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Missouri Man Sentenced to Nearly 7 Years for 2019 Robbery


Shipps.pngJoseph Shipps

Jospeh Shipps, 44, of Sikeson, Missouri, was sentenced to nearly 7 years imprisonment in Cherokee County District Court Thursday.

Shipps was found guilty by a jury of Robbery, Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement and Driving while Suspended, following a two-day trial in November, 2022.

During the trial, prosecuted by Deputy Cherokee County Attorney Kurt Benecke, testimony and evidence
was presented against Shipps for a December, 2019 crime, where he went to an area home and asked the homeowner to give him a ride to a nearby store. During the drive, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, at which point Shipps forced the man out of the vehicle and fled in it.

The Deputy pursued Shipps into Oklahoma, where the Oklahoma Highway Patrol became involved in the pursuit, which ended when a Tactical Vehicle Intervention Maneuver was performed on the vehicle.

Shipps is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending transfer to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

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