Jeremy B. Pennington, d/o/b 3-14-1978, of Kimberling City, Missouri, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in three (3) felony cases on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Circuit Court Judge Mark Orr sentenced Pennington to four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on each of the three (3) cases, pursuant to a plea agreement with the State.
In one case, Pennington pleaded guilty to the class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon stemming from an incident July 1, 2011, in which he exhibited a pocket knife toward a woman in an angry and threatening manner. On July 22, 2011, while out on bond for the unlawful use of a weapon case, Pennington stole a credit card of a co-worker in Branson and used it at Wal-Mart. Pennington pleaded guilty to the class C felony of stealing a credit device for that offense. Finally, Pennington stole a truck from a convenience store in Branson on July 9, 2012, – again, while out on bond – when the owner of the truck left the keys in the ignition while inside shopping. Pennington entered a guilty plea to the class C felony of stealing a motor vehicle for committing that offense.
The maximum prison sentence for the class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon is four (4) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. The maximum prison sentence for the class C felonies of stealing a credit device and stealing a motor vehicle is seven (7) years.