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Mountain Grove Man Sentenced 10 Years for Assault; Associate Court Day Totals

On Thursday, Sept. 13, during a circuit court hearing, Judge Elizabeth Bock sentenced Jeremy Delk, 24, of Mtn. Grove, to ten years in prison for first degree assault, five years in prison for second degree assault and three years in prison for armed criminal action for events which occurred in November 2017. The sentences will run concurrent.  

The crime occurred just inside Douglas County on AE Highway and resulted in a brief manhunt for the suspect. The case had been set for a three-day jury trial in October, with a change of venue to Ozark County. 

The case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriffs Department with assistance from the Wright County Sheriffs Department. 

During Judge Bock’s Associate Court Day on Sept. 13, a total of 37 cases were on the docket. There were 22 misdemeanor cases, 13 felony cases and two infractions. There were three misdemeanor and/or infraction guilty pleas and seven failures to appear warrants issued. 

Three felony cases waived preliminary hearings and are now in circuit court.