Andrew Larned, dob: 2/1/1985, of Branson, Missouri plead guilty and was sentenced today to a total sentence of fourteen (14) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for crimes that occurred back on March 10, 2017. Andrew Larned received a seven (7) year sentence for burglary 1st degree as a prior and persistent felony offender and seven years (7) for resisting arrest as a prior and persistent felony offender. Taney County Associate Circuit Judge Eric Eighmy, as a part of a plea agreement, ordered the two sentences to be run consecutive.
In March, Branson Police Officers responded to a reported break-in at a cabin on Oak Ridge Road. When they arrived they located Andrew Larned inside the cabin. Andrew Larned evaded officers by using a knife to cut a hole in a window screen where escaped by jumping off the back deck of the cabin. During a foot pursuit down a steep hill behind the cabin, two Branson Police Officers received minor injuries while apprehending the defendant.
Andrew Larned was previous sentenced on July 14, 2011 to twelve (12) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for burglary and burglary related offenses by former Taney County Circuit Judge Mark Orr. The Missouri Department of Corrections then released the defendant less than five years into his twelve (12) year sentence on June 14, 2016.