A former Lamar man charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a DWI-related death is bringing some major firepower to McDonald County in an effort to win his case.
Dr. Karl Robert Jobst, now a family practice dentist in Grove, Okla., has hired St. Louis lawyer Travis Noble of the firm of Sindel, Sindel and Noble, a specialist in winning seemingly unwinnable drunk driving cases.
According to the law firm's website, Noble recently won a not guilty verdict for a nurse charged with her seventh DWI offense and another jury verdict for a client charged with driving while intoxicated for a fifth time.
"He has successfully tried DWI cases involving charges of first offense DWI, felony DWI and murder second DWI," according to the website.
A May 23 arraignment has been set for Jobst, who allegedly had been to Shadow Lake, a popular Noel nightspot, on June 14, 2003, and on his way back rolled his convertible, killing a passenger, Helen Chandler, according to the Neosho Daily News.
McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Geeding said Jobst was tested three hours later and was still over the legal intoxication level.
Jobst is the son of Barbara Jobst and the late Robert Jobst, former Lamar Elementary School principal.