Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cherokee County Sheriff arrests Joplin man two days after robbery, kidnapping charges against him dismissed

Two days after the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney's office dismissed robbery and kidnapping charges against Joseph Michael Flynn, 40, Joplin, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office arrested Flynn for probation violation.

Flynn's trial had been scheduled for begin Tuesday in Jasper County Circuit Court, but charges were dismissed due to issues with the evidence, prosecutors told the Joplin Globe.

Flynn had been bound over for trial following a November preliminary hearing in which a man who was staying at a Webb City home testified Flynn and two other men armed with a machete came to collect a $380 debt.

The alleged victim testified the men beat him, with one stabbing him with a pocketknife and robbed him of his wallet, his cell phone and $500. He testified the woman who lived at the house may have been an accomplice since she left with the three men following the beating.

No comments: