On Tuesday, April 11, 2013, BRENDA LAMB, d/o/b 2-10-1968, of Hollister, was sentenced to three (3) years in prison for the class D felony of resisting arrest, and one (1) year in the county jail for the class A misdemeanor of assaulting a law enforcement officer. The sentences – handed down by Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr – followed a guilty verdict from Monday, January 7, 2013, when Lamb was convicted by a six-man, six-woman jury of those crimes. The jury deliberated for just over an hour before reaching its unanimous verdict.
During the trial, evidence was presented that, on the night of November 23, 2011, Lamb made efforts to interfere with efforts by Hollister Police Officers to arrest her son, Mark Anthony Lamb – who was a fugitive from justice with active Taney County warrants. Upon being told she was under arrest for interfering with officers, Lamb threw a cellular telephone at one of the officers, striking him in the groin. Lamb, who testified in her own defense, tried to explain that she was not facing the officer when she â€œtossedâ€ the phone over her shoulder. Lamb also testified that she did not resist arrest, in any way.
Lamb’s sentences are to run concurrently with one another.