On Tuesday, Presiding Circuit Court Judge Thomas Chapman sentenced Jeffery Dwain Stevens, 38, Chillicothe, to a total of 17 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for his actions in a 2012 day time burglary about 1 mile east of Chillicothe which Mr. Stevens was one of the burglars and in possession of a firearm which was discharged at citizen who arrived at the home. Judge Chapman gave Mr. Stevens 12 years on Burglary in 1st Degree and 5 years on Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Both sentences are to run consecutive to any other sentences Mr. Stevens is currently serving.
This is the last of 5 people to be sentenced to prison on this investigation. Mr. Stevens had pled guilty several weeks ago and sentencing was delayed until this week for a Sentencing Assessment Report to be completed for the Court.
Judge Chapman also accepted a Guilty Plea from Scott Matthew Jennerich, 34, Shawnee Kansas to the crime of Statutory Sodomy in 2nd Degree. Mr. Jennerich was accused of bringing a juvenile male to Chillicothe from another city and engaging in sodomy act(s) with the victim. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, and State Technical Assistance Team jointly investigated the crime. Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney Adam Warren actively prosecuted this case. Sentencing has been delayed pending a Sentencing Assessment Report being completed for the Court to review.
On Tuesday we had a total of 21 detainees transported to Court and Wednesday we had another 11 detainees transported to/from Court by the detention staff at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail. We also took in an additional 7 detainees into custody the past two days in Court which were taken to and transported by DDCRJ.
At Circuit Court this week we took a person into custody with an outstanding arrest warrant for alleged probation violation by having been arrested for shoplifting. When we took this person into custody they were wearing a brand new coat with the $78 dollar price tag still attached and the person has no receipt. The information is being provided to the Court.