Busted ... again

Charged with meth distribution ... again

Bismarck resident on federal probation sells drug to informant
2013-12-20T06:20:00Z 2013-12-20T08:15:10Z Charged with meth distribution ... again Daily Journal Online
December 20, 2013 6:20 am

Methamphetamine distribution charges were handed down Tuesday on a Bismarck man already on federal probation for that same offense.

Randy L. McEntire, 50, faces a single count of distribution of a controlled substance with a $75,000 bond. He is already in the county jail on first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon charges. Bond is set at $35,000 on those charges.

The most recent distribution charge stems from an undercover investigation in the fall of 2012.

According to law enforcement documents, a confidential informant made a call to McEntire asking if (the informant) could come to his Bismarck home. He gave permission and the informant was equipped with a recorder and given $300 to purchase methamphetamine.

Authorities followed the informant to the address and the informant made a buy. During a debriefing following the transaction, authorities learned the informant went into the home and greeted McEntire. The informant watched as McEntire sold another person an undisclosed amount of the drug. That person left and the informant proceeded to ask McEntire for methamphetamine.

After the transaction, authorities received a small plastic bag of off-white powder from the informant. The powder field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

The burglary and weapons charges are related to an incident that occurred on Jan. 23 in Park Hills.

According to court documents, when police arrived on the scene, witnesses reported McEntire had entered the house uninvited and was looking for a woman.

A man at the home reportedly told police he came out of a bathroom and saw McEntire walking through the living room. He said he stopped McEntire to keep him from speaking with the female. He said McEntire went to the kitchen and got a knife, allegedly saying he was going to stab anyone who tried to get in his way. The witness told police he and another man tried to talk to McEntire but he began to lunge at them.  

The police report states that at that point a female, not the female McEntire demanded to see, talked McEntire into giving her the knife. The two males then grabbed him and pushed him out of the back door.

When he continued to bang on windows and the door, the police were called.

Both incidents happened while McEntire was on supervised probation for his role in a January 1995 federal indictment charging 14 individuals with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. As part of a plea agreement entered in June of 1996, he was sentenced to 262 months in prison.

McEntire was granted probation in October of 2009. That probation was revoked in August 2011 when he failed to comply with the terms. He was then sent back to prison for seven months and was released upon completion to serve another 48 months on supervised probation.

He violated that probation in January when he was arrested in Park Hills, and was sentenced to 13 months in the federal correctional complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

On Oct. 23 he was extradited back to St. Francois County to answer to the aforementioned burglary and assault charges.

In separate cases, a French Village man who was on probation was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug charges.

Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte sentenced Jamie S. Allen, 34, of French Village, to 20 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance and violating the probation he received for attempted manufacture of meth and three counts of possession of a chemical with intent to make meth.

Kyle Troy Campanelli, 24, an inmate, was sentenced to seven years in prison for second-degree burglary.

Lisa Diane Deblois, 50, of Desloge, was sentenced to seven years in prison for two counts of possession of meth and possession of a controlled substance.

Charles Fox, 40, of Farmington, was sentenced to five years in prison for second-degree domestic assault. The judge will consider releasing him on probation after he completes a 120-day shock incarceration program.

Christopher J. Reibe, 33, of Valles Mines, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for resisting arrest and tampering with a motor vehicle. The judge will consider releasing him on probation after he completes a 120-day shock incarceration program.

Michael L. Shinkle, 42, of Paris, was sentenced to four years in prison for tampering with a motor vehicle.

Patrick George Johnson, 31, an inmate was sentenced to four years in prison for endangering the welfare of a child.

James Harold Berger III, 32, an inmate, was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing.

James B. Crist, 44, of Lake St. Louis, was sentenced to four years in prison for resisting arrest.

Gregory Ryan Adams, 27, of Annapolis, was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of a controlled substance.

