Shelbyville Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse
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By Marlana Smith
A Shelbyville man plead guilty to four felony counts of abuse or neglect of a child – no sexual contact on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
According to court documents in the case No. 20CK-CR00249, Christopher B. Flowers, 45, pled guilty in front of Frederick Paul Tucker in the Clark County Circuit Court at 10 a.m.
Flowers was originally charged with seven counts of child abuse. Prosecutor Joshua Meisner did not wish to prosecute three of the counts. He was arrested by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in August of 2020.
A motion for change of venue was filed October 16, 2020. The case was transferred to Clark County on November 12, 2020.
Court documents state the defendant is sentenced to 120 days jail with credit for time served to run concurrent with county jail time with case No. 20CK-CR00248, execution of sentence ordered suspended, seven years in Missouri Department of Corrections, $300 contribution to CLERF. Defendant is placed on five years of probation under the supervision of the Board of Probation and Parole with a GPS for 120 days. Flowers is also ordered to have a mental health evaluation with follow up, Batterer’s Intervention and no contact with (either directly or indirectly) with the victims.
In case No. 20CK-CR00248, Flowers pled guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm, a class D felony. He was sentenced to one year in county jail with credit for time served. Time in county jail to run concurrent with time in county jail with case No. 20CK-CR00249.