The General Crimes Unit prosecutes a variety of cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to felony property crimes and white collar offenses. Traffic offenses include speeding and licensing violations, driving while intoxicated, driving while license revoked, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless and imprudent driving. Property crimes include burglary, trespass, tampering, property damage, stealing, passing bad checks, stealing rental property, failure to pay taxes, misdemeanor drug cases, and county planning and zoning violations. White collar offenses include identity theft, embezzlement, and forgeries. The General Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Stephanie joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2007. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University, majoring in Women's Studies and English – Comparative Literature. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2006. Upon graduation, Stephanie worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division. There she handled criminal cases on appeal writing appellate briefs and making oral arguments before the Court of Appeals for both the Eastern District and Southern District of Missouri.
Stephanie began her career in the Persons Unit. Stephanie was promoted to Senior Assistant in 2011 and then to First Assistant of the Persons Unit in 2013. As a Persons Unit prosecutor, Stephanie handled child homicides, physical and sexual abuse of children, and physical and sexual abuse of adults. In May 2014, Stephanie became the First Assistant of the General Crimes Unit. In this position, she supervises and trains the General Crimes Attorneys while still prosecuting child homicides, child abuse, and sex cases.
In addition to her official duties, Stephanie is also a certified instructor at the Springfield Police Academy and is also responsible, specifically, for teaching "Evidence-Based: Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases Without the Victim" to the Springfield Police Department Academy and the Drury Law Enforcement Academy. Stephanie also is a per course instructor at Missouri State University and teaches “Forensic Psychology: Child Abuse and the Law.” Stephanie is one of twelve attorneys from the state selected to participate in the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy for the 2013-2014 academy class. In May 2014, she was appointed to serve on The Missouri Bar's Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. In October 2016, Stephanie was named one of Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly’s Up & Coming Attorneys of 2016. In 2017, she was selected to be a member of Leadership Springfield Class 33.
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.
Darren joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2017. He received his undergraduate degree from Lindenwood University in 2012. Darren started law school at the University of San Francisco. He transferred schools after his first year and received his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Darren completed an internship with the Saint Louis County Prosecutor’s Office.
Elizabeth joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 2008. In 2015, Elizabeth received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. While in law school, Elizabeth was a member of the National Moot Court team, the Trial Advocacy team, and the Journal of Dispute Resolution. During her last year of law school, Elizabeth served as Chair of the Board of Advocates. Elizabeth was named to the Order of Barristers, which recognizes students who excel in oral and written advocacy and professionalism. Elizabeth also completed internships at the Federal Public Defender in Jefferson City, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a private civil firm in Columbia.
Jenna joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August 2017. She graduated from Truman State University in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in philosophy and religion and minors in history and sociology. She then graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2017, where she earned a Juris Doctor with the distinction of Order of the Barristers. In law school, Jenna competed on the school’s moot court and negotiation teams and was a member of the Journal of Dispute Resolution. Jenna also completed internships at the Dent County and Cole County Prosecutor’s Office and at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in their criminal appeals division.
Nicholas joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2015. He graduated from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Agricultural Journalism. He then graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2015, where he earned a Juris Doctor with the distinction of Order of the Barristers. In law school, he competed on the school’s negotiation and arbitration teams, winning the American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition in 2015. Additionally before graduating law school, Nicholas worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Economic Development, as well as for a private law firm in Jefferson City.
Dara joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in January of 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Missouri State University with a degree in Business Administration and Psychology. She then received her Juris Doctor with honors from Drake University Law School where she also earned a Criminal Law Certificate. During law school, Dara interned at the United States Attorney’s Office, Polk County Prosecutor’s Office, and Drake Legal Criminal Defense Clinic. She received the Academic Achievement Award for Criminal Motions Practicum, and she was also a member of Drake’s mock trial and negotiations team. Prior to joining this office, Dara worked at the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis County defending indigent clients.
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.
Paul Rebar began working for the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2016. He previously served as an intern with the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Paul graduated cum laude from Truman State University in 2013 with a dual degree in English and Communication. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2016 where he also completed a concentration in criminal justice. While in law school, Paul served on the executive board of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. He also participated in the Landlord/Tenant clinic where he represented indigent clients in civil housing matters.
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.
Aaron joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in October of 2017. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in history and minors in South Asian studies and psychology. In 2016, Aaron received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. While in law school, Aaron participated in the University of Missouri Prosecution Clinic, and competed at the national level with their arbitration team in 2015 and 2016. Before graduating, Aaron spent both of his summers with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Before joining our office he worked for a private law firm in Columbia, Missouri, where he practiced a combination of civil and criminal law.