On Thursday, November 15, 2012, JOHN LINDSAY FAULKNER, d/o/b 9-30-1974, of Branson, pleaded guilty to the felony charges of domestic assault in the second degree, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and stealing. Faulkner entered the pleas of guilty without any agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office as to any sentence he could receive.

The felony charges stem from Faulkner’s arrest on October 8, 2012, at a Branson convenience store, where Faulkner was found in possession of a stolen 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada and other items of personal property, including a bank card, belonging to the car’s owner. Upon further investigation by Branson Police, about one-quarter pound of pre-packaged marijuana was found amongst Faulkner’s property, along with over $1,000.00 in cash. Through the investigation, police discovered that Faulkner was using the street name “Jesus” to describe himself to drug buyers in the area.

In addition, Faulkner had been sought by law enforcement as a suspect in an October 4, 2012, assault of his former girlfriend, which was investigated by the Taney County Sheriff’s Office. Faulkner pleaded guilty to the domestic assault in the second degree charge for entering his ex-girlfriend’s residence that morning and beating her while she had been sleeping in her bed. The victim of the assault suffered a broken nose.

Sentencing for Faulkner is scheduled for January 10, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Taney County.