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Major Crimes


The attorneys in the Major Crimes Unit have substantial experience in prosecuting the most dangerous offenders. This unit prosecutes homicides, serious assaults, vehicular assaults, dangerous and career criminals, home invasions, robberies, and dangerous drug offenses. The Major Crimes Unit attorneys are:

Philip FuhrmanPhilip Fuhrman First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney PFuhrman@greenecountymo.gov
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Philip joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College, majoring in Political Science. Philip received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 2009. Philip first worked for the Greene County Prosecutor's Office as a Rule 13 intern during the summer of 2008. Upon graduation, he returned to our office first working as a prosecutor in the General Crimes Unit and then in the Person's Unit. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Assistant in the General Crimes Unit where he focused on prosecuting felony crimes and assisting in training our new prosecutors. In 2013, Philip was assigned to the Major Crime Unit. Philip specialized in handling involuntary manslaughter cases in which the defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol or was otherwise reckless. Currently, Philip prosecutes homicides, assaults, and robberies.

Ashley TwibellAshley Twibell Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney ATwibell@greenecountymo.gov
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Ashley Twibell joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2014. Ashley is originally from Kansas City and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas. In 2012, Ashley received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Prior to joining the Prosecutor’s office, Ashley worked at Legal Services of Southern Missouri here in Springfield. There, she primarily focused on family law cases and worked with the juvenile unit representing parents in abuse and neglect cases in Greene County. She also assisted with the Domestic Violence unit, aiding clients with obtaining orders of protection. Recently, Ashley was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Property/Fraud Unit. Prior to receiving this promotion, Ashley worked with the General Crimes Unit, where she managed various Associate Circuit Court Dockets and was the designated APA for all Greene County Traffic Bureau and Bad Check cases.

Nicholas BergeonNicholas Bergeon Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney NBergeon@greenecountymo.gov
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Nick joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in September of 2015. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in History and Political Science.  He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Washington University School of Law in 2015.  While in law school, Nick interned at the Criminal Litigation division of the Wisconsin Department of Justice and completed a student-practice externship at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office.

Scott LucyScott Lucy Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney SLucy@greenecountymo.gov
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Scott Lucy joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in March of 2016. Scott was born and raised in Springfield, MO and in 2011 received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Political Science from Missouri State University. In 2014, Scott received his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. During law school, Scott completed an internship where he clerked for the Honorable Mary E. Donovan, at the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals, as well as working for two private law firms in the Dayton area. Prior to joining our office, Scott worked for the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office, primarily working in Ripley County, MO.

Syd TippieSyd Tippie Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney STippie@greenecountymo.gov
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Syd joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2017. He graduated from Pittsburg State in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in legal issues. He then graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2016, where he earned a Juris Doctor. While in law school, Syd served as an Associate Justice of the Board of Barristers, was a member of the Trial Advocacy team and participated in UMKC’s Criminal Prosecution Clinic with the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Rachel MorganRachel Morgan Assistant Prosecuting Attorney RMorgan@greenecountymo.gov
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Rachel joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in June of 2017. She earned her undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Upon graduation Rachel received a commission as an Officer in the United States Army. She served for six and a half years as a Military Police Officer in various assignments, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009-2010. Although no longer in the Army full-time, Rachel continues to serve in the Army Reserves.  In August 2013 Rachel left the active duty military to attend the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as the 3L Class President. While in law school Rachel interned at the Wake County District Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also worked as a student practitioner in the Domestic Violence Clinic during her 3L year of law school.

Chris LebeckChris Lebeck Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney CLebeck@greenecountymo.gov
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