Prosecuting Attorney

Welcome to the website of the Cole County Prosecuting Attorney. Please take some time and find out who we are and the services we provide. We are proud to serve the 75,000+ people of Cole County, Missouri.

The Cole County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is located on the 3rd floor of the Cole County Courthouse Annex in the heart of Jefferson City, just blocks from the Missouri Capitol and the Missouri River. We prosecute cases ranging from relatively minor traffic and misdemeanor offenses to serious felonies.
To efficiently and effectively prosecute criminal offenses, the office employs 6 assistant prosecuting attorneys, 2 investigators, the RACS victims' advocate and VOCA victim advocate, and support staff members.

Thank you for visiting my office's website. Please feel free to contact us.
--Mark A. Richardson
Prosecuting Attorney
  1. Jury Finds Man Guilty of Sex Crimes

    Following a three-day jury trial, a Cole County jury has found Bobby Dean Bishop guilty of statutory rape in the first degree and statutory sodomy in the first degree. Read on...
  2. Judge Green Sentences Man to 120 days in Prison

    A Jefferson City man was sentenced to prison for possession of firearms by a felon Read on...
  3. Judge Sentences Man to 25 Years Following Jury Verdict

    The Presiding Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce sentenced Maurice Hogan to twenty-five (25) years today. This sentence was the result of a jury trial held February 14, 2017 Read on...
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