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Three Sentenced To Prison During October Law Day

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, during Douglas County Law Day proceedings, Judge Craig Carter sentenced three defendants to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
John Snelson, 38, of Ava, was sentenced to two years in prison for felony non-support. Snelson pleaded guilty to two different felony non-support cases, which will run concurrently to each other.
He was charged in 2007 and then again in 2011 for failing to pay child support on two separate children.
Brandi Spicer, 28, of Mtn. Grove, was sentenced to five years in prison for distribution/delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance after Judge Carter revoked Spicer’s probation based on reports from Probation and Parole indicating she violated her probation on several occasions.
Judge Carter ordered that the previously imposed sentence of five years be executed. The original offense occurred on March 6, 2011 and the case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Frank West, 45, of Flippin, Ark., was sentenced to three years in prison for receiving stolen property. The state of Arkansas currently has pending charges as well as a parole hold on West and the three year sentence will run concurrently with Arkansas charges.
The original offense date was June 13, 2013 and the case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Texas County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Cabool Police Department.