Cases resolved Monday in Pettis County Circuit Court


Democrat Staff



Democrat Staff

The following case were resolved Monday in the Circuit Court of Pettis County, according to information provided by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip Sawyer.

Andrew J. Skutnick Jr., 55, of Sedalia, was sentenced after being convicted by a Pettis County jury Feb. 18 on two counts of first degree statutory sodomy, one count of first degree attempted statutory sodomy, and one count of first degree child molestation. The defendant was sentenced to 18 years in the Department of Corrections for counts one and two, 10 years on count three and five years on count four.

Gerald Durrill, 28, of Green Ridge, was convicted on two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance (Oxycodone and Clonazepam), felony driving with a revoked license and felony resisting arrest. The defendant was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for terms of seven years on each of the possession counts and four years on each of the two remaining counts.

Ryan Ardis, 37, of Warrensburg, was sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance (Clonazepam).

Christopher Bennett, 24, of Sedalia, entered a guilty plea to the felony offenses of unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections on each count.

Joseph Ballard, 35, of Kansas City, was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections and 30 days in the Pettis County Jail after pleading guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance and the misdemeanor offense of leaving the scene of an accident.

Adam Moseley, 22, of Sedalia, was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections after admitting violating his probation by failing to pay restitution, committing a new criminal offense and numerous other technical violations.

Israel Self, 40, of California, Missouri, entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle. The defendant was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections.

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