ROBIN F. GRIFFIN (d/o/b 8-17-1962), of Branson, pleaded guilty on Thursday, September 18, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Taney County, in four (4) different felony cases: the class B felony of driving while intoxicated, the class C felony of passing bad checks, the class C felony of possession of controlled substance, and the class D felony of resisting an arrest. Senior Judge Carr Woods accepted the plea and sentenced Griffin to the Missouri Department of Corrections for ten (10) years on three (3) of the cases, and seven (7) years on the resisting arrest case – pursuant to a plea agreement with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Griffin is a career criminal, who was acting like a one-man crime spree in our county,” said Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell. “With these sentences, Griffin should be unable to disturb the good people of our community for the next few years.”
Griffin’s DWI charge was a class B felony because he had no less than five (5) different convictions for DWI from five (5) different courts in Southwest Missouri – including Branson Municipal, Hollister Municipal, and the Taney County Associate Circuit Court.
Griffin was charged as a prior and persistent felony offender, increasing the maximum possible prison terms on his charges. Griffin’s sentences will run concurrently with one another.