Kevin Marshall sentenced for altercation at Paris IGA

The man charged with assaulting police at the Paris IGA was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

On June 7, Kevin Marshall learned of his sentence to the Missouri Department of Corrections for events that occurred in August 2016.  A Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy and an officer with the Monroe City Police Department discharged their duty weapons striking Marshall multiple times following a chase with law enforcement and ultimately a physical assault of another officer.  Marshall entered his guilty pleas to first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree burglary, and resisting arrest on April 5.

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick recommended Marshall be sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections and that the Court deny him probation.  Marshall's attorney requested a 10 year sentence and that he be granted probation.  Ultimately, Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd followed Kendrick's recommendation and sentenced Marshall to 20 years and denied his request for probation.

"Our officers serve the community and we expect them to be able to return safely to their homes at the end of the day,” Kendrick said. “Anyone who endangers their lives in this fashion won't get a recommendation that would  allow them to return home to their families or be out in the community.  Mr. Marshall's incarceration will ensure the safety of the community."

Marshall will be required to serve no less than 85 percent of his sentence.