Felony Charges Filed

Monday, November 9, 2015

On Oct. 16, class C felony charges were filed against Joseph A. Nebergall, 17, of Marshall, and Cassandra Lynn White, 19, of Carrollton, for receiving stolen property. Circuit Court documents show on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at approximately 4:08 p.m., the Marshall Police Department received a call from a man to report a burglary at his residence. The man left his residence to pick his son up and returned to their residence a few hours later. Several items were taken from their house including a Sony Playstation 3, a Nintendo Wii U, several games and Beats by Dre headphones. The total value of the items taken was $1,460. On Oct. 9, a dispatcher received notice from the Sedalia Police Department in reference to the stolen Playstation 3, located at Family Pawn Shop in Sedalia. Family Pawn employees advised Marshall Police Department the Playstation was sold to them Oct. 8 and provided a client profile sheet and video surveillance identifying White, accompanied by Nebergall, as the person who sold the items. Documents show MPD conducted a traffic stop on Oct. 15 for improper display of vehicle registration and identified the vehicle occupants as White and Nebergall. Both subjects were arrested and taken to the Marshall Police Department.

If convicted, Nebergall and White both face up to seven years with the Department of Corrections, up to one year in County jail, and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

On Oct. 23, class B felony charges were filed against Robert Franklin Black, 53, of Marshall, for DWI-- alcohol -- chronic offender. Circuit court documents show on Sunday, Aug. 16, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Marshall police officers heard the squealing of tires and spotted a maroon truck rapidly accelerating near the intersection of West Ohio Street and North Lyon Avenue. Officer conducted a traffic stop on the truck. As they approached the vehicle, officers observed the driver to yell at a dog in the passenger seat. The driver was positively identified by officers and during the interview, officers noticed the man's eyes to be glassy and bloodshot. According to documents, Black told officers he knew his drivers license was revoked and that he had been drinking whiskey and beer. He stated to officers that he knew he was not supposed to be driving, but wanted to find his dog. The man was arrested and taken to the Marshall Police Department where he then refused all sobriety testing. A warrant for a blood draw was issued for Black's blood sample, and the two samples were performed at Fitzgibbon Hospital. Black's criminal history include charges for multiple DWIs, assault, burglary and arson.

If convicted, Black faces up to five years to life with the Department of Corrections.

On Oct. 25, class C felony charges were filed against Jimmie Lee Chapman, 38, of Kansas City, Mo., and Jeromy Robert Kluender, 37, of Kansas City, Kan., for Count I -- tampering with a motor vehicle, and Count II -- theft/stealing. Documents show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at approximately 2:13 p.m., a Walmart employee contacted the Marshall Police Department in reference to a report of stealing not yet filed. The employee said the subjects involved were in the store at the present time. Police arrived at Walmart at 2:15 p.m. and met with the employee, who pointed out a gray vehicle, which was reported stolen from Kansas. Kluender, who is revoked, and Chapman, who is suspended, were later identified as the drivers of the stolen car. Officers located both subjects inside the store, who were then detained and escorted to the Asset Protection Office. Security footage showed the two subjects, later identified as Chapman and Kluender, to be stealing on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The total value of items taken, which included Dr. Pepper, toilet paper, a XO7 Touch DVD Receiver and a Go-Pro Hero 4, was approximately $600. Officers searched both subjects and found wire cutters and a special key to open electronic alarms on merchandise. The stolen vehicle was towed to the Marshall Police Department to be inventoried. During the inventory, officers discovered a white powdery substance inside a digital scale, which tested positive for methamphetamine. Other items found were syringes and a prescription for gabapentin. Officers also found several items which appeared to be stolen from a Walmart store. Chapman's criminal history includes tampering, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft, harassment, probation and parole violation. Kluender's criminal history includes failure to appear, warrant arrests, DWIs, burglary, theft, domestic battery and flee of law enforcement officer.

If convicted, Chapman and Kluender both face up to seven years with the Department of Corrections, up to one year in county jail, and/or up to a $5,000 fine for each count.

On Oct. 26, class C felony charges were filed against Brandon C. Meierer, 30, of Lexington, for possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. Court documents show on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11:54 a.m., central dispatch received an emergency call from a woman who observed a man to be slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle located on South Ellsworth Avenue. A Saline County ambulance, the Marshall Fire Department and a Marshall police officer were dispatched. Members began speaking to the man, who later identified himself as Meierer. He said he was fine and didn't need medical assistance. While speaking with Meierer, the officer observed the man to have slow reaction times and seemed confused when asked questions. The officer conducted a search of Meierer's person and vehicle.The officer found two hand rolled cigarettes and a small glass smoking device with white powdery residue, later identified as methamphetamine. A cigarette package with cigarettes, white tablets later identified as a generic form of hydrocodone/acetaminophen and raw marijuana inside was also found. The subject was arrested and taken to the Marshall Police Department. Meierer's criminal history includes domestic assault, possession of marijuana, DWI and possession of a controlled substance.

If convicted, Meierer faces up to seven years with the Department of Corrections, up to one year in county jail, and/or up to a $5,000 fine.

On Nov. 2, class B and C felony charges were filed against Christina Louise Porterfield, 34, of Concordia; count I -- possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and two counts of possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. Circuit court documents show on Saturday, Nov. 1, at approximately 12:20 p.m., a Saline County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop in Sweet Springs on a gray vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle reported to be used in a shoplifting case from the Dollar General in Sweet Springs earlier that day. The female in the back seat was identified as the suspect seen on the Dollar General store surveillance video. Porterfield was arrested for shoplifting. The officer searched a backpack and purse belonging to Porterfield and found several items with Dollar General store tags on them. The officer also found a small baggie with a white crystal substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, a bottle containing 36 pills -- later identifed as (24) Tramadol Hydrocloride and (12) Lorazepam -- a digital scale, and a bag of syringes. Porterfield's criminal history includes assaults, burglary, possession of controlled substance, armed criminal action, stealing, receiving stolen property, forgery, theft and DWI.

If convicted, Porterfield faces 10 to 30 years or life in the Department of Corrections for Count I and five to 15 years in the Department of Corrections for each class C felony charge.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.