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Pribble uses heroin while on probation

FARMINGTON — A Bonne Terre man will have to complete a long-term substance abuse treatment program after violating his probation.

If 30-year-old Nathan K. Pribble fails to complete the treatment program, he will have to serve a 15-year sentence for violating the probation he received for failure to return rental property, forgery, and fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

He was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte last week after admitting to possessing or using heroin while on probation.

In other cases, Michael A. Whatley, 43, of Farmington, was sentenced to two years in prison for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Robert D. Foster, 40, of Farmington, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation he received for possession of a controlled substance.

Cory McMahan, 23, of Park Hills, was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to pay child support. The judge will release him on five years of supervised probation after he completes a 120-day drug treatment program.

Ricardo D. Powell, 32, of French Village, was sentenced to three years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to pay child support.

Ronald Marler Jr., 27, of Park Hills, was sentenced to four years in prison for receiving stolen property and second-degree burglary.

Darrell Helfrich, 29, of St. Louis, was sentenced to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated. The judge will release Helfrich on five years of supervised probation after he completes a 120-day drug treatment program.

Thomas P. Lebon, 43, of Williamsville, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the probation he received for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance.

Placed on five years of supervised probation were Sunshine McCloud, 31, of Bonne Terre, for possession of a controlled substance; David Klingensmith, 20, of Farmington, for second-degree assault; Matthew Laird, 30, of Ironton, for passing a bad check; Tony Barron, 35, of Farmington, for failure to pay child support; Andrew D. Johnston, 28, of Park Hills, for failure to register change of address as required of a sex offender; Jeffrey L. White, 38, of Steelville, for failure to pay child support; Heather R. Finley, 29, of Park Hills, for stealing a controlled substance; Shaun Davis, 32, of Bismarck, for failure to pay child support; 

Diana Downs, 27, of Park Hills, for sale of a controlled substance; Matthew Sanders, 23, of Ste. Genevieve, for stealing; Dennis L. Cauley, 46, of Bonne Terre, for failure to pay child support; Dennis W. Harkins, 51, of Boss, for failure to return rental property; Scott A. Bomar, 45, of Bonne Terre, for possession of a controlled substance, second-degree domestic assault and resisting arrest; Chris Meinershagen, 42, of Leadwood, for two counts of possession of a chemical; Ronald J. Sloan, 54, of Farmington, for possession of a controlled substance; and Phillip Alan Chapman, 29, of Desloge, for possession of meth.

Wayne Whatley, 38, of Ellington, pleaded guilty to stealing by deceit.

Curtis L. Jackson, 38, of Park Hills, pleaded guilty to possession of meth.

Richard A. Rawson, 50, of Farmington, was ordered to complete the St. Francois County Drug Court program after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. 

Teresa Ressel is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 179 or at tressel@dailyjournalonline.com.

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