FARMINGTON — A Bonne Terre man was sentenced to four years in prison for kicking a police officer.
On Friday, Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte sentenced Jerry W. Odom Jr., 43, of Bonne Terre, to four years in prison for second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.
According to court records, Odom was under arrest by the Farmington Police Department and was taken to St. Francois County jail for booking. He refused to get out of the vehicle and had to be forced out with the assistance of deputies. He also attempted to flee and began kicking three deputies.
Police say he appeared to be under the influence of drugs at the time.
In other cases, Jesse L. Bingaman, 28, of Farmington, was sentenced to three years in prison for violating the probation he received for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Patrick Richardson, 33, of Farmington, was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to pay child support.
Kevin J. Abt, 30, of Ste. Genevieve, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated.
Michalene Hooker, 24, of Desloge, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation she received for two counts of forgery. The judge will release her on a new term of probation if she successfully completes a 120-day drug treatment program.
Placed on five years of supervised probation were Howard L. Buntion, 54, of Farmington, for driving while intoxicated; Shawen Bunch, 23, of Park Hills, for possession of a controlled substance; Cathy J. Goodson, 47, of Park Hills, for possession of a controlled substance; Misty Dawn Wall, 31, of Cadet, for stealing; Brandy Dee, 30, of Leadwood, for forgery; Leonard Chenault, 47, of St. Louis, for failure to pay child support.
Bobby L. Smith III, 20, of Park Hills, pleaded guilty to a drug charge and was ordered to complete St. Francois County Drug Court.
Teresa Ressel is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 179 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.