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 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 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.
Chris returned to the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in February of 2022. Prior to rejoining the Prosecutor's office, Chris has served as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Taney County, the First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Christian County and was the City Attorney for the City of Branson. Chris is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri School of Law. In his spare time he serves the City of Springfield as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is also an adjunct instructor in the Finance and Risk Management Department at Missouri State University.
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 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 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.