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Motion filed to revoke probation of former Knox Co. sheriff

EDINA, Mo (WGEM) — A motion has been filed to revoke the probation in a domestic abuse and sexual assault case that the former Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker pleaded guilty to in December.

According to court records, the Missouri Attorney General’s office filed the motion Tuesday.

In December 2018, Becker pleaded guilty to charges of Domestic Assault and Sexual Abuse. As part of the plea agreement with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Becker avoided jail time and was instead placed on two years of probation, paid a $2,000 fine, registered as a sex offender and resigned as sheriff.

It was reported on Monday that Becker was facing charges of a class A misdemeanor of the pursuit of wildlife illegally and a class B misdemeanor of unlawful use of a weapon.

A probable cause statement states that on December 26, 2018, a resident of Knox County reported he saw two individuals discharge a firearm while standing in, or next to the roadway, along Tomahawk St. west of State Highway E.

Becker later admitted to hunting shooting quail while standing along the county road.


Jim Roberts

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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