Placed on five years of supervised probation were Michael W. Boyer Jr., 42, of Park Hills, for two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree assault on a law enforcement officer; Carrie Barton, 47, of Farmington, for stealing; Leslie J. Wood, 36, of Potosi, for possession of a controlled substance; Mark J. Jolliff, 27, of Farmington, for stealing; Patrisha Fuller, 22, of Farmington, for stealing and possession of heroin; Jessica Sumpter, 29, of Farmington, for endangering the welfare of a child; Kevin D. White, 32, of St. Louis, for resisting arrest; Alexander Ladon Adams, 23, of Mineral Point, for possession of heroin; John Joseph Brown, 39, of Farmington, for possession of a controlled substance; Amie G. Pullen, 29, of Desloge, for two counts of possession of a controlled substance; Michelle R. Lance, 46, of Ste. Genevieve, for two counts of passing bad checks; Derrick Shawn Roark, 17, of Farmington, for unlawful use of a weapon; Christopher D. West, 39, of Potosi, for two counts of forgery; Thomas William Fogle, 34, of Bonne Terre, for driving with a revoked license; and Jesse Billops, 43, of Doe Run, for stealing.

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(20) Comments

  1. commonsensesayer
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    commonsensesayer - December 27, 2013 9:53 am
    I'm sorry but,,,,are you complaining about too many people being locked up or not enough people being locked up and placed on probation? I can't tell...
  2. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 22, 2013 1:36 pm
    I wonder, aside from the one I already know,how many of those placed on probation here in this article BY JUDGE PRATTE will reappear in His courtroom? How many of those will again be placed on probation again? If Mr Prattes history is an indication, several will reappear to be placed on new terms of probation multiple times. Must be the 823% increase in incarceration between 1977 and 2007! IE. We cant actualy sentence theese reoffenders because we have already filled our prisons up? So is the norm of returning criminals back to our streets from Mr Prattes courtroom! Even when some have years long extensive recidivism records! Prepare for even more dope dealers on our streets I suppose. But hey at least our system aint BROKE!!!!
  3. ktrain 50
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    ktrain 50 - December 22, 2013 11:09 am
    Blasterrat1- There is a GOD in Heaven" But please get informed and educated on subjects you wish to respond to, the one in this article was Federal Probation not St Francois County charges which he is facing now.



    Merry Christmas Happy New Year
  4. ktrain 50
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    ktrain 50 - December 22, 2013 11:06 am
    Blasterrat1- This individual was seem by Judge Pratte for new charges, Methamphetamine distribution charges were handed down Tuesday on a Bismarck man already on federal probation for that same offense. He violated that probation in January when he was arrested in Park Hills, and was sentenced to 13 months in the federal correctional complex in Terre Haute, Ind. On Oct. 23 he was extradited back to St. Francois County to answer to the aforementioned burglary and assault charges. Where is the Probation handed down by Judge Pratte to this guy, " BECAUSE HE DID NOT GIVE THIS GUY PROBATION"
  5. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 22, 2013 10:08 am
    Yeah! Like He was the last time He violated it. The Feds spin the door just like Missouri does!
  6. Missouri_Granny
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    Missouri_Granny - December 22, 2013 7:47 am
    Since he re-offended on his Federal probation he may be really held accountable this time.
  7. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 21, 2013 8:06 pm
    Ktrain: I never claimed to better qaulified. Amazing is'nt it? That even prison degrees are worthless. We wont Have to woory about me appearing in front of any Judge Ktrain. I decided years ago our system,including the DOC,arent much like your posts, worthy of my presence. Therefore I am happy to inform you that I will no longer feed you via responding to your comments. They are simply not worth my time no longer.
  8. ktrain 50
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    ktrain 50 - December 21, 2013 1:07 pm
    lea belt - that's JUDGE PRATTE, I had to change my batteries in my wireless keyboard bet it took me 15 minutes to do that small article should have been 2 or 3, I would rather have a educated persons on the bench verses a person who would go with their hot head and violate a persons Civil Rights.
  9. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 20, 2013 9:39 pm
    Roy: Ummm Read the last paragraph of the article. Those offenders were placed on probation by Mr Pratte. One Has an extensive history of violations and crimes!
  10. lead belt
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    lead belt - December 20, 2013 6:59 pm
    Who is JUDGE RATTE ?
  11. ktrain 50
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    ktrain 50 - December 20, 2013 5:18 pm
    Blasterrat1- I sure hope you never go in front of Judge Pratte and he learns who you are!!!!
    What makes you qualified or better educated than a setting elected Judge?? He has a Law Degree you have a prison degree!!!!!
    People of St Francois County who would you vote for? JUDGE RATTE or BLASTERRAT1

