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      Potter sentenced following spring SWAT raid

      Jack Potter, 36

      A Kirksville man has pleaded guilty to five different felonies in Adair County Circuit Court after a SWAT raid last spring.

      Jack Potter, 36, was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony, two counts of stealing firearms, a Class C Felony, and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a Class C Felony.

      Potter appeared in front of Circuit Judge Russell Steele on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to all of these charges.

      He has been sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the manufacturing of methamphetamine and 5 years on all four of the Class C Felonies.

      The charges against Potter stemmed from an investigation by the Kirksville Police Department that began in the spring of 2013. Police began investigating several break-ins in and around the city of Kirksville. Ultimately, officers served a search warrant on Potterâ??s residence and other known associates; residences and found several stolen firearms and remnants of multiple â??one potâ?? methamphetamine labs. The Adair County Sheriffâ??s office assisted in the execution of the search warrants.

      That same day Potter also pleaded guilty to Criminal non-support, a Class D Felony, for failing to provide child support to a child for a period of more that nine months in a twelve month period.

      Potter has been held in the Adair County Detention Center since his arrest last spring and will be transported to the Missouri Department of Corrections by the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office.

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