Court Case Update

| April 16, 2013 | 5:04 pm
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Christopher Zevecke

A Bates City man was taken back into custody after admitting he would not pass a drug test.  Christopher Zevecke, 31, was arrested in February after deputies served a search warrant on his home and reportedly found a marijuana-growing operation.  Following Monday’s confession, Zevecke is being held at the Lafayette County Jail on bond of $100,000, cash only.  His case has been continued to June 17th at 9:00.

A Lexington woman appeared for a probation violation hearing.  Robyn Michael, 24, confessed and the judge placed her on a new five year probation.  She pleaded guilty in November to Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

A Waverly resident also admitted to his probation violation.  Joshua Gilpin, 30, pleaded guilty in December of 2011 to Burglary and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle.  He was sentenced to five years probation.  His sentence was revoked Monday and the judge ordered him to serve five years in the Department of Corrections.

The case review for an Odessa man has been continued.  Joe Courtway, 44, is facing one count of murder.  He allegedly punched Paul Schwartze, 56, during a dispute over hunting priveleges.  Courtway is scheduled for May 20th at 9:00.

Michael Morris

A case review has been scheduled for an Odessa man accused of killing his mother.  Michael Morris, 52, was originally charged with elder abuse.  Patricia Morris, 83, died at a Kansas City hospital one motnh after they were filed and domestic assault and murder were added.  Morris will appear for a review date at 9:00 on June 17th.

Jamauhle Brown

A jury trial has been rescheduled in Pettis County.  Jamauhle Brown, 31, is accused in the March 2010 shooting death of Michael Smith.  The former Sedalia resident is facing charges that include murder, armed criminal action, and burglary.  Brown’s pre-trial conference is scheduled for November 6th and his jury trial will begin later that month.

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