FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2022
Criminal charges filed in violent death
Springfield, Mo. – On January 30, 2022, at approximately 1:23 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the Rumor’s Cabaret parking lot at 1750 S. Glenstone Ave., to investigate an assault. When officers arrived, they located a male who had suffered injuries from an assault. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
On February 20, 2022, the victim, identified as Jeffrey K. Brent, 37, from Springfield, Missouri, succumbed to his injuries. Brent’s family was notified.
The Springfield Police Department Violent Crimes Unit identified Jasmin Hopkins, a 32-year-old male from Nixa, Missouri, as a suspect in the case. On March 21, 2022, Hopkins was arrested and booked into the Greene County Jail.
On March 22, 2022, the case was presented to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office. Hopkins was charged with 1st Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and bond was set at $25,000.
The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaint are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
Detectives continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477).
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Case number: 22-3187
Media Contact: PAO Cris Swaters
Release authorized by Lt. Bryan Welch