Prosecuting Attorney
Dan Patterson


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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In the News


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


  • 03/23/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Guy Foster Green, 56, of Springfield, MO entered a guilty plea to burning and assaulting his former girlfriend on January 20, 2014     read more »

  • 03/19/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Quenten Deon Warren , 22, Aaron Whittington, 25, Andre Shephard, 20, all of St. Robert, MO; Mark Keleise, 27, of Laquey MO, Ricky Johnson, 27, of Waynesville, MO and Kenny Presley, 25, of Little Rock, AR have been charged today with the assault of a man and a woman as they walked through a tunnel of a Springfield bank following a concert downtown.     read more »

  • 03/19/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Alfred R. Digiandomenico , 47, of Springfield, MO was convicted by a Greene County Jury of assaulting his then girlfriend by striking her in the face and causing her injury.     read more »

  • 03/04/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Reynaldo D. Tamayo, 31, of Springfield, MO has been charged today after he was arrested for striking a police car with a stolen vehicle and then committing a carjacking.     read more »

  • 02/25/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Dustin M. Hicks, 26, of Springfield, MO was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of trying to rape a woman at knifepoint.     read more »

  • 02/23/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Zachary Allen Neal of Springfield, Missouri pled guilty Thursday, February 19, 2015 to two counts of identity theft, two counts of trafficking in stolen identities, three counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of stealing a motor vehicle, tampering with a motor vehicle, and forgery.     read more »

  • 02/18/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Shawn Lamont Williams, 44, of Springfield, Missouri was convicted today by a Greene County Jury of distribution of crack cocaine.     read more »

  • 02/13/15 - SPRINGFIELD, MO – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Terry Monroe Delp, age 52, of Springfield MO was sentenced on February 4, 2015 by the Honorable Dan Conklin to twelve years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Stealing a Motor Vehicle in March of 2014. Delp pled guilty to the charge in December without any plea agreement from the State.     read more »

  • 02/11/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Bradley Eugene Smith, 43, of Willard, Missouri, was sentenced today for forcible rape, armed criminal action, burglary in the first degree, and violation of an order of protection, having been found guilty by a jury in December of those charges.     read more »

  • 02/10/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Dylan A. Meyer, 20, of Springfield, Missouri has been charged today with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree.     read more »