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


  • MAN CHARGED FOR KILLING JESSICA CONNER

    07/16/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Lorenzo D. Roy, 50, of Springfield, Missouri, has been charged today with murder in the first degree and armed criminal action.     read more »

  • TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING FRIEND IN HILLTOPPING

    07/11/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Matthew R. Hogue, 21, of Springfield, MO was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of involuntary manslaughter for hilltopping out in the country on Farm Road 132.     read more »

  • OFFICER''S UNINTENTIONAL USE OF DEADLY FORCE NOT JUSTIFIED

    07/10/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that the unintentional use of deadly force by Springfield Police Officer Jason Shuck during his foot pursuit of an unarmed fleeing felon on May 9, 2014, near the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Glenstone Avenue was not a justifiable use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer.     read more »

  • Springfield Man Found Guilty of Domestic Assault

    07/03/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Travis Seek, 39, of Springfield, MO was found guilty yesterday by a Greene County Jury of one count of domestic assault in the third degree following a jury trial before the Honorable Michael Cordonnier. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before delivering their verdict.     read more »

  • Woman Guilty of Threatening Disabled Siblings

    06/25/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Shelly Loux, 48, of Willard, Missouri, was found guilty this week of committing the crime of unlawful use of a weapon.     read more »

  • Rogersville Man Found Guilty of Burglary

    06/24/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Larry A. Booth, Jr., 34, of Rogersville, MO was convicted today by a Greene County judge of burglary in the second degree and felony stealing.     read more »

  • STATE TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE FOR HAILEY OWENS

    06/20/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that he filed the State's Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty in the case against Mr. Craig Wood.     read more »

  • INTOXICATED TEEN DRIVER SENT TO PRISON

    06/11/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Tate Mueller, 19, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree for driving while intoxicated and killing Justin Sherpinksy, age 20.     read more »

  • Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Shaking Death of Baby

    06/06/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Matthew Ethan Handlang, 26, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for shaking his three month old baby, Aubrey Handlang, to death.     read more »

  • Woman Found Guilty of Stealing Cargo Trailer

    06/02/14 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Sarah T. Eaton, 33, of Springfield, MO was convicted last week by a Greene County Jury of one count of stealing for the theft of a cargo trailer on May 21, 2013 following a jury trial before the Honorable David Munton.     read more »