Lawson gets 10 years for drug trafficking, 4 years for resisting arrest

Thursday, April 15, 2010

John Lee Lawson, 21, address unknown, was sentenced to terms of four years and 10 years in Missouri Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Dennis A. Rolf Monday, April 12.

Lawson, formerly of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to class D felony resisting arrest for a felony and will serve a four-year term. He was also convicted of class B felony trafficking in drugs and will serve a 10-year term on that charge. The prison terms are concurrent; Lawson was sentenced subject to a 120-day shock incarceration.

According to unofficial online court records, additional charges of burglary and forgery were dismissed.

Lawson was arrested in July 2009, when Marshall police, Saline County deputies and officers of Missouri Highway Patrol joined in a foot chase when it was reported Lawson had been seen breaking into a home.

At the time, Lawson was already being sought in the drug trafficking case.

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