October 21, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Offender receives multiple charges

At 1:38 a.m. on Oct. 15, a Springfield police officer was contacted in reference to Joshua D. Pruett's presence at the 1935 S. Wedgewood residence. Pruett, 31, of Springfield, had warrants for 1st Degree Drug Trafficking (1231CR03491) and 1st Degree Tampering (1331CR02030). After several attempts by officers to make contact with Pruett in the home, an officer and his K-9 responded and located Pruett hiding under a bathroom sink. The K-9 engaged Pruett, and Pruett was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment needed for leg wounds from the K-9 engagement. He was later transported to the Greene County Jail.

Springfield police presented cases to the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office that involved Pruett breaking into and stealing from vehicles, fraudulent use of credit cards, forgery, and burglarizing storage units.

One felony count of 2nd Degree Burglary, one felony count of Stealing, three felony counts of Forgery, two felony counts of Receiving Stolen Property, and one misdemeanor count of Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Device were filed against Pruett with a bond of $100,000. The charges announced herein are merely an accusation and Pruett is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Numbers: 13-43806, 13-39153, 13-39317, 13-40059, 13-41577
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Lt. Kevin Grizzell

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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