay court costs, excluding jailboard bill, within six months; pay $300 to PCLERF within six months.

* Chris Hogan, of Bragg City, Mo., was originally charged with five counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing. On Oct. 12, 2012 he was sentenced to five years of Supervised Probation, after being convicted of felony stealing, following being granted a Suspended Imposition of Sentence. Special Conditions include: Abide by usual rules of MBP&P; consume no alcohol, nor enter a business where alcohol is the main item of sale; submit to A.C.T. to determine use of alcohol or controlled substance; enter and complete any program of substance or personal counseling recommended by SPO; pay court costs, excluding jailboard bill, within six months; and pay $300 to PCLERF within three months.

* Clois Reed, of Kennett, Mo., was originally charged with seven counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing. On Sept., 21, 2012, he was granted a Suspended Imposition of Sentence and will serve five years of supervised probation, after being convicted of felony stealing. Special Conditions include: Abide by the usual rules of MBP&P; consume no alcohol, nor enter a business where alcohol is the main item of sale; submit to A.C.T. to determine use of alcohol or controlled substance; enter and complete any program of substance or personal counseling recommended by SPO; make restitution in the amount to be determined to be paid through the Prosecuting Attorney's Office; pay all court costs, excluding jailboard bill, as directed by SPO in the amount of $300 to PCLERF.

* Randle Ridings of Senath, Mo., who was originally charged with five counts of forgery and one count of felony stealing, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation on September 12, 2012 on the charge of felony forgery. Special Conditions include: Abide by usual rules of MBP&P; make restitution (paid $2000 in restitution on Sept. 12;) he shall pay the remainder as directed by SPO; must pay court costs, excluding jailboard bill within 24 months; and must pay PCLERF within 12 months.

Hayti Mayor Bobby Watkins will appear in court for a hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Presiding over the case will be 35th Judicial Circuit Judge, Robert N. Mayer, at the Dunklin County Courthouse in Kennett.


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Not very much. Got off easy.

-- Posted by HAYTI67 on Thu, Jan 3, 2013, at 5:18 PM

I guess crime does pay after all!

-- Posted by taxpayer parent on Sat, Jan 5, 2013, at 10:57 AM


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