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Melinda Burkhart, Legal Assistant
Melinda has been employed with the Taney County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office since February 2002.  She has handled a variety of duties during this time.  Her current position is Legal Assistant.  Melinda is responsible for inputting referral information, and managing office evidence regarding murder charges, all alcohol related offenses, domestic assaults, assaults, serious traffic offenses and crimes against persons.  Melinda handles these cases from the time the charges are received in the office until the disposition of the case. She also helps by preparing various legal documents and obtaining additional information from law enforcement and other agencies. Melinda serves as a system administrator for Karpel, the case management system in the office.  Melinda has completed her MULES (Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System) certification through the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Debbi Stifler, Legal Assistant
Debbi has been employed with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office since October 2002.  She has handled a variety of duties during this time.  Her current position is Legal Assistant.  Debbi is responsible for inputting referral information and managing office evidence regarding all drug cases, weapon offenses, forfeitures and forgeries. Debbi handles these cases from the time the charges are received in the office until the disposition of the case. She also helps by preparing various legal documents and obtaining additional information from law enforcement and other agencies.  Debbi is the T.A.C. (Terminal Agency Coordinator) for MULES (Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System) and is MULES certified through the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Paula Thurman, Front Desk Receptionist / Clerk
Paula is our front desk receptionist and clerk. She is in charge of coordinating discovery for defense counsel and answering & transferring phone calls.

Neil Mabry, Investigator
Neil joined the Taney County Prosecutors Office in 2007. Neil retired from the Branson Police Department in 2006 as a Detective Lieutenant. Neil has over 25 years experience in criminal investigations including major crimes, narcotics, and serious assaults. During his time with the Branson Police Department, Neil was also state certified fire investigator.

Julie Campbell, Victim/Witness Advocate 
Julie joined our office as the Victim/Witness Advocate in September 2015.

Amy Saxton, Legal Assistant / Assistant Victim/Witness Advocate
Amy joined our office as a legal assistant and victim/witness advocate in September 2015.

Shelia Kellett, Traffic
Shelia has worked for the office since June of 2001. She has held a variety of duties in the office, but her current responsibilities are handling all traffic offenses.

Hannah HodgesBad Checks
Hannah joined our office in October 2015. Her primary responsibilities are the filing of misdemeanor and felony charges along with merchant payment distribution, the input and tracking of all restitution claims after cases have been disposed, the disbursement of monthly checks to victims, and accounts receivable.