    PS: And yes you did and are Judging the Judge and you are the one who need to grow up!!
  12. Roy Bean
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    Roy Bean - December 20, 2013 3:37 pm
    Umm...Blasterat. He's on Federal Probation. Judge Pratte had nothing to do with that one. If we want less revolving door and fewer probations we will have to build more prisons. If we want fewer plea deals we will need more judges. It will take money to fix these problems. Judge Pratte does a fine job with what he has to work with.
  13. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 20, 2013 11:19 am
    AceGranny: I did not Judge the Judge. I said I,thats me,Have doubts about His abilities. I also believe it is indeed our place to Judge elected officials. What? Would you suggest we all turn a blind eye to the things we do not approve of? Just cross our fingers and hope for it to become better? I think thats part of the problem! To many folks afraid to acknowledge the truth and speak up about it. We must hold elected officials accountable if we are to be represented as we wish. Now If I am not mistaken we Have acted. We elect a Judge repeatedly that is supposed to represent us to our satisfaction. That Judge continues to grant probation time and time again to repeat offenders. Often to those with 3,4,even 5 or more violations and new crimes. Effectively running a revolving door Judicial system on our dime! What would you suggest we do about that Granny? Not be critical we you've stated. So exactly how should we act to solve this problem? Wait I know. Reelect and remain silent right?
  14. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 20, 2013 11:03 am
    OLDTIMENCFAN: I simply stated I have doubts about Mr Prattes abilities. Then expressed my opinion of what/how our Judicial system should not work. I dont see that "ragging" on a Judge. Why would my opinion offend you so much that you would become defensive and feel the need to mention my years old past felony conviction? Rediculous and IMO you need to grow up.
  15. OLDTIMENCFAN
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    OLDTIMENCFAN - December 20, 2013 7:53 am
    Again BlasterRat ragging on a Judge, I guess Nobody is good enough for you. You also need to blame the Lawyers, who these people hire, to do plea deals. The Courts are trying to give some of these people a break, just like they gave you!! Judge Pratte is a Good Judge, he works with the people to try and keep our prison from being over crowded more than they all ready are. If I got in trouble with the law I would hope and pray that I could get a deal to stay out of prison. If you don't like the Judge, then run against him, oh wait you can't be a Judge. Sorry about that I forget convicted Felon!!!!
  16. Dave74
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    Dave74 - December 19, 2013 3:44 pm
    Oh yeah the old 5W gang...what a bunch of idiots. I remember when he changed his life and became some kind of preacher, everybody talking about how he was diffenerent. He was just a wolf in sheeps clothing, he never changed and never will.
  17. CC
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    CC - December 19, 2013 12:51 pm
    Justice system is honestly a joke and its very sad for us all.
  18. superbiff
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    superbiff - December 19, 2013 12:25 pm
    The last of the 5W club, I hope. Keep them all behind bars.
  19. Acegranny
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    Acegranny - December 19, 2013 11:44 am
    blah blah blasterrat1
    If we all vote and know the record of those running we can make a change. It is not our place to judge the judge when we do not have all of the facts. I agree too many repeat offenders, same charges are walking around....but we need to act, not criticize.
  20. blasterrat1
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    blasterrat1 - December 19, 2013 9:56 am
    I have serious doubts about Judge Pratte's abiliity to effectively represent the citizens. Our Judicial system should not be one that grants probation to those with an extensive history of repetative probation/parole violations thru the comission of multiple crimes over a period of several years. Our apparent revolving door system is wastefull,inefficient,and a jeopordy to the safety of the taxpayer's footing its biills. We should demand change!
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