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Rogersville man receives five years probation


Rogersville resident Paul Ray Walker pled guilty on Feb. 27 to both Class D Felonies of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child Creating Substantial Risk in the 1st Degree and Tampering With A Witness In A Felony Prosecution.

Walker was charged with child endangerment following an incident on Nov. 5, 2022, when it was discovered he gave a child drugs, leading to an overdose. On Jan. 15, 2023, Walker was charged and arrested for tampering after he attempted to have a witness in his upcoming trial give false testimony.

Walker’s attorney and the Webster County prosecutor agreed to a Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS), finalized at his first court appearance at the end of February. Walker entered a plea of guilty to both charges without trial in exchange for five years SIS.

Walker’s five years probation will be served on house arrest except for going to his employment or drug and mental health treatment as directed by the Probation and Parole Division of the Missouri Department of Corrections until he moves to Oklahoma, upon which his treatment and probation will continue under their supervision.


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