1. Man who Shot Woman over Drugs Receives 14 Year Sentence

    James Mueller will be serving a total of 14 years in the department of corrections for shooting a woman who owed him $800 for drugs. Read on...
  2. Charge Filed Against Former MWSU Police Officer

    Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Ronald R. Holliday today announced that criminal charges have been filed against a former police officer at Missouri Western State University. Read on...
  3. Jury Finds Property Manager Guilty of Stealing Rent

    Following a two-day trial, a Buchanan County jury convicted Candy Michelle Phillips of two counts of felony stealing. Read on...
  4. Prosecutor and Chief of Police Collaborate to Hire Special Investigator

    Prosecutor and Chief of Police collaborate to hire a Special Investigator for the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Read on...
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    Ronald R. Holliday


    Prosecuting Attorney



    A prosecutor "is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all, and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer."

    Justice Sutherland, Berger v. United States , 295 U.S. 78 (1935).



    Mission Statement: "TO DO JUSTICE, AS NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW NOR BENEATH ITS PROTECTION."
     



    VALUES

    ETHICS We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity and personal and professional conduct.
    SUPPORT
    FOR VICTIMS
    We show compassion and understanding to the victims of crime.
    COMMUNITY
    PARTNERSHIP
    We advocate and support the building of strong and viable partnerships with law enforcement, all members of the criminal justice systems and the community we serve for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for our citizens.
    CAREER CRIMINALS We vigorously prosecute violent and habitual offenders.
    CRIME
    PREVENTION
    We are committed to crime prevention by implementing innovative programs to break the cycle of crime for youthful offenders, first-time offenders, mentally ill offenders, and drug addicted offenders.
    ALTERNATIVE
    TREATMENT
    COURT PROGRAMS
    We support and promote the use of Alternative Treatment Court programs and target high-risk, nonviolent adult offenders to maximize positive outcomes for the individual and public safety.