On May 16, 2013, KENNETH J. CLANCY, JR., d/o/b 09-14-1992, of Kirbyville, Missouri, entered guilty pleas in the Taney County Circuit Court to Forgery, Stealing a Firearm, and Burglary in the Second Degree, and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Mark Orr to concurrent five (5) year terms on each count, pursuant to an agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.

The burglary and theft charges arose out of a September 9, 2012, incident where an apartment in Forsyth was broken into and numerous household items, including .22 caliber rifle, were stolen. The rifle was entered into a national database as being stolen, and Stone County deputies got a “hit” on the weapon during a separate investigation in that county. The rifle was eventually found in Clancy’s possession. During an interview by a Forsyth detective, Clancy admitted to entering the apartment and stealing the firearm. Clancy also pled guilty to an act of forgery where he passed a forged check at a local bank on behalf of another individual.

Forgery, Burglary in the Second Degree, and Theft of a Firearm are all class C felonies, which carry a range of punishment of up to one (1) year in the Taney County Jail or up to seven (7) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000.