Hermann resident pleads guilty to two misdemeanors

JOHN BUCKNER

Editor

Hermann resident Hoyt Stemme went before 20th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Craig E. Hellmann Monday at the Franklin County Courthouse to plead guilty to two counts of Class A misdemeanors, endangering the welfare of a child 2nd degree.

Gasconade County Prosecutor Mary Weston filed amended information, reducing the charges from a Class B Felony (Serious emotional or physical injury-no sexual contact) and a Class D Felony (Abuse or neglect of a child-No sexual contact) to Class A Misdemeanors (Endangering the welfare of a child 2nd degree).

Prosecutor Weston said Mr. Stemme pled guilty to a six month-suspended execution of sentence that includes two years supervised probation through Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center (MADAC).

“Mr. Stemme will submit to an alcohol evaluation and all follow up as recommended. Also, that Mr. Stemme not consume alcohol during the two-year period of probation; that he pay any associated court costs and that he have no contact with the co-defendant Jaime Wolfe.”

The prosecutor would not make additional comments due to the on-going investigation against Jaime Wolfe.

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