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Berry sentenced to four years in prison

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Jared Prier Jared Prier
Chelsie Berry Chelsie Berry
Newton County, Missouri -

Updated February 9, 2015:  Chelsie Berry was sentenced to 4 years in prison for abandonment of Meyer's corpse in August 2014. Berry is also involved w/ stolen car that gunshot victim Tommy Webb was found in earlier that month. 

Updated February 3, 2015:  Prier accepted an Alford Plea for a lesser charge of 2nd Degree Assault. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. He also recieved four years for a seperate a seperate abandonment of a corpse charge. Prosecutors say Prier was involved in dumping the body of Meyer as well. 

Updated December 23, 2014:  Berry pleads guilty to a charge of abandonment of a corpse.

Updated October 14, 2014:  The charge of abandonment of a corpse has been dropped against Jared Prier. Prier and Chelsie Berry were charged August 27, 2014 for the abandonment of Dennis "Nathan" Meyers. Meyers body was found a driveway in rural newton county off Highway V 8-25-14. 

According to Newton County Prosecutor Jacob Skouby the co-defendant Chelsie Berry is not cooperating in the case, so there is not enough evidence against Prier. 9-19:  Authorities have charged 29 Year Old Jared Prier of Joplin with 2nd Degree Assault, First Degree Assault, and Armed Crminal Action in connection with two shootings in Newton County.

8/27/2014:  Newton County Sheriff says they have arrested a Carl Junction woman after investigators find her posing with a dead body.

Investigators received a tip that there was a photo on social media of two people a man and a woman posing with the dead body found in a driveway Friday August 22nd. They were able to identify the people in the photo. They have arrested 24 year old female of Carl Junction, but she has not been charged. They are looking for a male suspect, 26 years old, who is a Joplin Honkey.

8-18-2014 A shooting investigation is underway in Newton County. Officers responded to a rural area on the southwest side of the city of Joplin around 5 AM. The victim was in a vehicle near the 3500 block of Cherry Road. Authorities say the victim is a 44-year old male and currently in stable condition at Freeman Hospital with two gun shot wounds.

Officials say the victim was under the influence of intoxicants or some type of drug and that the incident was most likely a personal conflict.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.
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