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State’s motion to revoke former sheriff’s probation denied

KNOX COUNTY, MO (WGEM) — The state’s motion to revoke the probation of former Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker has been denied.

The motion was filed earlier this year by the Missouri Attorney General’s office in February.

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.

In February, it was reported 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. Following these charges, the state filed the motion to revoke probation.

Becker was accused hunting quail from the side of the road. 

Court records state that “any proof that Defendant was along the road, does not show a violation of the law.”

However, despite the motion to revoke probation being denied, the charges of the pursuit of wildlife illegally and the unlawful use of a weapon are still pending.


Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss is the Assignment Editor at WGEM.

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