The General Crimes Unit is responsible for prosecuting all misdemeanor, traffic offenses, planning and zoning offenses, passing bad checks, and tax issues. Misdemeanor offenses include domestic violence offenses, property offenses, minors in possession, and assaults. 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. The General Crimes Unit also serves as the main training unit for new assistant prosecuting attorneys and assists the Property-Fraud Unit with filing charges. The General Crimes Unit attorneys are:
Zack graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Honors College from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), double majoring in Criminology and Sociology. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in May 2008. Zack joined the Warrant Unit in the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in November of 2012, reviewing felony and misdemeanor cases submitted by law enforcement, preparing investigative subpoenas, and reviewing search warrant applications. In 2013, he moved to the General Crimes Unit where he focused on prosecuting driving while intoxicated offenses, minors in possession of alcohol, domestic violence, and Missouri Department of Revenue administrative license refusal hearings. In 2015, Zack was assigned to represent the Prosecutor’s Office in the Greene County Treatment Courts. Also in 2015, Zack was promoted to Senior Assistant in the Major Crimes Unit and assigned to handle a drug distribution, manufacturing, and trafficking caseload. Zack oversaw the office’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act cases, and the office’s United States Department of Justice Equitable Sharing Agreement. In January 2022, he was promoted to 1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of the General Crimes Unit. Zack is a licensed Missouri Department of Public Safety Specialist Instructor and teaches at the Springfield Police Academy.
Jaycee joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2021. She grew up in Southwest Missouri, and in December 2018, Jaycee graduated Summa Cum Laude from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. In July 2021, she received her Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude. While in law school, Jaycee served on the Baylor Barrister Society; participated in National Moot Court and Mock Trial teams; completed an externship with the Honorable Jeffrey Masnke, Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas; and interned at Parmele Law Firm in Springfield
Rachel joined the Greene County Prosecutor's Office in August of 2021. She graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a major in psychology and minors in mathematics and education. She then attended the University of Missouri School of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2021. During law school, Rachel worked at Harper, Evans, Wade, and Netemeyer in Columbia, Missouri, and was on the editorial board of the Missouri Law Review.
Sheri joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2021. She grew up in Southwest Missouri and was eager to move back home to practice law. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2017 with a degree in Communication. Sheri received her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law in May of 2021 where she graduated with a criminal concentration. While in law school, she participated in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic through the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and interned for the Missouri State Public Defender. Upon graduation, Sheri was the recipient of the Edward H. Hunvald Student Prize in Criminal Justice, an award given to the student who shows the most commitment to understanding and improving the criminal justice system
Ciera joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in August of 2022. She grew up in Southwest Missouri. In December 2018, Ciera graduated from College of the Ozarks with a degree in English. In May of 2022, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. While in law school, Ciera participated in the Summer Public Service Fellowship with the Federal Public Defenders Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She also worked with a private general practice firm in Springdale, Arkansas, and with the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Hannah joined the Greene County Prosecution Office in August of 2022. Prior to becoming an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, she worked for the office as a Rule 13 intern during the summer of 2021. Hannah grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas before she attended the University of Arkansas from 2015-2022. In 2019, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science. Three years later, she graduated Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate. While in law school, Hannah clerked for Judge Brooks in the Western District of Arkansas, served as a Research Assistant, and acted as a student attorney in her school’s Defense Clinic. Hannah served in a number of leadership positions while in law school, including President of the Criminal Law Society, Caucus Chair for the Graduate and Professional Student Congress, Negotiations Chair for the Board of Advocates, and Committee Member for the Antibias and Antiracist Taskforce.
John joined the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in March of 2020. He received his B.A. in U.S. History from the University of California Riverside in 2001. John received his juris doctorate from the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2017.
John currently serves as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Child Support Unit of the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Springfield, MO. He previously served as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Christian County, Missouri from November 2018 until March of 2020. John is a native of the Kansas City, MO and is proud to be making Springfield his home.