Seligman woman pleads guilty to charges

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gregory gets 5 years probation, community service for felonies

A Seligman woman pleaded guilty to two felony charges stemming from an incident in October 2014 near Shoal Creek in Pioneer.

Tabitha Gregory, 28, of Seligman, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, both class C felonies. She was sentenced to five years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service.

The charges were filed after Gregory and James Yoshimoto, 26, of Cassville, were arrested after allegedly being found to be in possession of methamphetamine while living in their vehicle near Shoal Creek.

According to a report by Sgt. Justin Ruark, with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, a tip was received about a family possibly living on the bank of the creek for around a month or longer, and the property owner wished for them to be removed.

After arriving on the scene at the intersection of State Highway T and Farm Road 2065, the report states Ruark found a grey Toyota containing Gregory, Yoshimoto and a small child.

The report said Gregory was laying down in the passenger seat across the center console, and Yoshimoto was passed out in the driver's seat.

In March, Yoshimoto pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and he was sentenced to four years in prison, with credit for time served in jail.

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