The General Crimes Unit prosecutes a variety of cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to felony property crimes and white collar offenses. Traffic offenses include speeding and licensing violations, driving while intoxicated, driving while license revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless and imprudent driving. Property crimes include burglary, trespass, tampering, property damage, stealing, passing bad checks, stealing rental property, failure to pay taxes, misdemeanor drug cases, and county planning and zoning violations. White collar offenses include identity theft, embezzlement, and forgeries. The General Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Stephanie Wan - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Stephanie joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2007. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Women's Studies and English. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2006. Upon graduation, Stephanie worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division. There she handled criminal cases on appeal writing appellate briefs and making oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for both the Eastern District and Southern District of Missouri. Stephanie has been a member of the Person's Unit her entire time in our office. Stephanie was promoted to Senior Assistant in 2011 and then to First Assistant in 2013. As the First Assistant of the Persons Unit, Stephanie is responsible for supervising the Persons attorneys and paralegal and well as handling her own case load. Stephanie prosecutes child homicides, physical and sexual abuse of children, and physical and sexual abuse of adults.
In addition to her official duties, Stephanie is also a certified instructor at the Springfield Police Academy and is also responsible, specifically, for teaching "Evidence-Based: Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases Without the Victim" to the Springfield Police Department Academy and the Drury Law Enforcement Academy. Stephanie is one of twelve attorneys from the State selected to participate in the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy for the 2013-2014 academy class.
Jody Larison - Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Jody Larison joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2012. Jody is a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism. Jody worked on a political campaign directly after graduation and then in 2005, she joined the office of Governor Matt Blunt in Jefferson City, Missouri. Jody initially worked as a policy analyst and in August of 2007 she was promoted to Director of Legislative Affairs. In 2011, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Dispute Resolution. From May 2011 to August 2012, Jody clerked for the Honorable W. Brent Powell in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri.