The Persons Crimes Unit prosecutes child physical and sexual abuse, child endangerment, assaults, sexual assaults, rapes, violations of orders of protection, physical elder abuse and domestic violence cases. The Persons Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Nathan Chapman - First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Nathan joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as a Senior Assistant in October of 2012. Nathan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver, majoring in psychology and sociology. While in college Nathan was a member of the Men's Swimming and Diving team and voted team captain his senior year. He received his Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2008. Upon graduation, Nathan worked for the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office. There he handled felony cases including murder, sexual assault, crimes against children, drug trafficking, and driving while intoxicated. Since joining the office Nathan has been a member of the Persons Unit prosecuting physical and sexual abuse against children, adult sexual abuse, domestic assaults, and child pornography.
Joseph Arnold - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Joseph joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January of 2013. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Joseph graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2007 with a major in History and a minor in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California in 2010. While in law school, Joseph attained a certificate in European and International Economic Law from Universität Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany. Prior to joining the Prosecutor's Office, Joseph practiced law with a private local firm. In 2014, Joseph was promoted to Senior Assistant and assigned to the Persons Unit.
Christopher Hoeman - Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Chris joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in January 2011, and is from Springfield, Missouri. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 2003, and graduated from the University of Missouri, School of Law in 2010. Chris began his prosecuting career in the Child Support Unit and transferred into the General Crimes Unit in 2012. In 2013, Chris was promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the General Crimes Unit where he was responsible for prosecuting felony property cases. In 2014, Chris was assigned to the Persons Crimes Unit.