Thursday, September 01, 2016
Criminal defense firm gave Dankelson $2,000 three weeks after election
A 30-days-after-election report filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission shows that the Glades Law Firm, which specializes in criminal defense cases,contributed $2,000 to Dankelson's campaign August 23.
On the same day, the Dankelson campaign paid Choice Marketing of Joplin, which handled its advertising, $4,500, leaving the campaign with only $24.28.
The timing of the contribution was unfortunate, since the Joplin Police arrested one of the firm's frequent clients, Ace Mohr, 23, Carthage, for an armed robbery at 7th and Moffet just one week later. At this point, though Mohr's alleged accomplice, Steven Prall, 25, Joplin, has been charged with felony intent to distribute a controlled substance, the prosecuting attorney has yet to charge Mohr.
This is the third time Mohr has been arrested for armed robbery. On each of the previous occasions, Dankelson dropped the charges.
The prosecuting attorney has seven felony charges pending against Mohr, according to Jasper County Circuit Court records, including possession and trafficking in heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
Another Glades Law Firm client, Paul Haney, who was awaiting trial on a felony drug charge, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer August 27 after allegedly riding a motorcycle through Joplin at 124 miles per hour, then later dragging Sgt. Rusty Rives, after Rives attempted to arrest him at a stoplight.
Haney is free on $5,000 cash bond.