Media Policy

The right of a criminal defendant to receive a fair trial and the right of the press to publish information about a defendant or criminal act are both guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Both are valuable and important rights. These two safeguards, however, can conflict when pretrial publicity has the potential to prejudice a potential jury pool, and ultimately deprive a defendant, a victim or the people of a fair and just trial. Read More »

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It is important for you to know how crime is being prosecuted in Greene County. These press releases concern issues relevant to our community. If you have any questions about a release or a topic not covered in a release, please contact Rhonda Ogden, our office manager.

Latest News


  • OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY IN NEGLIGENT SHOOTING

    10/01/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. ??? Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that former Springfield Police Officer Jason Shuck entered a guilty plea today in the case involving his unintentional use of deadly force during his foot pursuit of an unarmed fleeing felon on May 9, 2014, near the Wal-mart Neighborhood Market.     read more »

  • STUDENT CHARGED IN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GUN INCIDENT

    09/10/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Larvern Antonio Hale, 18, of Springfield, Missouri has been charged today with the two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of resisting arrest.     read more »

  • TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF SHOOTING MAN EIGHT TIMES

    09/05/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Tevin L. Williams, 19, of Springfield, MO was convicted Thursday by a Greene County Jury for shooting a man eight times in the parking lot of a Norton Road apartment complex on May 1st, 2013.     read more »

  • MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING WIFE

    09/03/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Daniel O. Mauldin, 36, of Springfield, Missouri, has been charged today with murder in the second degree for killing his wife, Tara Mauldin.     read more »

  • Charges Filed in Murders of Jan and Gary Tyrrell

    08/15/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Mark E. Porter, 53, of Ozark, Missouri, has been charged today with two counts of murder in the first degree for killing Jan and Gary Tyrrell.     read more »

  • REPEAT OFFENDER FOUND GUILTY OF DOMESTIC ASSAULT

    08/14/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Martin J. Sykes Jr, 43, of Springfield, MO was convicted today by a Greene County Jury of domestic assault.     read more »

  • FOSTER FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN

    08/13/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Mark D. Obrien, 42, of Republic, MO was convicted today by a Greene County judge of statutory sodomy in the first degree,     read more »

  • Man Convicted of Domestic Assault Despite Attempts to Tamper with Victim

    08/08/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Felix Mcgrundy Seals, 31, of Springfield, Missouri was convicted yesterday evening by a Greene County Jury of domestic assault in the second degree, domestic assault in the third degree and one count of an attempt to tamper with a victim.     read more »

  • DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS JUSTIFIED IN USE OF DEADLY FORCE

    08/05/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Dan Patterson, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, announced today his finding that Greene County Sergeant Robert Pounds, Greene County Deputy Justin Adamson, Springfield Police Officer Marc Stevens, and Springfield Police Officer Jason Bohannon's use of deadly force on May 13, 2014, in shooting Tracey Lynn Liniger was legally justified.     read more »

  • JURY CONVICTS MAN OF DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

    07/31/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Steven R. Souter, 65, of Springfield, Missouri, was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of driving while intoxicated.     read more »