State Files Response to Barber Appeal

The case against him took quite a bit of time, and now the appeal filed by former local dentist Arnold Steven Barber is moving forward.

The Missouri Attorney Generals office is handling the response to Barber’s appeal. Court records indicate the office’s response to issues raised in the appeal was filed yesterday. Barber was convicted by an Adair County jury of two counts of witness tampering. He appealed the verdict on several grounds, and the Attorney General’s office filed a brief — 60 pages, actually — that will be the basis for their argument at a future court hearing. That hearing has not been set. Barber remains free on $5000 bond, pending the outcome of his appeal.