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BRANSON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STATUTORY RAPE

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, KYLE LEE SMITH, d/o/b 10-27-1987, of Branson, pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of statutory rape in the second degree, in the Circuit Court of Taney County, Missouri. Smith appeared in custody before Associate Circuit Court Judge Eric Eighmy and admitted to having sexual intercourse in the summer of 2015 […]

SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS ROBERT CAMPBELL MURDER CONVICTIONS

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey M. Merrell announced today that the Southern District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment and sentence of Robert Campbell for his role in the murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the deaths of Russell and Rebecca Porter, of Willard, Missouri in April of 2011. On July 13, 2016, a Jasper County […]

FUGATE GETS SEVEN (7) YEARS FOR POSSESSION WITH INTENT AND UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, February 7, 2018, ROBERT A. FUGATE, d/o/b 1-06-1992, of Branson, entered guilty pleas to felony charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm. Taney County Associate Circuit Judge Eric Eighmy accepted Fugate’s guilty pleas and sentenced Fugate to seven (7) years in prison on each […]

SHELIA KELLETT RETIRES AFTER NEARLY SEVENTEEN (17) YEARS OF SERVICE

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell is sad to announce that long-time employee, Shelia Kellett has announced her retirement from the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney’s office after nearly seventeen years of exemplary service to the citizens of Taney County. A reception was held in her honor yesterday celebrating her time with the prosecutor’s office. […]

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