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


  • 05/21/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Kevin M. Barr, 41, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for trafficking in stolen identities, five counts of forgery, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest.     read more »

  • 05/15/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Dan Patterson, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that he has today delivered to Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams a letter detailing his findings and his conclusion     read more »

  • 05/07/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Michael Leverton, 40, of Ozark, was found guilty yesterday of the Class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated as a persistent offender following a two day jury trial before the Honorable Calvin Holden.     read more »

  • 05/05/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Rachel E. Staudte, 24, of Springfield, MO entered a guilty plea to killing her father and brother by poisoning them and attempting to kill her older sister by poisoning her.     read more »

  • 04/15/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Anita A. King, 53, of Lee’s Summit, MO was convicted on April 14, 2015 by a Greene County Jury of the Class B Misdemeanor of Driving While Intoxicated - 1st Offense and the Class C Misdemeanor of Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device following a two-day jury trial in front of the Honorable Jason Brown. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours before returning its verdict     read more »

  • 04/13/15 - SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Joseph A. Smiley, 33, of Ash Grove, MO was sentenced Friday     read more »

  • 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 »