LOUIS W. HOOVER, d/o/b 4-16-1992, of Forsyth, pleaded guilty Thursday, July 23, 2015, to the class C felony of stealing, in the Circuit Court of Taney County. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Hoover’s sentence will be capped at six (6) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and Hoover may argue for probation at sentencing. Circuit Court Judge Laura Johnson scheduled Hoover’s sentencing for September 17, 2015.

In June of 2014, Hoover admitted to a Taney County Sheriff’s deputy to stealing jewelry and other valuable personal items from two (2) women he had been living with, and that he sold the valuables to a local pawn shop. The thefts had occurred over the course of several months. Hoover also admitted to a deputy that he was using the cash from the stolen items to pay his costs and supervision fees for a stealing case from 2012 – for which he was on supervised probation.

The class C felony of stealing carries a maximum penalty of seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections and/or a $5,000.00 fine.