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Archive for March, 2016

SHOW SUPPORT FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

There exists a threat to the children of our community. According to a 2005 report by the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually molested prior to age eighteen (18). Law enforcement agencies – including prosecutors’ offices – are in the business of reacting to reports of […]

CAMPBELL MURDER TRIAL CONTINUED TO JULY 5TH

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Robert Campbell’s continuance request was granted by Jasper County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Crane, resulting in Campbell’s murder trial being moved from April 6th to July 5, 2016. Robert Lee Campbell, d/o/b 7-09-1944, of Willard, Missouri, is charged with arranging the kidnapping and murder of Russell and Rebecca Porter, of […]

FINCH PLEADS GUILTY TO STATUTORY SODOMY

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

ARTHUR R. FINCH, d/o/b 9-01-1939, of Rio Verde, Arizona, entered a guilty plea Thursday, March 17, 2016, in the Circuit Court of Taney County, to the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree. Finch admitted to using his hand or fingers to touch the genitals of a child between December of 1996 and […]

CAMPBELL MURDER TRIAL REMAINS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 6TH START

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

On Wednesday, the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office received several telephone calls from people questioning whether the murder trial of Robert Campbell had been cancelled. Apparently, Missouri Court’s automated notification system disseminated false information to people who had signed-up for that notification service. Many people with an interest in the Campbell case have registered to receive […]