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Moniteau County prosecutor ran unopposed in primary election

Moniteau County prosecutor ran unopposed in primary election

August 8th, 2018 in Local News
Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea

A long-time resident of Moniteau County, Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea is running for a third term.

Healea has been a resident of Moniteau County most of his life. He moved away for about eight years, while working as an undercover narcotics officer. When he left that career to pursue his law degree, he returned.

"California is the only place I refer to as home," he said.

"As prosecuting attorney, it is my job to prosecute all violations of Missouri's Criminal Code," Healea said. "Those offenses cover a broad range from speeding tickets to violations of the wildlife code to homicide. I am also involved in the recently-developed 26th Circuit Drug Court, which focuses on providing intensive supervision and rehabilitation of individuals who suffer drug addiction.

"I enjoy the work I do, seeking justice on behalf of all Moniteau County residents. I am running to continue doing the important work we in the law enforcement community do on a daily basis to make Moniteau County a safer community for families to live and work."

Healea and his wife, Shauna, have two children — Sawyer, 6, and Sydney, 10 months. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tipton County Club and a member of the California Shooter's Club. As a family, they enjoy fishing, hunting, golf and outdoor activities.

He is running on the Republican ticket and can be contacted on-line at moniteaucounty.org.

"The most important issues facing my office are combating drug addiction and the crimes that accompany that issue and a constantly expanding caseload," Healea said. "We conduct a criminal docket each Tuesday for Associate Circuit Court and every other Friday for Circuit Court.

"When I began this job in 2011, I would average 30-60 cases on my Tuesday criminal docket. Today, each Tuesday docket ranges from 90-130 cases.

"We have also added a drug/alcohol treatment court in the 26th Circuit, which meets once a month in Morgan County. Methamphetamine accounts for a large percentage of our caseload."