The charges were apparently dropped or pleaded out since they do not appear in Greene County's online court records, but she was charged as a "fugitive from justice," a felony in Cleveland County. That charge was later dropped, according to court records.
Tritthart, 33, Miami, Oklahoma, filed her lawsuit against Officer Seth Lugenbell and the City of Joplin June 29 in Newton County Circuit Court. It was transferred to federal court Monday. In a motion filed Tuesday, the lawyers who filed the case, Andrew B. Protzman and Christopher M. Sorenson of the Protzman Law Firm of Kansas City, asked to be allowed to withdraw from the lawsuit, citing disagreements with Trittheart.