Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that ANTONIEO MURPHY, JR., dob: 6/14/1991 entered a plea last Thursday in front of Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr to the class A felony of robbery in the first degree, the class C felony of felonious restraint, the class C felony of tampering in the first degree and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action. Under the terms of the plea agreement, ANONIEO MURPHY, JR. faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in the Department of Corrections.

On July 20, 2008 at the White River Mountain Apartment buildings, ANTONIEO MURPHY, JR. and another individual forced an elderly man back into his car at gunpoint as he was coming home from work at the Branson Community Center. During a drive around Hollister, the victim was robbed at gunpoint of approximately $200.00 in cash and various credit cards.  The victim was later released and abandoned at the Dixie Stampede in Branson, Missouri.

Formal sentencing is set in this case for March 19, 2009. Charges against the co-defendant still remain pending at this time.