JIMMIE ELLIOT, d/o/b 03-02-1971, of Branson, entered a guilty plea to the class C felony of stealing rented personal property, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Judge Mark Orr sentenced Elliot to five (5) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.

On July 11, 2012, Elliott rented a 10-foot 2009 GMC box truck from a U-Haul rental business in Branson. Elliott was to return the truck on July 13, 2012, and failed to do so. The rental business reported the truck stolen on July 16, 2012, after several failed attempts to contact Elliot. On July 20, 2012, the rented truck was located by the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office in a Wal-Mart parking lot, where it was abandoned.

Elliot had been jailed in other jurisdictions between the time this crime was reported, and the time he was returned to Taney County to plead guilty.