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Judge places Desloge man on probation for assault

FARMINGTON – A Desloge man was placed on probation for assaulting a man with a wrench.

Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte recently placed Blake Thurmond, 21, on five years of supervised probation for second-degree assault.

According to court records, Christopher Bailey pulled his vehicle on the shoulder of U.S. 67 near Hunt Road after being rammed by another vehicle which had followed him from Farmington Wal-Mart.

After Bailey pulled over, Thurmond, a passenger of the other vehicle, threw a six-inch metal crescent wrench through the driver’s window causing the glass to break. The wrench struck Bailey in the left side of the face near his left eye.

The driver of the other vehicle was also arrested for property damage.

In other cases, Michael Thomas, 32, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited article – a homemade knife – in the Farmington Correctional Center while incarcerated there. The sentence will run concurrent to the sentence he is already serving.

Wallace Hardin, 45, of Fredericktown, was sentenced to three years in prison for failure to support a child. The judge will reconsider placing him on probation after he completes a 120-day drug treatment program.

James Lawson, 43, of Park Hills, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation he received for possession of a controlled substance – meth. The judge will reconsider placing him on probation after he completes a 120-day shock incarceration program.

Anthony Jason Madonna, 24, of Desloge, was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the probation he received for fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance. The sentence will run concurrent to the sentence he is already serving.

Anthony McDowell Banister, 51, of Farmington, was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to support a child.

Jonathan D. Halley, 22, of De Soto, was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of a chemical with intent to create a controlled substance.

Three individuals were placed on probation in unrelated cases. They were David J. Hannah, 26, of Farmington, for driving while intoxicated; Jennifer Oehlert, 29, of Ste. Genevieve, for property damage; and Sheila Downs, 38, of Desloge, for possession of a controlled substance – Xanax.

Other individuals pleaded guilty to charges. Their sentencing will be held in November.

Shari M. Brand, 28, of Farmington, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery. Several other counts of forgery and issuing a bad check were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

James Welch, 25, of Farmington, pleaded guilty to forgery. Robin Rawson, 44, of Belleview, pleaded guilty to possession of a chemical with intent to create a controlled substance.

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